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From Tiago Espinha <ti...@espinhas.net>
Subject Re: Facebook Page
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2011 19:34:58 GMT
@ Kathey,
Pages can have as many admins as we want and eventually, if someone else
wants to take over, I can revoke my own access entirely. So I think we're
covered on that front.

@ Rick,
This is something I would be willing to do. Then eventually if there are
more volunteers, access can be granted without any trouble. I think it'd be
pretty cool if we had official social media channels where people could keep
up with releases. They just have to "Like" our Facebook page or follow us on
Twitter and they get to see news about Derby.


On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com>wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> -Rick
> 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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