My brain dump (i.e. our marketing plan)

Jeremy Katz katzj at
Thu Jun 9 00:59:28 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 16:57 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:      
> IMHO, the HCL concept took a beating, in most all forms.  The best idea
> is that some automagic might be nice.  There are lots of lists of
> hardware by model in the distro that could be yanked into XML and thus
> into something pretty.  But ye gods! don't let us do anything manual.

This was also the conclusion reached in the Fedora BOF at the Red Hat
Summit last week.  I have "write up the stuff we said" as a todo item,
but the fact that I'm moving tomorrow has meant that I haven't gotten to
it yet :-)

I think this is probably a useful thing to put on the FC5Future page as
it's actually not _that_ complicated of a project.  The hardest part is
the web side; the app to get the information is pretty simple between
kudzu and/or hal.

> >       * Marketing via a LiveCD - developer's don't find this terribly
> >         useful, but its a great marketing tool. Now, we need to leverage
> >         pushing this towards being done. 
> Oh, this is essential.  Anyone who says it's not useful in many ways is
> not on this planet and should be ignored for this subject. ;-P

Also talked about this some.  Live CDs are so a few years ago ;-)

Perhaps a more interesting path to go down (at least for official
re-distribution) is a Live DVD.  That also includes the installer +
packages so you can kick off an install from it as well.  That sounds
more compelling to me in a lot of ways.

fedora-livecd-list exists, jump on and propose some infrastructure for
the creation.  At this point, I think the main thing is someone
volunteering to help get the effort going, provide a proof of concept
and then work to refine it.


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