Hello William, Sophie,
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I've just finished writing the fourth LOWN edition. 
Comments are, as always, welcome.
As I wrote in the introduction, I still need to catch up +700
mails (most are technical dev oriented) and summarize the
slides/videos from the LibreOffice conference for LOWN 5.
If you get involved at the conference and had a talk there, please
provide your slides on your blog (if you have any) or any social
network. I'm following the most "influential" on each social
networks, if you published your slides there, I will find them.
They are currently collected on the conference list, and will be
uploaded asap on the conference site, the users track is already
available. Same for the videos.
As a reminder, if you have suggestions of topics non mentioned in
the mailing lists, do not hesitate to put a note in the next issue
Some things on top of my mind:
- - MC elections
- - certification
- - Android tender
- - infra migration
LOWN basically consists in writing a summary which could be
reused: * for the annual report The Document Foundation has to
provide to German authorities,
the pad will be mostly used for that, so don't hesitate to add your
own infos on it, collecting all in one place is easier for the report
Yes indeed, which prompts me to note that, while I'm thankful for your work on LOWN, it does not look at all like anything collaborative.
Here are some additional suggestions to make this a community effort and to improve the content.
+ turn LOWN into a LOMM = montly basis
+ have one set day when the newsletter edition is being started, announce it to the marketing list, the projects list, the native-lang projects
+ set deadlines to report news and content
+ everything should be done collaboratively on the pad or on the wiki.
* by the marketing team; * and also by IT news like NextInpact,
Phoronix, etc if they want to cover LibreOffice development.
The newsletter is of primary internal importance, to keep everyone informed. But it can be used for other purposes, such as to feed some contextual content to journalists (journalists don't really care about newsletter, you must bring some specific message to them).
Thank you again for your work,