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Re: Fedoracommunity.org index page



I'm going to try to chime in from a Marketing standpoint as best I can, and am Ccing the Marketing list in the hopes that Those Who Know More Than I can speak about branding here.

To summarize the conversation to date, both to catch up newcomers tothe conversation and to try and form a better understanding of this for myself: we have a naming collision problem. (The thread is at https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-websites-list/2009-September/msg00010.html, please correct me if I've missed/mis-stated anything.)

The term "Fedora Community" currently refers to three things.

1. The community of contributors working on the Fedora Project (in other words, "us").

2. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/, a site that helps keep track of who is packaging what, and what state those packages are in.

3. http://fedoracommunity.org, the top-level domain for a few (only 2 so far, it sounds like) local group homepages (such as http://ph.fedoracommunity.org/ for the Philippines). http://fedoracommunity.org itself is not up and running, but was supposed to be a directory for all such homepages.

Needless, to say, this is confusing, particularly in the case of the two websites. What should we do? Should one or both of the websites be renamed/rebranded? If so, which one(s), and what to? How can we adjust?

Some solutions proposed on the list so far:

One way we could solve this would be to simply include the page
listing at the Fedora Community portal site somewhere, as static
content.  Ugh.

Renaming fedoracommunity.org is very ugly because people have been
accumulating subdomains there for months.  Plus, the domain name was
blessed by Legal last year (when we were still talking about
"MyFedora") because the domain name helps make it clear that we don't
own the site, and aren't responsible for content.

So it seems the only choice is to rename Fedora Community. I have no idea
what it could be renamed to. Right now it's focused on package maintainers
but we're hoping to expand it out more...

developers.fedoracommunity.org ?
makeit.fedoracommunity.org?
I think it would be a branch from the overall fedora community.

My thoughts at this point are mainly questions - some of which have partially been answered in the discussion above.

0. What is the purpose of each website being discussed? (#2, admin.fedoraproject.org/community and #3, fedoracommunity.org)

1. For each of the websites being discussed, what were the historical reasons for choosing that name? (Pointers to wiki pages, list archives, or IRC logs would be great.)

2. For each of the websites being discussed , what would the cost of renaming it be? (What effort would we have to go through, and how many people would be affected, in what way?)

--Mel



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