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
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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