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Hi Italo, *,

Italo Vignoli schrieb:

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).

I'm with You beeing glad to see US-American activities in this project,
and - no question - we should breed that little plant carefully.

Concerns are about the way the website change *again* happened here.
I remember an early discussion in which it was pointed out, that
marketing is a matter not only of the language but rather strongly of
the target *region*.

If the US are a leading market affecting other markets I'd assume the
Change in question is not a very effective means to take account of that

I wonder whether this is the final result of a genuine discussion.
Can You point me where it took place?
I'd expect a more refined result from our (global) marketing team. ;o))

[.. more good reasons for estimating the US as leading market for
LibreOffice ..]

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

I hope this explains the issue.

It explains why You propose to estimate the US market playing a special
role, but it doesn't explain, why *that* action was choosen! :o))

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.

agreed exccluding "as these ones" and "the first few months". 

If Your above sentence was:
In any case, I think that we should have as many informations helping
newcomers to understand where they should go - on the web site.
I'm very shure no objections came up ;o))).

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

That sounds funny and I think this is a very particular issue of the US
market and should be handled on the US only marketing site ;o)).

Again: I agree with You, that we should take care for that plantlet. 
But I expect better results doing so in a common effort.

LibreOffice and more on CD/DVD images
(german version already started)

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