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Hi Drew,
On 10/01/2011 19:41, drew wrote:

Slightly off topic but it is part of this issue: As to the question of a
single monolithic view of the project, all things LibreOffice will be at
one domain, this is a basic assumption that I an not willing to adhere

There is great value in a networked view, I am not advocating a lack of
concern for the trademark, that will be from time to time necessary and
is part of our responsibilities, but I am most vigorously arguing
against a view that all things should flow into a single point, rather
that we build an organization that flows outwards, we support the
efforts and initiatives of others that make use of this Free Open Source
application we build.
I think there is a different view also coming from the native language groups because I think of the lack of 'marketing the community' we have met in the past. The forum is a great support and resource for users, but we also have to think on how to get new members contributing to the project. From our experience in the FR community, but I think it's also true for other languages, the forum didn't help us here. I'm not accusing anybody, be sure it's absolutely not my idea, I just point that we need to think about it and find solutions. We should be able to have more contributors also coming from the forum. I don't know how, because I can't participate to forum, but I think it participates to the idea of splitting the resources Stefan was talking about. And it is may be more visible in language communities because we need resources for QA/Doc/L10n, etc, where it is done by the overall community en English language. Again, this is not to open flames against the forum, it is just to state an issue we have met for some times now and open a reflexion on the way to solve it in our project.

Kind regards

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