Marc Paré wrote:
A "Lead LibreOffice Media Rep." as official spokesperson for LibO and
overseer of all things media (in coordination with SC) -- isn't this Italo?
Yes, it's me and Florian Effenberger.
1) European market
Europe is slightly more complex, as there are over 30 countries with at
least a different language for each one. You can't use English in most
countries, where you have to use the local language.
2) Asian market
Similar to Europe.
3) Australian/NewZealand market
Similar to North America: English is the main language.
4) South Amercian, Central American and Mexican (usually a North
American partner but due to the language requirement best suits here)
Brazil is already in place, but the Spanish speaking countries are very
diverse and probably need a specific representative for each one.
5) Eurasian market (Russian etc.)
This is a mess, in the sense that several countries are still very young
and do not have independent media organizations.
6) Africa (this could really be challenging, but we should try to make
inroads here and have to deal with language issues)
Language is a bigger problem in Europe than in Africa. The number of
official languages is lower, and the majority of upper class speaks a
second language (mostly English, or French or Portuguese).
All this said, I think that we should start acting where we have a
community and representatives. Media relations are a specific task but
every individual with decent communication capabilities can start doing
I would definitely avoid waiting for a structure to be in place, because
it could take ages.
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