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Hi Andreas,

On 22/06/2020 19:01, Andreas Mantke wrote:
could you please explain what is the next generation?

Well, I know where you want to go :)

A generation is typically 20 years. New generation, here are the
devs/contributors my age or younger. Those still students or entering
the world of work.[1]

And why do you think that only younger people will bring 'fresh air and
perception' into the project?

To answer your question, ask yourselves whether you were born with a

From a 2 years work at handling the LibreOfficeFR Twitter account, I
have realized we sometimes have interesting questions from that "new
gen". e.g. "will I loose my documents if I remove LibreOffice". Why
that? Because they were born with a smartphone and don't know the usual
computer we are used to use: desktop/laptop computer.

The same applies to social media. Some, here, don't understand the
importance of a polished and proactive (what I call modern)
communication like KDE/GNOME are nowadays doing.

If you want me to define what's "modern communication", feel free to
follow us in the marketing mailing list =)

I don't see such connection to the age of one.

Now you should see. :)

Also ask yourselves whether the new generation is using email with
mailing list or a beautiful and eye catchy Discourse instance accessible
from **mobile** (see rdm#2952 and rdm#3246).

If I interpret the purpose of the Redmine ticket correctly it is not
targeted to developers. The LibreOffice project is not a developer
project only.

Sure. But the most important thing to work on is the lack of devs. Have
a look at the UI channel, everyone wants to do UI, but we are not enough
devs to implement such changes. :)

Since I now have recovered plenty of time for the project, virtual
hackathons is something I want to lead, at least for the French
community. :)

Developers are only one part of the project but their work wouldn't be
successful without e.g. documentation, user support etc.

You are absolutely right, this is why in talks about FOSS when I was
advocating for it back in the days, I used to say (pardon my harshness):
the software as in code would still be there with only devs. However,
without all the other skills participating in a FOSS project we would
have lost our soul and our community spirit =)

Have a nice evening,

[1] I didn't follow that path. Made things in reverse order by acquiring
a 5+ years of experience in IT/dev than completing my computer
management degree... Some would say I walk on the head, which could
explain a lot of things :D

William Gathoye
Hyper<hack>tive volunteer for LibreOffice
Proud member of The Document Foundation
Member of LaMouette - French based association promoting ODF and LibreOffice

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