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From Benedikt Ritter <benerit...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Stack Overflow are offering free open source adverts - should we partake?
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:02:21 GMT
Hi Duncan


2013/12/6 Duncan Jones <djones@cantab.net>

> 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...
>

I'd exchange "dependable" with "reliable"


>
>
> >>
> >>
> >>  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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