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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: 7M downloads
Date Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:40:23 GMT
On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Donald Harbison <dpharbison@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I recommend we plan another blog post focused on the project success and
> > momentum when we achieve 10M downloads in a couple more weeks. If this
> > timing works out we can include it in our 3.4.1 announcement materials.
> >
>
> 10M looks likely.  We're at 7.6M now.  If 3.4.1 is at the end of the
> month that gives us 21 more days.  To get to 10M would be 115K/day.
> But we're getting closer to 128K/day lately.
>
> I don't know how many messages we can squeeze in, but possibilities
> include:
>
> 1) AOO 3.4.1 release:  languages and bug fixes
>

I'd just combine 1) and 3) Apache OpenOffice: Present & Future, or
something like that. The 3.5 & Beyond is an important theme. Hopefully,
discussions on list will have progressed sufficiently to begin to
articulate this more clearly in the early August timeframe.

>
> 2) 10M download mark = another proof point of accelerating momentum and
> market adoption. Maybe we can highlight the top 3 hot spots for downloading?
>
> 3) Plan for 3.5 and beyond
>
> 4) Call for translator volunteers -- always a good thing to do. We could
> couple this to the 'hot spots' and illustrate that success with the local
> language support and community development work.
>
> 5) AOO Conference and Call for Papers -- Ross is advising we start this
> regardless of what the parent ApacheCON team is doing, with the idea that
> we can nest our effort into that when it gets its act together.  But I
> think this needs to be a separate blog by itself, for alot of reasons.
>



>
>
> -Rob
>
>
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> Just a quick update on the 3.4 download numbers.  We're at  7,020,845.
> >>
> >> http://people.apache.org/~robweir/aoo-downloads.html
> >>
> >> -Rob
> >>
>

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