[Plone-com] Plone dot com

Wyn Williams heywyn at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 07:44:58 UTC 2012

Neither of us knew anything about that mail, Derrick had jumped the gun
on that one as it turned out so maybe it was for the best :)

That would explain your email :D



On 05/09/2012 14:42, Alex Clark wrote:
> Hi,
> Just clearing up some list confusion from yesterday. Looks like Derrick
> sent this email (see below) to me, Rose and Matt, and NOT THE LIST.
> So, Liz & Wyn, please accept my apology! I was under the mistaken
> impression you guys saw this and ignored it (which then made me feel silly…
> you know.)
> Anyway, for anyone interested in a top down look at all the correspondence
> so far, check the archives (I love threaded views):
>    -
>    http://lists.plone.org/pipermail/plone-com/Week-of-Mon-20120903/thread.html
> On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 10:38 AM, Stone, Derrick J *HS <
> DJS6D at hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu> wrote:
>> Ladies and Gents,
>> Per our earlier conversation, we have formed a team for the plone.comsite.
>> Alex - technical resource and leadership
>> Rose - information architecture and content
>> Derrick - IA, content and possibly staging site hosting - really whatever
>> is needed
>> Looking for previous content has so far turned up dueces. We contacted
>> Mark in IRC, who indicated he is out of the loop and had nothing to offer -
>> at least while I was still in the chat room.
>> Matt, an open question is how much you'd like to be involved at this point
>> - we have located the buildout for the current site and the staging site
>> you've already set up. If you have content and/or are willing to provide
>> sysadmin for the development period great. But we have everything we need
>> to run with it on our own.
>> Rose - deferring to your skill set, below is what I would suggest as a
>> starting point IA. Maybe three layers deep, more or less, with the first
>> layer marketing speak, the second layer using sold argumentative writing,
>> and the third level containing some hard numbers. Perhaps something like
>> this is all we need to get started:
>> Plone.com
>> What is Plone?
>>     About Plone software
>>         organizational structure
>>         community
>>     What does Plone do
>>         layman explanations
>>         feature set
>> Who uses it?
>>     current case studies
>>     contacts
>>     what is it used for
>> How do I use it?
>>     solutions partners
>>     hosting solutions
>>     what I need to do it myself
>> Make my case
>>     what does it cost
>>     how does it compare to market leaders
>>     business cases
>> I see also Alex has solicited theme donations. I do have a team of
>> designers, if we have nothing offered by the middle of September, I can get
>> someone to produce a design for us.
>> I look forward to working with you,
>> Derrick

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