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From Rob Weir <>
Subject [PROPOSAL] Official Facebook Fan Page for AOO
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 03:01:18 GMT
I think we should have an official Facebook "fan page" in time for the
release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4.  I think this is critical, since the
average end user does not subscribe to mailing lists, or even use
Google+ or Twitter.  But almost every user, current and potential,
does use Facebook.  So it is our best opportunity for engaging with

Here is the proposed page:

I need your help in managing and running this page.   I'm offering to
hand total control of this page over to the PPMC.  If anyone (from the
PPMC) wants to be co-admin on this account, please send me an email
address associated with your Facebook account.   You can send this to
me via private email if you prefer.

So, is anyone willing to help?

Also, if you are not a PPMC member, but would still like to help, this
is very welcome as well, from all volunteers:

1) "Like" the page

2) Share the page with your friends

3) If you find interesting stories or tips related to OpenOffice, post
them on our Wall

4) If you have interesting photos or stories of the history of
OpenOffice, add them to our Timeline

5) Visit the page regularly and add comments to posts, and generally
help with any user questions.

With this page, we'll have a good set of social media accounts ready
for the AOO 3.4 launch, including Google+, Twitter, and
Xing, a Facebook group (which is different than a FB fan page), as
well as a Brazilian Twitter and account.

Note that with Facebook every page admin is equal and even has the
ability to remove other admins, including removing me.  So I have
absolutely no exclusive special privileges.   I'm reserving nothing.
I'm giving the page over entirely to the PPMC.

Finally, please know that I've made every effort to get the existing FB page made available for our use.  I've asked
repeatedly [1][2] for this, as well as provided detailed technical
steps [3] needed to make this transition.  I think it was worth the
effort to try to make that work, but sadly, this has failed to occur.
 However, we still have enough time (barely) to have a new page ready
for the AOO 3.4 launch, and to promote this page and turn it into
another way in which we can engage with our users in the future.    So
I hope I have your support.




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