Hi all, Last week during the FISL (International Free Software Forum) in Porto Alegre, the Brazilian Government's Free Software Implementation Committee decided to contribute with developers to the projects Apache OpenOffice.org and TDF's LibreOffice.
The official press release and the signed 'Letter of Intent' can be found here - http://www.softwarelivre.gov.br/news/cisl-and-communities-strengthen-floss-office-suites. I hope that this is a solid first step for us in Brazil, and I also hope that it shows the need of a FLOSS Office Suite that we have here. I'll be working to get the developers on this mail list as soon as they' re appointed by their employers. I also did a presentation about Apache OpenOffice.org with Simon Phipps, inviting all Brazilian community to join us on the project. I plan to do a blog post on the next days talking about this governmental commitment, inviting other governments and individual contribution to work with us all. Best Regards, Jomar Silva