News Archive

10 Apr 2015

LibreOffice in the Italian primary school

  Primary school pupils in Todi proudly showing their LibreItalia certificate of attendance, at the end of the training course organized by Sonia Montegiove. Some of the pupils, aged between 6 and 10, have convinced their parents to switch
13 Nov 2012

Community Development and Marketing @ FOSDEM 2013

This is an official call for sessions for a “Community Development and Marketing” devroom, hosted at FOSDEM 2013 on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013. In this devroom, developers with different profiles and backgrounds are invited to brainstorm about
19 Oct 2012

NAIF Metrics

NAIF Metrics is a new and creative measurement, which stands for Native Americans Inflated Figures. It is being used by free software projects pretending to be successful, to artificially inflate numbers which are simply not there. The
18 Feb 2012

Change of Focus

I have changed the name of the blog, to reflect the focus on the thinking behind the marketing activity at The Document Foundation. I would like to make it clear that this is a personal blog, where
10 Sep 2008

Why don’t we vote for the US president?

According to a BBC research, Italy has the second-largest majority favouring the election of Barack Obama as US president and a large majority believes America’s relations with the rest of the world would improve under an Obama
13 Jul 2008

Why “Open Opinions”

I have been mumbling quite a lot on the editorial strategy of this blog. Originally, I wanted to cover marketing of open source software following my experience about OpenOffice.org. I have soon realized, though, that the open
5 Mar 2008

A remarkable post about the BRM

Antonis Christofides, one of the Greek delegates, has written an extensive and remarkable post about the BRM. He clarifies many of the points that were left in the dark by most of the other delegates that have
26 Feb 2008

Vote for Orvieto

Orvieto has submitted a proposal to organize the OpenOffice.org Conference in 2008. I quote John McCreesh: I believe one European bid this year stands above the others, which is the bid from Italy. I believe the combination
24 Feb 2008

Digital Preservation

I have discovered the British Library Digital Preservation Project: The British Library is collecting and creating an increasing amount of material in digital formats. This material forms part of the collection and must be preserved for future
22 Feb 2008

Open Letter to Microsoft

Today, we have decided to follow yesterday’s Microsoft announcement with an open letter to the company. This is my translation into English of the text (unfortunately, some of the extra care put in each word gets lost,