On 05/12/2011 02:28 PM, C. Olofson wrote:
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.
On 05/12/2011 06:21 AM, Carl Symons wrote:
I agree that it's a good idea to define LibO NA Marketing sooner than
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.
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.
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
Lulu.com. 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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