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Simon Phipps wrote:
On 23 Jun 2011, at 23:32, Marc Paré wrote:

I think it was mentioned that there were at one point over 100 million LibreOffice/OOo users. If we were to develop our own "LibreOffice Reader" we would already have 100 million potential users for our product. Not only that, the LibreOffice Reader would be compatible with the LibreOffice suite and possibly code. This would give the LibO Reader a good start.

ODF and PDF are actually complementary. One is a format for editable documents, the other is a format for final-form documents. I suggest that the best path forward would be to seek a single, lightweight, cross-platform reader for both formats. That would address by far the largest opportunity.

IIRC Adobe Reader has bloated over the last couple of years from a very lean program for reading PDF files to something very huge. Also the auto update updates versions all too frequently.

I can't see a reason for which we could not create a competitive product that does not align itself with Adobre Reader. Our user base will create enough initial impetus to create a need as well as create buzz over the software.



Marc Paré

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