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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Community outreach to openoffice.org visitors?
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:25:19 GMT

On Aug 4, 2011, at 11:18 AM, 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.

Kay,

Is users@openoffice.org moderated? If so that could why nothing has come through in a week.

Regards,
Dave

> 
> 
>> 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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> 
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