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Re: [steering-discuss] Re: screen-shots Documentation Team


Hi :)
+1
I totally agree with all of that :))  It's a relief even if it's not the 
finalised vote.  Thanks Italo :)
Regards from
Tom :)



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From: Italo Vignoli <italo.vignoli@gmail.com>
To: steering-discuss@documentfoundation.org
Sent: Tue, 12 July, 2011 14:09:56
Subject: Re: [steering-discuss] Re: screen-shots Documentation Team

Tom Davies wrote:

I had hoped the discussion would just congratulate the Documentation Team on
neatly avoiding potential pitfalls that would take months to fix if MS used it
as a side-issue in a any future dealings with them.  It makes sense to use
primarily Windows screen-shots in marketing, for the reasons Italo stated, but
Documentation takes a LOT longer to fix.

Sorry, but I don't see why we should mix two completely different issues. The 
documentation team sets the rules for documentation, and I don't see why the SC 
should change these rules if they are - and they are - well thought.

On the other hand, marketing has different - short term - needs, which are 
important for the project but should not be taken as a rule for the entire 
project. Marketing, sometimes, is very tactical, because of the changing 
situation of the outside environment.

Documentation, on the other hand, is totally strategical, and has long term 
objectives and rules. So, the two projects should follow two paths according to 
their short or long term objectives.

In my opinion, documentation screenshots can be entirely Linux (unless there is 
a specific feature on a different OS).

At the same time, screenshots that we provide to the media can be entirely 
Windows (while on the web we can post both Linux and Windows in order to give a 
choice).

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