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Hi everyone,

I'm taking the easy way out and responding to everyone on the list this way.

So, it sounds like there are no real disagreements on the concept other than the time it would take for people to maintain such a calendar.

Here are my thoughts after reading all of the responses:

NOTE: I maintain the "Events Calendar" (found in the "About Us" section of our website) and I really only spend, at the most, maybe 15 minutes a week or two updating the calendar. I also cruise ALL of the EN lists; the FR, ES users/discuss lists; DE discuss list -- for any mention of any events that I may have missed. The BR-PT is very vocal about any events happening in Brazil and the community participate very well on our Marketing pages -- so there is no real need to monitor their list (besides, my PT is awful).

So the time spent at keeping the "Events Calendar" is quite small. The only worry I have is that Florian is the other admin (he is quite busy with important TDF/LibreOffice work) and we should really have one more member offer to help out -- one extra person would guarantee the continuation of the Events calendar page should one of us drop out of the admin role. Lift your hand up if you are interested! [*smile*]

* We should try to keep the admin of the "LibreOffice in the Press" calendar down to the most basic common denominator for potential admins. A great many users will have a G-Account and will have already seen/used a G-Calendar. The learning curve is quite short and we really only need about a total of 3-4 people to maintain the calendar; if it got busier, then we could ask for more help. I also think that the marketing team should take care of the admin/update of these calendar/pages, just as we have undertaken with the "Events" calendar pages. I would, of course, offer my help as an admin on the "LibreOffice in the Press" calendar page.

* The "LibreOffice in the Press" would be a calendar where our website visitors click on a date->copy-paste a link to the original article website (live links are not yet possible, but I believe Google is working on making the links live in a later version).

Let's just say that, that particular area would be our "magazine rack" of TDF/LibreOffice and not every single mention of TDF/LibreOffice would be mentioned, but, some of the more important ones. If people think that our choices are too one-sided on this calendar, then, they will certainly let us know of it -- critics are always vocal.

* we should keep the admin as simple as possible to maximize the number of potential helpers

Re: Fabian's proposal of a LibreOffice+Zotero combo to do the heavy lifting: this does sound like quite a great suggestion. We should try to set it up to see how much work this would involve as well as the learning curve for admins. I personally would like to see a demo of it, and maybe decide to use this method to upkeep the calendar page.

But ... in the meantime, we could just go ahead and set up the Google Calendar for both wiki/Website. We can still keep the wiki "LibreOffice in the Press" page[1] for others to update, and, the calendar version admins could keep an eye on the page and update the calendar as changes are made to the wiki page.

How does that sound?




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