[TEAM] Gathering "testimonials" for marketing purposes
pasi at shimmerproject.org
Mon Aug 1 21:24:05 UTC 2016
especially during the #LoveXubuntu campaign we've got quite a bunch of
"thanks" from our users. These include stories about how Xubuntu has
made the users' computing experience better, good arguments for why
Xubuntu is the best OS for them (and potentially others) etc.
Currently, we are officially only gathering submissions for the
#LoveXubuntu contest, but some of these mails has left me thinking we
could gather some of these "testimonials" for potential marketing
purposes in the future. Use cases that I can imagine from the top of my
head include the Xubuntu flyer, our website and more.
My proposal (in a very early idea stage) is that in addition to specific
contest and campaigns, we could use the Xubuntu-contacts mailing list
for gathering these "testimonials" and thanks. This would need some kind
1) Create a page that describes what we are looking, with instructions
(see further points)
2) Require the submissions to have a certain tag at the beginning of the
This helps us when we seek for any content in the mailing list archive.
3) Require the submitter to agree that we can use their content however
we want (either by licensing, or a generic permission)
We likely need the users to send this approval with their submission on
the mailing list. To do this, we can instruct them to specify which
license they want to use, or use any kind of general permission text. At
this point, I would say we shouldn't approve content which license or
terms isn't specified (clearly enough) on the mail.
What do you think?
At the same time, I want to remind that anybody in the team who wishes
to read the mailing list archive can simply ask to get subscribed. The
list has been very light in traffic so far, so no extra hands are
required for moderation at this point.
Pasi Lallinaho (knome) › http://open.knome.fi/
Leader of Shimmer Project › http://shimmerproject.org/
Xubuntu Website Lead › http://xubuntu.org/
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