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From Wolf Halton <wolf.hal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Communications Outline in Support of Apache OpenOffice 3.4
Date Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:17:19 GMT
I am +1 on the idea of an RC however have not finished breaking my copy on
linux.
What would derail the current master?
-Wolf

http://sourcefreedom.com
Apache developer:
wolfhalton@apache.org
On Apr 27, 2012 6:52 PM, "Ross Gardler" <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:

> On 26 April 2012 18:19, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> > I'm currently with my son at martial arts but started reviewing the
> release
> > before I came out. Will finish tonight. No blockers so far, about half
> way
> > through my review.
>
> I got unavoidably distracted (damned UK open standards consultation
> and over zealous activists) and never finished the revue.Sorry.
> However, I see Jim has provided the third +1 so i turned my attention
> to a second article, that has now been drafted and is with the press@
> team for review. As with the other one it's actually a post about the
> ASF that uses AOO as a case study hence press@ having it rather than
> this list.
>
> Assuming press@ are OK with them they will go out (not as press
> releases). Don is aware of them and will coordinate with Sally to get
> them released at the right time.
>
> Ross
>
>
> >
> > Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
> >
> > On Apr 26, 2012 5:58 PM, "Donald Harbison" <dpharbison@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Ross Gardler wrote:
> >>
> >> > On 18 April 2012 00:25, Ross Gardler
> >> > <rgardler@opendirective.com<javascript:;>>
> >> > wrote:
> >> > > I confirm I plan to do a Computerworld post (or two).these won't be
> >> > > about
> >> > > AOO specifically, but about the Apache Way and it's fit to large
> >> > > projects
> >> > > like AOO.
> >> >
> >> > The first of these posts has been written and is waiting for the
> >> > release to go live. I focusses on what it means when we say the ASF
> >> > and its projects are "all volunteer". I use AOO as a case study. In
> >> > terms of Don's three objectives this piece targets "3. *Speak to ICT
> >> > Leaders in business, government and education
> >> > sectors* confused and unsure of the future of OpenOffice since Oracle
> >> > left the business."
> >> >
> >> > I hope to find the time to do another one that is more aimed at
> >> > developers (don's objective number 2).
> >>
> >>
> >> Great, thanks Ross!
> >>
> >> Drew, have you made any progress on your 'developer' draft?
> >>
> >> We have (2) +1 votes from IPMC members on the RC1 ballot, so we're
> getting
> >> close.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> >
> >> > Ross
> >> >
> >> > >
> >> > > Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
> >> > >
> >> > > On Apr 17, 2012 4:38 PM, "Donald Harbison"
> >> > > <dpharbison@gmail.com<javascript:;>>
> >> > wrote:
> >> > >>
> >> > >> I think it might be useful to consolidate some of what I've seen
> >> > >> popping
> >> > >> up
> >> > >> on various threads regarding the importance of active and ongoing
> >> > >> communication of our project.
> >> > >> If we can coalesce on a common set of objectives, our individual
> >> > >> voice
> >> > >> will
> >> > >> help weave the overall story for folks. I'm starting this
> discussion
> >> > >> on
> >> > >> ooo-marketing for now, but we may want to move it to ooo-dev
> shortly,
> >> > >> depending on how this shakes out.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Objectives:
> >> > >>
> >> > >>   1. *Speak to end users *of OpenOffice 3.x, encourage them to
> >> > >> download
> >> > >>   and install Apache OpenOffice 3.4. Explain what's new at Apache,
> >> > >> and
> >> > >> invite
> >> > >>   folks to come learn and participate in a range of capacities.
> >> > >>   2. *Speak to developers.* Highlight the 'new since OpenOffice
3.4
> >> > Beta'
> >> > >>   elements. Consolidate a 'Getting Started as a Developer' wiki
> >> > >> page(s)
> >> > >>   3. *Speak to ICT Leaders in business, government and education
> >> > >> sectors* confused
> >> > >>   and unsure of the future of OpenOffice since Oracle left the
> >> > >> business.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Tactics:
> >> > >>
> >> > >>   - I volunteer to draft the Announcement post and review with
> folks
> >> > >> on
> >> > >>   list a post for the project blog, unless someone else is dying
to
> >> > >> get
> >> > it
> >> > >>   rolling first. We're seeing the endgame for the 3.4 release,
so
> >> > >> it's
> >> > >>   definitely time to get this together and ready to publish. Timing
> >> > >> of
> >> > >>   publication should be coordinated with ooo-dev and infra folks
so
> >> > >> that
> >> > >> we
> >> > >>   are assured of sufficient download capacity. We also want to
have
> >> > Hagar
> >> > >> and
> >> > >>   others in the fora profiled so that end users know where to
go
> with
> >> > >>   questions.
> >> > >>   - Who wants to volunteer to do a post 'speaking to developers'?
> >> >  Drew, I
> >> > >>   saw you thinking in this direction, for example.
> >> > >>   - Louis, do you want to tackle a post on 'speaking to ICT
> >> > leaders...'? I
> >> > >>   think this is an opportunity to broker the conversation between
> the
> >> > >>   sponsors and the service / support providers.
> >> > >>   - Interviews(!) ...yes, many thought these would be good to
do
> for
> >> > >> a
> >> > >>   variety of reasons. Dave the Wave Fisher, is reviewing my
> interview
> >> > >> of
> >> > >> him
> >> > >>   and getting it approved by his management for publication. The
> idea
> >> > here
> >> > >>   was to use the project blog for short profiles introducing folks
> to
> >> > >>   folks....Let's get back to this... please. May I suggest that
> >> > >> someone
> >> > >>   volunteer to interview:
> >> > >>      - Drew
> >> > >>      - Kay
> >> > >>      - Juergen
> >> > >>      - Others...
> >> > >>   - Mentor blogging. Ross and other ASF leaders have their blogs.
> >> > >> Given
> >> > >>   the adventure we've been having moving OpenOffice into Apache
> >> > >> starting
> >> > >> last
> >> > >>   summer, I think there's plenty of material to illustrate the
> Apache
> >> > Way
> >> > >>   with the way we've been progressing despite some signficant
> >> > challenges.
> >> > >>   - Social media -- primarily twitter feeds to amplify the posts
> when
> >> > they
> >> > >>   happen with #openoffice, and #apache hashtags.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> I'm sure folks have other ideas, so please add them to this
> >> > >> discussion.
> >> > >> Let's also use the Marketing Planning wiki to capture the work
> >> > >> planning
> >> > >> and
> >> > >> drafting here *http://s.apache.org/82x*
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> >> > Programme Leader (Open Development)
> >> > OpenDirective http://opendirective.com
> >> >
>
>
>
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective http://opendirective.com
>

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