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From Tiago Espinha <ti...@espinhas.net>
Subject Re: Facebook Page
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2011 15:58:26 GMT
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> 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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