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Re: [tdf-discuss] Libre Office & Zotero Integration [Proposition of a New Partner?]


On 08/16/2012 06:46 AM, lj wrote:
A few months ago I revealed the problems in the referencing system in LO.
[...]
Zotero would have to be compatible with proprietary software it's as simple
as that to get my vote. That would be the only reason why I would vote for
zotero as a default referencing system for LO. it still has compatibility
issues with proprietary software. One main reason is that educational
institutions still use proprietary software. There are many reasons for
this which i don't need to explain. 

By that logic we wouldn't use LibreOffice either. I agree with you that
any such project needs to aim for a "zero effort" migration path from
other systems to LibreOffice, much like it is for Zotero. That situation
can only improve as adoption grows, which will need your support and
vote. We can't cite current limitations as a reason to not go for it,
though. When the gains and (monetary, among  others) impacts to switch
are enough, financing the effort to reach such "zero effort" for
end-users becomes possible, particularly in large deployments.

I will
publish onto a wiki and send a link tomorrow about it. And maybe make
suggestions about zotero?

That would be most useful. I would add the suggestions I made in a
previous post so they aren't lost in conversation :)

Cheers,

Fabian Rodriguez
http://libreoffice.magicfab.ca



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