Aligning targets

John Poelstra poelstra at
Tue Sep 29 23:15:02 UTC 2009

Paul W. Frields said the following on 09/25/2009 10:36 AM Pacific Time:
> Our best statement of target audience for Fedora is found here:
> We may be able to resolve, or help FESCo resolve, engineering
> decisions if we extend this description to include some exemplar users
> who better represent this target.  In other words, we can draw a
> better picture of "Uma," "Dietrich," and "Sayyid,"[1] each
> representing someone for whom we want to make technical decisions.
> Then the questions we need to ask become, do our current processes --
> be they for testing/QA, release, package updates, or what-have-you --
> support those users?  And how do we prioritize conflicts?

The best way I could come up with to further this discussion was to "do 
something" which was to update a few wiki pages.... naturally they can 
all be changed or reverted if no one agrees.

The original page:

Advanced apologies to the original creators of the Overview page, but 
the page is too confusing.  It is trying to cover too many topics and 
switches back and forth between them.

It starts by talking about "the Fedora Project". Then it talks about 
"who uses 'Fedora' " (notice we've abruptly changed subjects to the 
distribution), followed by several sections about the distribution and 
concludes by talking about the "Fedora Project".

Updated page:

I've created a new version with a reduced footprint that seeks to speak 
directly to the questions that have not been resolved like "Who is our 
target audience?"  Defining our target audience based on "is Fedora for 
me?" is too round about.  We should just come out and say what it is.

In turn I've also taken a shot at improving the Objectives page to 
better align with our core objectives. so it corresponds more with my 
earlier post about

I think we still have a little work to do.  I'm not sure all the bullets 
in this section are in harmony with each other.


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