[PROPOSAL] Hint into splash screen that OpenOffice is open, free and where to download officially

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[PROPOSAL] Hint into splash screen that OpenOffice is open, free and where to download officially

Marcus (OOo)
Hi all,

I'm forwarding an idea from Andrea:

We can add a hint to the splash screen that OpenOffice is open source,
free to download and where to download the official files.

This is a chance to remember our users to download always from us and
not from other sites that distribute a changed OpenOffice with malware etc.

Addition from myself:

Adding this also to the About box is worth it, too. Maybe eben more as
the splash screen is gone very fast. But the About box is open as long
as the user doesn't close it.

If agreed we can integrate this into the next release after 4.1.4.

Marcus


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Re: [PROPOSAL] Hint into splash screen that OpenOffice is open, free and where to download officially

Jörg Schmidt-2

> From: Marcus [mailto:[hidden email]]

> I'm forwarding an idea from Andrea:
>
> We can add a hint to the splash screen that OpenOffice is
> open source,
> free to download and where to download the official files.
>
> This is a chance to remember our users to download always from us and
> not from other sites that distribute a changed OpenOffice
> with malware etc.
>
> Addition from myself:
>
> Adding this also to the About box is worth it, too. Maybe
> eben more as
> the splash screen is gone very fast. But the About box is
> open as long
> as the user doesn't close it.

Perhaps it would then be possible to explain the situation at Sourceforge at the same time. Again and again, users are unsettled by the confusing structure of Sourceforge's pages and the advertisements displayed there.
Unfortunately, this is difficult to explain, but perhaps we can find a clever formulation.


> If agreed we can integrate this into the next release after 4.1.4.

+1


greetings,
Jörg


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Re: [PROPOSAL] Hint into splash screen that OpenOffice is open, free and where to download officially

Marcus (OOo)
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Am 12.10.2017 um 22:48 schrieb Marcus:

> I'm forwarding an idea from Andrea:
>
> We can add a hint to the splash screen that OpenOffice is open source,
> free to download and where to download the official files.
>
> This is a chance to remember our users to download always from us and
> not from other sites that distribute a changed OpenOffice with malware etc.
>
> Addition from myself:
>
> Adding this also to the About box is worth it, too. Maybe eben more as
> the splash screen is gone very fast. But the About box is open as long
> as the user doesn't close it.
>
> If agreed we can integrate this into the next release after 4.1.4.

I've created a new issue for this topic:

https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=127556

Marcus


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Re: [PROPOSAL] Hint into splash screen that OpenOffice is open, free and where to download officially

Marcus (OOo)
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Am 13.10.2017 um 06:51 schrieb Jörg Schmidt:

>
>> From: Marcus [mailto:[hidden email]]
>
>> I'm forwarding an idea from Andrea:
>>
>> We can add a hint to the splash screen that OpenOffice is
>> open source,
>> free to download and where to download the official files.
>>
>> This is a chance to remember our users to download always from us and
>> not from other sites that distribute a changed OpenOffice
>> with malware etc.
>>
>> Addition from myself:
>>
>> Adding this also to the About box is worth it, too. Maybe
>> eben more as
>> the splash screen is gone very fast. But the About box is
>> open as long
>> as the user doesn't close it.
>
> Perhaps it would then be possible to explain the situation at Sourceforge at the same time. Again and again, users are unsettled by the confusing structure of Sourceforge's pages and the advertisements displayed there.
> Unfortunately, this is difficult to explain, but perhaps we can find a clever formulation.

I think the splash screen is the wrong place for this. And it won't be a
short text. Maybe we can find a better suited place for this.

Marcus


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Re: [PROPOSAL] Hint into splash screen that OpenOffice is open, free and where to download officially

Andrea Pescetti-2
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On 13/10/2017 Jörg Schmidt wrote:
> Perhaps it would then be possible to explain the situation at Sourceforge at the same time. Again and again, users are unsettled by the confusing structure of Sourceforge's pages and the advertisements displayed there.

Is this still happening? I mean, there is no doubt that this happened in
the past, and from time to time we saw users complaining to our lists,
and then this was reported to the SourceForge staff and misleading ads
were removed by them.

But honestly I can't remember seeing any complaints in recent months, so
I assumed this was under control now.

Regards,
   Andrea.

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Re: [PROPOSAL] Hint into splash screen that OpenOffice is open, free and where to download officially

Peter Kovacs-2
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-1 for Spalash screen

A) show time is not fixed.
B) splash is grafix no good to copy a link
C) maybe helpful for Windows, mac but is not for Linux.
D) does not explain the CD exclusion.

All the Best
Peter

Am 14. Oktober 2017 14:39:48 MESZ schrieb Marcus <[hidden email]>:

>Am 13.10.2017 um 06:51 schrieb Jörg Schmidt:
>>
>>> From: Marcus [mailto:[hidden email]]
>>
>>> I'm forwarding an idea from Andrea:
>>>
>>> We can add a hint to the splash screen that OpenOffice is
>>> open source,
>>> free to download and where to download the official files.
>>>
>>> This is a chance to remember our users to download always from us
>and
>>> not from other sites that distribute a changed OpenOffice
>>> with malware etc.
>>>
>>> Addition from myself:
>>>
>>> Adding this also to the About box is worth it, too. Maybe
>>> eben more as
>>> the splash screen is gone very fast. But the About box is
>>> open as long
>>> as the user doesn't close it.
>>
>> Perhaps it would then be possible to explain the situation at
>Sourceforge at the same time. Again and again, users are unsettled by
>the confusing structure of Sourceforge's pages and the advertisements
>displayed there.
>> Unfortunately, this is difficult to explain, but perhaps we can find
>a clever formulation.
>
>I think the splash screen is the wrong place for this. And it won't be
>a
>short text. Maybe we can find a better suited place for this.
>
>Marcus
>
>
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Re: [PROPOSAL] Hint into splash screen that OpenOffice is open, free and where to download officially

Andrea Pescetti-2
Peter Kovacs wrote:
> D) does not explain the CD exclusion.

Just in case you are not aware of it, this is our policy for
redistribution, "selling on Ebay" included (allowed by our license).

https://www.openoffice.org/distribution/

In short, we require that people who "sell" OpenOffice provide
information about the fact that it is free and link to the official site.

Regards,
   Andrea.

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