Re: [fdn-ann] messaging statement

Hi everyone,

I think Russ makes the good point that we already have a ton of speakers, so we don't want
additional speakers.  But I do think it'd be good to have additional Gnome Hackers on, or near,
the stage, to answer questions, talk to reporters after the press conference, and to balance out
the scene.

Barbara: How many press people do you expect at the conference?  Are we going to have more people
on stage than in the audience?

Now that we have Maciej on board, I think Greg is drafting the next version of the press release
that will include the Gnome Office announcement,


Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Bart Decrem <> writes:
> > Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> >
> > > BTW, I do think we should get more people
> > > representing the community rather than corporations in the press
> > > conference. We have Miguel and then it's all corporate
> > > executives. That risks having the press conference sound like lots of
> > > corporate stuff, and a little about GNOME.
> >
> > I totally agreed.  I brought this up during the first phone conference call with the PR team
> > (Nat, Jacob and Miguel participated) and I suggested that any members of the Gnome Steering
> > Committee or other Gnome hackers should feel free to join on stage.  So I'm kind of counting
> > on that.  So all Gnome steering committee members who will be at LWE are hereby invited to
> > join us on stage!
> Russ doesn't seem to agree, since he thinks the big news item is about
> industry players. I wish we could get consensus on this point.
> >
> > OK, I was just thinking about what the news of the day will be.  And I see for pieces of
> > news:
> > 1- Gnome is getting more organized and creating a Gnome foundation
> > 2- All these companies are expressing their support for Gnome
> > 3- Open Office is going to get integrated with Gnome Office ("wow, Sun is really embracing
> > Gnome")
> > 4- Sun is going to adopt Gnome as the Solaris desktop
> >
> > I think 2, 3 and 4 are bigger news items than 1 (from the perspective of the NYTimes) and
> > will help generate tremendous momentum for Gnome.
> I agree. Let's make it one release, then, as long as it covers all
> the points effectively. I just don't want 1 to get completely lost in the oinse.
>  - Maciej

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