A few comments below...
On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 00:51 +1000, Colin Charles wrote:
On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 11:27 +1000, David Barzilay wrote:
> That's exactly the point I am trying to make. I was asked for input on
> the idea of Community Marketing Contacts being enough for global input.
We want a CMC to be of a global nature. I.e. we expect a CMC in /every/
country. Be it RH or not. 2, having a lead and a co-lead will help
> Well, how many fluent languages are represented within the current
> selected group? What's the possible global coverage by these people?
This current group is expected to grow
Great! I thought so ;)
> Whoever the spokespeople are, how do you intend to overcome the language
> barriers to keep them well informed?
I am presuming that a CMC will be bilingual at least - she will be able
to speak English (converse with us) as well as her own community. And if
her community is large and wants to converse in their own language, they
can get their own mailing list (we have support for this already)
Yep! FWIW, we already have several existing mailing lists for
translation purposes (see
> > The important thing is that we are in sync with RH on what
> > message is, and how to speak about RHs involvement. If we trust the
> > message, we can trust the messenger.
> You probably can. But, do you intend to spread the message only in
No. But baby steps, we will start with whats most common. After that,
translations are dependent on CMCs or their leverages with translators
What if the CMCs were one or two translators within their already
established communities? As I said before, I'm up for it, and guess some
other members of my team might also be interested..
> Who would you trust to adapt the message into different languages, and
> make sure it is in sync with RH?
We have to localise. And we'd have to hope that its in sync with what we
say. How are we going to QA it? Well, this is where we let OSS take its
stand, and its called "RH letting go of some control"
Some malicious CMC can do something bad, but why volunteer for a job
that you want to sabotage? Its like a malicious Fedora Extras
contributor we're worried about... all possible, but realistically,
let's be a bit more trusting
Totally agree. I am just suggesting to face Fedora's worldwide marketing
challenges on a more professional basis. I trust many of the
contributors, but realistically I cannot always *count on* them...
> Thanks for listening!
Thanks for sharing! Can we count you as a CMC in your region?
Red Hat Asia-Pacific