Desktop Proposal

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Mon Oct 12 22:18:45 UTC 2009

On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 16:45 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > That's kind of my point.  Our project mission statement makes no
> > indication of what we actually do or that we even have a product at all.
> > Being involved in Fedora it seems fairly obvious to me that one of the
> > things the Fedora Project does is produce the Fedora OS product.  I picked
> > desktop specifically because that seems to be overwhelmingly what people
> > are looking for.
> What "people" though?  If we're concerned about new users finding Fedora
> and thinking they would like to use our distro, pointing them to
> our /project/ mission statement is entirely wrong.  Pointing them to
> the /product/ page for a Desktop spin, or KDE spin, or Education spin is
> entirely right.
> If we're talking about contributors, then the product page isn't quite
> for them.  The project page is more about why we are doing these things,
> why we are producing the various products and what purpose the entire
> thing serves.
> Simply put, the Project page should not be the landing page for users.

Agreed, it should be the page that directs our contributors.  To create a
usable, general purpose desktop.


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