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From Timothy Chen <tnac...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Stack Overflow are offering free open source adverts - should we partake?
Date Sun, 08 Dec 2013 20:14:42 GMT
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> On Dec 8, 2013, at 9:42 AM, Rohit <rohit0286@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> +1
>> 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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