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From Rohit <rohit0...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Stack Overflow are offering free open source adverts - should we partake?
Date Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:42:23 GMT
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On 08-Dec-2013, at 5:45 am, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:

> Interesting opportunity.
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Benedikt Ritter <beneritter@gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 12:43 AM
> Subject: Re: [ALL] Stack Overflow are offering free open source adverts -
> should we partake?
> To: Commons Developers List <dev@commons.apache.org>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Send from my mobile device
> 
>> 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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