[Members] Promotion: FOSDEM

David Banes dbanes at cleartext.com
Tue Feb 3 14:23:23 CST 2009


Can't believe I just read this thread.... :)

On 28/01/2009, at 1:36 AM, Jonathan Schleifer wrote:

> Am 27.01.2009 um 15:27 schrieb Dave Cridland:
>
>> Oddly enough, a geek was just asking me if I knew where any Average  
>> Joes hung out, because he was "dying to give them some Average Joe  
>> papers that they might like to read".
>>
>> And I'm honestly not joking.
>
> So, why don't we have a few of them? As Florian said, nobody will  
> take 100 with him. But maybe 5 or 10.
>
>> However, he was - the point being that although it's true to say  
>> "you can't know" about every attendee at FOSDEM, we similarly  
>> cannot know that they will be charging around to wherever it is  
>> Average Joes hang out. On the other hand, we do know that there  
>> will be an excellent technically literate audience we can usefully  
>> encourage into active participation in the XMPP community, and  
>> that's a useful audience to target and exploit.
>
> Good point. Encouraging to become active. We could also give tips on  
> how to advocate it to Average Joes.
>
> So, this leaves the question: Why now have 2 types of flyers? I know  
> that some projects for example do so.
>
> --
> Jonathan
>


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