Promoting OSS: Social networks

Submitted by dag on Thu, 2007/10/04 - 19:46

A year ago as a CentOS team member I had taken the task upon myself to promote CentOS at events. Since LinuxWorld 2006 in London, we have organised presence at at least 8 different events, and we intend to do even better.

One of my personal favorites was FOSDEM 2007 which was the biggest gathering of CentOS volunteers to date. And I am positive that with everybody's help we can do even better the next edition.

When recently LinkedIn added a Group feature I was very interested to exploit that feature to show some support for CentOS in a more professional environment, but why leave out other social networks ?

Result: in less than a week we almost trippled the number of subscribers on the popular networks. I hope the network effect can take it from here :-)

PS: I also started a Drupal group on LinkedIn for those interested.

already booked !

I've already booked it in my agenda ... :-)


interesting to know indeed, that there is already a date. Added it to my google calendar!
Also testing CentOS at our company now.

Ghosty -

Post new comment

Please refrain from adding URLs to unrelated or commercial websites. This site is moderated and comments with inappropriate links are rejected. Thank you for your understanding.
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options