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From Albino B Neto <bin...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Reinvigorate extension authors community
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:50:03 GMT
Hi.

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> 1) Create a new mailing list:  ooo-extensions@incubator.apache.org (or
> appdev@incubator.apache.org if we prefer).  I'll assert that the
> current mailing lists are inadequate for encouraging this community to
> thrive.  If they interact on ooo-dev then they are bombarded with 99%
> irrelevant posts, and if they gather on ooo-users then this will be
> disruptive to the end-user subscribers there.  Extension authors
> really are a distinct sub-community of their own.

I agree.

Demand for emails here on ooo-dev is great, a specific list for
API/extension will be better.

> 2) Promote the mailing list via the usual means:  website, social
> networking, maybe a blog post.
>
> 3) Try to contact the existing extension authors, to encourage them to
> joint the list.  I'd try to do this via SourceForge initially, since
> they might already have the means to send them all an email.
>
> 4) Promote AOO extension development in general, by interviews of
> extension authors, blog posts, perhaps even a rotating spot on our
> website featuring an "extension of the week" (or day).
>
> 5) Encourage this community to provide feedback to the project and
> help maintain the current app dev and SDK documentation, website and
> wiki.

Yeah!

We need listing more users. (:

> I'll need a couple more list moderator volunteers as well.

Me.

Albino

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