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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenOffice 3.4 community campaign
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:14:04 GMT
On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM, Juergen Schmidt
<> wrote:
> On Tuesday, 24. April 2012 at 21:58, Rob Weir 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.
>> 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
>> We have some proposed icons (from Drew)
>> here:
>> 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?
> Hi Rob,
> great idea and I will try my best to help but I have to travel back to Germany this week
and my time will be limited.
> I will already have problems to  trigger the IPMC vote in time ;-) Ok hopefully no problem
here but I will definitely benefit from the outcome...

OK.  Is there a particular part of this you wanted to work on?


> Juergen

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