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From Roberto Galoppini <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenOffice 3.4 community campaign
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 14:20:55 GMT
On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Roberto Galoppini <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM, 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:
>> Is there any consensus around which one to use, but for the download one?
> There are two logos there that are appropriate, the "download" and the
> "get it here" ones.   Personally I think the "get it here" one would
> work better.  The other one has the word "download" tightly
> constrained under that arc of dots.  I think that would make it hard
> to translate for languages that require a longer word to say
> "download".
> What do you think?
>>> 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.
>> I might get our creative marketing guys to help to craft some
>> material, but I definitely need someone to tell us what's hot. I
>> believe we can provide especially Windows users with
>> good reasons to switch to the new release, right?
> I'd start with the release notes on the wiki:
> That has the plain facts.
>>> 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"?
>> About Extensions/Templates I'll write a blog entry at our SourceForge
>> blog, so that you can grab some text or point to it.
> That would be great.

Here we go, now live:


>>> 5) Any YouTube videos we want to link to?
>> As above, if we can get the gist of what's new we can create a simple video too.
>> Roberto
>>> 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?
>>> -Rob
>> ====

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