[Members] Promotion: FOSDEM

Diana Cionoiu diana-liste at null.ro
Thu Nov 27 12:38:30 CST 2008

Hello guys,

I will arrange to print the XMPP logo on some umbrelas for FOSDEM as a 
promotional material.
That's because it's Bruselles and it's february and it's always raining.

All the best,
Diana Marketing & Sales Cionoiu

Will Sheward wrote:
> Dave Cridland wrote:
>> At the risk of having the piss taken out of me in the office for the 
>> next year or so for trying to talk as if I understand marketing,
> Relax Dave, that's not going to happen. We're far more likely just to 
> proceed straight to firing you.
>> what exactly is "the message" we're trying to put across?
>> Is it really, "Those people at the XSF are really fantastic"?
> I was being a little flippant.
>> And (as Alex said) is the goal really to encourage XSF membership?
>> I'd have thought our goal ought to be development and deployment of 
>> XMPP, at FOSDEM, by encouraging the highly technical audience there 
>> to engage with the XSF and XMPP community as a whole.
> Yes, all of that. Plus I think Matt Tucker's post a little way down 
> this thread (talking about the logo) puts it well:
> "Project a more professional image"....
>> I suspect the best thing we can do is ensure that the people on the 
>> stand know to stay on-message, but that's a bit weak.
> Not at all. I don't think we need to 'ensure' anything, the membership 
> instinctively know what 'the message' is. We might all express it in 
> different ways but enthusiasm for XMPP and its development/adoption is 
> what prompts people to get involved in a Standards organisation in the 
> first place.
> We're not a company, we don't have and should not have a 'corporate 
> policy' or 'company line'. The diversity here is the strength. Trying 
> to smoother that under an over-arching message would be a mistake. 
> There's no contradiction between the diversity of individuals in a 
> standards organisation and projecting a professional image.
> Will.

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