about me

I write criticism and quasi-journalistic accounts of US culture and open source. For the last five and half years I’ve helped lead OpenOffice.org, the open-source project. Prior to that, I was working on my doctorate in English (US culture), which I received from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999. Not so oddly: My focus was on community. I didn’t really know that until I had finished, but this is normal. The book I’m working on from it is roughly titled, “Free Communities: Tramping Over Property from 1865-2012.”

I live now in Toronto. We moved here in July of 2005, when my wife Tina, accepted a position teaching English at York University.

Louis Suarez-Potts

4 comments so far

  1. Mohammad Din Jauhar on

    Dear Mr Suarez-Potts


    Through OO website, I have come to know that you have founded a group to add Urdu support to OpenOffice. I use Mac and there is not DTP tool available that supports Urdu. There are many word processors that fully support Urdu, such as TextEdit, iTextExpress and Bean, which are free, and Mellel, Nisus Express Pro and Scrivener, which are shareware. They are all excellent, but none of them is suitable for DTP.

    I wonder if you plan to provide any major support for Urdu in OO? And may I know your roadmap? Further, I would love to be in touch and would like to know if I can be of any help in this effort.

    Scrivener is the best too for Urdu on the Mac, simply incomparable! It would be wonderful it you could export your text to OO once it condescends to supporting Urdu!

    Best regards

  2. admin on

    I am writing to You Louis to warn You, that someone created a website promoting gambling using Your picture. It would be a long story to tell how I’ve found out that they have Your portrait and why I have not ignored spam this time…and writing too much would be risky (since Akismet is very sensitive). But since You are the only one that could fill a Google form to wipe the site from search results due to copyright infingement, I ask You to check myslybook (yes, similar to FB) dot com.

    Greetings from polish blogger and webdeveloper.

  3. Andrew Updegrove on

    Louis, thanks for visiting at my blog and leading me back to yours, which I hadn’t been aware of before. Hope you’re well.

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