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From Shenfeng Liu <liush...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Help us brainstorm ideas for Apache OpenOffice 4.0
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:33:26 GMT
2012/9/25 J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com>

> On 9/25/12 3:27 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:56 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 12:40 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> >>> As we perform the final preparations to release Apache OpenOffice
> >>> 3.4.1 it is a good time to look ahead to the future.  A big
> >>> opportunity is OpenOffice 4.0.  That once seemed so very far away, but
> >>> 2013 is getting closer every day.   Will it be a large collection of
> >>> small ideas?  Will it have a major overarching theme?  Or will it just
> >>> be whatever random stuff we happen to have on a given date when we
> >>> release 4.0?   The answer, of course, depends on what we, as project
> >>> members/volunteers decide to do.   It is a good time now, as a
> >>> background activity, to poll the community and wider ecosystem on
> >>> ideas for Apache OpenOffice 4.0.
> >>>
> >>> To participate, go to this page on Google Moderator, where you can
> >>> help us gather and rate ideas:
> >>> https://www.google.com/moderator/#16/e=2011d5
> >>>
> >>> A few project members have already "seeded" this with some initial
> >>> ideas. Of course, you are encouraged to add your own ideas, as well as
> >>> rate the ideas of others.   Try not to censor yourself from thinking
> >>> outside-of-the-box.  We need big ideas as well as incremental ones.
> >>>
> >>> We don't have a close date on this brainstorming activity, but it is
> >>> good to get your ideas in early, so there is an opportunity for others
> >>> to rate and comment on it.
> >>>
> >>
> >> This brainstorming has been ongoing for 3 weeks now.  So far, so good.
> >>  The latest stats are:
> >>
> >> 533 people have submitted 456 ideas and cast 6,491 votes
> >>
> >
> > Today, a week later:  633 users - 527 ideas - 7,607 votes
> >
> > So we are still getting a good amount of feedback.  I added a mention
> > of this brainstorming on the www.openoffice.org website header.  That
> > should give this even more visibility.
> >
> > I've heard from some that it would be good to get to a point where we
> > can take a "snapshot" of the feedback received, and process that, to
> > help set priorities for AOO 4.0.
> >
> > Would it make sense to do that in another week, say on October 1st?
> >
> > At that point we can:
> >
> > 1) Put a "thank you" note on the Google Moderator page and stop
> > accepting new suggestions.  Point the users to the ooo-users or
> > ooo-dev mailing list instead,
> >
> > 2) Export the ideas and scores received so far to a CSV file and
> > archive that someplace.
> >
> > 3) Discuss the results received
> >
> > 4) Maybe a blog post to highlight the brainstorming activity and the
> > results received?
> >
> > Any other ideas?
>
> not directly. We should analyze it first and should create some overall
> story out of it for our next release. I think this can help to prepare
> some marketing material in time for this release as well. It's time that
> we sell our work a little bit better ;-)
>
> I agree with all 4 points and I am willing to help them where I can. I
> expect point 3) will be a bigger item where hopefully many will
> participate and I am looking forward to this. I saw many interesting
> stuff already.
>

I'm also willing to help. I think we can break down the work and each
people take different topics to categorize the ideas and count the vote.

- Simon



>
> Juergen
>
> >
> > I don't need to own any of this, but since I started it I'm willing to
> > finish it.  But if anyone else wants to take a lead on this, please
> > volunteer.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > -Rob
> >
> >> If you have not reviewed the new ideas recently, it would be worth
> >> taking another look.  It is good that all ideas are rated, not just
> >> the ones that came in early.
> >>
> >> Maybe let it run to the end of September and then we can snapshot it
> >> and start analyzing the results?  Or mid October?  It would be good to
> >> wrap this up in advance of ApacheCon, so we can discuss further there.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> -Rob
> >>
> >>
> >>> Regards,
> >>>
> >>> -Rob
>
>

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