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[steering-discuss] Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Idea about Ideas


Dear Pawel, all,

just giving you a short, personal reply, as I am not a member of the document 
foundation - not even deeply involved into the project yet.

You are addressing the strength and weakness of free software development at 
the same time. Because free software belongs to all of us, we all are also 
asked to participate. This is good, because we - the user - know what we want 
(at least we know what we want to achieve - and we know if we like solutions 
for that or not - but I am rather unsure if we know how to best brige that 
gap). Anyhow, this defintely is a good base for creating a great product.

On the other hand, if we (the users) ALL DO participate, we end up with some 
increadible noise. Neither the developers nor the user will understand each 
other - only the loudest and not the wisest will be heard.

I want to get involved into LibreOffoce, because - just like you - I think we 
need to bring in the user's voice into the development. And we still have to 
discover the best ways to do so.

So, thank you very much for your great ideas about how this goal could be 
achieved. If you like to join us in our effort in building up the 
infrastructure and methodology needed, I think it would be best if you joined 
the mailiing-list design@libreoffice.org - this is where the usability efforts 
are hosted (hope I am right there). On there we can start the needed 
discussions...

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Björn

On Sunday 19 December 2010 17:24:26 Pawel Jarosz wrote:
         To Whom It may Concern


    I've been a user of OpenOffice for the past several years and I
    loved that software. I used it at work in school and at home. Since
    the Oracle Corporation purchased Sun Microsystem I lost the desiger
    to use the OpenOffice. And then several weeks ago I found out about
    your foundation and I fell in love with the foundation and
    LibreOffice. You are the best think that happened to the OpenOffice
    and open source community  in the last several years.

    The reason I am contacting you is because I'd like to tell you about
    how I am feeling about your fundation and LibreOffice and to give
    you my idea "Idea about Ideas" how you/we can improve the product. I
    have imagined a website where users can enter their ideas about
    diffrent extentions, GUI, how to improve the product, how market the
    product, etc. And also have a ranking system on the website where
    users can vote for different ideas that they would like to see in
    the next release. What I would do I would have an extension built
    into the LibreOffice where users, connected to internet, could log
    Ideas quickly and efficiently without leaving application.

    I think the website would provide a place where users and developers
    could come up with Ideas and share them with the rest of the world.
    This place, the website, would be central for creating, sharing and
    grading and determining which functionality, aspect of the
    LibreOffice is the most crucial, importat for the users to be
    changed or incorporated.


    The users would have a greater influence in which direction the
    software would go which in the end would satisfy greater number of
    people.



    Thank you very much for your valuable time. I hope my "idea about
    ideas" will find a positive reception. And if it does I'd like to
    offer my help in creating the website.



    Please let me know any thoughts, concerns or comments about the
    "idea about ideas".





    V/R
    Pawel Jarosz
    Email: pawel.yarosz@gmail.com
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www.OpenSource-Usability-Labs.com

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