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Le 2011-10-31 15:49, Florian Effenberger a écrit :

thanks everyone for your feedback and your kind offers to help, that's
really much appreciated!

As for which type to use, I must say that a "normal" forum is the only
way, IMHO. We've been experimenting with Nabble, and the result has been
rather mixed. People prefer a forum they know, nothing else. At least
based on my experience.

There are several forums running. What I would like to have is one
"official" LibO forum, either done by us or someone else, that is open
for all languages, and run by a group that does not have members who
openly show hostility towards TDF. I am not saying that everyone does
so, but at least I have heard from some forums, where definitely FUD was
spread, and this leaves me with bad feelings.

What I took from this thread is, that there are two options: One, 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.


I really don't think this is a case where anyone can win with any of these decisions. If is "awarded" the care of the LibreOffice maintenance of the forums, there will be those who will complain about it as not being a real native LibreOffice forums. If the TDF raises its own forums, then there will those who will complain that communities have been broken and all of the past discussions have been lost. The LibreOffice fork of OpenOffice has created a shift in community use/support and that is just the reality of the situation. The code base differences between LibreOffice and AOO will only get wider over time and LibreOffice may find itself at this same situation later on.

Therefore, as there would be no clear way to win, it would seem to make the most sense for the TDF/LibreOffice to create its own forums infrastructure, offer and invite participation of "already established" interested forums related to LibreOffice. The TDF/LibreOffice forums could also offer to help facilitate the migration of any historical data to its own servers of any group wishing to join the new LibreOffice forums project.

It is still early in the game for LibreOffice and it is the right time to move on to its own forums services. This will in effect offer our users a complete office suite service under the same banner that is TDF/LibreOffice.


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