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Re: Attracting new volunteers to Debian using stackoverflow.com


(quoting almost everything on purpose)

On Tue, 22 Dec 2009, Tom Feiner wrote:
> stackoverflow.com, which is a website featuring questions and answers on
> a wide range of topics in computer programming, has just offered [1]
> free advertising for open source projects wanting to advertise
> recruiting of new volunteers.
> They get about 1 million page-views per day from developers, so asking
> for new volunteers in stackoverflow.com will raise awareness of debian
> needing new maintainers.
> What do you think? Should we offer a Debian related ad?

Yes. We should also decide on which page people clicking on the ad are

> Does anyone know a graphic designer or someone that can whip up a nice
> ad which will attract developers to debian?

Maybe pixelgirl (Agnieszka Czajkowska) could do it (ccing her for info).

> [1] http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/12/free-vote-based-advertising-for-open-source-projects/
> [2] http://stackoverflow.com/
> [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stackoverflow.com

Raphaël Hertzog

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