simple EPEL message

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Wed Aug 5 18:38:19 UTC 2009

On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 15:21:45 -0700
Karsten Wade <kwade at> wrote:

> In today's meeting we discussed creating a simple message about EPEL
> that attracts contributors.  We then agree to amplify the message
> through blog posts, stories, and engaging with Marketing, Ambassadors,
> and other word spreaders.

I think thats a great idea. 

> Here are some elements I think are important:
> * Easier to contribute to EPEL than ever before.
> * Stable, secure, well-maintained packages for enterprise Linux
>   environments.
> * Don't rebuild the wheel that we've already have greased and running
>   well.

All good. 

Add perhaps: 

* Contribute back to the community packages you have been maintaining. 

> Ones that I don't know what to do with but would be fun to work in
> somehow:
> * Pathway to RHEL updates?
> * Way to help define EL roadmap.
> * If you run your business on a RHEL-base, you need to know about
>   EPEL.
> * If you package community-sourced software for your enterprise, why
>   not do it in EPEL?
> * Have you ever had EPEL recommended by Red Hat support, kbase,
>   training, consultants, etc.?

Yeah, not sure on those either. I think many are concepts it's hard to
decribe in a small bullet point. Might each be worth a blog post or the
like however. 

> cheers - Karsten

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