Re: [fdn-ann] messaging statement



Absolutely!

bd

Robert Humphreys wrote:

> I would think that the Foundation would *highly* value Brian's participation in the
> press conference. He is one of the most high profile and respected open source people,
> and his work with Apache - the model that the Foundation is striving for - will lend
> credibility with the hackers, and confidence with the corporate partners. Use him ;-)
>
> Bart Decrem wrote:
>
> > Jacki,
> >
> > I am so sorry, that is totally my oversight.  I hope you don't think I'm in a
> > conspiracy to keep Collab.net out of the announcement :)
> >
> > Bart
> >
> > Jacki DeCoster wrote:
> >
> > > Bart/Barb,
> > >
> > > In the participant list for the press conference, I don't see Brian
> > > Behlendorf listed.  I was planning on having him participate in the
> > > event, as well as having him quoted in the press release.
> > >
> > > Pls let me know if the plans have changed.
> > >
> > > Thx
> > >
> > > Jacki
> > >
> > > Bart Decrem wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi everyone,
> > > >
> > > > Thanks Greg for the first draft of the press release.  Thanks Barbara for this
> > > > messaging document.  I think for the second draft of the press release, we
> > > > should go through the key messages and make sure they're incorporated into the
> > > > press release.  Does someone want to take a cut at that?
> > > >
> > > > Great to hear that Bob Young is available for dress rehearsal.  I think it's
> > > > very important that we have a basic script for the press conference so we know
> > > > what everyone's going to say.  I think we can build that off the messaging
> > > > document.  Do you think that's a good idea?  If so, does someone want to take a
> > > > first cut at that?
> > > >
> > > > Too bad we're not hearing back from Miguel and Nat.  Perhaps they're travelling.
> > > >
> > > > Russ: yes, we need to lock in the corporate representatives.  What we have so
> > > > far is:
> > > > - Miguel + other hackers for Gnome project (miguel@helixcode.com)
> > > > - Nat Friedman for Helix Code (nat@helixcode.com)
> > > > - Mike Boich for Eazel (mike@eazel.com).  Greg: can you make sure Mike is
> > > > available?
> > > > - Bob Young for Red Hat (Melissa is the contact)
> > > > - Marco Boerries for Sun (I don't have contact info)
> > > >
> > > > We need to confirm:
> > > > - IBM rep.  Brian: this one's yours.
> > > > - VA Linux rep.  I am waiting for a response from their contact person.
> > > > - other companies who may join
> > > >
> > > > Bart
> > > >
> > > > Barbara Heffner wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > We are going to have to get Russ's input on the StarOffice front.  In terms
> > > > > of messages, these are excerpted from the original proposal, and I think
> > > > > they're still fairly current, except we have to clarify what we are saying
> > > > > on the Office front.  We welcome edits/additions.
> > > > >
> > > > > STRATEGY
> > > > > To reinforce GNOME?s position as a leader in the open source movement,
> > > > > positioning GNOME as a unifying industry force across multiple vendors.
> > > > >
> > > > > KEY MESSAGES
> > > > >  The GNOME Foundation has been formed to formalize a group of individuals,
> > > > > from varying organizations and companies, who will be responsible for
> > > > > advancing GNOME.
> > > > >
> > > > >  The GNOME desktop is the world?s leading free and easy-to-use desktop
> > > > > enviroment for the user; GNOME has been designed to run on all modern
> > > > > strains of Unix-like operating systems.
> > > > >
> > > > >  The support of leading vendors, including Sun Microsystems, Eazel,
> > > > > Collab.Net, Helix Code, Red Hat, [others to come] demonstrates that the
> > > > > industry is coalescing behind GNOME as the desktop environment of the future.
> > > > >
> > > > > At 11:16 AM 8/1/00 -0700, Bart Decrem wrote:
> > > > > >Hi Barbara,
> > > > > >
> > > > > >That's a great summary.  Do we need to work on a longer speaking points
> > > > > >page that
> > > > > >we can give to all the speakers so we'll have a consistent message going
> > > > > >to the
> > > > > >press?  In turn, we could then make sure that those messaging points are
> > > > > >driven
> > > > > >home in the press release.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Also, is there consensus that we should have two press releases:
> > > > > >1- the Gnome Foundation announcement
> > > > > >2- the Open Office / StarOffice announcement
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Finally, has Sun decided how to announce the Solaris news?
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Bart
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Barbara Heffner wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Bart - At the risk of mangling what Russ said, I think he said
> > > > > > something like:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > The major story here is that all of these key players are coming together
> > > > > > > as a unifying industry force to advance GNOME, which offers tremendous
> > > > > > > potential to become the world's leading free, easy-to-use desktop
> > > > > > environment.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > [I know this doesn't cover the dev framework, but we seemed to be pretty
> > > > > > > focused on the desktop in our discussions.]
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Regards,  Barb
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > At 02:26 PM 7/31/00 -0700, Bart Decrem wrote:
> > > > > > > >Hi Russ, Barbara,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >In our conference call, Russ gave an excellent summary of a messaging
> > > > > > > >statement for the Gnome Foundation announcement.  Could you guys do a
> > > > > > > >write-up of that and share it with the list?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >It will be very valuable as we prepare everyone for the announcement.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >Thanks,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >Bart
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
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> Rob
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