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From Alexandro Colorado <...@openoffice.org>
Subject Re: Process for deciding on branding strategy for our first release
Date Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:39:33 GMT
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 3:32 PM, Alexandro Colorado <jza@openoffice.org>
> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> Looking at the dev work that remains, I think we need to move forward
> >> on this with deliberate speed.  This impacts both the branding on our
> >> 3.4 release, as well as the branding on our web sites, both of which
> >> are making strong progress.
> >>
> >> I think there are two main elements we need to decide on:
> >>
> >> 1) Product name:  Apache OpenOffice, Apache OpenOffice.org or something
> >> else
> >>
> >> 2) Logo, for use on website, product splash screen etc.
> >>
> >> I propose that we discuss these topics on the ooo-marketing for two
> >> weeks, until November 14th.  If there is consensus on these questions
> >> then we will go forward to implement that consensus.  But if there is
> >> no consensus by the 14th, then we will have a 72-hour vote of PPMC
> >> members to decide among the alternatives.
> >>
> >> Of course, it is better to reach consensus on such questions, but a
> >> product name is not optional, so we need to resolve these questions
> >> one way or another.
> >>
> >> Any objections to this general approach and time frame?
> >>
> >> -Rob
> >>
> >
> > My largest issue is basically the way is being handled this voting,
> usually
> > it seems that is not as easily traceable as a poll. Mailing list can
> easily
> > bury vote by just having chatty people or flamewars.
> > I rather see the forum as a more dynamic way to reach consensus like they
> > do with a voting poll separate from the overall discussion why is a good
> > idea or not. Also I would miss the ability to change the voting in case
> the
> > voter realize that he has a change of heart. I do like the timeline.
> > So I would propose a decision making framework to account vote, change
> > votes, and easily browse/review overall group decisions.
> >
>
> The way an Apache project typically does this is via separate
> [DISCUSSION] and [VOTE] threads.  So it would be clear which is which.
>  And in the [VOTE] thread we would only count the last vote a person
> makes, so they can change their vote freely.
>
> But I would only have a [VOTE] if after 2 weeks there was still no
> consensus.
>
> Would that work?
>

not really


>
> -Rob
>
> > --
> > *Alexandro Colorado*
> > *OpenOffice.org* Español
> > http://es.openoffice.org
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> >
>



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*Alexandro Colorado*
*OpenOffice.org* Español
http://es.openoffice.org
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