Mo Duffy is working on user research for Fedora, which has a lot of
potential overlap (and therefore synergy - yay synergy!) with our
marketing research efforts.
The f-a-b thread starting on
is well worth reading; it's 7 messages long.
As part of that, we'll be making personas - see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona_(marketing) - which should help our
marketing work a *lot*. From Mo's email:
> - Personas will help us determine what tasks our target audience wants
> to accomplish with Fedora. This will help us figure out good default
> package selections for Fedora, and also to figure out, for a given task,
> which application is best suited to get the job done.
> - Personas will help us determine the timbre of our messaging in both
> marketing materials and our website in order to attract the very target
> audience we are hoping to gain.
If this is something that interests you, check out
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User_Research_Plan#Stakeholders and note
that our team is listed. ;) Our first job seems to be answering these
* How well do you think Fedora accomplishes its stated goals in light of
your role in the project?
* How is Fedora not meeting those goals?
* What questions do you have about Fedora's target audience that you'd
like to see answers so that your team can help get Fedora closer to its
So... throwing this up as a discussion thread - and would anyone like to
pick this up (helping out Mo with the user research, in part as a
Marketing liason) as a project, or know any marketers/designers (perhaps
students in one of those fields?) who'd be keen on hopping in?
Μετά από 5 μήνες και κάτι,
η δημοφιλής μπλε διανομή *Fedora <http://fedoraproject.org/>*
έκανε διαθέσιμη την νέα της έκδοση 12, με κωδική ονομασία *Constantine*.
Η πρώτη εμφάνισης του Fedora ήταν πριν από περίπου 6 χρόνια
και σήμερα, έχει φτάσει στις πρώτες θέσεις των προτιμήσεων
των χρηστών Linux.
About 5 months and some after F11, the well known blue distribution Fedora
released version 12 with code name Constatine.
Fedora came out for first time about 6 years ago and by now holds one of the
top positions in the list of Linux Users.
Δημοσιεύθηκε στις Wed, 18/11/2009 - 10:32
Τα τελευταία χρόνια, πολλές διανομές *Linux* έχουν καταφέρει να διευρύνουν
σημαντικά το κοινό στο οποίο απευθύνονται, καθώς διαθέτουν πλέον ένα
εύχρηστο interface που δεν αποθαρρύνει τους νέους και άπειρους χρήστες. Δύο
από τις πλέον δημοφιλείς διανομές είναι η *(K)Ubuntu *και η *Fedora*, με την
τελευταία να έχει φτάσει αισίως στην *έκδοση 12*.
During the last years, many Linux distributions have managed to expand their
user base, since now they offer a user friendly interface that does not
discourage new and inexperienced users. The two most popular distributions
are (K)Ubuntu and Fedora that lately is at version 12
I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a Programmer Analyst who works for a
large fortune 500 company. I have been using Fedora for over 3 years and
would love to give back in any way that I can. I absolutely love what Fedora
and open source does and believe in both 100%. I am skilled in Java, J2EE,
C, C++, Python, HTML, CSS and a bunch of other technologies. I am an avid
programming language enthusiast and am working toward getting my Masters in
Computer Science. I would love to contribute to the website project in any
way that I can. I deal with website technology on a daily basis and feel
that I would be able to provide a lot of help to the fedora website team. No
task is to small. If you guys just need someone to enter text or change a
CSS style I am willing to do it. Thank you for your time and I look forward
to talking with all of you!