Call For Participation writer for the talking points

Robyn Bergeron robyn.bergeron at
Wed Feb 17 19:47:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at> wrote:
> Let me see if I can do a bit of a rewrite of this statement.  What I
> thought we agreed in the meeting was that we wanted people to take a
> look at *our* prospective talking points, and comment on them, adding
> where necessary.  This is subtly different than having a wide-open
> blank slate in terms of gaining consensus, but important.
> We also need to be clear about how the talking points will be decided,
> i.e. the list is limited in size, and the Marketing team will make the
> final calls necessary.  This will prevent someone being surprised if
> his or her particular favorite point ultimately isn't used.
> I had thought the table Mel was creating was going to codify the
> groups of points we'd already zeroed in on as a group (both in the
> previous page version and suggested changes on the list).  Will the
> current format of the page support better consensus, or is it
> operating more as a blank slate?
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 02:16:14PM -0800, bhutto aamir wrote:
>> TalkingPoints are key features of the new release that we want to
>> point out they are meant to answer the question "so what cool stuff
>> is in the latest release of Fedora?" So we are inviting *everyone*
>> active/inactive to participate in writing the talking points of
>> "Fedora 13"
>> Feel free to add-in features that you think should be a talking
>> point and the reasons( if you see a feature and want it to be a
>> talking point, put down the reasons why ) You can follow the Talking
>> point SOP if you
>> want to know how we are making talking points for Fedora 13.
> Here's my take:
> * * *
> Talking points are key highlights of the new release. There are
> different types of talking points for different types of people:
> general desktop users/everyone, developers, and sysadmins. They are
> meant to provide a short, effective answer to the question "What cool
> stuff is in the latest release of Fedora?" They are compelling, not
> necessarily comprehensive
> Tge Marketing team compiles a short list of approximately three
> talking points for each of these audiences for an upcoming release.
> For Fedora 13, they're found here:
> If you have a talking point that you feel meets the criteria found on
> the talking points SOP page at
>, please add it to
> the the table on the F13 page with supporting information.

I don't know if we talked at all about this in the marketing meeting,
but: Do we want to be more specific about encouraging ONLY wiki
postings of additional talking points, or also allow postings to the
fedora-mktg mailing list?

It's not really specified in the SOP (at least that I can find in a
fairly quick glance). If we want to head off the world's longest email
thread, should we specify not emailing the list?

> The Marketing team will make final adjustments to the list of talking
> points at their meeting on February 23, which will be announced on the
> marketing list and is open to everyone.
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