Therefore I'd like to invite all people with marketing interest in OpenACS and .LRN to exchange their ideas (and materials) as well as coordinate efforts in this regard.
Areas where I see potential for collaboration:
- Attendance at conferences. This has two benefits. On the one hand you have the possibility to demonstrate OpenACS and how cool it is to outsiders. Furthermore the exchange with other developers will help greatly in bringing in new ideas and prevent our community from thinking in the box.
- General marketing materials. There have been some initiatives, but none really successful in the past. I'm not sure what marketing materials other companies are using for OpenACS, but we have ours online at http://www.cognovis.de/services/download/. Sadly they are in German. Maybe the least we could do is provide a repository for marketing materials?
- Defining a message about OpenACS that is appealing to clients and developers.
- Submit Feedback from clients along with the areas where we must improve. Make a priority listing by the number of times an item has popped up and how important it was to the respective clients.
Looking forward to read what others think in this regard.