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- Mar 23 2017, 4:56 PM (151 w, 6 d)
Mon, Feb 17
Again: do the other stuff and then we'll talk Promo. We cannot start working on promotion on something that has not happened, because it may not happen, and then we would be wasting time and resources.
Sun, Feb 16
I don't think Promo is the place to start carrying out this task. It seems to me that you would need to incentivise some deeper changes in KDE neon before thinking of promoting it as feature-complete distribution. As you say:
Tue, Feb 4
Well, @paulb mentioned some metrics we could use. We didn't apply any of them ☹ . We didn't have anyone with a good camera either, so we've not got much in the way of promo pictures either. That said, FOSDEM is a weird kind of event: I see it as a "we need to be there anyway" kind of event, where the value is not in the booth, but having people there who talk to other people and coordinate KDE activities with the rest of the world. I planned two more KDE events for later this year, while there. We coordinated some development work with GNOME. FreeBSD x11/wayland is synced up with KDE needs now. kdenlive showed off its stuff. PlaMo got several more contributors (or people saying they would). That's not directly due to the booth, but because we have warm bodies and warm smiles there in Brussels.
Wed, Jan 29
Tue, Jan 28
Shall I ask @toscalix to bring you the embedded Plasma Mobile thing for the table demos?
Jan 14 2020
Nobody opposes, so let's go with the 20th as @niccolove said. I suggest we leave open the Apps section for now, just in case we can convince people to participate
Jan 13 2020
The wallpaper contest seems to be cracking along nicely, but we have a problem with video contest: we don't have many submissions for Plasma and none for Applications. We would want to extend the deadline and promote the competition a bit more.
The problem is twofold. If you think the legal aspect is a non-issue then why has The KDE Community stated that there are copyright hurdles that have to be figured out? It just doesn't add up.
Jan 10 2020
Finally, "Unfair Use" is not a thing. "Fair Use" is (but it protects the users of copyrighted material, not the copyright holder), as is "Copyright Infringement", which is what I think you wanted to say, right @raddison?
What is not copyrightable?
– titles, names, short phrases, and slogans;
– familiar symbols or designs;
– mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, or coloring;
– mere listings of ingredients or contents
– Ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles, discoveries, or devices
– Common information such as calendars, measurement charts, TV guides
– Government or legal documents
"Unfair use" of what exactly?
Jan 9 2020
Thank you @PopeRigby ! Great job
A forum post I wrote for some Facebook groups:
Jan 8 2020
Jan 7 2020
Is there a specific goal you need to achieve, @timotheegiet? Do you need more people to attend? People to submit talks? Help with material? Staff for a booth?
Jan 5 2020
Uploaded all the logos to https://kde.org/stuff/clipart.php and updated the descriptions on the page.
As for creating an overall Global Theme out of those items: It depends on if Global Themes can set the Qt style to 'gtk2' and if all the pieces can be made to be easily installable without issues (currently the Seven Black Plasma Theme doesn't install properly when done through GHNS).
Jan 4 2020
Meanwhile, I have made all the different versions available here: https://share.kde.org/s/r4SYAPHTtK7TtA3
Yes, that is what I was thinking. As I can commit changes to the GIT parts of the website, I might as well have access to the SVN too.
Dec 31 2019
Dec 30 2019
People who have started doing this before us and can be used to support arguments:
- When visiting forums where Windows users hang out
Dec 29 2019
As discussed in the Promo channel, we must also be careful with the wording... How do we explain Plasma in one line, for example? Trying to avoid the "desktop environment" phrase my initial instinct it something like:
Although I was first against writing a story because I saw it as a waste of time (Windows 7 users don't hang out where we publish stuff), I am now having second thoughts.
Dec 14 2019
Suggested rules for the video competition:
Here are the rules for the last wallpaper competition:
Dec 9 2019
Let's put a temporary brake on adding new projects for now and try and move this on to the phase in which we talk strategies we are going to use to convince the projects to join us.
Dec 5 2019
Dec 1 2019
Nov 30 2019
I would like to gently point out that this is not very helpful and that we are never going to reach a consensus if every new comment contains a new proposal. This task has been blocked for weeks. The best time to submit a proposal would've been then, not at the exact moment when we are trying to unblock it.
Let's get a move on this. Below are 8 logos with the 8 most unobtrusive, unassuming and common fonts I could find. Pick your favourite (+1) and least favourite (-1). Only one per person please:
Nov 29 2019
Thinking of the Apps goal, are there any other apps we could demo that would draw a crowd? I am not sure this would be popular, but I have been quite impressed by the travelling assistant features Kontact has acquired recently, although I doubt that would make for a very enthralling demo. I am sure there are other applications (Kdenlive?) that would make for visually appealing demos.