[Ambassadors] Policy RFC: Dealing with Media (and no I don't mean CD/DVDs)

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Wed Aug 27 03:07:16 UTC 2008

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 9:58 PM, David Nalley <david at gnsa.us> wrote:
> Larry Cafiero has put a draft of dealing with the media up on the wiki:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/NA/Draft/NewsMedia_HowTo
> That brought up the point of what's the policy for our dealing with the press.
> Quaid pointed out that @redhat types have some limits due to SEC and
> similar regulations regarding making press statements that may alter
> stock price.
> However there doesn't appear to  be a polcy for @fp.o types.
> Quaid submitted the following: "You do the right thing and publicize
> you see fit; represent the project well; on Big Things , coordinate
> with Marketing."
> I believe that is a good basis for beginning a policy. Please discuss,
> comment, flame, argue, and lets get something ready to present to the
> Fedora Board so they put their blessing on it.

If there isn't already a policy I'd like someone to explain why we
need to create one before expending effort constructing one. If there
is a real need fine, if not it is a waste of energy. And if there is a
real need it should exist already I would expect.


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