Op 12-11-2020 om 18:53 schreef Italo Vignoli:
This will be a really tough one :-). I'm probably able to shoot down all
On 11/12/20 5:58 PM, Telesto wrote:
My task is to put together a marketing plan which works, then the board
may decide in a different direction (IMHO, using the "community" label
would make the marketing plan uselss and would not allow to reach the
objective, which is the sustainability of the project).
I not totally following. In which way would they community label hurt
they marketing plan?
Because "community" would be meaningless outside the open source
community, as 99.9% of LibreOffice users - those outside the open source
community - would not understand or misunderstand the term, while inside
the open source community would represent the feature limited version of
an open core product, which does not correspond to reality.
suggested by myself and others based on various arguments.
And they community edition is in some sense crippled.
No incremental updates, no LTS support edition. No professional support,
hell an inferior product :P
I know that Visual Studio Community Edition being crippled, but if you
ask me where exactly.
And the community terminology is already now to the large audience.
Yes, they accents probably different. So certain elements of Community
highlighted others suppressed,
in different contexts. But should be workable (even though objected
And I think they Community Edition must be interpreted in they light of
And they Business Edition in light of they Community Edition.
LibreOffice Community <-> LibreOffice Business feels pretty natural to
me [dropped they Edition here].
There is probably no LibreOffice Business Edition as such; only
Collabora Office, LibreOffice powered by CIB (or maybe CIB Office?)
And community probably rather easy to translate. And you can even have a
LibreOffice Online Community Edition. LibreOffice Online
Classic/Desktop/Standard are no-go, IMHO
They alternative is going to stick with LibreOffice (by TDF) as TDF
representing they community.
But that's even harder (read: impossible) to market.
I surely think site design of LibreOffice.org being really important.
They Business edition must more prominent place. And there needs more
explaining how at the Community side how LibreOffice being made possible
and say thank you to all they major code sponsors. To get some 'brand'
knowledge. I only learned about they importance of CIB and Collabora by
being active in they bug tracker for a long term. People can write
Contributes to "LibreOffice" be writing 1 or 2 small commits a year.
What they tell you is true, but actually means squad.
Is indeed important to keep this in mind. However I think it will pass
Not sure if there is a way to 'verify' or test they assumption? How they
actual public would perceive Community next to say LibreOffice (for)
Business? Or is there some existing (public available) research?
In any case, the discussion is now focused in the right direction, to
find a positioning for LibreOffice - released by TDF - which is not the
same as that of LibreOffice released by ecosystem companies, and is easy
to understand for the users (not the community members).
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