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Re: blog.debian.org: a merger of various blog-ish resources


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On Monday 19 July 2010 15.24:07 Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> I think we should have an official Debian blog,


Possibly.  OTOH Debian has been struggling maintaining the existing 
information sources: www.d.o redesign is being worked on for quite a long 
time, times.d.n has technical issues for ages, news.d.n is essentially a one 
woman show afaik (correct me if I'm wrong), DWN has struggled a long time 
until it was resurrected (thanks!)

Is there a summary which "information outlet" matces which target group?

 * www.d.o -> general interest, starting point for everything else
 * planet.d.o -> DD and other people who see themselves as a part of the 
 * news.d.n -> not quite sure.  WNPP summaries and new developer names may 
interest insiders above all, but the headline implies a broader target 
 * d-a@lists -> users
 * d-d-a@lists -> developers
 * wiki.d.o -> is mostly a bucket to collect stuff that is being linked from 
other sources (I don't mean this in a bad way, but I *guess* that only a 
minority of people visit wiki.d.o starting from the title page.  Logs?)
 * ...

(I'll shut up now.  I currently lack both time and motivation to get 
involved to a level I'd like.)

> the Debian
> Developer interviews by Adrian von Bidder (Bcc:-ed as well) which
> struggled to survive and IIRC encounter some technical problems with
> times.debian.net.

AFAICT times.d.n is essentially dead.

Additionally: the "select random developers" interview requests didn't work 
out either, I didn't get responses in the end.  I *did* get quite a few 
positive emails from readers though and I'm thinking that I'd like to revive 
the interviews, perhaps as a replacement of the new developer introductions 
(I don't remember who has done these a few times.)  Currently I'm not sure 
where to post them, though, and I don't want to funnel them to planet just 
via my own blog.

> I think it
> would be better to discuss the idea first, from a pure communication
> point of view, and only then delve into the technical details.


-- vbi

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