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Finding sources for FLOSS projects: Make it easy!

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One of the more difficult things for reporters working in the tech industry, especially those who aren't really familiar with a beat, is finding contacts for free software projects.

Increasingly, projects like GNOME or openSUSE are in mainstream news, but finding someone to "speak for" those projects can be a challenge. This is doubly true when a site has no contact information for project "leadership" or stale information for the project.

As an example, I just pinged all the addresses on the GNOME Press Resources page -- and they're in a pitiful state right now. At an outside guess, I'd say that the page is at least three years old and probably older than that, and the bounces I just received reflect that. Luckily, I'm not on deadline or anything -- I'm just trying to get information and clean the page so that we have good contacts for any press who are researching stories about GNOME.

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