[Mageia-marketing] Plan - stuff to do pre Beta 1 release

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 6 14:25:08 CEST 2011

2011/4/6 Patricia Fraser <trish at thefrasers.org>:
> Comments inline:
>> > 1. Announcement for forum, blog and mailing lists has/have to be
>> > written (who does this?)
>> Ennael appears to have written the one for Alpha 1. Whether or not
>> she actually wrote it is beside the point.
>> I think she's the logical spokesperson for, lack of a better term,
>> the corporate face of Mageia.
>> Now, having said that, perhaps it is time to bring up how
>> grammatically atrocious the English version of that blog
>> announcement was. It's obvious that even the wind of that release
>> announcement never came through this committee - which is an
>> obvious case in point.
> Yep - and the current one's not a lot better. Lots of opportunities
> are also being missed to put a communication-type wrapper around it
> that speaks about what kind of community we are  - must be fixed for
> Final, if not for Beta2.

As I already wrote in this thread:
The current announcement is a simple information to the community of
testers and all interested people that Beta1 is out, what is new,
where to get it and what to test. No more and no less. As that it is
quite alright.
It is not meant as a full size descriptive and inviting announcement
from Mageia to the world, where we would certainly wrap up the sheer
information inside an inviting and more comprehensive text.

> Role account; also advisory to the board on presenting Mageia outside
> the core community.

That would be nice and important whenever the time allows to ask for
this advice, i.e. in situations where announcements and other docs are
planned some time before they are needed.

> Can we have some server space and a CRM, and who do we ask for that?
> What I'd like to be able to tell new marcom people is: go to here
> <link>, use your Mageia ID to log in, have at it.
> I'd also like something like the Wiki we used with Graham to work out
> the Vision and so on - that was very good for teamwork, even with us
> being in different timezones. Any ideas? Then we can sandbox our
> writings for people to look at and comment on (on the list maybe?) so
> we can refine it.
>> We've got about an hour less than we did when I made my last post to
>> this list, until the release of Mageia 1 Stable, in June.
> Even less now!
> If we could get the CRM and sandbox/marcomm wiki area set up by the
> start of next week, we can get cracking.

You can have all the space you need in the existing wiki right now.
Just log in and create it.


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