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From Pavel Lyalyakin <>
Subject Re: 20th anniversary press?
Date Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:59:59 GMT
On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 3:08 PM Julian Foad <> wrote:
> Nathan Hartman wrote:
> > Would someone who has a LinkedIn account be kind enough to post a very
> > polite request for testimonials there?
> >
> > Also, would it be appropriate and acceptable to post this request to our
> > own users@ list?
> I say yes.
> It was said recently (as well as long ago), on the Svn PMC's [1] private
> mailing list, that a press release (PR) should be organized in private
> so it makes a "splash" (a surprise) to maximize impact in the press.  I
> understand the intent behind that, from the marketing point of view, but
> in this open community I place higher value on publicly involving
> community members who are not members of the PMC.  If that results in
> lower "splash" value, that's fine: community over PR.
> Still, while publicly soliciting testimonials (and any other ideas), we
> can minimize the dilution effect by collecting them and drafting the
> text in private: the press shouldn't be finding the whole thing is
> previously published.  Let's be open that that's what we're doing, and
> endeavour to include any non-PMC-members who wish to be included.  (If
> someone wants to be included in that part, e.g. seeing the draft, please
> say and we'll work to find a satisfactory way to include you.)
> To that end, let's ask that contacts send their actual quotes to
> private@ in the first place.  Nathan is co-ordinating the drafting and
> any privately solicited quotes there anyway, aren't you?
> - Julian
> [1] PMC: the project management committee, roughly equals "committers",


We at VisualSVN want to contribute to the press release, and I will
try to collect testimonials from our users. I will follow up on the
results in a week or so.

With best regards,
Pavel Lyalyakin
VisualSVN Team

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