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Hi David,

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 2:24 PM, David Nelson <> wrote:
Hi, :-)

@Charles: OK, first, apologies about having stated that my post seemed
to be the first on this list... I was looking at the Nabble, which
must be misconfigured:

These things take time. You are surely awre we posted a call for comments on
our bylaws and membership draft on this list yesterday? I trust you also
received our test PR of this week?

No, sadly, I did not see any postings about byelaws and a membership
draft, certainly due to the above Nabble problem. But I'm busy reading
now... :-)

So great finally that you pointed that, we will be able to sort it out :-)

@Sophie: myself, I'm interested in contributing in documentation,
above all, and also to marketing.

In documentation, there seems to be no lead for the English
documentation, and so there's no clear workflow. I'd love to do work
on documentation for LibO, but how to work efficiently and
effectively? If there are no candidates for the job, I'd be pleased to
volunteer (I have quite a few years experience working on technical
documentation). Please feel free to mail me if this offer is of

There is a workflow based on OOoAuthors one for the moment. See these pages:

We are working on the next CMS we will use and for this are currently
working on specifying our needs, see :

So, if you would like to participate to this work, please subscribe to
the documentation mailing list.

In marketing, over the last days, I've been working, as a personal
initiative, on trying to establish contact with Linux distributions,
to solicit contributions and collaboration on graphics/artwork,
notably. The initiative has been not unsuccessful, with helpful
responses from Ubuntu Artwork, notably. Today, I also had responses
from Debian people, too. And some response from Gentoo people, as
well. I'm certain that when I start on Fedora Core, there will be good
results, too.

But I have no clearly-appointed people to liaise with and report to
within TDF, so it is now difficult for me to capitalize on these
results, and to deal meaningfully with the people/groups who respond
to me.

I'm not following closely the marketing list, but I'm quite sure I've
read something about contacts with the Ubuntu Art Team. May be you're
already following this thread, if not, I'm sure we will profit from
the research you've done and your work will be welcomed here. If you
need to report to people appointed as speakers person for TDF, you'll
find them on the site, but you get Italo and Charles already answering
you :) Concerning Art Work, Christoph Noack and Bernhard Dippold are
working on this part.

So this is where there are problems in respect of the work I'd love to
contribute to the project...

Don't hesitate to come to these projects and tell loudly what you're
doing and what you're willing to do :-) A lot of people are working,
sometimes as a group, sometimes as individuals. Most of the time it
looks like nothing or very few is happening, and one day, you realize
that all the pieces form a big puzzle and are finally a very nice
picture. Currently, because of the lack of some infrastructures, we're
mostly working on pieces, but tomorrow, big parts of the puzzle will
be ready due to all todays work :)

Again, please, don't hesitate to ask if you need more information or
help in any area you're willing to participate, either on the list or
by direct e-mail to me.

Kind regards
Founding member of The Document Foundation

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