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[Debconf-team] Preparing the press team

[resend; I have only received two translation offers in two months]
[we especially need people collecting contacts in the local press]

Dear localteam,

I am sorry for not writing in Spanish and I hope I don't have to
learn it all for our next conference.

I've volunteered to be in charge of press issues for Debconf and
I would really like to stay clear of the time pressure and related
problems we experienced just before and during Edinburgh.

In this mail, I would thus like to ask for two things:

  - Given my basic abilities with the Spanish language, it would be
    great to have two people fluent in the language to help out or
    be in charge of the press team. I'll be happy to do the
    background grunt work and coordination, but the direct press
    contact should be in the hands of two realiable fluent speakers.

  - Could *everyone* keep an eye open in the months between now and
    then for journalists who might be interested in Debconf? If you
    read an article in the local newspaper or on a Spanish news
    site, which talks about Linux or OSS, please find out how to
    contact the author and send his/her contact details along with
    the article link (or at least newspaper, date, and title) to the
    debconf-press@lists.debconf.org list. If everyone keeps an eye
    open, then by the time we get close to the conference, we can
    easily push out short press announcements to interested parties
    and don't have to spider the web with little time on our hands.

Thanks for your consideration!

 .''`.   martin f. krafft <madduck@debian.org>
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