LinkedIn Group?

Bob Van Valzah bob at
Sun Mar 9 14:35:14 UTC 2008

Erik, I also found that the simple name "FreeBSD" could not be used. I  
also took action and created "FreeBSD Users" which produced the same 2  
working day review mail. Will let you know how that goes.

If that's accepted, I was thinking of also creating "FreeBSD  
Contributor" and "FreeBSD Committer" as well.

I've shrunken the standard logo down to sizes required by LinkedIn.  
Perhaps it would be nice to have separate logos for FreeBSD User,  
FreeBSD Contributor, and FreeBSD Committer? I've done a bit of  
Googling to see if I could find the custom logo font produced by Anton  
Gural, but no luck. Any pointers there would be appreciated. Worst  
case, I suppose I could find some other font that's looks reasonably  
nice with the logo.


On Mar 9, 2008, at 4:29 AM, Erik Harperink wrote:

> Op 9-mrt-2008, om 3:31 heeft Dan Langille het volgende geschreven:
>> On Mar 8, 2008, at 7:38 PM, Bob Van Valzah wrote:
>>> If there were a LinkedIn Group for FreeBSD, I'd join it. Groups  
>>> are a new thing on LinkedIn and they seem to be quite viral and  
>>> good for marketing to professionals. I see many FreeBSD committers  
>>> already on LinkedIn. It's likely that they'd join too. I almost  
>>> created the group myself, but I'm probably not a good maintainer  
>>> for it. Not that it requires much work. Somebody in Advocacy or  
>>> Marketing should probably look into creating a FreeBSD group. Just  
>>> a tip.
>> Good idea Bob. I think you just volunteered.  Thank you.
> Hello Dan,
> I read your conversation with Bob and I decided to take action. I  
> received the following message from LinkedIn. The request for a new  
> FreeBSD group for LinkedIn is currently being reviewed. Within  
> approximately 2 working days it will be activated if everything goes  
> well. FreeBSD could not be used as a group name so I took the  
> liberty to give a new name.
> LinkedIn
> Hi Erik,
> Your request for a group Berkeley Software Distro Corner on LinkedIn  
> has been received and is pending approval. Please allow 1-2 business  
> days for our customer service team to review your group request. You  
> will be notified when your group has been approved or rejected.
> If you have additional questions, you may contact us at groups at 
> .
> Sincerely,
> LinkedIn
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