OpenOffice.org -- My Community

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OpenOffice.org -- My Community

  1. 1. Open Office.org – My Community
  2. 2. Let me tell you about it.. <ul><li>We dance, sing and live on the mailing list </li></ul><ul><li>You can also find us on our chat room irc.freenode.org/#openoffice.org </li></ul><ul><li>And our wiki... http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/ </li></ul><ul><li>Our 3 main branches of our community are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Localization </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Community Developers Marketing Support Localization
  4. 4. Development <ul><li>The development “Bible” -- The Development Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Information site about development http://development.openoffice.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Development areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File format – XML schema, filters and translators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OOo Extensions – Macros, Add-ins, Components, language bridges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OOo suite – Bugs, Features, infrastructure, word processing, spreadsheets, database, chart, porting etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development preferred language: C#, C++, Java, Python and OOoBasic </li></ul>
  5. 5. There could only be UNO C++ Java Python Basic C# TCL Perl
  6. 6. Development Projects <ul><li>API </li></ul><ul><li>UDK </li></ul><ul><li>XML </li></ul><ul><li>QA </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Porting </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>GSL </li></ul><ul><li>SW / SC / DBA </li></ul><ul><li>Extensions </li></ul><ul><li>UCB </li></ul><ul><li>Specs </li></ul>
  7. 7. What does Marketing do? <ul><li>Communicators, communicate information across the different groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Unify the community under one central image </li></ul><ul><li>Launch dynamic campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Contact traditional media as well as inform the external public </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate activities like OooConference </li></ul><ul><li>Launch incubator projects for specific markets (school, libraries, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Announce new OOo releases </li></ul>
  8. 8. Marketing initiatives <ul><li>Art projects, contribute with your artistic skills </li></ul><ul><li>Web development make OOo website more attractive </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice.org in Business, share success stories </li></ul><ul><li>Native-Language confederation 'we speak your language' </li></ul><ul><li>Press Room, let everyone know what we think </li></ul><ul><li>Contact an OOo expert </li></ul>
  9. 9. More than just code... <ul><li>Artistic (graphic) skills </li></ul><ul><li>Web design/development skills </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing skills (brand awareness, positioning campaigns ) </li></ul><ul><li>C ommunication skills, translate our ideas for other project communities </li></ul><ul><li>Translation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Event promoter </li></ul><ul><li>Monetary donations </li></ul>
  10. 10. Localization <ul><li>Translate documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Translate the OOo suite </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review the quality of the localization </li></ul><ul><li>Implement a new localization of OOo </li></ul><ul><li>Native-Lang OOo compilation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Native-Language <ul><li>The native language is composed of those projects working on all aspects related to the localization and support of OpenOffice.org. </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice.org currently a number languages and counting, NLC is a project dedicated to coordinate this projects and help as a place where corporate and community members join forces for translating the suite. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Documentation <ul><li>Good documentation is a great resource to have yet is hard to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>OOoAuthors.org started as an official documentation project </li></ul><ul><li>OooAuthors gets translated to 8 core languages </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice.org Wiki, where documentation comes alive </li></ul>
  13. 13. Support <ul><li>Most of the support is handled on the mailing list whenever you want to develop or use openoffice.org </li></ul><ul><li>Getting your comments to the right mailing list is criticla </li></ul><ul><li>Please look for the project listings to get to the right one ofr example if you have a calc question [email_address] might be the right one </li></ul><ul><li>OooForums.org is another great resources on using OOo </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tips on Support <ul><li>Please be patient </li></ul><ul><li>Ask intelligent questions </li></ul><ul><li>Browse for a possible answer BEFORE asking </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind, OOo is NOT a MS Office please dont treat it like it was </li></ul><ul><li>File your bugs, please be explicit </li></ul>
  15. 15. Get to know us
  16. 16. OOo community Lead Louis Suarez Potts Community Development Manager for OOo email: louispo@mac.com http://homepage.mac.com/luispo/docs/index.html
  17. 17. Marketing Leads Cristhian Driga Marketing CoLead Romanian Native-Lang Lead [email_address] http://cdriga.kfacts.com/about John McCreesh Marketing CoLead [email_address] http://www.mealldubh.org/
  18. 18. Native Lang Charles-H Schulz Native-Lang Lead [email_address] http://www.libervis.com/blogs/5/charles
  19. 19. Developers, developers, developers
  20. 20. Q&A

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