Fedoracommunity.org index page

Mel Chua mel at redhat.com
Thu Sep 10 04:58:58 UTC 2009

I'm going to try to chime in from a Marketing standpoint as best I can, 
and am Ccing the Marketing list in the hopes that Those Who Know More 
Than I can speak about branding here.

To summarize the conversation to date, both to catch up newcomers tothe 
conversation and to try and form a better understanding of this for 
myself: we have a naming collision problem. (The thread is at 
please correct me if I've missed/mis-stated anything.)

The term "Fedora Community" currently refers to three things.

1. The community of contributors working on the Fedora Project (in other 
words, "us").

2. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/, a site that helps keep 
track of who is packaging what, and what state those packages are in.

3. http://fedoracommunity.org, the top-level domain for a few (only 2 so 
far, it sounds like) local group homepages (such as 
http://ph.fedoracommunity.org/ for the Philippines). 
http://fedoracommunity.org itself is not up and running, but was 
supposed to be a directory for all such homepages.

Needless, to say, this is confusing, particularly in the case of the two 
websites. What should we do? Should one or both of the websites be 
renamed/rebranded? If so, which one(s), and what to? How can we adjust?

Some solutions proposed on the list so far:

>>> One way we could solve this would be to simply include the page
>>> listing at the Fedora Community portal site somewhere, as static
>>> content.  Ugh.

>>> Renaming fedoracommunity.org is very ugly because people have been
>>> accumulating subdomains there for months.  Plus, the domain name was
>>> blessed by Legal last year (when we were still talking about
>>> "MyFedora") because the domain name helps make it clear that we don't
>>> own the site, and aren't responsible for content.

>> So it seems the only choice is to rename Fedora Community. I have no idea
>> what it could be renamed to. Right now it's focused on package maintainers
>> but we're hoping to expand it out more...

> developers.fedoracommunity.org ?
> makeit.fedoracommunity.org?
> I think it would be a branch from the overall fedora community.

My thoughts at this point are mainly questions - some of which have 
partially been answered in the discussion above.

0. What is the purpose of each website being discussed? (#2, 
admin.fedoraproject.org/community and #3, fedoracommunity.org)

1. For each of the websites being discussed, what were the historical 
reasons for choosing that name? (Pointers to wiki pages, list archives, 
or IRC logs would be great.)

2. For each of the websites being discussed , what would the cost of 
renaming it be? (What effort would we have to go through, and how many 
people would be affected, in what way?)


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