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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: draft - Website migration(+) announcement - draft
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2011 00:57:45 GMT
On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
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> On Dec 29, 2011, at 3:52 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
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>> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 6:19 PM, kay.schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
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>> <snip>
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>> I wonder whether it would be worth reviving the OpenOffice Newsletter?
>>  This was sent out to the old announce list.  It was erratic toward
>> the end, but at one point I think it was coming out every month.
>>
>> Some examples:
>>
>> March 2011:  http://openoffice.org/projects/www/lists/announce/archive/2011-03/message/0
>>
>> December 2010:
>> http://openoffice.org/projects/www/lists/announce/archive/2010-12/message/0
>>
>> September 2010:
>> http://openoffice.org/projects/www/lists/announce/archive/2010-09/message/0
>>
>> A format like that allows us to bundle a few small posts, news
>> clippings, announcements, etc., into a fuller package, maybe with
>> greater impact.
>>
>> For example, we could a series of these over the next few months:
>>
>> Newsletter #1:  Intro to OpenOffice @ Apache.  Announcements on
>> migration, copyleft-free build, start of test effort, links to blog,
>> mailing lists, migration status, announcement of pending retirement of
>> openoffice.org email addresses and lists, etc.
>>
>> Newsletter #2 (a month later): availability of test builds for 3.4
>> (hopefully on Windows by then), how to help with test effort, reminder
>> on mailing list migration and mail forwarding shutdown.  Gathering
>> proposals for AOO 4.0.
>>
>> Newsletter #3 -- coverage of 3.4 release, press clippings, etc.
>>
>> A newsletter could be put together on the wiki and then the
>> announcement can be a link to the online newsletter.
>>
>> I think this has merit. Can we find a voluneteer?
>>
>> ps. My earlier attempt at trying to directly post to announce@openoffice.org is apparently
SPAM and therefor rejected. I hope Andrew had some luck. I'll track this down in a bit.
>>
>>
>> It looks like it went out earlier to the announce list.  I see it in the archives:
>>
>> http://openoffice.org/projects/www/lists/announce/archive/2011-12/message/0
>>
>> I'm also seeing large numbers of users now signed up to ooo-announce.
>
> What do you mean by large?
>

1700 currently, and another 200 or so coming in every hour.

> It is advertised on www.openoffice.org ...
>

Excellent.

> Regards,
> Dave
>
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>> -Rob
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>> > //drew
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>> MzK
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>> "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged
>>  by the way its animals are treated."
>>                               -- Mohandas Gandhi
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