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From Graham Lauder <yori...@openoffice.org>
Subject Re: Community outreach to openoffice.org visitors?
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2011 20:01:33 GMT
On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 06:18:33 Kay Schenk wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 5:06 AM, Graham Lauder <yorick_@openoffice.org>wrote:
> > On Thu, 04 Aug 2011 09:58:44 Andrew Rist wrote:
> > > On 8/3/2011 2:27 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>
> >  
> >  wrote:
> > > >> Do you mean this?
> > > >> 
> > > >> http://www.openoffic.org
> > > >> http://www.openoffic.org/news
> > > >> 
> > > >> Or which landing pages do you have in mind?
> > > > 
> > > > An idea: is there any easy way to get it into the header, so it is on
> > > > every page?  Something like "News: Apache OpenOffice.org!" with a
> > > > link, perhaps to a new blog post.  We could first write a blog post,
> > > > specifically reaching out to OOo community members and telling them
> > > > how they can get involved.  Then, once that is posted, get that link
> > > > out broadly, via the OOo website, wiki, mailing lists, forums,
> > > > Facebook page, Twitter, etc.
> > > 
> > > +1
> > > I will take care of updating OOo site when we are ready
> > > Andrew
> > > 
> > > > It might make sense to wait until we first do the source migration
> > > > and have Bugzilla, the wikis and forums migrated.  But right around
> > > > then would be a good time to put out the word.
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > -Rob
> > 
> > We should probably be looking at a press release as well as part of that.
> > We can use the announce@ list simultaneously, the majority of subscribers
> > of
> > which, are our target Audience.  If people are subscribed to that list
> > anything sent via  that medium can't be considered spam.
> 
> Graham--
> 
> Are you talking about annoucements@openoffice.org? We had a small
> discussion about this list a few weeks ago and Marcus pointed out that
> that list is "moderated ". So...yes, we should definitely use this and
> hope whoever IS the moderator jsut pushes the announcement through. I
> don't think we got an answer on this. I'll make some contacts and see what
> I can determine.

Hi Kay

Florian was one manager of the list IIRC and of course so was Louis.  Louis is 
on the PPMC now, so unless there has been a change in terms of their abilities 
on the OOo lists then we should be good.

Cheers
GL 


> 
> > Releases should go just to the tech press to remind them that the project
> > is
> > alive and kicking, wider than that is probably not necessary at this
> > stage.
> > 
> > Next press release after that should be to announce the "Non Apache"
> > release
> > if there is going to be one (I've made my feelings on this release known
> > but
> > we'll see what the consensus is)
> > 
> > In the past press releases were hacked about with on the private PR list
> > or on
> > occasion the also private MarCon list, for obvious reasons.  Is there a
> > policy
> > for creating such marketing materials here at Apache.
> > 
> > Cheers
> > GL
> > 
> > > >> Marcus
> > > >> 
> > > >> Am 08/03/2011 09:29 PM, schrieb Shane Curcuru:
> > > >>> (Taking the opportunity to Refactor a new thread on OpenOffice.org)
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> Are there any short term plans to update the main landing pages
of
> > 
> > the
> > 
> > > >>> existing OpenOffice.org website(s) to provide user awareness of
the
> > > >>> transition of the product and project to Apache?
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> I don't know 1) how long it will take to actually get this
> > > >>> transitioned, and 2) how hard it is to update the Oracle-hosted
> > 
> > sites,
> > 
> > > >>> but I think it would be really useful to have a few blurbs about
> > > >>> the future plans of Apache OpenOffice get put on the existing
> > > >>> OpenOffice.org site sooner rather than later.
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> The blog feed on the homepage is nice, but not enough.
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> Or is this too much for the moment?
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> - Shane

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