How to (Almost) Kill a Successful Project and Bring It Back to Life Again: Lessons Learned from the Xen Project (37 pages)

crash course in perception management • go to local foss events • shoot your mouth off • more mouthing off • get a “kick-*aas” mascot • shout out and live, or shut up and die

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Crash Course in Perception

Management

Go to local FOSS events

Submit talks

Get used to rejection and learn from it

Talk to the track chairmam

“I don’t like speaking” – get over it; calculus was
way harder than this

Get an ORG booth for cheap

Stock it with flyers, CDs, business cards,
stickers

Shoot your mouth off

Blogs

A usable website

Podcasts (TLLTS)

Social Media

Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn

More mouthing off

YouTube demos and tutorials

Write for Linux.com Lxer, LWN.net

Get a “kick-*aas” mascot!

But our buddy Xen Fu is taken!

Shout out and live, or shut up and die!

Passion is your ally

Let it leak over everyone

Don’t imitate the suits; do what fits you

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