That sounds like a good approach.

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Fabrizio Marchesano <fmarches...@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi all,
> if you think it may be of interest, I could talk about the development of
> tailor-made extensions for customers.
> I think this may be seen as a kind of the win-win situation which Rob is
> referring to: taking advantage of the whole community by learning a lot
> about extension development, creating tailored extensions for customers
> with so much specific requirements that a consultancy agreement is needed,
> giving back to the community the new skills learned during the process (the
> ones not related to the customer's specific needs, or at least making
> generalizations), thus sharing knowledge, which can lead to new customers'
> requests and so on.
> In my case, for example, that's the way I came to talk at FOSDEM (it all
> started in quite recent times with IBM Lotus Symphony, but the global
> context is the same; indeed, it could even be a subject of interest, given
> the merging of Symphony code in AOO 4).
> I am at your disposal if you think it may fit.
> Best regards,
> Fabrizio
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 11:49 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org
> >wrote:
> > On 21/01/2013 Rob Weir wrote:
> >
> >> If anyone is uncomfortable with this I can do it on my personal blog,
> >> of course.  But it is relevant to the AOO project, so I'd prefer to
> >> put it here.
> >>
> >
> > I see no reasons to avoid this topic. But the post would actually be more
> > credible, and enjoyable, if we actually manage to interview a couple of
> > consultants/companies who are making money (or even a living) out of
> > OpenOffice. So not only a generic post by project volunteers, but a post
> > including also a few paragraphs where established consultants provide
> some
> > extra information.
> >
> > Regards,
> >   Andrea.
> >

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