Best way to announce things?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Feb 21 12:30:16 UTC 2008

Jonathan Roberts wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like some ideas from people. Fedora does *loads* of cool stuff
> that isn't just development work, but community enabling work. While I
> think the interviews work well to promote the development, and FWN
> does a great job of documenting how the development happens and all
> the internal goings on in the community, I think we need another
> mechanism for letting people know about cool infrastructure and
> community enabling stuff that goes on.
> Things I have in mind needing some kind of attention are the new
> collaboration server;; the open build tools;
> transifex; publican etc etc etc
> For publican we put up a "press release" on red hat's press blog, and
> hopefully when we get sorted we can put those
> sorts of announcements on there too. But is this the best way to do
> things? Or is there another approach we could take? There's no need in
> my mind for two approaches to be mutually exclusive either, one could
> compliment the other. But I want to make sure we're doing the best we
> can and getting the most attention we can for all the *awesome*
> extra-development stuff that goes on!
> Hope everyone is having a nice day!

I think we should use news.fp.o extensively and integrate it into the 
front page via a RSS feed. Other major announcements can go to 
fedora-announce list. Things like publican for example. We should 
probably drop mails to journalists directly which we have not been doing 


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