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Re: How to get the message out (or: why there were only 6 people at the ApacheCon meetup)

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 09:35:24 -0600

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Bolstridge, Andrew
<andy.bolstridge_at_intergraph.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org [mailto:hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org] On Behalf
> Of Hyrum K. Wright
>> Sent: 07 November 2010 02:34
>> To: Subversion Development
>> Subject: How to get the message out (or: why there were only 6 people
> at the ApacheCon meetup)
> [snip]
>> My question: do we need to do this?  Is there a niche that isn't being
> filled by the various corporate sponsors, which we
>> (as a Subversion development community) are better served to do?  Do
> people already know "enough" about
>> Subversion, such that we don't need to evangelize anymore?
> I'm sure evangelical missions are still important - mainly to counter
> the "SVN is crap at merging, Mercurial/Git/a.n.otherDVCS is the ultimate
> SCM that fixes all your problems" type arguments that seems to be
> increasingly popular. Even our Serena dimensions admin (terrible
> 'enterprisey' ALM SCM) knows about git but doesn't know what SVN'd give
> him.
> So, I'd say there are still loads of poor souls needing the word
> bringing to them, and the FUD dispelling.

Then aside from cold-calling all potential proselytes, what venues are
the best places at which to talk to folks? Are there ALM or SCM or
other types of conferences with which an evening Subversion event
would work well?

(Or is this type of thing better left to marketing departments instead
of us technical peeps?)

Received on 2010-11-09 16:36:02 CET

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