Advocacy projects need manpower.
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at flat.berklix.net
Tue May 31 14:41:05 PDT 2005
"Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg" wrote:
> *design* of the webpage, and I cant think of a better place to
> ask then advocacy,
No need to Think ;-) _Read_ http://www.freebsd.org :
Register the URLs the web obsessed should already be complying with:
www at freebsd.org
webmaster at freebsd.org
send-pr & set Category: www
& Send diffs to commit to cvs/www to the above.
Much noise on advocacy@ concerns presentation style of
http://www.freebsd.org, so has as much impact as farting in the
wind, as http://www.freebsd.org defines content as done by those
behind the 3 URLs above, Not done by those on advocacy@
I can't see those running http://www.freebsd.org should give a damn
what we on advocacy@ think, when so many here who _claim_ to be web
volunteers with plans to change stuff, are so ill disciplined, they
don't even comply with URLs provided to co-ordinate web maintenance.
Useful Non Back Seat Driver Work Advocacy@ Could Do Instead:
Form small teams to create (Not talk about) & maintain a single
page printable double sided (letter And A4) 2 fold 3 column
leaflet titled: "Why FreeBSD, Not Linux ?" similar to eg BSD
leaflet (eg http://berklix.org/bim/leaflet/). Take that Makefile
+ Tex structure as a start if you want. Multi lingual too later ?
Create (not talk about) And maintain a FreeBSD `slide show /
presentation (eg ports/misc/magicpoint format, usable on any cheap
laptop to hand, (not just high end open office / starwriter capable
laptops)' For use with office projectors (beamers).
Both for use in short notice, no time to prepare, quick download,
print, & convince type scenarios, to management & chambers of
commerce & installathons etc. Whenever such opportunities arise,
there rarely seems time to prepare for it, so we should have something
permanently ready to download.
If there are volunteers who want to work on those, I can provide
(on http://berklix.org servers) extra mail lists, + web(*) space &
logins, a CVS facility too later if needed. (*) I'm Not offering
to support web page rehashing of http://www.freebsd.org, just to
support leaflet & `slide show' production & maintenance).
Encourage noisey back seat web drivers to divert to the 3 URLs above.
Lets be quieter & contribute something useful, not make irrelevant web noise.
Julian Stacey Net & Sys Eng Consultant, Munich http://berklix.com
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