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Re: Does Debian need a press office?

On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 06:35:34AM -0400, Kevin Mark wrote:
> With the recent article from Zdnet, does Debian need a press officer or
> www.debian.org/press? If harm is done to the reputation to the Debian
> organization by word or deed, should there be someone to respond to
> this? Any legitimate news organization should do adequet fact checking
> and take a moment to ask some individual in Debian (or any org) for an
> offical comment. They found something 'newsworthy' and ran with it like
> a tabloid. I doubt they would do this with IBM! We are not second-class!

It's zdnet. They'd do it even faster for IBM. zdnet are not
journalists, they are an advertising shop. Their business is to
attract as many banner ad views and clicks as possible, which they
routinely do by posting controversial stories which later turn out to
be false. It seems to be working.

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