2018-03-27 12:31 GMT-03:00 Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>:
Hey marketing team members. Thanks for your work on the talking
I know it is sometimes kind of painful to get talking points out of the
various groups, and I defintely appreciate what's there.
That's our job, so it's not painful (at least not always:).
In the future, though, I think we need a format that explicitly
includes more information. The talking points should be things that:
1. Users will get excited about.
2. Press will want to write about.
3. Ambassadors should definitely know and know how to "sell".
It sounds like a great strategy. Also, it will be good if we can separate
those 3 things. Maybe producing "Press Release TPs" instead of pointing
press to the normal TPs. Also I really think that we need to publish the
"Press Release TPs" in another place, different than the wiki.
I think each talking point should include:
1. A headline (what the change is)
2. A hook (why users should care)
3. One or more interesting details
4. Link for more information.
What: VirtualBox guest drivers and tools are now included.
Why you care: VirtualBox is a popular cross-platform virtualization
system. The guest drivers improve performance and provide
integration with the host system. Now, will work better as a guest
under VirtualBox, including when VirtualBox is used with the
popular developer tool Vagrant.
Fun fact: Fedora Developer Hans de Goede was instrumental in getting
these drivers into the upstream Linux kernel. Fedora prefers to
work with upstreams in this way, so that the work we do benefits
For more information:
* VirtualBox manual: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html
* Linux kernel docs: [wherever those are]
This makes too much sense. Also is easily doable by improving the Talking
Points Template on the wiki.
If we have something in the talking points which can't be
expanded in this way, it probably isn't really a talking point. :)
It maybe nothing "user interesnting" but "tech press interesting" or
Also, how can we get the teams to do this better? Clearly asking nicely
isn't working completely. :)
I mention that in the last Beta Readiness, in the last year Sub-Project
Report and in the Mindshare Committee. It's not easy to have this info for
everyone, but we try to do it. Maybe we can put a blocker in the spins to
make the Talking Points' "what" question and including a first link to look
the info. It sounds hard, but at least having that we, as marketing can
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