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Hi, :-)

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 21:20, Karl-Heinz Gödderz
<> wrote:
David Nelson schrieb:
Micheal and I (or whoever else is appointed to leadership/coordination
roles) will certainly liaise closely and regularly with the SC during
SC confcalls, so that there are *no* communications failures.

I didn't think about communication failures but about attitudes/mindsets.

Well, there is going to be a challenging process of arbitration and
mindset education between the website team and the SC, and I'm under
no illusion that we'll succeed in consensus between everyone.

We are going to going to have to establish exactly where the role of
the website team really starts and ends.

It's going to be important to remember that the website team is there
to service the LibreOffice project's website needs, and that it is not
there to become a separate community by itself, nor to take on the
roles of other areas of the project such as marketing and SC/BoD

People who want to influence those areas of the project are going to
have to actively involve themselves in those particular teams.

But I think the website team can also learn to communicate more
successfully and to raise awareness about the opportunities for
community cultivation and building that can be offered by an
innovative Web presence.

And we would have to be able to tangibly demonstrate those
opportunities, which is might require a certain amount of work done on
a purely-prospective basis, with no guarantee of actual uptake.

Meritocracy and overall consensus will have to be respected. Patience
and a degree of far-sightedness will be necessary, as will the ability
to accept compromise.

Adhesion to the LibreOffice project's overall goals is needed from
every member if we are to be part of a peaceful, successful community.

But I do believe that we can arrive at solutions that take account of
reasonable wishes and ambitions.

All the above is my personal 2 cents.

We'll have plenty to talk about.

David Nelson

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