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OSS Project Press Relations

User: jarcher
Date: 4/25/2007 3:24 pm
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On Thursday I attended a session named OSS Project Press Relations by Josh Berkus, which covered a lot of excellent advice for interacting with the press if you're trying to get coverage for your open source project. In summary, Josh covers the following issues:

- resources
-- volunteers
-- press contacts
-- reference users
-- press kit
- handling the press
- handling the press release

I have kept more detailed notes on the subject, and if you're interested I can pass along what I have. I found the talk to be very illuminating on how one might get coverage and manage press around their own OS project without having an institution or company behind the activities. Probably less important as we are members of the CSU, however -- the information he talks about in putting together the press release and managing resources is very important to anyone.