I wanted to give an update on the articles that came out in the press after we announced that 12.2 would be delayed due to some much needed internal reflecting.
When I heard of it the day before we announced it I was rather afraid the news would be received poorly: "openSUSE 12.2 release delayed as community lacks resources" would have made for a bad headline :(
But the real issue was as much that we have TOO MANY new contributors as that we have too few core people - and we managed to get that message across. The coolest headline surely was from ZDNet's Paula Rooney: "OpenSUSE release put on ice as community booms"
Made me smile for sure! The total number of articles in just English we got was about 15 or so, including articles on the Var guy, The H, ZDNet, ITNews, InternetNews.com and ITWeb. That is not including the German and other language articles which are also showing up on sites like derStandard.at and Pro-Linux. Last but not least, LWN is writing an article which will be in the next weekly edition (later today or tomorrow?). Pretty much all feedback we got was positive and nice and the discussion is going rather well.
These numbers are actually close to what we get when we do a release - very cool to see that the press is interested in what we do, even if we have news for them on such short notice...
So all, thanks for the promotion you did - channels like Facebook, twitter and Google Plus depend on your help to be notified! And yes, there, everyone can help - share things on the channels if you can, and if you want I'd happily add you to the list of people who has access to those things.