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I have really not seen it as Marketing being split up by language.
especially for English, and Spanish.  There are so many areas that both of
these languages are spoken that it would be hard to cover marketing based on
it.  The advantage however is that the materials will be able to be used in
more than one place. and all these materials will be available on the
website for everyone to use.  Where the mailing is going to come in is in
organizing events.  That I feel needs to be based more on geography.  It
would be hard to organize events for the US on a list that included England,
Austrailia, South Africa.  Looking at a map of countries where English is
the offical language there is at least one country on every continent.
Spanish is almost the same. 21 different countries on 4 continents.

Not that I think Language is the only consideration, because I know there
are multiple languages in several counties as well.

Reading some of the comments the one that makes the most sense to me would
be to put the US and Canada in a group. and then try to put Mexico in a
group with other Cental American countries where spanish is the language
that they speak.  The way I have seen the community work is that not only
does someone create marketing items for there language but those items are
also used by other languages and translated and changed to fit the language
that they speak.  This is not going to change just because we have seperate
Marketing Mailing lists for different areas of the world.

Sorry this is so long.  And it really does not solve anything, I just wanted
to put my 2 cents worth in.

James Walker

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 4:11 AM, Italo Vignoli <>wrote:

Marc Paré wrote:

But, if we are to be divided up according to country designation as per
SC wishes -- in this case especially the US, then no problem. We should
make sure that sharing of resources where they are scarce, as in my case
Canada, care be taken in providing support for the marketing of LibO
brand. In this case a Canadian country list/Wiki or website should be
established to coordinate events where the LibO brand could be
represented. The same being done for those countries wishing to organise
this way.

Hi Marc, for the marketing effort, there isn't any decision from the SC,
as we believe that the structure should be discussed together with the
people who are actually working in the different areas (countries or
sub-continents). I think that it makes sense, for the geographies where
there are several spoken languages (US, Spain, Canada) to have a
different marketing organization than the one based on languages which
makes sense for support and localization. The two organizations will
coexist and bring added value to each other.

We are still busy on other topics, but we will be happy to contribute if
someone starts a discussion on how marketing should be organized in some
areas. North America has always been a weak spot for the community and
we definitely want to be stronger in that geography.

Italo Vignoli
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