[Libreoffice-qa] minutes of ESC call ...

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 15:42:45 PDT 2015

On 03/15/2015 03:39 PM, Zeki Bildirici wrote:
> Hi Micheal,
> 2015-03-12 18:19 GMT+02:00 Michael Meeks <michael.meeks at collabora.com>:
>> * GSoC (Cedric/Thorsten)
>>     + Wiki page there; we still have time to add tasks here:
>>         https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Gsoc/Ideas
>>         + more ideas much appreciated
> I am not a dev and nor an expert about GSoC, but i want to ask if the
> following issues are suitable to propose:
> 1- Improve filtering/sorting in Calc
> -- Filtering by cell color, search in filter dialog etc.
> (https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76258,
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89908)
> 2- Enhancement of Watermark Feature
> (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Enterprises_nice-to-have#Enhancement_of_Watermark_Feature
> )
> 3- Converting presentations to impress
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34959
> 4- Add narration support to Impress
> Of course these are my wishes on user side :) And 1,2 are missing
> features for enterprise usage which we extensively used in companies.
IMHO - GSoC should not be used in order to subsidize enterprise users
desires. If this is an enterprise feature - let them pay for support to
get it enabled.

Just my two cents - I'm not a fan of subsidizing others to make money
off of LibreOffice. This only encourages these companies to continue to
"sit on the sidelines" instead of becoming a member of the community by
using some of the funds that they save by using LibreOffice (over our
competitors) to help fund development within the project.


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