grokking the FF

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Thu Jun 9 12:18:08 UTC 2005


The problem with the Fedora Foundation, of course, is that no one knows 
quite what it is yet.  Including internal Redhatters to some degree.  :/

My take on the mission of FF in general:

1. Take the ASF documentation;
2. s/ASF/FF/g;
3. Cut to fit where it doesn't, quite.

My take on the mission of the Fedora marketing project, in particular:

A. Short term
  1. Recruitment
  2. Advertising
  3. Brand issues (with heavy help from RH initially)

B. Long term
  1. All of those, plus
  2. Fund raising

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On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, seth vidal wrote:

> 
> > My major point here is to ask that this group, the Marketing Project for
> > lack of a better structure to pin it on, be worked with to help
> > disemminate the message *and* facilitate the foundation creation
> > process.  I'm volunteering to help, of course.
> 
> In case anyone misinterpreted my bet. I was just being snide b/c that's
> what I do - I want to see the fedora foundation work and be impressive
> so, yah, i'm on board with helping it, provided what I hear about what
> it is makes sense to me.
> 
> -sv
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