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RE: [tdf-discuss] user forums ?


One touch up.

There is no de.openoffice.org forum.

However, there is this nice page of sources provided there: <http://de.openoffice.org/foren.html>.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Fabian Rodriguez [mailto:magicfab@member.fsf.org] 
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 13:06
To: discuss@documentfoundation.org
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] user forums ?

On 10/31/2011 03:49 PM, Florian Effenberger wrote:
Hello,

[...]
What I took from this thread is, that there are two options: One
de.openoffice.org, and the other one the LibreOffice forum.

Anyone already got in touch with those folks? IIRC, there had been
discussions, with some groups, and that didn't work out - but I must
confess I don't know which ones.

Honestly, my preference would be to have our own forum and see if it
works. If not, we tried it, and we don't lose that much.

What I see is a desire to proclaim ownership over such resources - when
in fact what would be desirable would be to integrate existing active,
useful resources to the current TDF governance structure and encourage
new initiatives.

My only contact at the time was with the LibreOffice forum admin, here
is the message I sent back in January introducing him as a contact to
maintain (this email went unanswered) - it should still be possible to
contact him directly via the site contact forms:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        Re: [tdf-discuss] [Forum]How will the forum be organized?
Date:   Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:03:48 -0500
From:   Fabián Rodríguez <magicfab@member.fsf.org>
Organization:   Unorganized. Really. But if you must know ->
http://fabianrodriguez.com
To:     discuss@documentfoundation.org


[...]

I just registered to http://libreofficeforum.org and I am fairly certain
it uses Drupal. I took the liberty to contact its creator and he's
already indicated he's willing to collaborate:

"I would be glad to see LibreOfficeForum.org as the official forum. I
personally am not a developer, and I don't have any official role in
LibreOffice. For years I have been a heavy user of OpenOffice, spending
many hours on it every day. And now I'm sure that the way forward is
LibreOffice. I'm not an expert yet, just a heavy user. ;-)

I created the site immediately after LibreOffice was announced, because
I saw that they had no web forums, and I personally don't like mailing
lists. And I know that there are several unofficial forums as well for
OpenOffice (like oooforum.org), so I'm sure that this site could also
occupy that role if the Document Foundation doesn't approve it officially.

It appears likely that LibreOffice will continue to diverge more and
more from the code base of OpenOffice, and it would be confusing to see
bugs and support requests for two different products in the same forum.
So for that reason I would personally recommend that the Document
Foundation not continue to use the same user.services.openoffice.org
forum for LibreOffice.

- Sam"

I supposed someone from TDF / steering committee could maintain this
contact more formally than me, I hope I am not overstepping anyone when
doing this.

Cheers,

Fabian



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