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Re: New Content for fedoraproject.org

On Thu, 1 May 2008, Juan Camilo Prada wrote:

Thats exactly what i try to avoid with this. Having just small changes is good for a small periods of time, but requirements to satisfy the users of a website change and in order to keep those users we have to change the way the website behaves and sooner or later that must be done (the sooner the less users we lose)

Just try to visualize the project in two or three years having the same website, ´╗┐no effort being made to get new content and new attractive things for the users. Wouldn't that makes you think the project is dying?...

Sorry, I don't agree with this assertion at all.  Not even a little bit.

Your implication is that any useful change *must* be revolutionary.

I firmly believe that any useful change must be *evolutionary*. Someone says "I think this particular problem needs to be fixed." Others agree, or disagree. If most agree, someone proposes a fix, and then at some point that fix is implemented.

The alternative that you propose is boiling the ocean. That's hard enough with a team full of dedicated professionals, slugging it out every day; I refer you to redhat.com as proof. Tackling that same task with *volunteers* is an impossibility.

Am I wrong? Do we all remember the work that we put into setting up the Plone instance for our Fedora Content Management System? And after the infrastructure team took weeks to get that thing configured, *no one* did *anything* with it. *Nothing*.

In your other note, you mentioned news as a problem. I agree. Fedora Weekly News should be on the front page, as should the Fedora Planet. Either of these can be accomplished with a quick mock-up.

To be clear: this is all my $0.02. You are free, and encouraged, to prove me wrong, and if you do, I will happily congratulate you.


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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