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Hi Marc, all,

interesting how a simple link can reach a totally new level of discussion...

I could add quite a lot of comments, but try to keep it short:

1. Language vs. Region

Our community is based on languages, not on countries or regions.
Only in marketing it is necessary to concentrate on the regions - that's why there are dedicated marketing lists for some regions.

Native-language websites are language based - not region based.

So before anybody starts to ask for regional websites, this main decision in our community has to be discussed and decided otherwise.

2. International vs. English

Our community tries to avoid any predominance of a language above any other - this is as far as I have been informed one of the main reasons to have the multi-language installer.

In my eyes questions on the main website can be solved quite easily, if we linked to (and if the language differs much new sub-sites or could be considered).

But as this would lead to a significant modification to the entire community, it has to be decided by the community.

3. Position of US marketing vs. other local marketing

US marketing is the most important marketing area for LibreOffice.

It is crucial and should be supported wherever possible.
But I don't know if this means that other marketing areas should not be supported in the same way.

So I'd prefer very much a dedicated web or wiki page linking to all the local marketing teams - With US as the most prominent one, followed by the other regions that can't be covered by a native-language team because of the wider spreading of the language over the world (other English teams, Spanish teams, French teams). Marketing teams working on their native-language discuss list should be mentioned here too, so everybody interested in localized marketing can find his/her way.

4. Website vs. Wiki

It is right that *working* with a wiki might be problematic for users.

But I have never met any user having problems to *use* a single wiki page as source of information.

On the contrary: Most of them don't know that they are not on the website, but on a wiki page - provided that the navigation works in a similar way. So if we want to link to the wiki for user information, these wiki pages would need to have a horizontal navigation linking back to the website categories.

The main reason to use a wiki page instead of a web page is to allow more people to modify if.

For a static page as the marketing teams I don't think that there are so many modifications in short time, so I'd like to see it on the website.

If you want me to, I could write a short description of such a page.

Best regards


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