Publicity help: Thanks!
Wow, I didn't think a 'help wanted' ad with no pay offered could generate so
many responses :) Thanks for your interest in helping with Debian's
publicity work. There are already a lot of things in progress, but due to
lack of time I haven't been able to keep up with them all.
All discussion pertaining to these items should be on the debian-publicity
list (currently low volume). I'm sure more people will jump in to help once
discussions pick up on that list again.
These are the main things I currently have on my 'todo' list. If you think
of any others, feel free to add them.
- partners program (http://www.debian.org/partners)
This needs to get started, basically it needs someone to write emails and
contact people from the various vendors who we currently work with. The
mailing list for it is set up (an internal debian discussion list), and it
is ready to go.
- trade show FAQ
Joey Hess and Stu Barnes already have a good amount of info on this (from
ALS and Linux Expo) It just needs to be compiled into a FAQ or HOWTO, so
people organizing shows etc. know what they're getting into and what to look
for in organizing something along those lines.
- 'What is Debian' presentation
Basically, slides containing information on what Debian is, what it does,
etc. that can be used in a presentation, and also put into a booklet that we
can give magazines etc. that contact us. This should probably be
coordinated with debian-doc.
- Debian events pages (http://www.debian.org/events)
These pages are intended to help track who's working on which tradeshows
etc. and need to be updated and maintained. This is sort of an 'events
coordinator' position- basically track on these web pages who's doing what
for which shows. The pages themselves and the structure are in place.
- debian-news posts containing articles about Debian, book reviews on Debian
related materials, etc.
- deal with press email
I'm looking for someone who's been with Debian for a while for this to
help with the emails that come in to firstname.lastname@example.org. This involves
responding to easy questions and requests for information, or sending it on
to the right people in Debian who can help answer the question. This is
what many 'zines see from Debian- so all mails must be answered, otherwise
you're risking loss of image with the press.
If you have any questions, drop me a mail, or ask on the -publicity list.
I'll be more than happy to help, and if I can't help I usually know who can.
To start working on any of these items, drop me or the publicity list a line
with your intent, and we can figure out who's doing or coordinating what
Nils Lohner E-Mail: email@example.com
Debian Press Contact Press: firstname.lastname@example.org