On Fri, 2010-11-05 at 07:52 +0000, e-letter wrote: > LO is never going to overcome m$ products on their own platform(s).
Agreed, by the time there is any chance of this the world will have moved to a different platform. In one way it already has since ARM based mobile computer devices massively outnumber x86 now. > The biggest market potential by far is mobile devices for ODF to > become the default format. Yup. > The majority of people in the world are being introduced to technology > via mobile devices; banking, money transfer, product authentication > etc are now all being performed via mobile phones by people who have > never even seen a PC before caring if it is 32, 64, 16 bit machinery. > LO programmers should forget wasting their time pleasing windoze > people and focus on the future. I was in Kenya recently where the majority of the population has never seen a computer. They have seen a cell phone. There are more people on the planet that have not PC than have one and the biggest growth in computer devices in Africa is cell phones. The writing is on the wall, the only uncertainty is time scales. > I would even go as far as qtiplot and makes windoze users pay for > versions supplied for their platforms. :-) Why not give a business proposal as to why getting LO onto Android would make good business sense for their search and advertising model, then they might fund it, it would be a relatively small project for them. -- Ian Ofqual Accredited IT Qualifications A new approach to assessment for learning www.theINGOTs.org - 01827 305940 You have received this email from the following company: The Learning Machine Limited, Reg Office, 36 Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8AQ. Reg No: 05560797, Registered in England and Wales. -- Unsubscribe instructions: Email to discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Posting guidelines: http://netmeister.org/news/learn2quote.html Archive: http://www.documentfoundation.org/lists/discuss/ *** All posts to this list are publicly archived ***