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From Anshul Zunke <anshulzu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Improving Commons public relations
Date Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:28:12 GMT
I think this can be done through social medias like Facebook etc. If we
create an official page of this community and some of us could give some
time in helping members of the page through their java code etc they will
get attracted towards contributing.


On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org> wrote:

> 2013/7/5 Anshul Zunke <anshulzunke@gmail.com>
>
> > Hi Benedikt,
> >
> > I will add 1 more imp point.
> >
> > We should public relations more with the student circles. No doubt Apache
> > is very very popular in java programming group. But ppl especially
> students
> > dont know how to contribute in it.
> >
>
> But how do we do this? I Think none of us has the spare time to visit
> universities and animate students.
>
>
> >
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 2:25 AM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > All good ideas.
> > >
> > > Gary
> > >
> > > On Jul 4, 2013, at 16:20, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > we had this discussion lately where we talked about attracting new
> > > > contributors for commons [1]. Over the past few days I've been
> thinking
> > > > about this topic again and I've come to the conclusion that there are
> > > > several things we could do to improve our "public relations".
> > > >
> > > > Here is a list of things that I would like to change (and by this I
> > mean,
> > > > that I volunteer to do the work ;-)
> > > >
> > > > 1. Make commons more visible in coding social media
> > > > - request git mirrors for every proper component, so that everything
> is
> > > > also at github
> > > > - add all proper components to Ohloh (and clean up the existing ones)
> > > > - create a Twitter account where we can post news from commons. The
> > Mesos
> > > > project already has such an account. [2]
> > > >
> > > > 2. Make the website more attractive
> > > > - Use a modern design - I don't know who said it, but I loved it when
> > > > someone said "our website looks like we're java 1.3 users". Well,
> this
> > is
> > > > true. Simone made several attempts to make commons switch to the
> maven
> > > > fluido skin [3,4,5]. I think the time has come to finally do
> something
> > > > about the website.
> > > > - include a news section on the main page - Having all the components
> > > > listed on the home page is a good thing for navigation, but what I'm
> > > really
> > > > interested in, are news about the development. A new git mirror has
> > been
> > > > created? Cool, thanks for telling me. Collections 4 alpha1 has been
> > > > released? Good to know, I'll download it right away. No need for a
> big
> > > fat
> > > > list that contains all components when most people probably only use
> a
> > > few.
> > > >
> > > > WDYT?
> > > > Benedikt
> > > >
> > > > [1] http://markmail.org/message/o7ef6o4ahe23k5iu
> > > > [2] https://twitter.com/ApacheMesos
> > > > [3] http://markmail.org/message/tkh4yqfcqg5i444g
> > > > [4] http://markmail.org/message/jnlyhbh5yq3zp54t
> > > > [5] http://markmail.org/message/jk4addjqw67476bk
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > http://people.apache.org/~britter/
> > > > http://www.systemoutprintln.de/
> > > > http://twitter.com/BenediktRitter
> > > > http://github.com/britter
> > >
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> >
> >
> > --
> > Anshul Zunke
> >
>
>
>
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Anshul Zunke

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