Re: Debian PR disaster....
On Apr 16, 2008, at 17:17 , Andre Felipe Machado wrote:
I am too sad to comment such public relations crash now.
It is a hard real known problem that *must* be quickly solved for
into our mailing lists, but not sooo publicly.
Please, please, please do not repeat this method  as it severely
damages debian-publicity team efforts.
Debian, as a project and as a community, is very open. That means both
good and bad things are being discussed, out in the open. I think it's
counter-productive to ask people not to talk about negative issues
Now, I agree with you that the tone of the message is a bit too harsh
- the question whether Debian is dying is too much of an exaggeration.
But I would not go so far as to call it a disaster.
I think that the best thing we can to is do a good job on the debian-
publicity mailing list, so we get more "good" press coverage to offset
the (inevitable) bad coverage.