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From Duncan Jones <djo...@cantab.net>
Subject Re: [ALL] Stack Overflow are offering free open source adverts - should we partake?
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:11:13 GMT
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...


>>
>>
>>  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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