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Hi Italo,
Am 14.02.2011 12:12, schrieb Italo Vignoli:
On 2/14/11 11:42 AM, klaus-jürgen weghorn ol wrote:

Is it really the *US* marketing team, which is one of the top priorities
of the TDF? Or is it the marketing team with the single national teams?

The US marketing team is a top priority for North America, which is a
key market. There is a reason behind this priority: getting visibility
in the US brings a better visibility in other geographies, as many US
articles are translated into local languages (the single eWeek article
after the launch has been published in several European countries in the
local language, without any additional effort on our side).

Most large publishers are based in the US. Even articles published in UK
are not translated into other languages as much as articles published in
the US (being both in English).

What's about the british, australian (all english speakers), spanish,
french, brazilian, german, chinese and all the others marketers (much
more potential users)?

UK gets many US articles re-published on US web sites. Communities in
other geographies are already better organized than in the US, with the
exception of the Spanish community, which is a mess for the same reason
(one single community for a language like Spanish does not make sense,
as a single community for a language like English).

Marketing in the US brings in visibility in other markets, but not vice
versa, and therefore is a priority. Marketing in other geographies is
easier, also because the US are the home market for Microsoft.

I hope this explains the issue.

Yes it explains the issue for itself, thanks for it.
And if the whole SC agree with it, it will be ok for me in this case.

But: for me (and some others) it is a precedence.
If you do it in this case without a transparent discussion, defined section and a community/SC desicion, the same will happen in other cases. And with the same arguments the international site will get an us site with an international attachment.
And then the parity of the NLs will get lost.

In any case, I think that for the first
few months we should have as many informations as these ones  - helping
newcomers to understand where they should go - on the web site.

Many users have never heard about wikis, and will never look for infos
inside a wiki.

This isn't an argument (except the us-marketer are quite more stupid than all the other people around the world).
The same with QA, testing, design etc and our daily LibreOffice-work.
It is only an argument for changing our whole work from wiki and mailing lists to something else. And that isn't my purpose.


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