Fedora marketing meeting minutes

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Thu Mar 27 22:08:57 UTC 2008

Hello all.  A useful meeting today yielded some new work items:

* Metrics for marketing purposes.  On Kerri's advice, we're going to be 
trolling through all of our various metrics to find compelling numbers for 
the press.  Users, contributors, growth rate in various projects, whatever 
we can find to make Fedora's growth as compelling a story as possible. 
Since Max is already wrangling lots of metrics data, he will take the lead 
on this.  If you have any questions or advice, let him know.

* Examples of successes of the 4 Fs.  In Fedora, we care about four 
things: Freedom, Features, Folks, and being First.  We need some concrete 
examples of how these 4 Fs make Fedora 9 a huge success.  In 
particular, Maureen Duffy suggested redoubling our efforts on 
interviews that are also demos; the idea is to have some Fedora stars 
actually give demoes of their favorite features.  Paul Frields will be 
leading a separate discussion sometime this week; read his email to the 

* Francesco Ugolini will be giving us an overview of Ambassador activities 
in support of the F9 release, pending some other business that FAMSCO is 
wrapping up this week.

The marketing plan is basically good "as is" right now -- it's not 
perfect, but it gives us enough information to continue to drive tactical 
work for the F9 release.

See you all next week: 1900 UTC / 3pm EDT, #fedora-mktg, irc.freenode.net. 
Thanks for the continued hard work of those who continue to show up every 
week for long meetings.  :)


(p.s. does someone have an IRC log to post?)

Greg DeKoenigsberg
Community Development Manager
Red Hat, Inc. :: 1-919-754-4255
"To whomsoever much hath been given...
...from him much shall be asked"

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