Re: September Press Team Tasks

I was wondering if we couldn't take a new approach to the press release.

Instead of just saying what all is in the release, maybe we could get quotes from community members or people who originally filed the request for a bug fix or feature. Something like "I'm so excited that GNOME Bluetooth is going to be part of GNOME! I've been waiting for this because it will let me use my wireless headset with my laptop and I can walk around the house while I'm on conference calls." Something personal/human.

It will take a bit of work to dig them up - I think we'd only need 2-3.

I'm happy to help with editing/proof reading.


On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 9:20 PM, Paul Cutler <pcutler gnome org> wrote:
Luiz, thanks for the email (copying the list too).

Probably the two biggest things we need to do in the short term is starting to write the press releases.

Maybe create a page on as a subpage with the draft?


On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Luiz Alberto <gomes luiz gmail com> wrote:

I would like helping you with press release material. What do I have to do ?

All the best,

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Paul Cutler <pcutler gnome org> wrote:
Hello press team!

September is shaping up to be a busy month, and now is a great time to get started.

Some of the things we've talked about previously, mostly on the marketing list, that we're hoping to get done include:

* Press Release for Software Freedom Day (We didn't do this last year, and it's probably a good opportunity to highlight GNOME's role in free software as a desktop, including translations, accessibility, etc)

* GNOME 2.28 Release

We need to create a press kit, including the press release, talking points for interviewees, and find some GNOME community members to volunteer to be interviewees for any press interviews that may take place.   Additionally, we should probably have a list of press contacts we would want to reach out to regarding the 2.28 release.  (The Sysadmin team is currently working with the Marketing team to roll out a CRM system to help with this in the future).

Anyone have any interest in helping out with the above items?  We've got a few weeks until 2.28 comes out, and all help is appreciated!



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