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Re: [Osdc-list] Article Opportunity: Facebook's IPO



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From: Stephen J Smoogen [ssmoogen redhat com]
Received: Friday, 18 May 2012, 5:34pm
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Subject: Re: [Osdc-list] Article Opportunity: Facebook's IPO

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On 05/18/2012 03:11 PM, Bryan Behrenshausen wrote:
> That's an interesting angle, Mark, but I assure you (and everyone
> else!), I sent my initial query with no preconceived notions
> regarding what a Facebook/IPO/open source post might look, sound,
> or feel like!  I truly did want to ask our community members about
> their thoughts on the matter, and make sure anyone with a desire to
> write something knew that we were interested in publishing
> something on it.
> Perhaps some context may be helpful: I am an opensource.com intern
> (I have met a few folks who've responded so far, but not all), and
> have been thinking about ways we might use this list to encourage
> more participation from the community members who have subscribed
> to it.  Opensouce.com moderators and I will often find ourselves
> discussing the news of the day and, inevitably, saying "Boy, I wish
> we had an article about that."  This is precisely what happened in
> response to Facebook's recent IPO.  This time, I thought I'd check
> with our community to see if anyone _was_ thinking about such a
> story (after all, why lament the fact that we don't have the
> content we wished we'd had if I haven't even checked with our
> community?).  So, please consider this merely a general, welcoming
> query.  If there's no story to be had, no angle that hasn't been so
> completely worked over elsewhere, then that's certainly fine.
> Have a nice weekend, Bryan

Thanks for the information. It makes the query easier to handle. For
me, I think everything that has been said about Facebook has been said
one way or another in the last 6 months. Maybe a better question is
"What is next up? and how does Open Source make that happen?"

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