----- Original Message -----
> From: "mihaela jurkovic" <mihaela.jurko...@gmail.com>
> To: "Frédéric Guimont" <frederic.guim...@savoirfairelinux.com>
> Cc: "Brynn" <br...@frii.com>, "Inkscape-Devel"
> <inkscape-de...@lists.sourceforge.net>, "Inkscape-Docs"
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:18:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] how about some marketing and outreach?
> Hi Frédéric,
> thank you for offering a helping hand, a comic with some topic related to the
> new release would be most welcome! Or several even :D
My pleasure. Inkscape has been my favorite application for over ten years now.
> You're creative and can come up with something appropriate. Maybe something
> funny or catchy, twitter and FB friendly that would get spread wide?
I'll talk about it with my co-creator and see if we can't come up with
> Lovely comic drawing, although I suspect the dialogue is even more salient :)
I'm working on making the meta-data available eventually (so people can
> I've been playing a lot with SVG on the web lately and would love to see more
> it, in line with what Martin suggested. If not it would at least be useful to
> have the text as text below the image, so Google can take a stab at
> it. Retyping it to Google translate is too much of a bother, but having an
> way to translate would attract more audience.
I play a lot with SVG on the web. Let me know if you ever need help.
> On 12.10.2016 17:07, Frédéric Guimont wrote:
>> Hi mihaela,
>> I'm willing to help out on marketing and web issues too. I'm currently
>> making a
>> weekly webcomic (in french) using only inkscape. If I can help with a comic,
>> I'd be happy to do that too.
>> Here's the link, for the curious, (don't mean to spam, though I think it's on
>> topic): http://quebeccite.com I can also help moderate the forums, make
>> tutorials and such (I've made an intro to the powerstroke a while back on
>> Frédéric Guimont, Consultant en logiciels libres
>> Savoir-faire Linux
>> Téléphone : 418-525-7354 #362
>> Ring ID : d9396b8004d26120f1e948ac7a075ab7dd165077
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "mihaela jurkovic" <mihaela.jurko...@gmail.com> To: "Brynn"
>> <br...@frii.com> , "Inkscape-Devel" <inkscape-de...@lists.sourceforge.net> ,
>> "Inkscape-Docs" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, October
>> 2016 10:56:46 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] how about some marketing and outreach?
>> Hi all!
>> Thank you Brynn for your intro and welcoming me back to the community 😊 it's
>> great to be back and you can count me in all Inkscape activities except
>> programming :)
>> Some years ago I used to know every little detail happening around Inkscape
>> development and in the community. I wasn't very vocal on the lists, mainly
>> because I'm not a programmer and couldn't contribute that way, and there
>> seem to be a lot of non-programming discussions, but I read all the news,
>> triaged bugs in the tracker, compiled nightly builds often and tested my
>> off. I also helped in the forum, at first with the usual questions about
>> Inkscape, since I knew a lot of tips and tricks, and later fighting spam :p
>> I probably won't be able to commit as much time now, since I'm not giving up
>> Drupal, but I hope to come close. I can block a certain number of hours to
>> Inkscape each week. I'd love it if you (devs, forum and website committee,
>> users) would steer the efforts around website, forum and user community in
>> general. Every project needs more users, a larger and more active community.
>> But setting a more specific goal can better the chances of success and
>> which areas are more beneficial to focus on.
>> * What type of community members do we most direly need more of:
>> testers, professional designers who use Inkscape, hobbyist users,
>> evangelists...? And how many? Do we have any stats about the current
>> * How many new developers and their quality/time commitment would be
>> ideal in
>> the next year?
>> * Should Inkscape be branded more as a vector editor in general or SVG
>> (SVG has become a buzzword in web community)?
>> * Inkscape has been mentioned as not the best editor for SVG for the web,
>> I can't agree with. Is this something you think we should try and change?
>> * Should we position Inkscape more strongly with respects to other vector
>> SVG editors (Sketch, AI)?
>> * What kind of articles would help spread Inkscape (tutorials, reviews,
>> testimonies, comics...)? Where should they be published?
>> * ... any other topic that should be considered?
>> I hope you don't mind me opening with a bag of questions instead of an
>> actionable plan, I haven't forgotten the "code first, ask questions later"
>> guideline, but with this type of work questions are the proper procedure to
>> start with in order to achieve results more efficiently.
>> Areas where I can help are the forum (installation, migration? and as a mod),
>> website (limited), marketing and branding, FLOSS manual, and the usual
>> and bug tracking. Let me know if you think I should focus more on some and
>> on the other areas.
>> I can't not mention Tav's manual, to continue on Brynn's thought. That manual
>> was what brought me to Inkscape and made me stick with it, and it made me
>> skilful. (I'm also a proud owner of the printed version, hefty book Tav in
>> And then it makes sense to ask: What is the usual way users discover
>> What makes them stick?
>> Thank you again for welcoming me back, I hope we boost Inkscape community in
>> next year!
> > Mihaela aka prkos
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