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
* 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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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 "email@example.com" for the so
called "LibreOffice Design Team".
The current "LibreOffice Marketing Team" mailing list
"firstname.lastname@example.org" 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
"email@example.com" 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!
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