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

Vishnoo vish at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 10 15:29:34 GMT 2010

On Wed, 2010-11-10 at 15:41 +0800, David Nelson wrote:
> Hi, :-)
> I'm a member of the LibreOffice community. 
> 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.

Thanks for getting in touch, and hope we have some great contributions
from this list.

> 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.

In Gnome, We have traditionally had a lot of problem with theming and
design of OpenOffice, other folks who would like to hear about and give
some feedback might be at:
Gnome Usability <usability at gnome.org> and GnomeArt list:

> 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

[As the mail sounds more of a call to join to the LibreOffice lists and
to spread the message]
 Blogs like <http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/> and <http://www.webupd8.org/>
have more readers than this mailing list. 
[OMG!Ubuntu seems to have more readers of the two] 
Contacting them as well would probably get the message out louder.


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