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From Alexandro Colorado <>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Project Twitter Account
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:16:26 GMT
On 4/11/12, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> Social media outreach, via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc., is an
>> important part of outreach to users. Although the Apache developer
>> community is firmly rooted in mailing lists, we know that our users
>> live in a different world.   If we want to engage with them we need to
>> use the tools that they use, and communicate the way they communicate.
>> Now that we're very close to the AOO 3.4 release, I'd like to start
>> with a project Twitter account, under PPMC control.
>> By "under PPMC control" I mean something similar to how we treat the
>> project blog:
>> -- Any PPMC member, upon request, can have write access.
>> -- We can use the project's official logo in conjunction with the account.
>> -- We would promote the account on our project's website.
>> -- We would generally treat the account as an official voice of the
>> project, not as a personal account.
>> I'm not saying we need to pre-review and and approve every "tweet"
>> sent through the account.  But we should set expectations that the
>> account is to be used in a professional fashion, upholding the
>> standards of this project, not used to settle personal disputes, to
>> promote personal business, etc.
>> There are already several Twitter accounts that use the OOo name or
>> trademarks:
>>!/openofficeorg  --- This account has 1571
>> followers.  But it is not sharing any AOO status, no links to blog
>> posts, announcements, etc.  Who controls it?  Are
>> we able to get it under PPMC control?  Can we rebrand it as Apache
>> OpenOffice?
> Hi Alexandro -- Is the above your Twitter account?  If so, would you
> be willing to contribute it to the AOO project, so we can rebrand it
> and allow other PMC members to have write access to it, etc.?

Not sure what u mean to contribute it to AOO project, is that a
specific email? I can rebrand it, the account used to sit  on a
service that allow multiple people to manage it, unfortunately the
service is no longer being offered. So I need to look for something

> -Rob
>>!/openoffice -- This account seems unused.  Only one
>> tweet.
>>!/freeopenoffice -- spammer account.  Links to
>>!/ApacheOO -- I created this account, though have
>> never used it.  Unfortunately, "Apache OpenOffice" is too long for a
>> Twitter account name.  So "ApacheOO" is the closest I got.   I would
>> offer this account to the PPMC if we are not able to get use of the
>>!/openofficeorg account.
>> Proposed actions:
>> 1) I'll send note (or Tweet) to!/openofficeorg
>> acccount, asking if the owner would be willing to make the account
>> available to the AOO PPMC for project use.  If we get a favorable
>> response then we would start using that account, rebrand it, promote
>> it, etc.
>> 2) If there is no favorable response to the above, then we would go
>> forward with promoting the!/ApacheOO account.
>> 3) The PPMC could decide, at a later point, to invoke Twitter's
>> trademark policy to register complaints about accounts that misuse our
>> trademarks in ways that harm our users:
>>  But I don't see an
>> imminent need for that.
>> -Rob

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