[development] OpenOffice.org

Nancy Wichmann nan_wich at bellsouth.net
Thu May 15 02:23:01 UTC 2008

I'm interested in helping with this; I doubt I can do it all myself.

Nancy Wichmann, PMP

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[mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org]On Behalf Of Louis Suarez-Potts
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:35 PM
To: development at drupal.org
Subject: [development] OpenOffice.org

[This is a re-send of a message I sent originally to the  
infrastructure list.]

Hello all!

Allow me to introduce myself: I'm the community manager of  
OpenOffice.org, a role I've held for the last 7.5 years. My interest  
here is to see if there is interest in developing an OpenDocument  
Format filter for Drupal or (better yet) some ways of integrating or  
at least linking OOo to Drupal. The reason? Lots, including both  
public and private enterprises, want a CMS + productivity suite (such  
as OOo) combo. Drupal has huge market share and is flourishing; so  
does and is OOo.

How is integration imagined? It could be close or it could be even  
something as simple as an extension. We have now many extensions, and  
there is no reason why everything has to be a single package--this is  
the Internet age, not the isolated desktop age.

If people are interested, let's talk. My guess is that an obstacle to  
good intentions is reality: shortage of resources. But I also am  
relentlessly optimistic and hopeful, and believe if we can present a  
good case then companies may want to allocate those resources, which  
is to say, people and money.



Louis Suarez-Potts, PhD
Community Manager, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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