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Re: [Orgmode] Re: Sourceforge community award

From: John Rakestraw
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: Sourceforge community award
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 17:10:40 -0400

Hi Carsten and the list --

I really like the ideas, and I'm trying merely to shorten -- see
suggestions below.


> I also do like Brian's description a lot.  But it is 190 characters,
> I am not sure if we can stretch the "about 140" this much?  I have
> been trying to shorten it a bit - please check if it still captures
> the essence.....
> Here is the current state of our reply to Sourceforge - please comment
> > 1. Complete this sentence in about 140 characters: "Our project is
> > [-foo-]."  For example, "Our project is a tool that helps you wash  
> > your
> > car."
> >
>     Org-mode masters personal/project information your way, in plain  
> text,
>     with features out of your way until you want them, backed by the
>     power of Emacs.

Org-mode masters personal/project information your way, in plain  
text, with features hidden until needed, backed by the power of Emacs.

> > 2. Complete this sentence, also in about 140 characters: "We
> > should win
> > because [-bar-]."  For example, "We should win because we have a  
> > strong
> > community and we solve a universal problem."
>     We should win because by allowing people to evolve their
>     productive selves, org-mode has created one of the best
>     communities in the open-source world.

We should win because org-mode, by making users more productive, has
spawned one of the best communities in the open-source world. 

> > 3. Please provide a logo (or screenshot, if you'd prefer) for your
> > project.  It should be at least 640x480, but we'll also be showing
> > it as a thumbnail.
> I am attaching the picture to this email, you can also retrieve it
> from
> http://orgmode.org/Org-mode-scc.png
> (((Thanks to Greg Newman for fixing up the unicorn and pasting it
> nicely into the screenshot - any objections against this picture?
> Note that it needs to work as a thumbnail as well, which this one
> will, I believe.)))
> For the time being, I am sending you this link, which is a Google
> Tech Talk
> by me (Carsten Dominik, main author of Org-mode).
>         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJTwQvgfgMM
> Before the deadline you should get another email from Bastien Guerry,
> with a link to a new video which we made just for this occasion.
> If so, please link to that video instead.
> > 5. In some cases, I'm mailing several people in your community
> > because I don't know who the right person is.  If you're not the
> > right person for me to be dealing with, please let me know.
> > I certainly don't want to be irritating.
> Main address:       address@hidden
> Secondary address:  address@hidden
> > 6. Our finalists are usually pretty interesting people.  Are you
> > willing to be contacted by our public relations team about
> > interviews with the press?
> Yes.
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