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

Ivanka Majic ivanka.majic at canonical.com
Wed Nov 10 18:17:23 GMT 2010

Hi David,

I would be very happy to post something on my blog and on 

One thing I am trying out with the Ubuntu Artwork community is sending 
out design briefs. The Ubuntu community in general manages work items as 
bugs, if you write briefs for the items you need done it might help get 
much more directed contributions. I would suggest that this approach 
will work alongside a general call for contributions. If you would like 
to chat about it you can find me on IRC in #ayatana or #ubuntu-artwork 
on freenode. My nick is ivanka.

What do you think?


On 10/11/10 07:41, David Nelson wrote:
> 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:
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/libreoffice
> 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:
> http://www.documentfoundation.org/nabble/
> The Document Foundation contacts page:
> http://www.documentfoundation.org/contact/
> 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

Ivanka Majic'
Creative Strategy Lead

Canonical Design Team
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