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From "C. J. Palmer" <cjpal...@charter.net>
Subject RE: Web page for NL communities ?
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:23:50 GMT
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kay Schenk [mailto:kay.schenk@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 5:07 PM
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Web page for NL communities ?

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 6:30 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> We currently have a web page that lists all of our mailing lists:
> >> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.html
> >>
> >> However, the native language lists that we're creating recently are
> >> not there.  And I think adding them to that page would not be the best
> >> approach.  I wonder if it would be better to highlight these
> >> communities on their own page.
> >>
> >> So something like this:
> >>
> >> On our podling page here:  http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/
> >>
> >> Add new page under Community called "Native Language Communities" or
> >> maybe something a little shorter.
> >>
> >
> > This sounds like a lovely  idea!
> >
> >
> >>
> >> On that page, explain a little what these groups are and are not.
> >> They are not separate Apache projects, but are "interest groups" or
> >> "language sections" within the AOO project, concentrating on native
> >> language support, localization, marketing efforts, etc.
> >>
> >> Then have a table listing the languages and the mailing lists. We
> >> could also have links to the website, e.g., de.openoffice.org. If
> >> there are official social media accounts used by that community (a
> >> Facebook page ot Twitter account, for example) we could link to those
> >> as well.
> >>
> >
> > It might be easiest, considering the state we're in with the NL mailing
> > lists right now, to document these on a wiki page, and just link to THAT
> > from the  new NL info page you suggest.
> >
>
> Wiki is fine also.  Personally, I prefer the Apache CMS and mdtext
> over Confluence wiki. It is easier to make a good looking page that
> has a consistent style with the rest of the site.  But as Emerson
> wrote:
>
> "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by
> little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a
> great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself
> with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think today in hard words,
> and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it
> contradict every thing you said today."
>
> So inconsistency is fine with me as well.
>

Well it would certainly be easier for the mailing list "requestors" to
update a wiki page once their request had been processed, and then link the
web site page *TO* that I think. I will start this page, and hopefully
folks will update.


>
> > I've seen messages/setups go by for the new mailing lists, but honestly,
> I
> > have not been paying close attention.
> >
>
> I think we have current or requested lists for Japanese, German,
> Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and French.
>

This is what I've found so far...

ooo-users-de
ooo-general-ja
ooo-geral-ptbr
ooo-general-es
ooo-utenti-it
ooo-progetto-it

OK, I'll get started on this.



> > If someone could create this new wiki page, I would happy to create the
> > front-end for it (and figure out how to modify the project menu).
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -Rob
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
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> > MzK
> >
> > "Follow your bliss."
> >         -- attributed to Joseph Campbell
>



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