[Mageia-marketing] It's time to think about Mageia 2

Patricia Fraser trish at thefrasers.org
Mon Jun 13 13:40:38 CEST 2011

Hi Marcello,

Just before I respond to your points, you might like to take a look at the
(updated yesterday) current to-do list on the marcomm wiki page - mainly
because these tasks have been worked out by conferring with other council
members, and they kind of fit into the general community-wide thrust.

> 1) implementation (and improvement) of mageia ideas webiste or the use
> http://ideascale.com/ (depending on manpower and features of the different
> platform)
> 2) use of mediawiki as soon as possible

These two (perhaps not exactly in the form you propose) is being discussed
on the sysadmin and webteam lists already, I think. Do you sub to those

It's good to listen to what everyone in the community is saying about what
might be done - that's kind of what council is partly about, to get the
transverse communication going between teams.

> 3) completation of http://www.mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=marketing-plan
> by marketing team (this should contain only ideas and contributes from
> marketing people)

I *still* think this is too soon. We're really only now beginning to
develop enough as a community to know how we want to present ourselves.

I also don't agree that *only* marketing should make contributions to the
marketing plan - I'd like to see a variety of input, not least to help us
identify our community's feelings about how we'd all like to be presented
and marketed.

> 4) add skype to the distro (italian users most wanted feaure)
> https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=154

As Bradley says, this is probably not the right place to put this!

> 5) rethinking of artwork (i don't like it at all, this should be also a
> work of the marketing team) and the role of marketing team beside dev
> team. (we can force dev team to implement new features? which role do we
> have?)

Hey, I don't think force has any place here... 8-)

That said, check out the task list on the marcomm wiki page and the draft
Mageia Style document in the Sandbox - I think that kind of covers this
point. We'll be working closely with Artwork, and then with Webteam and
the Discuss list (the whole community, in fact) to come to something that
we're all as happy with as possible for our Visual Brand. As always, the
Board will have the final say.

And Marcello, it would be great to see you on IRC sometime - when on a
Thursday can you make it?


Patricia Fraser
on the move
trish at thefrasers.org

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