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Suggestion: *Debian brochures [Was: 1 year release good enough]

one of the possible ways for the project to efficiently utilize its
"booth space" at the conferences is to prepare informative (and
hopefully catchy) fliers which would highlight different aspects of
Debian project, showing its versatility and spread.

E.g. for our (Neuro)Debian booths at neuroscience conferences we
prepared a tri-fold with information about Debian on one side and about
NeuroDebian on another:

 and sources under our neurodebian repository

Then for the last appearance, since we are primarily a Python shop we
cooked similar flier on Python projects in neuroscience:

And I must say that was very useful -- both fliers provided us great
'cheat sheets' for many visitors asking particular questions.  Now we
could answer them "in hardcopy" by highlighting the corresponding
portions of the fliers and giving them out.

Cons:  since we printed them ourselves (on a nice glossy paper) --
       folding them was "real fun".

I think if we had a portfolio of similar handouts covering different
aspects of Debian (different teams, projects, derivatives front-desk,
etc), it would be very useful for anyone hosting Debian booth and to
raise awareness about Debian by posting them on some physical bulletin
boards (like we have done in our department).


On Wed, 04 Jan 2012, Paul Wise wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM, Andreas Tille wrote:

> > The Fedora Medical guy mentioned that there is a lack of management
> > work.  And I can confirm that this is perfectly what I'm observing in
> > several Debian internal projects.  To boil it down to some specific
> > projects I have observed in the last time: Debian Games, Debian
> > Multimedia, Debian GIS and Debian Enterprise - all these projects (while
> > potentially targeting at a much larger user base than Debian Med) are
> > lacking what I would call project management in the sense that people
> > claim to be busy enough with packaging and do not have time for other
> > things (like talking to people - upstream and users, telling them how to
> > become involved and setting specific standards and goals).

> In the Debian Games team we have been working on this and are making a
> small amount of progress.

> In particular we are having semi-regular meetings, the most recent
> ones have all been organised by new team members. Our meetings
> procedures are documented here, I would encourage other teams to take
> a look and adopt the parts that make sense:

> http://wiki.debian.org/Games/Meetings

> We are also hoping to start some work parties soon:

> http://wiki.debian.org/Games/Parties

> I definitely agree that we need to do more and that this is a general
> problem in Debian that needs work.
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