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+1 to comments posted at the bottom of the thread.  The documentation team is 
also currently writing documentation on work-flow for documents looked after by 
the documentation team.  Certain innovations and things that have happened high 
up in TDF recently have changed things a little but hopefully made it easier to 
contribute time and skills.
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Marc Paré <>
Sent: Wed, 27 April, 2011 14:30:47
Subject: [libreoffice-marketing] Re: Position of the Design Team in the 

Thanks Christoph and Tom

Le 2011-04-27 09:03, Tom Davies a écrit :
Hi Marc,

an interesting thread ... indeed. One little comment ...

Am Dienstag, den 26.04.2011, 00:02 -0400 schrieb Marc Paré:
As far as the text in the material, in this particular case ...
marketing material, the marketing team would give approval for the
included in document/materials. Marketing text is not the area of
expertise of the design team.

This should be clear to everybody:
For text in marketing material marketing expertise is crucial, so
list is the appropriate place to discuss and decide it.

Let's say the place is better suited, since its more likely that we have
more people here being interested in Marketing related issues (keeping
their eyes and ears open).

But the good thing about community is that many others are quite
capable ... whether it is QA, l10n, Marketing, Design. So (simplified)
team XYZ can contribute to such discussions like team ABC - but they
should really meet at the dedicated list.


Hi :)
Some things seem to inevitably be cross-discipline and so many people 
to more than one list while focussing on perhaps just 1 for most of their
discussions.  It's something that seems so much easier in OpenSource or
Community Led Organisations.
Regards from
Tom :)

Agree on both counts. Obviously, many of us frequent/lurk/participate on many 
lists that are of personal interests. Thus making us members of these lists (at 
times we wear many hats). Its by making the process clearer that we will have a 
more effective participation from our membership and new and old (members).

Arguably, some of our members may not need as much direction as they have shown 
the respect for the underlying informal process (in this case the approval 
process for newly designed elements), but it is to avoid any newer members, 
unaware of these informal processes, to feel lost and perhaps involving too much 
of their efforts on a new design that may in the end be rejected outright and 
having them feel abandoned.

If we can clear up the process and itemize it on a wiki page, then it is to all 
our advantage.

So, I feel we should clarify (for LibreOffice/TDF materials or for any materials 
looking for TDF official support/sanction):

* the design approval process for new elements as well as mention the usage 
"rules" behind the pre-approved elements.

* the marketing approval process where we have an agreement to connect with 
Italo so that he may have a look at the material before publication.

Once clarified, the process should then be noted on a wiki page accessible to 
all wanting to contribute on both these counts.



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