= QUICK SUMMARY =
= * What: Creating day for thanking Fedora volunteers/contributors =
= * When: Nov. 6, 2016 (Fedora's anniversary) =
= * Why: Boost community morale and support Fedorans in their work =
= * How: Read wiki page, read ticket, add feedback to ideas =
This topic comes from a ticket in the CommOps Trac that we discussed
during today's CommOps meeting (linked below). Since a lot of people may
be hearing about this for the first time, I will summarize the big
points here in this email. The longer details are in the wiki page and
The Fedora Appreciation Day would be a yearly day of thanks dedicated to
the volunteers and contributors that work in the Fedora Project
community. This can be from a development, infrastructure, marketing,
engineering, or any other standpoint. Contributors and users would be
encouraged to spend a small part of their day passing along thanks to
the project community, either to specific people or projects, or to
Fedora as a whole. The idea stems off of a discussion I had with
cprofitt about the Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day.
November 6th is chosen as the date to have the Fedora Appreciation Day
as it marks the anniversary of the Fedora Project, as announced by Bill
Nottingham on November 6, 2003.
We have a number of ideas in place about how to go about planning the
event. An outline is created for how we want to execute organizing and
putting this event together.
1. Create clear guidelines and ways for participants to express
gratitude. Make sure this is somewhere public and open.
2. Communicate ahead of time of the event, as far as one month
ahead of time.
3. Create a "community thank you pad", either as a wiki page or
otherwise, that can serve as a public wall of thanks.
4. Focus on awareness the week leading up to the event so users and
contributors both are aware of the planned event.
5. Monitor what's going on for the day of the event and try to make
observations about the result and impact of the event (e.g.
number of wiki edits on gratitude page, number of karma cookies
given on day, etc.).
We spent a lot of time discussing this in the CommOps meeting today, and
a lot more details are explaining in the comments of the ticket in the
It would be great to have other feedback to the ideas we are discussing
and hopefully wanting to execute in time for this event! If you have
some time, please review the wiki page and ticket.
Thanks everyone! Really hoping we can work towards making this a
tradition in the community for years to come. :)
Justin W. Flory