paulb (Paul Brown)
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Sat, Jun 23

paulb added a comment to T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.

I just fixed a few grammatical issue (bear in mind that I am not a native speaker so it could easily still contain some errors), but apart from that I think this sounds very reasonable.

Sat, Jun 23, 4:16 PM · KDE Promo

Fri, Jun 22

paulb updated subscribers of T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Fri, Jun 22, 10:52 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.

This still an early draft and I definitely need some feedback and comments to make it a better document.

Fri, Jun 22, 10:51 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Fri, Jun 22, 10:50 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T9066: Akademy 2018: Promo Mini Sprint.
Fri, Jun 22, 8:39 AM · KDE Promo

Thu, Jun 21

paulb triaged T9061: Attend External Events 2018: X.org Developer's Conference 2018 as Normal priority.
Thu, Jun 21, 6:51 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8043: Attend External Events 2018.
Thu, Jun 21, 6:46 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8390: KDE e.V. annual report 2017.
In T8390#148358, @lydia wrote:

I'd like to give the dot story and report a final review. I hope to get to this before the end of the week.

Thu, Jun 21, 5:52 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T8390: KDE e.V. annual report 2017.

The article for the dot has been ready for some days now. When do you want to publish this?

Thu, Jun 21, 8:22 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Wed, Jun 20

paulb added a comment to T7838: Akademy 2018: Promotion in local media.
  1. Getting in touch
Wed, Jun 20, 11:26 AM · Akademy (Akademy 2018)

Tue, Jun 19

paulb added a comment to T8170: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe.
In T8170#148019, @mart wrote:

I can submit a kirigami talk about convergence things.. tough I'm not sure how much is on topic with embedded and iot

Tue, Jun 19, 7:25 PM · Plasma, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8170: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

For the record, making Plasma work on ARM devices I think is a good topic for a talk, @garg .

Tue, Jun 19, 3:26 PM · Plasma, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8170: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe.
In T8170#147988, @garg wrote:

Hey
I'd like to attend and help run the booth and anything else that might need doing, I've worked on getting Plasma working on the Pinebook and other misc. ARM devices.

Tue, Jun 19, 3:20 PM · Plasma, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7838: Akademy 2018: Promotion in local media.

@derkits and @savernik, how are you planning to do this? Are you going to speak with people at the media in person? Send them emails? ...

Tue, Jun 19, 11:22 AM · Akademy (Akademy 2018)
paulb added a comment to T8170: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

I live nearby and can help with accommodation

Tue, Jun 19, 11:17 AM · Plasma, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7838: Akademy 2018: Promotion in local media.

Yes. Give me a couple of hours as I am busy with something else right now, and I will post some guidelines.

Tue, Jun 19, 9:56 AM · Akademy (Akademy 2018)

Thu, Jun 14

paulb added a comment to T8170: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

The event organisers need our help to promote the event in our community:

Thu, Jun 14, 4:16 PM · Plasma, KDE Promo
paulb claimed T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.

Going to assign this one to myself and start drafting a skeleton document that collects

Thu, Jun 14, 10:45 AM · KDE Promo

Wed, Jun 13

paulb closed T9016: share.kde.org backups as Resolved.
Wed, Jun 13, 7:27 PM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T9016: share.kde.org backups.

@nalvarez fortunately not yet. But we may give some more users access and I just want to make sure if an accident happens, we can recover gracefully from it.

Wed, Jun 13, 7:26 PM · Sysadmin
paulb created T9016: share.kde.org backups.
Wed, Jun 13, 4:01 PM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T8469: Build a curated list of Twitter feeds from interesting KDE contributors and users.

Shall we go with the original plan as suggested by @jriddell ?

Wed, Jun 13, 2:23 PM · KDE Promo

Mon, Jun 11

paulb closed T8997: Only the first image is accesible in CDN directory as Resolved.

I figured it out. Closing.

Mon, Jun 11, 6:53 PM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

@apol, you want to do something generic about KDE Edu or KAlgebra?

Mon, Jun 11, 6:32 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb triaged T8997: Only the first image is accesible in CDN directory as High priority.
Mon, Jun 11, 6:13 PM · Sysadmin

Wed, Jun 6

paulb added a comment to T8747: Putting KDE's videos to the alternative video platform PeerTube.

How do we want to proceed with this task? Have you already looked through the instances and figured out which would be the best instance for our purposes?

Wed, Jun 6, 6:40 PM · KDE Promo

Fri, Jun 1

paulb closed T5973: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for virality as Resolved.
Fri, Jun 1, 11:59 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T5973: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for virality, a subtask of T5784: Social Media, as Resolved.
Fri, Jun 1, 11:59 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T5974: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for appropriateness as Resolved.
Fri, Jun 1, 11:59 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T5974: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for appropriateness, a subtask of T5784: Social Media, as Resolved.
Fri, Jun 1, 11:59 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T5974: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for appropriateness from Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Fri, Jun 1, 11:48 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T5973: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for virality from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Fri, Jun 1, 11:47 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5973: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for virality.

We discussed, brainstormed and made a list of guidelines during the Feb 2018 sprint. Edited and added to the wiki.

Fri, Jun 1, 11:47 AM · KDE Promo

Wed, May 30

paulb moved T6840: Qt World Summit from Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Wed, May 30, 3:56 PM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T8042: Promo Sprint: Post Mortem from Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Wed, May 30, 3:56 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T7316: Promo Sprint as Resolved.
Wed, May 30, 3:56 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T6892: QtWS biz cards as Resolved.
Wed, May 30, 3:55 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T6892: QtWS biz cards, a subtask of T6840: Qt World Summit, as Resolved.
Wed, May 30, 3:55 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8879: I need write access to the files CDN.

Good point. I will do that. Thanks for the advice.

Wed, May 30, 10:45 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T8879: I need write access to the files CDN.

Great! It works very well: Uploaded my first video without any trouble.

Wed, May 30, 10:39 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

Excellent

Wed, May 30, 10:31 AM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8879: I need write access to the files CDN.

Here you go.

Wed, May 30, 9:53 AM · Sysadmin

Tue, May 29

paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

So all "versions" are still free software, i.e. freely distributable. You don't have anything to worry about @timotheegiet.

Tue, May 29, 3:23 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

The code and assets are under a free license of course, but the binaries of the full version are not available for free on all platforms, as I said we sell them for proprietary systems (win/android/apple).

Only the demo with 2/3 of the activities is available for free there.

Tue, May 29, 2:03 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

Thanks paulb for the booth request.
I think doing demo on the booth is the best thing to do for GCompris.

Tue, May 29, 12:10 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8879: I need write access to the files CDN.

The site cdn.files.kde.org is actually a backstop host for when files.kde.org doesn't have any mirrors available for a file, so isn't usable for this purpose (as the mirror files.kde.org sends you to might not always be secure, which browsers will flag if you try to embed audio/video/images in a page)

The most appropriate alternative would probably be cdn.kde.org (which is similar, except it never relies on a mirror).

Tue, May 29, 11:30 AM · Sysadmin

Sun, May 27

paulb created T8879: I need write access to the files CDN.
Sun, May 27, 4:01 PM · Sysadmin

May 24 2018

paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

@apol and @timotheegiet: Would you like to sign up for a workshop each on KAlgebra and GCompris? The form to do so is here.

May 24 2018, 4:13 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

Progress today: Filled in a form requesting a booth at the event.

May 24 2018, 3:41 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T8747: Putting KDE's videos to the alternative video platform PeerTube.
May 24 2018, 11:14 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8747: Putting KDE's videos to the alternative video platform PeerTube.

A problem could be that most instances only render the videos up to 720p and I don't know when this value will be increased. I do not have a problem in watching videos in 720p, but maybe other people have.

May 24 2018, 11:07 AM · KDE Promo

May 22 2018

paulb added a project to T7836: Akademy 2018 Promo: KDE Promo.
May 22 2018, 6:27 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2018)

May 21 2018

paulb added a comment to T8747: Putting KDE's videos to the alternative video platform PeerTube.

framatube.org, the official instance of FramaSoft, has no open registration and I think I read that it is only meant for French videos about free software. Maybe they will change their mind if we would kindly ask them either they want to host KDE's videos.

May 21 2018, 9:34 AM · KDE Promo

May 19 2018

paulb added a comment to T8747: Putting KDE's videos to the alternative video platform PeerTube.

You have a point, @duffus. Serving videos from the files site must be maintained and publicised. I am personally in favour of having ALL videos on the CDN and have that as a repository anybody can dip into or for masse downloading.

May 19 2018, 12:19 AM · KDE Promo

May 18 2018

paulb updated subscribers of T8747: Putting KDE's videos to the alternative video platform PeerTube.

This is tricky. I agree that YouTube is terrible... as is Facebook, as is Twitter. We should support free and open alternatives. There are issues, though. As @lydia points out, hosting a video platform ourselves may be complicated. We also have to think of our current followers. If we want to reach beyond the bubble, we will have to maintain our accounts on the most popular platforms because that is where people outside the bubble congregate.

May 18 2018, 11:44 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8745: Promoting KDE and its projects at the downtown of Vienna during Akademy 2018.

@cahfofpai Yep

May 18 2018, 11:17 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T8745: Promoting KDE and its projects at the downtown of Vienna during Akademy 2018.

Or you find enough people already in Vienna 1 week before Akademy and could also promote Akademy :)

May 18 2018, 9:14 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy

May 15 2018

paulb added a comment to T8685: First commit, made easy.

even if it requires a bit of effort up front to help people get started

May 15 2018, 10:25 PM · Goal settings 2017

May 10 2018

paulb moved T8469: Build a curated list of Twitter feeds from interesting KDE contributors and users from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
May 10 2018, 4:01 PM · KDE Promo

May 9 2018

paulb added a comment to T8170: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

We are now officially "Community Sponsors" for this event. Apart from getting our logo and a link on the site, people who attend the conference on our behalf get a 15% discount.

May 9 2018, 7:09 PM · Plasma, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7205: create call for locations for Akademy 2019.

A new version, with @lydia's suggested changes and changes to make it less Norhern-Hemisphere centric, as suggested by @apol:

May 9 2018, 11:07 AM · KDE e.V., Akademy

May 1 2018

paulb updated the task description for T8624: contributor trainings.
May 1 2018, 3:20 PM · KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T8624: contributor trainings.
May 1 2018, 3:19 PM · KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T8624: contributor trainings.
May 1 2018, 3:18 PM · KDE e.V.

Apr 23 2018

paulb added a comment to T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.

We already offer a less annoying update experience, so learning that piece of information would teach us nothing, though. It's the same with most potential answers to this question.

Apr 23 2018, 7:24 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.

I think we need to be careful to only ask questions whose answers are actionable for KDE and can help us choose where to focus our energies, such as "What apps do you use on your current operating system that stop you from migrating to Linux?" and "What support would you need to be able to migrate your institution to Linux?"

By contrast, I have a hard time imagining what KDE could do differently in response to any answers to the question "Can you explain in your own words what Free Software/Open Source software is?"

Apr 23 2018, 6:49 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.
Apr 23 2018, 4:55 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.
Apr 23 2018, 11:35 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.
Apr 23 2018, 11:34 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T7315: Qt World Summit: Postmortem as Resolved.
Apr 23 2018, 11:25 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T7315: Qt World Summit: Postmortem, a subtask of T6840: Qt World Summit, as Resolved.
Apr 23 2018, 11:25 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T6844: Qt World Summit: Demo loops as Resolved.
Apr 23 2018, 11:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T6844: Qt World Summit: Demo loops, a subtask of T6840: Qt World Summit, as Resolved.
Apr 23 2018, 11:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T7324: Qt World Summit: Postmortem: Checklist as Resolved.

Thanks, @skadinna. I am adding this to the wiki page you suggested anyway. I agree about it being a bit of a mess, but we can edit it at a later date.

Apr 23 2018, 11:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T7324: Qt World Summit: Postmortem: Checklist, a subtask of T7315: Qt World Summit: Postmortem, as Resolved.
Apr 23 2018, 11:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb reassigned T7324: Qt World Summit: Postmortem: Checklist from paulb to skadinna.

Can we turn this into a page in the wiki, @skadinna ? Where would it go?

Apr 23 2018, 8:08 AM · KDE Promo

Apr 22 2018

paulb added a comment to T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.

"What help do you think you would need to be able to move/move your institution to Linux?"

Apr 22 2018, 3:39 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.

+1 for asking institutions (especially in education). KDE has some great educational apps (GCompris, KStars, KGeography...) and there are even special distributions designed for schools (e.g. the "lernstick", a german project that is pretty much Debian with tons of edu-apps added in).

A few sample questions (not refined):

Apr 22 2018, 9:43 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Apr 22 2018, 9:03 AM · KDE Promo

Apr 19 2018

paulb updated the task description for T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.
Apr 19 2018, 6:06 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.

I recommend that we conduct research asking receptive institutions--such as primary schools, universities, nonprofits, and small-to-medium-sized businesses--what the barriers are to adopting KDE Plasma and apps. Most of these institutions use Windows but are dissatisfied with the headaches and cost. Also, they typically already have an IT staff (if even a small one) to ease the transition and provide rudimentary user support.

Apr 19 2018, 6:05 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.
Apr 19 2018, 10:18 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.
Apr 19 2018, 10:16 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company.
Apr 19 2018, 10:13 AM · KDE Promo
paulb triaged T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company as Normal priority.
Apr 19 2018, 10:12 AM · KDE Promo

Apr 9 2018

paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Apr 9 2018, 10:11 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Apr 9 2018, 10:10 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8258: Promo subgroups.

I have a PR background and I'm up for writing, so count me in for those.

Apr 9 2018, 10:09 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Apr 9 2018, 10:05 AM · KDE Promo
paulb reassigned T8469: Build a curated list of Twitter feeds from interesting KDE contributors and users from paulb to jriddell.

Here's the list for the planet. Do you need us to do anything else?

Apr 9 2018, 9:29 AM · KDE Promo

Apr 8 2018

paulb moved T8469: Build a curated list of Twitter feeds from interesting KDE contributors and users from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Apr 8 2018, 8:31 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8469: Build a curated list of Twitter feeds from interesting KDE contributors and users.
Apr 8 2018, 7:22 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8469: Build a curated list of Twitter feeds from interesting KDE contributors and users.
In T8469#137465, @Lucas wrote:
Apr 8 2018, 7:05 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8469: Build a curated list of Twitter feeds from interesting KDE contributors and users.
Apr 8 2018, 6:30 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T8469: Build a curated list of Twitter feeds from interesting KDE contributors and users.
Apr 8 2018, 6:29 PM · KDE Promo

Mar 28 2018

paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Mar 28 2018, 8:53 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8258: Promo subgroups.
In T8258#135270, @James wrote:

I can be placed under 'Brigading' and 'Recruiting'. Thanks!

Mar 28 2018, 2:15 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Mar 28 2018, 2:15 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Mar 28 2018, 10:56 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Mar 28 2018, 10:51 AM · KDE Promo