[CentOS-promo] Announcing and promoting Dojos

Fri Mar 14 07:53:48 UTC 2014
Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com>

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On 03/12/2014 09:56 AM, Lalatendu Mohanty wrote:
> On 03/12/2014 05:56 PM, Rejy M Cyriac wrote:
>> On 03/12/2014 05:18 PM, Gene Liverman wrote:
>>> I think you should post them on http://www.meetup.com as, at
>>> least around here, that seems to be where all the user groups
>>> are and where a lot of people go looking for things to do.
>> We had the same point come up during discussions at a recent
>> Fedora User meet at Bangalore, India. We decided to continue
>> using the Fedora project pages and mailing lists to announce and
>> track meets, and also use other local mailing lists, IRC
>> channels, and direct contacts.
>> It appears that meetup.com is fast becoming the brand for
>> organising meetings, but it comes with the risk of getting your
>> brand locked-in to the meetup.com brand. Organising meetings
>> through meetup.com is inevitable for those groups which do not
>> have their own infrastructure, but not so much for those who do.
>> So it is a risk call that you need to take. I would go for the
>> staying free route.
>> -rejy (rmc)
> Doesn't that mean, we shouldn't be using twitter, FB, G+ etc. IMO
> same rules applies to all web portals, social networking websites.
> That being said I am not against metup.com (specially when we are
> using other social networking platforms). Also I don't see anything
> wrong with using meetup.com as of now.

I think of the proprietary tools similar to how I think of GitHub
compares to git.centos.org. We need to have a presence where the users
are, but that doesn't mean we're making them the primary or only
communication channels.

- - Karsten
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