Re: sarge and the Wall Street Journal
On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, Enrico Zini wrote:
On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 06:40:09PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
I'm more concerned about user confusion than about
what ZDnet happens to be saying.
Nevertheless, a tiny press release correcting the ZDNet news would be
useful. Something along the line of:
ZDNet misreports Debian security
Right on! Anyone who has been following what went on with Enderle or that
Syscon woman or even Dan Rather if you want a more mainstream example,
should realize by now that the media is as mercenary as any other
institution and needs to be pummelled into submission with aggressive
And as others in this thread have said, Debian cannot be merely reactive.
We need to get our side of the story out quickly so hack journalists never
get a chance to write stories like this.
I'd like to talk to people about ways to do this at Debconf. For instance
I mentioned PR Newswire before. Although it is a bit of a ripoff it might
be prudent to join if it gives access to the mainstream press.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/