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Hi :)

Maybe change the name to 

"LibreOffice Press Articles"

I still think that this sort of activity is a waste of time that would
be best spent on other things.  A couple of years ago it made sense. 
All of the people saying it's a good idea have made NO effort to update
or modify the existing page.  Whenever the marketing team has been
asked to contribute to the existing page it has resulted in NO effort
from anyone.  

Lots of people in the docs team about a year ago were keen for the docs
team to have a blog and many promised they would update it often.  

People like the sound of these sorts of things but never even bother to promote it or use it let 
alone contribute.  

Regards from

Tom :)  

--- On Sun, 10/6/12, Marc Paré <> wrote:

From: Marc Paré <>
Subject: [libreoffice-marketing] Re: LibreOffice in the Press -- Proposal
Date: Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 1:04

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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