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From Rick Hillegas <rick.hille...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Facebook Page
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:23:31 GMT
Hi Tiago,

More publicity sounds good. When we produce new releases, someone other 
than the release manager needs to take responsibility for pushing the 
news to these additional channels: let's not add more tasks to an 
already long list which we're trying to trim.


On 2/4/11 7:58 AM, Tiago Espinha wrote:
> I forgot to include a link for the page itself: 
> http://www.facebook.com/pages/Apache-Derby/173708932674204
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 4:36 PM, Tiago Espinha <tiago@espinhas.net 
> <mailto:tiago@espinhas.net>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     I'm not sure if there's a mailing list for which this would be
>     more appropriate (a dev list seems a bit odd.. but this way I can
>     reach out to everyone involved) but I wanted to get feedback. I
>     created a Facebook page for Apache Derby and the main goal for now
>     would be to attract students for Google Summer of Code. Eventually
>     we could (maybe unofficially) announce new releases and even
>     Apache's own mentorate programme there.
>     It's just that social media is getting really big and it's easier
>     than ever to get free advertising by using it. Maybe it would also
>     be a good idea to have a twitter account where we announce this
>     kind of things? I wouldn't mind taking care of this, and I confess
>     I jumped the gun a bit with the Facebook page but I'd like to hear
>     the community's opinion on it. Would we need some kind of ASF
>     permission to have these extra communication channels?
>     (Considering we use a "brand" owned by ASF?)
>     In the end I think we have a lot to gain. If we increase our
>     dev-base we'll be able to make Derby even better, and based on our
>     JIRA issues list, it seems to me we could really use extra pairs
>     of hands...
>     So what are your thoughts on this? I can delete the Facebook page
>     if the community doesn't think it's appropriate.
>     Cheers,
>     Tiago

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