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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Stack Overflow are offering free open source adverts - should we partake?
Date Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:20:06 GMT
Sounds great.  What message should people try to convey?

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> On Dec 8, 2013, at 8:27, Jacques Nadeau <jacques@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> I can see if we can get someone here at MapR to come up with a couple
> banner ads and share them.  Others from the community who are graphically
> inclined are also welcome to try to come up with something.  Then we can
> survey here on thoughts about which one we should post.
> 
> How does that sound?
> 
> J
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 10:43 PM, rohit sharma <rohit0286@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Awesome stuff... I think we should go for this.
>> 
>> 
>>> On Sun, Dec 8, 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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