Re: [libreoffice-marketing] plea to remove in-app advertising from LibreOffice

2019-01-30 Thread Italo Vignoli
Increasing involvement and donations is instrumental for the success of the project. We have an estimated user base of over 100 million unique users, and probably a similar amount of non unique users, but we have less donations than Thunderbird - who shows the donation message at every launch of

Re: [libreoffice-marketing] plea to remove in-app advertising from LibreOffice

2019-01-30 Thread Mike Saunders
Hi Justin, Thanks for raising this. I just want to offer my perspective: I closely monitor the social media channels for LibreOffice and TDF (Twitter with 23,000 followers, Facebook with 54,000 page likes, Google+ with 16,000 followers), along with Reddit and other sites. I've read many

Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Re: Nightly Rush Calc Threading video was: It's Sunday night - lets fiddle with Calc Threading...

2019-01-30 Thread Michael Meeks
Hi Drew, On 21/01/2019 17:35, Drew Jensen wrote: > Collabora and AMD are both on the TDF Advisory Board, I believe, so perhaps Hmm; I forget if AMD is still there. > Multi-core threading support in the LibreOffice calculation engine is the > result of engineering work lead by a core

Re: [libreoffice-marketing] plea to remove in-app advertising from LibreOffice

2019-01-30 Thread Italo Vignoli
On 30/01/2019 16:58, Justin Luth wrote: > I have used Thunderbird on a daily basis for over 10 years and also > frequently set it up for all of our office users (about 50 computers).  > I never see advertising in Thunderbird (60.2.1 64bit on Ubuntu) and I > can't recall ever having seen it - let

Re: [libreoffice-marketing] plea to remove in-app advertising from LibreOffice

2019-01-30 Thread Justin Luth
On 1/30/19 12:00 PM, Italo Vignoli wrote: ... Thunderbird - who shows the donation message at every launch of the program, so even multiple times per day - but I have not seen any similar complaints on Thunderbird support mailing lists. I have used Thunderbird on a daily basis for over 10

Re: [libreoffice-marketing] plea to remove in-app advertising from LibreOffice

2019-01-30 Thread Jean-Francois Nifenecker
Mike, I share what Justin has rightly stated: most users will *not* participate *any* software in any way. They are being using software because they want their job done. Point. Le 30/01/2019 à 10:16, Mike Saunders a écrit : Thanks for raising this. I just want to offer my perspective: I

Re: [libreoffice-marketing] plea to remove in-app advertising from LibreOffice

2019-01-30 Thread Nigel Verity
When I first saw this issue this morning, my initial reaction was to agree that perhaps a request for donations appearing within the application is inappropriate but, on reconsideration, I've changed my mind. Whenever I have been promoting the use of LO, the advantages of its open source