Re: Let's resurrect Debian Weekly News
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Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> As many of you might have noticed, our weekly newsletter died more or
> less some time ago. Considering that to be a great loss and a shame
> project as large as Debian, I think it's high time to resurrect it!
> Guessing that it might take a bit of time to get things rolling again,
> the aim for the start is to have at least a newsletter on a two week
> basis in english (and if volunteers pop up in other languages, too).
> How can you help?
> If you like to become an editor or proof reader, please subscribe to the
> debian-publicity mailing list.
> But even if you consider your english to be not good enough you can still
> be of help! Of course it's impossible to be at any place and watch
> everything, so we need your help to report noteworthy things to the
> debian-publicity mailing list. That includes watching our mailing list
> as well as news sites, blogs and other mailing lists about Debian, Linux
> and IT in general.
> What should you report?
> In short: Everything which could have a noticable impact on the Debian
> Project or its user base.
> You saw an interesting blog or news about Debian? Report it to us!
> There is an interesting discussion on one of our mailing list? Report it
> to us! You are about to announce a nice improvement about your
> subproject? Report it to us! Just send us a small note to
> email@example.com. You are going to present Debian at a
> conference or exhibition? What are you waiting for? Report it to us!
> The worst thing that could happen is that you report so much stuff that
> we need to send out our newsletter on a weekly basis again ;)
> Read you in two weeks,
> Alexander, with his "press"-hat on
> 1: Neither http://times.debian.net/ nor the recently started Developer
> News are a full replacement of the good old DWN; the first has technical
> problems and isn't reporting "the small things" the later is targeting a
> different audience.
Fantastic that someone still likes the idea! I really used to enjoy
DWN. There is always so much going on in debian that it shouldn't be
hard to revive. Please devs and contributors make this great idea come
back to life.
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