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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Stack Overflow are offering free open source adverts - should we partake?
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:11:00 GMT
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.

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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