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Re: Third draft (was Re: we need a release announcement -- soon)

On Aug 07, Joey Hess wrote:
> Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > I believe press releases should be written for two reasons: 1) to sell the
> > article idea to the editor; 2) can be used without change by under-staffed
> > newsrooms.
> Unfortunatly, the Debian press release serves a third purpose -- it's
> a periodic way we talk to our users. These purposes are somewhat at odds.
> Perhaps we need a press release for news services, and a separate
> release announcement.

I'm not sure we need a release announcement distinct from the release
notes if we have a decent press release (IMHO).

> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Debian GNU/Linux
> http://www.debian.org/
> Announcing Debian GNU/Linux 2.2, the "Joel 'Espy' Klecker" release
> August 15th, 2000
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The Debian Project is pleased to announce the latest release of the
> Debian GNU/Linux Operating System. This release has been in
> development for approximately 18 months, and has been extensively
> tested by several thousand developers and end-users.

Looks great!  Nice happy medium between my excessive verbosity and
hacker-standard brevity ;-)


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