Lisa Brewster wrote:
Since we are expecting a large number of replies, a dedicated submission
form just for this project will be way more streamlined for both
submitters and editors. And as a bonus, we can also roll in validation
to help ensure submissions include all the necessary information. There
And hook it with our account system to ensure submitter identity and CLA?
is some software already available, but I haven't found anything
(but I'm asking around). Even a google docs form would help a ton (but
user would be responsible for hosting his / her submission and
submitting a URL).
I don't think a Google Docs form is better than a wiki page
Agreed regarding timing. We should focus on quality of responses,
quantity. Is there any major event next year where we could "launch"
the published book (and therefore count back the schedule from then)?
Preferrably something that a lot of people in the book would be
attending, and that gives us the opportunity for some fun launch
contests. Maybe something like where the person who gets the most
autographs from other people in the book wins a prize, but people in the
book can make others earn their signature by solving riddles / hacking
challenges / donating to $cause / etc.
This sounds like a FUDCon... there should be a FUDCon in the US this
summer and maybe we will have one in Europe again.
Another thing I wanted to throw in here while I've got some time
think about it...for this book to have any impact outside of the
Ambassadors included in it, we should start thinking about how to use
the book to generate buzz OUTSIDE of the Fedora community. Otherwise,
from a marketing aspect, this book will just be preaching to the choir.
=] As someone new to the marketing team, I'm not sure who Fedora is
most interested in targeting...linux users who use other distros, non
F/OSS users, or developers to contribute to the project. The book can
engage all three, but we'll definitely need different strategies to
reach each type of user. (Note: This is the kind of conversations I'm
most interested in having with more experienced Ambassadors if I can
make it to FUDCon.)
Generally Fedora targets potential contributors. Not developers
exclusively, but people who would join the project and contribute in
some way (code, packaging, documentation, artwork, infrastructure).
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