November 17, 2009, 3:01 pm
The openSUSE 11.2 launch is over, but there‚Äôs still plenty to be done to promote openSUSE 11.2 and spread the word. One of the ways to get the word out is through social and traditional media ‚Äî the openSUSE main Web page, openSUSE News, Lizards, Twitter, Facebook, and the myriad of publications outside the openSUSE.org domain that cover Linux, open source, or technology in general.
To make serious headway here, we need a coordinated effort ‚Äî just like we had with the openSUSE 11.2 launch.
What we need:
- openSUSE teams to coordinate with the marketing team ahead of time with things they‚Äôd like publicized. Major updates, openSUSE spins, events, etc. The marketing team should support these efforts with updates to the main site, openSUSE News, and helping to get the word out with press across the Web.
- Marketing team members to step up and write copy. This is a great job for openSUSE ambassadors and marketing team members to step up and help support the project.
- A coordinated schedule so we have project members working on the same ‚Äúmessages‚Äù at the same time.
As a start, we have an editorial calendar on the wiki that we can use to coordinate. Right now I‚Äôve just put in some sample material, but it‚Äôd be great to expand this with plans for the next five to six months and get the marketing team moving on this. If you‚Äôre looking for something to do to help with openSUSE ‚Äì look no further!‚Äô
We can also work with the editorial calendar to plan out the social media pushes as well. Questions? Ask on the opensuse-marketing mailing list.