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Le 2012-10-14 06:24, Bjoern Michaelsen a écrit :

While I agree that this is an important topic, I think it is not one that can
easily be bootstrapped effectively with small amount of money. IMHO, the
important part is forming a 'critical mass' to ignite a self-sustaining
community there. My guess is that would need:

- One Hackfest in the US with some of the key contributors (who are mostly in
   the EU) flown in -- of course, we should also rally whatever we have based in
   the US as it is cheaper than flying over the pond
- Two or three US conferences attended by LibreOffice people before that to
   rally the people to join the Hackfest (if possible our rare US-based

Ideally the location and time of the Hackfest slipstreams one of the big
events, e.g. the weekend right after OSCON in Portland, or the Community
Leadership Summit.

But that wont be cheap -- and it doesnt make sense to do it 'halfway'. Either
you kickstart it into self-suistaining mode with such an event or you spend no
money on it and let it grow into self-sustainability itself.



I also agree with this. Although, at first I would suggest that we need to fly in key-contributors from the EU project in to help seed the project. OSCON seems like the conference most cited from people here and it also seems like the most logical place to hold a short LibreOffice conference. Flying in key-American contributors to such a conference as well would seem to make sense

Growing the community in the US is another big topic of discussion that needs to be discussed fully. There is a definite need for US marcons to get things going ... the population in the US is nearing 320 million and the territory to cover is quite large.

While these are great projects to which plans are needed, as far as the subject topic of "Funding Wishlist", we need to make a proposal out of this.

If we make try to make it sensible then, propose the following:


Plan on flying a couple of EU-TDF/LibreOffice representatives to OSCON in the year 2013 and put on a short 1-2 day Libreoffice conference? How does does sound as a proposal? (OSCON 2013 July 22-26)

This proposal should also include costs for a booth at OSCON and perhaps one of the TDF/LibO presenting a paper at the conference.




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