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Hello Jay, Adolfo, all,

Indeed, I need to clarify a bit what I wrote yesterday: when I wrote that embedding templates inside LibreOffice or uploading them on the templates site did not make a difference, I meant that to me the workload or a strong opinion about what path is the best is not important *to me*. From a marketing/PR perspective, once you know what path you take for this you just communicate accordingly. There's no real good or bad option. However from the perspective of the design team it does change things a lot.

I've read Jay's document, and I suggest we put up a real PR + spread the word on social networks, alongside a dedicated page on our website. You do not need to worry about all this :-)

What we must decide is the process itself.
1) how do people register and upload their templates
2) what categories do we define
3) who decides/votes
4) deadline and scheduling.

my suggestions:

1) we need to check with the infra team for the registrations. We could have them upload their templates through our Owncloud server or using our wiki(is it a bad idea?) then list the list of submission on the wiki or on our LimeSurvey instance. 2) writer: document templates, forms Calc: calendars, ... Impress: presentation templates.... anything else 3) I suggest to keep this very simple and informal: anyone can vote but there's an IP check on this. Which means that anyone can vote, you can't vote twice in theory, but the polls are really public and open.
4) we should have this ready for FOSDEM (end of January)

What do you think?



Le 10.12.2014 18:57, Jay Philips a écrit :
Hi Charles and All,

Yes we had discussed this same issue at last week's design meeting and
decided to go with having the contest and bundling the chosen templates
in 4.4 as unfortunately the template website won't fill the newly added
template section in the start center.

I have begun a write up of what the TDF announcement of the contest
would be at the following link, so please do provide comments as well as
suggest template categories users should focus on.


On 12/10/2014 03:10 PM, Charles-H. Schulz wrote:

This is a topic that did come and go, but now that we are lucky to have a revamped design/ux team we should probably put that back on track :-)

LibreOffice needs both new and fresh document templates . Whether they
are directly embedded and are shipped with LibreOffice or are available on our templates website is not really a topic, but interestingly enough
the work done on the Templates website prompts us to get new document

Jay suggested a month ago that we launch a contest and we certainly can
do that over our social networks. But we need to be sure materials can
be uploaded and work on the selection process (I would go for a popular
vote). What do others think?



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