[TEAM] Gathering "testimonials" for marketing purposes

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Sat Aug 6 08:37:45 UTC 2016

If you look at it from the other side of the coin, why create something 
that you don't want to spread to as many people as possible?


On 2016-08-06 03:13, JMZ wrote:
> Pardon my confusion, but why market something that's not for sale?
> I've been using desktop Linux for quite some time, and I would never, 
> ever return to Windows for personal use (I fix MS machines frequently 
> though).  I love the amazing flexibility of bash, and the open 
> platform for xfce among other environments.
> Desktop Linux has a low single digit adoption rate because the vast 
> majority of critical system functions can't be performed from within 
> the gui.  If someone is unwilling to use bash or another shell, he or 
> she will probably get frustrated and go to Windows or OSX.  The cli is 
> holding Linux back from wider adoption, but there's no way around 
> learning and using commands.
> Jordan
> On 08/05/2016 08:04 AM, Sean Davis wrote:
>> This sounds like a good idea to me. If there's any way we can 
>> simplify the process (copy and paste template, online submission 
>> form, etc) I feel like that would improve the quality and quantity of 
>> submissions.
>> On Mon, Aug 1, 2016, 5:24 PM Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org 
>> <mailto:pasi at shimmerproject.org>> wrote:
>>     Hello team,
>>     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
>>     of organization:
>>     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
>>     subject
>>     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.
>>     Cheers,
>>     Pasi
>>     --
>>     Pasi Lallinaho (knome)       › http://open.knome.fi/
>>     Leader of Shimmer Project    › http://shimmerproject.org/
>>     Xubuntu Website Lead         › http://xubuntu.org/
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Pasi Lallinaho (knome)       › http://open.knome.fi/
Leader of Shimmer Project    › http://shimmerproject.org/
Xubuntu Website Lead         › http://xubuntu.org/

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