[ubuntu-art] LibreOffice project: request for contributors and mentoring

David Nelson commerce at traduction.biz
Wed Nov 10 07:41:39 GMT 2010

Hi, :-)

I'm a member of the LibreOffice community. LibreOffice (LibO) is the
office suite project of The Document Foundation (TDF), the
community-driven organization that recently forked from the
Oracle-managed OpenOffice.org project.

TDF/LibO is currently working on its branding and on its artwork for
the LibreOffice distribution. We are currently very short of GRAPHIC

Notably, right now, we urgently need creative talent to help us design
artwork for our websites. We need to develop a logo, and - hopefully -
a MASCOT along the lines of Linux's Tux, to act as a "living"
ambassador that achieves lasting recognition of our brand and products
in people's minds.

But we also need talent to work on icon sets and other artwork on an
ongoing basis.

A number of Linux distributions have announced their intention to ship
LibreOffice with their future releases. We know that they frequently
do re-branding work to integrate their chosen office suite in lines
with their project's thinking.

So we are keen to involve you in our project branding and development,
so that we ship releases that better fit your needs.

LibreOffice and The Document Foundation could also benefit from
MENTORING and from close and ongoing involvement from established
Linux projects, especially in these early days when we are developing
our infrastructure and organization.

Like you, we passionately value and believe in Free Open Source
software (FOSS).

We very much ask you to get involved in our project and influence our
development. We seek your comments and advice and contributions. For
this, below you will find a number of links as a starting point:

LibreOffice marketing mailing list: marketing+subscribe at libreoffice.org

The Document Foundation general discussions mailing list:
discuss+subscribe at documentfoundation.org

LibreOffice developers mailing list:

TDF steering committee discussions mailing list:
steering-discuss+subscribe at documentfoundation.org

LibreOffice user support mailing list: users+subscribe at libreoffice.org

Our Nabble gateway for easy mailing list browsing:

The Document Foundation contacts page:

Mail address distributing to all TDF press and media contacts:
info at documentfoundation.org

LibreOffice dedicated IRC channel: #libreoffice at irc.freenode.net

TDF dedicated IRC channel: #documentfoundation at irc.freenode.net

Follow TDF via @docufoundation on Twitter: http://twitter.com/docufoundation

Follow TDF via @docufoundation on identi.ca: http://identi.ca/docufoundation

Visit the TDF website: http://www.documentfoundation.org

And, of course, if necessary, you can contact me, too, at the address
from which this mail was sent, or via this mailing list.

Thank you for your time reading this message. Thank you, also, for
your own valuable work in bringing the world Open Source software.

David Nelson

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