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Re: [steering-discuss] Fwd: Re: LibO Drupal site

Hi all

I am not a CMS expert, just frequent visitor of some Drupal sites, and maybe SilverStripe as well but I did't noticed it.

Anyway, I have no problems to give appropriate credits and visibility to those experts who help us. I just want a more long range vision of this partnership.

What comes to my mind is CMS maintenance and upgrades. As an exampple, is stuck in old version of Drupal and to revamp/upgrade it costs us a lot in terms of energy and time, and we are on hold on that issue.

Can our Drupal friends address continuity somehow?


Em 09-11-2010 08:52, Florian Effenberger escreveu:
Forwarding in agreement with James to this public list
What are your thoughts on this?

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: LibO Drupal site
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:32:06 -0400
From: Marc Paré <>
To: James Benstead <>,

Le 2010-11-01 10:52, James Benstead a écrit :
Marc, et al:

I'm a friend of Ben Horst's and Development Director of codeloom, a
London-based Drupal shop (

codeloom is prepared to consult on the transition of of the LibO site
from SilverStripe to Drupal. We are, furthermore, prepared to offer
our design expertise so that the finished LibO Drupal site works from
a UI/UX point of view. Our Creative Director's portfolio can be viewed

In return for this we would expect a credit of some form on the
finished LibO Drupal site.

My first recommendation would be that you use Drupal 7 - currently in
Beta. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this.

-- Jim

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 8:58 PM, Marc Paré <
<>> wrote:

Hi everyone:

I am just writing you as you had at some point, in the
thread/discussion of a choice of CMS, expressed your desire to
help out should a Drupal site be considered for LibreOffice. Now
that the SC has come to a decision (a SilverStripe site will be
created and later a Drupal site will be created and data from the
SilverStripe will be migrated to the Drupal site), I thought it
would be a good time to re-affirm our desire to create the LibO
Drupal Website Team.

So, are you still committed to help run a Drupal site? We can just
start with a show of hands and then move on.

Ben (Benjamin Horst) is working on a permanent Drupal site and he
could maybe chime in with a reply as to what he considers as
important first steps to raising a Drupal site.

I have in the meantime, to stem the questions about the ability of
the Drupal site to perform some of the conditions of a LibO site,
I have created a LibO Drupal test site here: . I can give you admin and ftp
permissions if you need it for the test site. User logins are:
LibO1; LibO2; LibO3; LibO4; LibO5. Please note that the
login/pswrd are the same for each user account (example login for
LibO1 pswrd: LibO1).

Note that once we have a formal team, we could create a forum on
the official LibO Drupal site to discuss issues etc. If we are
going to create it then let's use it for real-life experience.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Many thanks for your support,


Marc Paré

Hi Jim:

Sorry, I can't speak for the TDF and cannot say if they would agree to
these terms. I would have no problem with this though.

I think this proposal would have to be put to Florian to start off with.
I am sending this note off to you and to Florian.



Olivier Hallot
Steering Commitee
The Document Foundation

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