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Re: possible to have something like AMA and ask about specific teams/roles

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On 13/02/2018, Pfannenstein Erik <debianignatz@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> sounds like a good idea, I'd even suggest to do it on Reddit, there are
> plenty
> of subreddits about FOSS, Linux and Debian, most of them with five- or six-
> digit subscription numbers:
> https://www.reddit.com/subreddits/search?q=debian
> I think it would be quite an event if Debian devolopers showed up on
> /r/debian
> and did an AMA. Plus, it would maximize attention as the people there are
> already using the OS.
> Greetings,
> Erik

Hi Erik,

While Debian probably would not be interested in doing on reddit.com
as it would be endorsing a closed-platform. At one point reddit.com
was open, but not so anymore.

See https://www.reddit.com/r/changelog/comments/6xfyfg/an_update_on_the_state_of_the_redditreddit_and/
. The arguments they make are too easy to break, for instance the idea

'Open-source makes it hard for us to develop some features "in the
clear" (like our recent video launch) without leaking our plans too
far in advance. As Reddit is now a larger player on the web, it is
hard for us to be strategic in our planning when everyone can see what
code we are committing.'

It's not in developing any feature 'in the clear' it's in the
implementation details. Gmail, the platform  I'm on was beta for
something like 6-7 years.

I could go on but my strength is saved by

So the best bet yet is doing things under debian umbrella, because
people will also have to honor the Debian code of conduct


There are plans afoot to make it more harrasment-free as well which is
far removed from reddit as you like it philosophy which may be fine
for the audience that reddit.com thrives on.

I hope there is some clarity that if we were to do this, why we would
do it under Debian's guidelines and CoC.

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