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sorry for spamming all the lists, but in the light of recent events and discussions, I'd like to make all of you aware of an important mailing list, that so far has not been used as extensively as it should be, which led to some frustration and communication issues.

As part of our mission to foster the project internal communication, I'd like to tell you about our so called projects mailing list, which Sophie initiated quite a while ago, and which should be used for communication amongst the various projects - e.g. design and marketing, development and marketing, UX and development, and the like.

The list's intention is not to be a gossip list where everything should be thrown at, but to make all affected projects aware of important changes. Philosophy: Low traffic, but important topics.

Some examples are: Change of version numbers, a new slogan, design changes, new products. In other words: Everything that has an impact on other areas of working than the one where the change originally comes from.

If one team decides LibreOffice will now be called different, and has a shiny new colour, surely marketing should know in time. Well, a bit of a made up example, but you get the point... ;-)

We have seen some unpleasant events in the past, that based on my experience, are mostly due to the lack of communication, or due to miscommunication. To avoid that in the future, I'd like to call out to everyone of you, if you are active in one of the subprojects, to also join this mailing list by sending an empty e-mail to

and following the instructions mailed back. At least one or two representatives from *each* project should join this list, to act as a gateway.

I will soon follow up further with some details and topics that have reached me the past weeks, and how we could solve them.

Again, sorry for spamming, and have a great weekend!

Florian Effenberger, Chairman of the Board (Vorstandsvorsitzender)
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