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Hi Bernhard

Le 2011-02-14 10:34, Bernhard Dippold a écrit :

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.

Agreed, I think we need more discussion if we are going to go this way, especially with the EN regions. These have the most impact on our international landing site.

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.

I am not sure how this could be accomplished. Plus, would not the same be applicable to the FR and ES sites? The PT and PT-BR are already separated. Actually, the PR-BR site is listed but there does not seem to be any PT site at this time.

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.

There would be no need to making the US the prominent link on such a page. It would not be such a long list and it would be quite easy to find in the list.

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.

Agreed on these points. Yes, as source of information, the wiki is great. As far as people modifying the wiki pages, this seems to be working well. The only drawback that I can see thus far is, as you mentioned, the navigation. We need to perfect this a little more.

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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