Promoting OSS: Social networks
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.