[Community] Growing the Community

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Thu Jun 13 22:39:30 CEST 2013

Am 13.06.2013 um 20:58 schrieb Lukas Märdian:

> In order to attract people outside the community we have to somehow make
> them think our project is worth their time.
> In the simplest case, this can be done by a clean and informative
> project homepage. Therefore I created a new wiki page with a proposal
> for a new start page of openphoenux.org:
>  http://projects.goldelico.com/p/openphoenux/page/StartPageProposal

That is cool.
> I used a little CSS to hide the wiki's "context" bar on the left side,
> but still keeping wiki functionality available (top bar). Furthermore I
> tried to give the content a little more structure and align everything a
> little bit.
> What do you think about it? Do you think it's worth to move it to the
> start page?

I didn't know that it is possible just by CSS. And the page size even

Generally this is very important. It is like tidying up our pub.

But even more important is to tell the world outside of the pub that we
have a pub with good plans and why it is the best for them to hang around
with us. This needs a lot of seeding links going to the openphoenux.org
home page...

And, maybe someone can write a good blog entry about the general issue
of why it is so important that we can understand what is going on
in the devices. Why we need open source of the software, schematics
and why a two-processor system is better than an integrated modem.
Why we need to be able to have control over the voice communication between
modem and microphone etc. And why a separate GPS receiver is better - even
if more expensive.

And then compare different approaches and devices so that the
reader can draw conclusions.


> BR,
>  Lukas
> Am 13.06.2013 19:28, schrieb Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller:
>> Am 13.06.2013 um 18:41 schrieb Lukas Märdian:
>>> Ah, I see.
>>> I've converted the text/font to paths in the SVG and created a PNG
>> This wnow works as expected.
>>> version as well. Both are attached.
>> I have updated all files on the web front page.
>>> And I've already put the "Member of the OpenPhoenux Community"-Button on
>>> my blog:
>>> http://blog.slyon.de
>> Looks good!
>> Nikolaus
>>> Regards,
>>> Lukas
>>> Am 13.06.2013 18:16, schrieb Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller:
>>>> Am 13.06.2013 um 18:04 schrieb Lukas Märdian:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> this sounds like a nice idea!
>>>>> But the Logo (openphoenux.jpg) seems to be using a wrong font.
>>>> Hm. Not really a wrong font.
>>>> The SVG appears to use a font called "Sans" (which is not the same as "sans-serif") that is not installed in my machine:
>>>>        style="font-size:48px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;line-height:125%;letter-spacing:0px;word-spacing:0px;fill:#8b8b8b;fill-opacity:1;stroke:none;font-family:Sans"
>>>> So I never noticed that the designer did intend something else.
>>>>> The original SVG contained a sans-serif font, which gives a more
>>>>> symmetric appearance.
>>>> So it is more a bug that the text is not a vector graphics itself....
>>>>> I exported the SVG to a jpg, which contains the original font, maybe you
>>>>> could exchange the files? The jpg file is attached and has the same
>>>>> resolution.
>>>> Yes, looks better. Thanks! I will update everything.
>>>>> BR,
>>>>> Lukas
>>>>> Am 13.06.2013 16:48, schrieb Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller:
>>>>>> to help to grow the community I have made some extended
>>>>>> excerpt from the LinuxTag presentation which describes the
>>>>>> reasons why the world needs this community, what it is and
>>>>>> what its values are to give reasons why interested persons should
>>>>>> be a member. You can find it here (or linked on the top left
>>>>>> of http://www.openphoenux.org)
>>>>>> <http://projects.goldelico.com/p/openphoenux/downloads/get/OpenPhoenux.pdf> [1]
>>>>>> It is not enough that we have the document somewhere... It must
>>>>>> be actively used by those who never did hear about OpenPhoenux.
>>>>>> So please use this material when talking to people about our activities.
>>>>>> I think you could also do that by subscribing to relevant mailing lists
>>>>>> and fora and inserting it into discussions whenever it appears to be
>>>>>> appropriate. Sort of viral spreading of the word :)
>>>>>> Another means of attracting new community members can be
>>>>>> by using the Logo and linking to the openphoenux.org home
>>>>>> page. You can easily do that by inserting the following (or similar)
>>>>>> HTML into your personal home page, blogs or other publications
>>>>>> where you find it appropriate.
>>>>>> <table><tr><td align="center">
>>>>>> <a href="http://www.openphoenux.org">
>>>>>> Member of<br>
>>>>>> <img style="width: 100px"
>>>>>> src="http://www.openphoenux.org/images/openphoenux.jpg"><br>
>>>>>> Community
>>>>>> </a></td></tr></table>
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