Almost exactly four years ago we launched blogs.sun.com. It’s been a trip, almost all upside, remarkably problem free. There’s a bit of new news, both inbound and outbound.
Our blogging policy arrived on the scene in parallel with the blogs. For the first time since then, it’s been updated: see Linda Sckrocki’s Sun’s Revised Blogging Policy (AKA Guidelines on Public Discourse). Linda is the point-person for keeping the whole thing running; both servers and policies.
Doing the revision was a little tedious and there were actually a couple of points of internal disagreement. It’s really tough to produce something that’s short and human-readable enough to be useful as a problem preventer, while at the same time meeting legal professionals’ (entirely legitimate) concerns for i-dotting and t-crossing.
Now, here’s something that I think is actually more interesting and new. Meet Joanne Kisling:
She’s in our PR group, and leads our work on Blogger Relations. I don’t know, she may well be the world’s first blogger-oriented PR professional.
One of her recent projects was retaining Marshall Kirkpatrick to build the JavaOne Blog Central 2008; Marshall wrote it up in How to Build an RSS and Blog News Site for Your Project.
Are you a blogger? Want some help talking with Sun? Remember Joanne, and firstname.lastname@example.org.