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Le 2010-11-16 05:30, Christoph Noack a écrit :
Hi all,

thanks for all your replies concerning the "next step mailing list".
Since this is a short summary, I do reply to my initial mail ...


So here is a short summary with focus on the mailing list:
       * Using tags within the subjects (like [Design]) might be an
         interim solution, but might break down soon, since posting
         discipline varies
       * People ask to not go too granular concerning mailing lists. Two
         of them should suit our needs and keep the so required
       * One of the mailing list should target Marketing stuff (the
         current one), the other mailing one focus on overall Design
         aspects (the new one).
       * Further evaluation of communication channels should be done
         (IRC, voice calls, phone conferences, Google Wave,
         OpenConferencing, forums, ...)

Another thought from my side: I know some people who are currently a bit
hesitant to join. They do prefer a bit more streamlined communication
that is "pre-filtered" by a topic based mailing list.

I also would like to keep some consistency concerning the names of our
groups. For example, the mailing list "" is used
by "LibreOffice Website Team".

This leads to the following proposal I've made up by adding some more
additional discussions and the experience we gathered in the past.


Set up a new mailing list called "" for the so
called "LibreOffice Design Team".

The current "LibreOffice Marketing Team" mailing list
"" might be used for discussions on:
       * marketing strategy (requirements, target groups, ...)
       * marketing material (flyers, presentations, ...)
       * promotional stuff (press releases)
       * event organization (conferences, trade fairs, ...)
       * ...

The "LibreOffice Design Team" using the new mailing list
"" will care about two main topics:
       * Visual Design and Artwork (artwork, branding, graphical aspects
         of UI design ... for the software and the websites)
       * User Experience Design (interaction design, usability,
         ergonomics, user research, ... for the software and the

Finally, I hope you support this proposal to make our work more
efficient and to - of course - add some more fun! :-)

I'll forward this proposal to the Steering Committee, who should decide
on that. Again, thanks for all your input!


Thanks Christoph for working this out. It all makes sense.


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