[PROPOSED] [DISCUSS] Marketing FAS Requirements and Activities

Joe Brockmeier jzb at redhat.com
Wed Mar 2 12:22:48 UTC 2016

Hey all,

During the last two weeks' meetings, we discussed membership
requirements and what it should take to be a member. I recall this
coming up again and again, and recalled that it had already been decided
once. The problem is it wasn't recorded!

This is from an email in 2014 following Flock, when Chris Roberts was
"marketing lead":

[Begin Quote]

During Flock we had a talk about being active contributors and
membership in the FAS marketing group and we have come to the following:

To stay active in the FAS group you have to make at least one
contribution during a release schedule, if you have not made any
contributions you will be removed from the FAS group.

We have a lot of inactive members and when I did start to remove people,
I got a lot of feedback from them saying why they were removed. This
happens in the FI-Aprentice group where if you do not reply to an email
each month you are removed. If you are removed from the group and would
like to rejoin that is totally fine, we want to see contribution in
order to be in the group.

I will post this new information on our Marketing wiki page as well.

[End Quote]

Cite here: http://markmail.org/message/qghmwa3mlq745bxw

So my proposal here is that we stick to what's already been agreed and
stop re-re-discussing this.

Note to people who say "but I was busy," "I got married that cycle," "I
was in a coma..." - our response should be "that happens. Contribute
this cycle, and we'll reinstate you," "congratulations! Contribute this
cycle, and we'll reinstate you," and "wow! We're so glad you're OK.
Contribute this cycle, and we'll reinstate you."

In other words: No exceptions.

## What Constitutes a Contribution?

OK, so maybe what constitutes a contribution is unclear. Let's start
with what *isn't* something that gets you over the requirement:

* Saying something on the mailing list.

Just participating in a discussion on the list is *not* a contribution.

So what are some of the things that are contributions?

* Managing talking points for one or more editions, or parts of Fedora
(a spin, a major feature, etc.).

* Writing / compiling a release announcement - or contributing a large
section to a release announcement. [Fixing a comma splice is not really
a significant contribution. Managing a section on the Workstation
Edition is.]

* Working to create one or more flyers or information sheets for an
edition, Fedora overall, etc.

* Substantial work helping clean up the Marketing wiki.

* Creating materials for Fedora Ambassadors for an event, or talking
points for an event or events.

* Any observable significant and useful contribution that moves Fedora
Marketing forward during a release cycle.

* Mentor and bring in new contributors to marketing. We should be
totally good with granting membership to anybody who spends a lot of
time teaching other people the ropes, even if that means their
fingerprints are not as visible on the finished product as if they
created it solo.

## Also Proposed

I hope you've read this far - because I have one more proposal:

* We edit the wiki to remove the "add yourself to the FAS group" bit.

(This page:

Thoughts, comments, flames?


Joe Brockmeier | Community Team, OSAS
jzb at redhat.com | http://community.redhat.com/
Twitter: @jzb  | http://dissociatedpress.net/

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