[Evangelism] Local/regional Plone communities and marketing
francesco at reflab.com
Tue May 6 08:10:13 UTC 2008
a topic I care a lot about is: aggragating/promoting/spreading Plone
locally, I've always cared a lot.
Initiatives like to World Plone Day are great to this respect; another
mayor actionable is.... country-specific Plone sites!
I'm very happy about the PF position on the topic ("The Foundation is,
in general, happy to see "country-specific" Plone sites) and also
happy that the PF could work out very simple and clear guidelines for
Following this "encouragement" from the Foundation in Italy we started
developing the plone.it site (http://plone.it).
"The new Plone.it portal is addressed to the italian community of
Plone users and developers: it aims to provide documentation about
Plone in italian, visibility and aggregation for the italian
community, and a channel to find and contribute localized material for
the promotion of Plone."
(see full press release: http://www.plone.it/diffondi/comunicati/pressrelease-ploneit)
And we decided to the focus on:
1) have a wide participation of the local community
2) develop the site as a bridge to the wider international community
(plone.org, plone.net, etc.): i.e. plone.it is not a final
destination, but an "entry point" (like current plone.org/countries/XY
3) focus on local/regional specific products/market/etc. (italian
Public Administration stuffs, italian specific events, etc.)
4) global consistency of the logo/brand: no plone logo derivative, but
simple .it extention; consistency with new Plone logo color.
Like for the World Plone Day I hope other countries will follow (if
they don't have local/regional sites already). I wish local
communities can grow, develop and market Plone locally... with some
global/international coordination! We can share experiences, ideas,
code and much more.
Francesco Ciriaci francesco at reflab.com
Reflab S.r.l. - Design, Development and Consulting
Phone: +39 3334284675 http://www.reflab.com
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