Publicizing MacPorts

Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Tue Apr 20 15:42:30 UTC 2021

On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 at 12:41, Steven Smith wrote:
> > What Ryan is trying to say is that "MacPorts" is in fact just a set of
> > random volunteer contributors
> That’s begging the question of an effective communications strategy. A distributed model of random volunteers is perfect for aggregating git commits. It’s highly ineffective at communicating important news from that organization.
> If MacPorts wants to communicate better, it must post important announcements like “MacPorts supports the new Apple silicon M1” at a MacPorts website, and someone with a address must send emails to a few tech reporters that say “look at this please.”

I'm not saying that we need 40+ volunteers to write a single paragraph
each, and I don't think that would work well either.

But maybe you (or someone else reading this) would be willing to stand
up and volunteer to organize whatever needs to be done to improve our
communication with the broader community. We probably need just ONE
person with a clear vision, some ideas and a tiny bit of time to boost
the visibility and news from the community.

Would you be willing to lead the effort? I'm sure that others would
gladly help, but it needs to start somewhere and with someone with
sufficient motivation, resources and ideas to carry things out.


PS: we have, but it's probably not that
helpful. And Clemens is posting news on his personal blog from time to
time. We can certainly improve that if someone willing to write the
contents (with the help of others) shows up.

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