Community Team Announcements (was: Sponsorship deadline)
ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Sat Sep 26 01:00:45 BST 2009
On Thu, 24 Sep 2009, Jorge O. Castro wrote:
> a reminder that ...
Occasionally I see a phrase appear in XKCD, Free Software, et al:
"You're doing it wrong"
Ubuntu has been doing things /mostly right/ for five years now; what works:
1. The Funky Fairy release name is Mark's, lets hear it from him.
2. Use email [mailing lists] as the primary announcement forum.
3. Send announcements _before_ reminders.
4. Figure out the location of the conference in advance.
Blogs and Twitters and Planets and Forums and what-nots are probably all
thrilling and exciting in their own autoerotic ways, but each one has a
limited, self-selected readership and less longevity and uptime than the
archive at lists.ubuntu.com.
5. "Ubuntu Does Dallas" trips off the tongue so much better than 'UDS-L'!
 It gets picked up by the technical press better and acts as a rallying cry.
 Asynchronous, buffered, pushed, distributed and almost universally read.
 It helps, and ideally bump the deadline back by a week in response.
 Less chance of a person based in Dallas applying for travel sponsorship
...to what turns out to be Dallas.
Why do one side of a triangle when you can do all three. Somewhere, GB.
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