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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: PMC report for October 2011
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2011 20:22:23 GMT

On Oct 12, 2011, at 1:01 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:

> On 12 October 2011 20:51, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Donald Harbison <> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
> ...
>>>> We need someone explicitly building the relationships, becoming someone
>>>> that the press will know to ask when they want clarification before they
>>>> publish something negative or just plain wrong.
>>>> I will volunteer to tackle this in concert with press@a.o, and Sally
>>> Khudairi, VP Publicity, ASF.
>>> Now where is that teflon suit?
>>> /don
>> +1 for Don as press liaison.  I've seen him do good work in this area
>> in other organizations.
>> But shouldn't we raise these roles, the call for volunteers, etc., in
>> a new thread?  Right now it is buried in a PMC report thread, which is
>> not exactly a topic that attracts much attention.
> Yes, this is a good idea. Remember that the lead on any particular
> activity is the one doing the work. I would hope that Don's first
> activity will be to define a consistent message from AOOo. Once
> defined any project member should, in theory, be able to contribute to
> ensure the message gets out.
> A project like AOOo is likely to need more than just Don at certain times.

+1 to creating a new thread. I won't have the bandwidth to start it today. So, Rob or Don
feel free.

+1 to allowing more than one individual to help perform any particular role. If more than
one than they are a team!


> Ross

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