Sadly, most of the online world does not know about Mandrakelinux or its global community. MandrakeMag challenges you to build a better distribution by taking part in the Mandrakelinux Community Marketing Initiative. We are counting on users like you, to share your skills, demonstrate your talents and help bridge the awareness gap between the Mandrakelinux community and the world beyond!
By harnessing its artistic and creative talents, the Mandrakelinux community can create a large number of simple and effective marketing resources for Mandrakelinux users, developers, advocates and distributors.
what could we create?
For example, I personally would like to help create the following common resources:
* message and forum signature templates promoting our favourite distribution and its communities.
* emoticons and buttons for your blog/website promoting Mandrakelinux and its communities.
* wallpapers, desktop artwork and printable posters.
* CD cover templates for home-made install CDs.
* a basic 3 page getting-started guide for new users.
* downloadable brochures promoting Mandrakelinux.
what are the rules?
* All materials must relate to Mandrakelinux and its user and developer communities specifically.
* All materials submitted need to be original works submitted by the original author.
* All materials contributed will be released under a Creative Commons License. There are a number of license options available. The preferred license variant is detailed here.
* Any graphical material that displays the Mandrakelinux or Mandrakelinux "star logo" will need to comply with Mandrakesoft's Guidelines on trademark and logo usage. Please follow this hyperlink to download the Mandrakesoft Guidelines in PDF format.
* Material will only be accepted in the following file formats: PNG, JPG, GIF, SVG, PDF, SXW and plain text.
how do we get started?
If you already have some relevant artwork or paperwork you would like share, please contribute it.
As part of this project, discussion threads have been seeded on a number of Mandrake related discussion groups. Please participate, share your ideas and your efforts.
Volunteer to help co-ordinate, publicise or document this project. If you'd like to help out, please contact me. Also, if you have some server space or bandwidth you'd like to donate, I'd be very happy to hear from you...
Take the Initiative! More information here.
This post has been edited by mousematt: 06 October 2004 - 03:13 AM