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On 05/12/2011 02:28 PM, C. Olofson wrote:
On 05/12/2011 06:21 AM, Carl Symons wrote:
I'd like to see more attention to "North American Community - what?
(Remainder of time)"...
But what about elsewhere? What's happening with LibreOffice NA
marketing? This question should be central and revisited if only
briefly at each of these meetings.

I agree that it's a good idea to define LibO NA Marketing sooner than later.

Would the DVD project fall, more or less, under the "marketing collateral" umbrella? If that's the case, we can step back and sketch out the whole collateral effort.

Apart from that and, as Carl suggests, a discussion regarding the NA community, I'd also like to understand where the product is going and how that should inform LibO NA Marketing.


Well if you go to LibreOffice-NA.US, you will see what our project is working on. We are part of the NA market since we are creating a distribution DVD for it.

We are working on the insert for the DVD case [like you find in a movie DVD] We are doing all those finalizing details for our first "publication".

We are working on a Spanish language version, with a French version to come as well. Later, the English, Spanish, and French versions will be combined into one DVD [or set] so you will be able to use it in any of the three languages and switch languages back and forth at the page level.

I was looking at a pricing for the insert and it will cost about $1.20 each for full color [about 30 cents for B&W], with glossy paper [they do not stock plain paper]. Then I need to try to borrow a CD/DVD media printing Inkjet printer and get printable media, to be used instead of paper labels. I will look into having some of the case covers printed at the same time. I would think 2 or 3 dozen would be enough to start for my handout needs.

Maybe, once we get the insert and such "finished" and posted online with a link to the Win/Linux/Mac ISO [and later the Win-only ISO], people who are attending any NA events might bring a few copies of our DVD along so it could be given out to, and evaluated by, the people who attend those events. If my hosting service would allow ISOs on its servers, I would have the DVD ISO files online and linked already.

Actually, I will be taking a copy of the DVD over to my local printing business, since he knew a little about OOo but nothing about LibreOffice. He loved the price of "free".

One day, if we can get it done, I would like to offer a professional made version of the DVD made by some print-on-demand service like Then anyone can order a copy of the DVD for themselves, instead of downloading the ISO and doing all the rest. OOo use to have people that offered a service of providing a disc to those who did not have the bandwidth, or access speed, do download the software. Last time I looked, very few now offer that type of service. Still, we should consider something like that for those who would like to have a copy of LibreOffice, but cannot get it due to dial-up access or some other issue. Plus, many businesses would rather have a professional looking DVD and case for them to use for installation of the software, no matter how good the software may be.

So for the NA market, the NA Community DVD Project is 99% ready for its first "publication" of our DVD. It would be nice to have others in the NA region look into using it, since we have gone to all that trouble to make the best package we could come up with for our region of the globe.

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