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From Benedikt Ritter <benerit...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Stack Overflow are offering free open source adverts - should we partake?
Date Sat, 07 Dec 2013 08:43:50 GMT


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> Am 06.12.2013 um 18:11 schrieb sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>:
> 
>> On 6 December 2013 14:11, Duncan Jones <djones@cantab.net> wrote:
>>> On 6 December 2013 12:51, Benedikt Ritter <beneritter@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2013/12/6 Gilles <gilles@harfang.homelinux.org>
>>> 
>>>> Hi.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:26:57 +0000, Duncan Jones wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Stack Overflow allows open source projects to create a free advert to
>>>>> encourage participation in their project.
>>>> 
>>>> This is certainly worth exploring.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> If you're willing to do this, go for it!
>> 
>> 
>> Here's an effort I knocked up just now:  http://imgur.com/eTyqln6
>> 
>> Any thoughts? Not sure how we should sell ourselves...
> 
> That logo is for the ASF, not Commons.
> I don't think that it is permissible to use the logo in that way.

Well, it's the logo we use on the top left side on commons.apache.org. I'd ask Legal for their
opinion on this. 

> 
> I think this should be run past Trademarks and/or Press.
> 
>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> The rules are clearly
>>>>> explained in the following post:
>>>>> 
>>>>> http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/210389/open-source-
>>>>> advertising-sidebar-1h-2014.
>>>>> 
>>>>> In summary, we create a 220x250 image that encourages participation in
>>>>> Apache Commons. We then post it as an answer to that thread and it
>>>>> will be served up automatically to Stack Overflow users (provided we
>>>>> receive enough up-votes).
>>>>> 
>>>>> I'm happy to do this on behalf of Apache Commons, but I wanted feedback
>>>>> on:
>>>>> 
>>>>> - Whether we want to do this?
>>>>> - Is there someone more talented who can do the image work?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Last time this advertising spree was organised
>>>>> 
>>>>> (http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/195823/open-
>>>>> source-advertising-sidebar-2h-2013)
>>>>> there were only 8 participants. We should get in on this.
>>>> 
>>>> Another way to make the projects more visible is to edit Wikipedia entries
>>>> that refer to implementations in various programming languages of the
>>>> concept
>>>> explained in the article.
>>>> [I mentioned this some time ago, but there were zero comment about
>>>> usefulness or
>>>> feasibility (I don't know how easy it is to become a Wikipedia editor).]
>>> 
>>> I think I've commented on this (or maybe I wanted to, but forgot it ;-). My
>>> thoughts on this: do it! :-) Anybody can edit wikipedia pages. You don't
>>> even need a user account for it. There are some exceptions to this rule,
>>> but I don't think the pages you have in mind fall into this category.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Gilles
>>>> 
>>>> 
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