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Re: [steering-discuss] Distributing the book "Getting Started with LibreOffice 3.3"


Hi :)

You might prefer this page
http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/
The same guides are available free and under a copy-left agreement allowing you 
to print multiple copies.  It's even possible that you might be able to charge a 
reasonable fee to cover costs and wear&tear on hardware, distribution, and so 
on, even a reasonable profit on top especially if a reasonable percentage share 
of that profit is paid to The Document Foundation.  


At the moment some of those guides are not fully updated.  I'm reasonably sure 
the Writer and Calc guides are done for this edition.  I think the "Introducing 
LibreOffice" guides has got some new updates going through in the next few 
days.  Similarly with the Impress guides.  Base is likely to take a long time.  
I think work on Math and Draw are about to start (hopefully).  


If you sign-up to the Documentation Team's mailing list and ask them you might 
get a better answer to all of these things.  They are quite friendly.  


The Documentation Team are likely to appreciate it more if you are able to get 
involved with writing/updating the English (US) guides and/or get involved with 
translating them into 'local' languages that are likely to be understood in 
schools/colleges in your area.  In one country a few university or college 
students joined the volunteers as part of a 'school' project.  


Regards from
Tom :)





________________________________
From: Danishka Navin <danishka@gmail.com>
To: steering-discuss@documentfoundation.org
Sent: Wed, 15 June, 2011 7:54:10
Subject: [steering-discuss] Distributing the book "Getting Started with 
LibreOffice 3.3"

Hi,

I am looking for distributing  the book "Getting Started with LibreOffice
3.3"  among local schools
as a LibreOffice promotion activity in Sri Lanka. And its for* free of
charge*.

At the moment I am thinking about the way I could increase the
knowledge/support about LibreOffice within my community.

There is a high possibility if the Document Foundation and LibreOffice
Documentation Team allow
us to print this book locally and and redistribute for free of charge among
the schools and relevant places like public libraries.

As you may know Sri Lanka is a* developing country*. So, the cost of this
book is not affordable to many people.

What I am planning is to write to the "President's Task Force for the
English and ICT" and relevant organizations like Ministry of Education, ICT
Agency of Sri Lanka, and National Institute of Education, etc by requesting
arranging necessary for local printing and distribution of more this book.

They could find funds from the local or international sponsors.

I would like to here a positive response from TDF and documentation team
before I write to above mention organizations.

I hope we could print and distribute more than 10,000 copies of this book.

[1]
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/getting-started-with-libreoffice-33/14703788


Note: If all partites agreed to this proposal the selected meterial will be
the latest version of the "Getting Started with LibreOffice"
Because Getting Started with LibreOffice 4.x might be released when I ended
up with solving each issue.


I need a written permission before I write the local organizations.


Best Regards,
-- 
Danishka Navin
http://danishkanavin.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/danishkanavin
http://identi.ca/danishka

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