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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Web page for NL communities ?
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:26:12 GMT
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.

> 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.

> 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
>>
>
>
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
>
> "Follow your bliss."
>         -- attributed to Joseph Campbell

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