Project:Public Relations

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Gentoo Public Relations Project
Description The Public Relations Team improves Gentoo's visibility towards the rest of the world.
IRC Channel #gentoo-pr
Lead(s) none
No lead election date set
(and inherited members)
Parent Project Gentoo Linux
Project listing

Extending and improving a meta-distribution such as Gentoo is not possible without the continued involvement of the users. Apart from the bug reporting, enhancement requests, mailing list/IRC activity, and other important aspects, the motivation of the users is one of, perhaps even the most, influential facet of distribution activity. Such motivation can be brought to the users by well-coordinated public relation efforts.

PR goes well beyond just "informing the world". It embraces research, planning, communication, and evaluation manufactured to the organization's core values. It does not stop with explaining the virtues of the organization and the decisions made, but also extends to uncovering the principles that are used to go where the organization wants to go.

Social media

The following is a list of official social media accounts for Gentoo. Those involved with PR can feel free to ask for permission to help push news updates to these locations. Please give other members of the team a brief consultation in #gentoo-pr and/or on the mailing list before posting.


With an escalating number of users and increasingly complex projects with ever-tighter deadlines, Gentoo is probably one of the most actively developed distributions available today. Keeping our community informed about development progress is an interesting challenge. Users and developers should be able to quickly grasp the essence of the project and where it currently stands.

The presentation project (once a solo-project) has now been merged with Public Relations. The goal is to improve Gentoo's visibility by providing all appropriate information in up-to-date, well-targeted presentations, and hand-outs. These can then be downloaded and used by developers, users, and interested parties. Developers are encouraged to not only view these themselves, but also to share with others in the public square through presentations, demonstrations, and direct contact with the community.

Presentation resources can be found in the following sub-articles: