On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 09:47:50PM -0700, Ryan Rix wrote:
On Tue 27 April 2010 1:46:31 pm Paul W. Frields wrote:
> Rahul helpfully reminded us that we did *not* do a 'whimsical' release
> announcement last release. I agree we shouldn't restart that, either,
> and any contrary advice I gave at the last meeting was wrong, wrong,
> wrong! :-)
> Ryan, it would be better to work with Rahul on the following wiki
> page, which we'll use as the canonical release announcement text for
> everywhere, including our mailing lists.
Sorry for the delay in catching this, quite the deluge today; That sounds
like a good plan, and I'm with ya on it! I've never really got the whimsical
edge when it comes to writing long things. I can be witty in short bursts,
but that is about it :)
Great. Anyone can help you and Rahul with this, Ryan.
The announcement should be simple and not overloaded with a lot of
general information about Fedora. Making the text TL;DR won't help us
much on the marketing front IMHO. So for instance, this is not a
place to write about the core values of the Fedora Project. The
announcement is similar to a press release and simply covers the
actual release of Fedora 13 and a selection of major changes since the
The announcement goes out in a couple forms:
* our official announcement mailing lists in plaintext form, where
it's picked up by a lot of community press outlets
* linked from the Red Hat press blog
In service of the first bullet, I rearranged the text toward the end
to resemble a press release, with press contact info at the tail.
That should be where reporters generally look for that information,
since it's customary for formal press releases.
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