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Hi Jean,

Am 28.09.2010 14:45, schrieb Jean Hollis Weber:
I was glad to see the announcement of The Document Foundation.

And we are glad to read all the positive feedback - you are welcome :)

As Co-Lead of OOo Documentation, working mainly with the user guides
produced by the OOoAuthors group, I would certainly like to see our user
guides made part of the LibreOffice documentation set. Therefore I have
some practical questions and comments.

1) The website states "All text and image content on or, unless otherwise specified,
is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
License." Does the Foundation intend for community user docs to be under
the same license? I ask because the user guides are currently under dual
GPL3/CC-BY3, not CC-BY-SA3.

I think, we should sort this out within the next weeks. Imho it is not very usefull to change all the documentation licenses, just because we put a CC-BY-SA3 on the (currently limited) content of our website.

Actually we are at the very beginning of our "public existence" and we need to work on several topics. Maybe Bernhard (who worked on the OOo trademark policy) and Christoph (who created the logos) can discuss this.

2) To make the existing guides part of the LibreOffice docs, they will
need some amendment. Previous notes on this list talked about code
strings; unfortunately, we have never put appropriate variables into the
user guides to enable easy changes of name. In addition, some other
information (reference to support,extensions, etc) will need to be
changed. Who will be expected to do this work? These are community docs,
and the OOoAuthors group is part of the community, so I suppose we
should do it.

I would suppose to wait for some days before you start. We should give Oracle the chance to answer our invitation. If they join us and we can use the brand, there would be no need to change anything.


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