XFCE marketing effort/project

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Sun Oct 17 15:24:55 CEST 2004


Sounds interesting to me, we need more advertising...

PS: It's spelled "Xfce", just the leading X is uppercase.


On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 14:42 +0200, Gianluca Turconi wrote:
> Hello *,
> Recently, I have had a mail exchange with Edscott Wilson Garcia in which
> I proposed a marketing/advertising campaign for the release of XFCE 4.2.
> Firstly, some info about my professional background and participation
> into the Free Software community: 
> I'm an Italian writer/journalist/attorney and I was among the founders
> and early co-maintainer of the OpenOffice.org marketing project, an
> initial member of their Documentation project since 2001 and I'm
> currently the co-maintainer of the OpenOffice.org spellchecker
> dictionary and thesaurus.
> Then, what I'm going to propose here is:
> - a XFCE marketing project or a one-time-only marketing effort for the
> release of 4.2 version that can advertise, on the press and among the
> web audience, the XFCE project and its product, the XFCE Desktop
> Environment.
> I was thinking to accomplish such a task in this way:
> a) by asking XFCE core developers group's endorsement :)
> b) by polling the XFCE user mailing list and linux newsgroups for people
> interested in helping for this activity, in order to create a "world
> marketing network" <-- for the time being, it's just a wording that
> means "a lot of good guys who wants to support XFCE"
> c) by writing a specific press note that included:
>  c1) What XFCE project's goals are
>  c2) What XFCE 4.2 will propose, for the new user
>  c3) What the difference between XFCE 4.0.x and 4.2 are, for the
> experienced XFCE user.
> d) by spreading such a note to the press and on-line sources in order to
> improve people's interest around XFCE and gain:
>  d1) a larger user base. The motto should be: "more users, less bugs",
> unless you don't belong to those who think "more users, bigger troubles"
> ;-)
>  d2) more popularity
>  d3) more developers (if needed and wanted)
> This, in my vision of the activity, is only a first step. However, I
> wish to have your opinion and, as said above, your endorsement to start.
> Please, let me know your comments.
> Best Regards,
> Gianluca

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