If you hadn't already read it, the next step in Fedora.next is
"marketing the products":
-------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Fedora Board Working Group PRD approval
> Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:37:57 -0500
> The Board has reviewed the PRDs for the Cloud, Server, and Workstation
> products and approves. While there are some reservations in certain
> areas, the overall goals of each product seem to be well thought out
> and an benefit to Fedora going forward. Thank you for taking the time
> to work through these issues.
> As a next step, the Board would like to see FESCo and the Working
> Groups discuss marketing of these products, both individually for each
> product and collectively as the Fedora project deliverables. The
> Board, FESCo, WGs, Marketing, Ambassadors and web sites team should
> come up with a broader marketing/branding plan to make the transition
> to a three main product deliverable world as clear and effective as
> possible. We look forward to working with these groups in the near
> -The Board
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#135: FPL Retrospective for 10th Anniversary of Fedora
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Writing an FPL retrospective for the 10th anniversary of Fedora for Fedora
Magazine. First in a series about the 10th anniversary, celebrating 10
years of Fedora and looking ahead to the next 10 or 100...
Ticket URL: <https://fedorahosted.org/marketing-team/ticket/135>
Marketing team for the Fedora project.
Okay, so, there is a rather big fork in the road ahead of us. I mean, not
that we can't take one path and then find out if its wrong, but, better not
to. That is: part of the Fedora.next process has been working on going from
the "default offering" to three distinct Fedora products -- Cloud, Server,
Three is a magic number, of course. It's a natural split, and it's kind of
easy to see how promotion and the web site would work with that. There is a
discussion now about possible procedures for creating more in the future:
There are basically two camps. Well, there's a third -- that we should have
no default anything and that we should just be a (well-made) source of
building supplies -- but I'm pretty strongly sold on at least offering
*kits* for our users. So, the two camps are basically:
* "High bar, need to show a distinct problem space". The three initial
products are basically all areas we want to cover, and they don't really
overlap. This approach says that for a new primary product to be added,
there should be a new, separate problem space to tackle -- there
shouldn't be internal competition, and users should easily find the
product that matches their needs without going through a "choose your
own adventure!" process.
* "Low bar, need to show viable resources to do the work". The idea here
is that if someone wants to contribute to working on something in
Fedora, and can demonstrate that they can pull it off, we should
promote it. I think this camp recognizes that it makes the web site
more complicated, but judges supporting our contributors to be more
So, marketing team people: what do you think? Which is the right general
approach? If we do the second thing, does it dilute our ability to deliver
the Fedora Message? How can we overcome that? Other questions? Other
Matthew Miller -- Fedora Project -- <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>
I seem to have missed out something for which my marketing group
request status still reads unapproved.
Could you please suggest what is missing?
I have done the following as per the guidelines:
Joined the mailing list and introduced myself .
Registered in the Fedora Account System , and completed the FPCA.
Joined the 'marketing' group in the Account System .
The concerned page at
''This makes you an official member of the Marketing project.''
However my status still reads unapproved.
Welcome to Marketing Project of Fedora.
This is a wonderful community and I am sure you will feel great.
My personal experience has been that I have got much more from here
than what I have contributed so far.
Great friends, enhanced knowledge and skills and so much satisfaction
to be a part of all this.
Hi, my name is Roman Zdoryk and I live in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. My Fedora
Account System (FAS) <https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts> username is
romtsjo, and my IRC <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/IRC> nick is romtsjo.
I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through Internet, and am
interested in joining because I want to provide Fedora in Ukraine.
This is the first FOSS project I have worked on!
This is the first Marketing project I have worked on!
My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:
- (Marketing Skills) - I'm journalist, have a creative ideas.
- (Other Skills) - I know English, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.
When I'm not working on Fedora, I am working as journalist.
A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project are to provide Fedora on my
country and to making . I would also like to take participation in life of
Please help me get started!
During the meeting today we started discussing about the possibility of
this blog post to be posted in Fedora Magazine. Apart from that,
regardless of deciding to post it or not, should we consider updating the
Magazine with this sort of content?
If you think I should change something, I'm ok with that. Let's discuss so
that we have the best approach possible to make sure people will understand
what is happening with these projects :-)
0 - http://mribeirodantas.livejournal.com/1232.html
Marcel Ribeiro Dantas,
Biomedical Engineering Researcher at LAIS
Laboratory for Technological Innovation in Healthcare (LAIS-HUOL)
Free Software Advocate - "An idea is only knowledge, when shared."
mribeirodantas at fedoraproject.org
mribeirodantas at lais.huol.ufrn.br