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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Project Twitter Account
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:04:07 GMT
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> On Apr 11, 2012, at 10:41 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Apr 11, 2012, at 7:09 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:
>>>>
>>>> http://twitter.com/#!/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?
>>>>
>>>> http://twitter.com/#!/openoffice -- This account seems unused.  Only one
tweet.
>>>>
>>>> http://twitter.com/#!/freeopenoffice -- spammer account.  Links to
>>>> http://www.downloadopenofficefree.com/.
>>>>
>>>> http://twitter.com/#!/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
>>>> http://twitter.com/#!/openofficeorg account.
>>>>
>>>> Proposed actions:
>>>>
>>>> 1) I'll send note (or Tweet) to http://twitter.com/#!/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 http://twitter.com/#!/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:
>>>> https://support.twitter.com/articles/18367.  But I don't see an
>>>> imminent need for that.
>>>
>>> (4) Make the project's twitter feed show up as part of www.openoffice.org's main
page. See http://www.apache.org/ Latest activity for an example about how this is done using
the Apache CMS.
>>>
>>
>> There is an RSS feed associated with each Twitter account. So we could
>> also integrate that into an "OpenOffice Planet" if we decide to create
>> that.
>
> I'm not talking about a planet. I'm talking about twitter content on the main page updated
every hour.
>

I know you are not talking about a planet.  I am.  And so were others
on a previous thread.  That is why I mentioned it.

-Rob

> We can similarly show the most recent svn commits on the project site.
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Dave
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -Rob
>>>
>

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