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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: AOO mailing list subscription totals, and other tidbits
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:23:01 GMT
On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 2:42 AM, Jürgen Schmidt <> wrote:
> On 12/11/14 20:19, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> jan i wrote:
>>> On 12 November 2014 15:38, Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
>>>> It's sometimes very interesting and there are some more numbers
>> Mailing list numbers are very good. The announce list, if I recall
>> correctly, used to have ~8000 subscribers, so this would be a 40-50%
>> increment. Also, mailing list numbers show that when we write here we
>> write to a much larger audience than the regular posters.
>> Website numbers are different. Good traffic, but all of it is quite
>> focused (3 pages, 2 minutes, few recurring visitors in percentage).
> if the 3 pages are the same we can of course focus to use this entry
> points and make them as useful as possible.

And we do have the ability to put a banner message (with a hyperlink)
on all web pages at once.   So we can catch the website traffic if we
have a message we want to get out.


> Juergen
> This
>> can probably be explained by the fact that website visitors are mostly
>> people who download or update OpenOffice and are not planning to get
>> involved (on the other side, active volunteers will often use other
>> resources). Still, it's a potential that we can exploit.
>> More numbers are coming next week as promised... But in general they
>> reinforce the idea that Apache OpenOffice is now a mature project with
>> good internal dynamics (even though I still see many fields where we
>> need help and mentoring) and that this is a good moment to change pace
>> and perspective, and use our full potential. More in one week at ApacheCon.
>>> apacheCON is in less than a week away, tuesday will have a official AOO
>>> meeting for everybody (except timewasters according to some)
>> Occasions for a meeting are rare. It's important that we use this time
>> at best. And that we come out with some great ideas and with motivated
>> people willing to implement them with respect and backing from the
>> community (and the PMC if you wish, but I find it sterile to distinguish
>> between the two: OpenOffice is not the playground of the PMC, it is a
>> community project for everybody to enjoy).
>>> I personally look forward to that meeting.
>> Me too! I'm looking forward to an exciting, productive discussion and,
>> if we need time, to a long night...
>> Regards,
>>   Andrea.
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