andrew at beekhof
Apr 10, 2011, 4:21 AM
On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 12:36 AM, Lars Marowsky-Bree <lmb at novell.com> wrote:
> On 2011-04-07T11:19:55, Andrew Beekhof <andrew at beekhof.net> wrote:
>> They didn't wait for red hat to add a quote too?
>> Not a good start
> Moving this over from the technical list, since it really isn't a
> technical topic.
> So yeah, that didn't go down so well, but I'd like to publicly reiterate
> that there was no ill intent on behalf of the LF; they were in touch
> with RHT's press group, and I had (mistakenly) assumed that both the LF
> and its members had all done such things in the past and knew how to
> communicate and handle the deadlines they had set. (I was in the air
> when the release was finalized.)
> I think the LF contacted RHT, Novell, LINBIT, NTT, Oracle, and possibly
> IBM; all of them were given the same information and deadlines. We
> should have indicated more clearly to the LF that this was mandatory,
> but since I was (obviously) not in the direct Cc loop for agreeing on
> the RHT quote, I had no insight there.
> This has taught me to be a lot more careful - people actually read
> things into the order the company names are listed on a slide. ("Why is
> RHT listed first there?" when it was randomly sorted, "Why is Novell
> listed first on the other?" when it was merely alphabetical. I got
> complains from lawyers that a company name was listed in the draft
> without permission (which was why it was sent around as a draft to get
> exactly that!) as well as complaints that despite them not ack'ing it
> it got removed from the final version. Whatever way one chooses, one
I think the frustration is almost entirely with the LF's handling of
things rather than each other or even yourself.
A common source of frustration might even help :-)
> Let me be more precise, actually: it has taught me that I never want to
> be involved in a press release again ;-)
> ? ?Lars
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