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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenOffice 3.4 community campaign
Date Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:55:55 GMT
On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Carl Marcum <cmarcum@apache.org> wrote:
> 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.
>

OK.  I updated that for AOO 3.4 branding and for other things that
have changed, like the license.

-Rob


> [1] http://www.openoffice.org/why/
>
> Best regards,
> Carl

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