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From Carl Marcum <cmar...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenOffice 3.4 community campaign
Date Sun, 29 Apr 2012 13:18:29 GMT
On 04/28/2012 01:23 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Rob Weir<robweir@apache.org>  wrote:
>> It is late for this idea, since we are probably only a week away from
>> release AOO 3.4.  But I think it is important to connect the dots on
>> this.  Is anyone willing to help with this over the next few days?
>>
>> I'd like to have a page on the website to help enthusiastic OpenOffice
>> users help us share the good news about Apache OpenOffice 3.4.   It
>> would enable the individual blogger, or even a user who is an active
>> social networking user, to help spread the news about the AOO 3.4
>> release.
>>
>
> Sorry for the delay.  Here is a page on the wiki that hopefully can
> give some structure to this.
>
> I call it the "Apache OpenOffice Social Promotion Kit".
>
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Apache+OpenOffice+Social+Promotion+Kit
>
> I've outlined just a few categories of information we might put here.
> Anyone can sign up for a wiki account, so I encourage you to help
> improve this page with additional relevant information.
>
> Put yourself in the mind of someone who wants to help promote AOO 3.4,
> but doesn't have a lot of information or time to do deep research.
> What can we provide them?  What questions will they have?
>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>
>> As we know, enthusiasm is not always matched by time-to-spare,
>> graphical skill, or deep knowledge about what is in the 3.4 release.
>> So putting this kind of information together, in one place, where it
>> is easy to consume and reuse, will be wonderful.
>>
>> Ideally, the page would have the following kind of content:
>>
>> 1) An AOO 3.4 "download" logo, that a blogger can use to link to
>> download.openoffice.org.  We have some proposed icons (from Drew)
>> here:
>>
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Logo+Proposals
>>
>> Maybe we can agree on one of these and get some common sizes rendered.
>> We probably need translations as well.
>>
>> 2) A short description of what Apache OpenOffice 3.4 is, from
>> perspective of a brand new user.  A paragraph or two, with some screen
>> shots.  Something a blogger can reuse or adapt. Again, we'll need
>> translations as well.
>>
>> 3) A short description of what is new in Apache OpenOffice 3.4, from
>> perspective of an existing OOo users.  Again, screen shots, and
>> translations.  No one has time to do original research.  Best to have
>> the basic facts already written up and allow the blogger to reuse the
>> information and add their own color commentary.
>>
>> 4) Some interesting factoids about how AOO 3,4 was made. Maybe touch
>> on the new hosting of extensions/templates, # of lines of code
>> changed, the change to Apache license, etc.  What are the "fun facts"?
>>
>> 5) Any YouTube videos we want to link to?
>>
>> 6) A contact where they can go for more information.  Probably ooo-dev.
>>
>> 7) Anything else?
>>
>> Note that this is almost like a press kit or a  reviewers guide, but
>> targeting community supporters of AOO rather than accredited
>> journalists.  But a similar idea. Respect that they don't have time to
>> dig this information out of a dozen places in our wiki.  If we want it
>> to happen, we need to make it easy for them.
>>
>> So who's in with this?  We don't have time to debate this for a week.
>> But if 2 or 3 others are willing to help, starting today, on these
>> items, then I think we can pull it off.  Maybe get it all done, in
>> English, targeting end of week, and then work on translations early
>> next week?
>>
>> -Rob
>

This is a good idea.

I like to reference the 'why' pages which has a lot of really good 
information. Although not updated for Apache OO 3.4 yet.

[1] http://www.openoffice.org/why/

Best regards,
Carl

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