CC BY-SA announcement drafts (also: holy crap ian did something!)

Mel Chua mel at
Sat Sep 5 18:53:37 UTC 2009

On 09/04/2009 07:57 PM, Karsten Wade wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 04:34:39PM -0500, Ian Weller wrote:

> Marketing might want to add some fluff, which is OK, too.

Marketing fluff added. ;)

How is this press release getting released, when, and where-to? Sorry I 
haven't been able to keep up with this discussion previously.

Specifically, I added:

* The standard "this is a press release!" headers ("FOR IMMEDIATE 
RELEASE", location/date before the body text)

* A headline (Fedora Project relicenses content to CC-BY-SA)

* A boilerplate snip of org info at the bottom, yanked from (do we have a more official one to use for 
press releases? I couldn't find one.)

* A shiny quote from Ian (this just in from IRC)

* A contact info section

* ### at the bottom, which is PRspeak for "end of press release"

(For an example of what a professional press release looks like, see - you'll 
see all these elements in there.)

It still needs:

* filling in of contact information at the bottom - Marketing folks, how 
we want to handle press releases is probably something we want to figure 
out in general at some point.

* copyediting (I suck at making sure spelling/grammar/etc is 100% 
correct; my quick pass usually gets things to 90-95%)

* more nice quotes, perhaps from Sparks or quaid or stickster - 
something like... "This relicensing effort will enable us to 
$list_of_awesomeness, we'd like to thank $these_people," said $name, 
$impressive-sounding-title. "$shiny_media_soundbite!"

Docs folks, if you want more help with this, can you shoot us a ticket 
( and summarize this 
email thread in the comments so that we have a bit of context?


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