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Hi Florian

Le 2011-06-19 02:28, Florian Effenberger a écrit :

Marc Paré wrote on 2011-06-19 07.20:
I would tend to favour an acronym that will leave no guessing as to
which group one is emailing to. However, in this case I would favour
Carl's suggestion of "" (yes, I know that
uppercase and lowercase do not matter ... I just did it for an effect).
This will make it completely obvious that we are talking of this region
of the globe to anyone who is not proficient in EN. It beats any acronym
that we could come up with. To be perfectly honest, whenever people
speak of "North America", they normally imagine the US market first and
foremost. So, in some regards, the change in name will still fill in the
mandate from the TDF/SC of concentrating on the US market.

may I ask why you plan a name change at all? I still would object to it - it means a lot of work to rename the lists and the like, just for "optical" reasons, and we already had a lenghty discussion on the name before we came up with "us"...


The NA Community membership is authoring a community DVD in EN, ES, FR. The majority of ES citizens in the US are native Mexicans and we can easily tie in the DVD to the Mexican markets (112 million inhabitants). If we are going to expand into the US market (311 million inhabitants), we will more often than not have occasions where the US<->Mexican can be taken advantage by including Mexico in our marketing plans. We can lend a hand at getting the Mexican marketing team set up and including them in our marketing plans (the DVD being a good example). Re: Canada (34 million inhabitants), the US is our largest trading partner and we share many trans-border policies. It is very easy to include Canada in a US or NorthAmer. list.

We believe that we can make more impact on all aspects of LibreOffice marketing, penetration, advertising etc. by having a common mailing list where we can discuss LibreOffice matters between ourselves as North Americans. Maybe a way of rationalizing all of this is perhaps not renaming the US mailing list, but creating a new one called "" mailing list and let people who are interested in the North American list to join. Then we can see over the next year of so if the "chatter" on the NA list is active and productive. We just need a list that is more representative of who we are and what we would like to accomplish at this point in time.



Marc Paré

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