Wow. Welcome back for me. :)
gdk at redhat.com
Thu Jun 30 17:23:29 UTC 2005
On Thu, 30 Jun 2005, Matthew Miller wrote:
> It may not be a *promotional* issue, like the letter jackets and the pins
> and the hats and the balloons, but it *is* a marketing issue. As someone
> said earlier, Fedora marketing should be based in honesty. If we want to
> market the Fedora project to potential contributors, we *can't* just be
> ignoring people after they jump through all sorts of hoops to actually try
> to help.
> Working to make the project match what the intended audience really needs is
> essential. If you're trying to market to "a few thousand knowledgeable
> advocates", the *best* thing do to is make their contributions feel valuable
> and wanted. This is *far* more powerful than "swag" and other gimmicks.
Point well taken.
My point, though, is that we *know* it's a problem -- a major problem --
and it's already on the plate of the Extras committee to solve that
Greg DeKoenigsberg ] [ the future masters of technology will have
Community Relations ] [ to be lighthearted and intelligent. the
Red Hat ] [ machine easily masters the grim and the
] [ dumb. --mcluhan
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