> How will you handle the situation that most people's phone numbers won't
> be answered "PostgreSQL", but actually will be various companies? This
> might lead to some confusion - should that be mentioned, or not?
Hmmmm ... good question.
> Could you list me as the press contact for UK & Republic of Ireland?
> Thinks some more...what other countries are missing...
Are you certain that Ireland *wants* to be lumped in with the UK?
> I notice also that we have no press contacts for:
> Denmark - .dk Troels Arvin?
> Netherlands - .nl
> Norway - .no
> Spain - .es there is a "spanish" list, but they're in way different
> Portugal - .po perhaps Armando Halpern?
> Czech Republic - .cz there is a czech list
> Greece - .gr Alexander Antonakakis <alexis(at)maich(dot)gr>?
I'm a little reluctant to tap people as Regional Contacts if they aren't on
this list, and haven't volunteered. It's better not to have a contact at
all for a region than to have on who doesn't answer his phone/email -- or
even answers it wrong.
> South Africa - .za Anton de Wet <adw ( at ) obsidian ( dot ) co ( dot )
Yeah, he just sent me contact info.
> also there are no contacts from Africa or the Arabic world at all, which
> is not good at this time.
Actually, I just got a potential volunteer from Iran. Waiting to see if he
wants to do RC.
> Nigeria? - http://www.postgresql.org/news/185.html
Hey, if you know someone there ...
> You're also missing NZ and English-speaking Canada. Perhaps it might be
> politic to list the US and Australian contacts as covering those
> countries also?
Hmmmm ... yeah. Mind you, if we had a French-speaking Canadian contact, they
would be separate.
> I thought Afilias was actually an Irish company...
> I'm in the same timezone as SouthAfrica, and it is common for the UK to
> be associated with Northern European countries (who typically speak
> English better than we do...). It might be an idea to list me as the
> contact for Rep of Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark
> until we find a better spokesperson for each. So list me as "UK &
> Northern Europe".
I'm a bit reluctant to have people covering "beats" that don't include their
actual countries/areas. After all, have you ever actually *been* to Norway?
Would you be able to travel there to meet someone? We're a volunteer
organization, not a commercial company with a sales budget. More than that,
I find that a lot of countries resent having foriegners "speak for" their
country and there could be a negative reaction.
> ...or maybe don't group them together, just have an additional section
> at bottom, saying "if your country does not have a dedicated press
> contact volunteer, please contact one of these regional contacts:
> Northern Europe Simon Riggs
> Nordic & Baltic Jussi Mikkola
> Central & Eastern Europe Ewald Geschwinde
> Southern Europe & Middle-East Devrim Gunduz
This makes a lot more sense to me. However, I'd tend to think that people
could figure it out on their own. What to others think? We'd also need:
Mexico & Central America Alvaro
Pacific Islands Gavin
East Asia Shridhar or JPUG
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