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Re: PR work



Alexander Schmehl <tolimar@debian.org> writes:
> * Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <he@ftwca.de> [060308 09:09]:
>> I know that some non-Debian people actually ask questions like "I
>> heard Debian has split and is dead, what will happen in the future?"
>> From time to time, just because Debian's PR work sucks so much.
> Any hints, ideas and feedback what we could improve in our PR work?

More information about the status of the next release, for example.
Looking at the archives of debian-announce, I see that since 2000, the
number of messages per year has gone down constantly. 
Nowadays, the only messages we see there are announcing a new point
release or a notice about big *problems* in the project ("Debian
Security Support in Place", "Some Debian Project machines have been
compromised").
Couldn't we just put something nice there? Like news that actually show
how alive Debian is, reporting about new, shiny software packages in
testing, with xxxtra-bling! Seriously, good press work isn't when you
send out a "hrm, still not dead" notice every three of four months.

Marc
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