[Mageia-marketing] Other ideas
sebsebseb_mageia at gmx.com
Wed Apr 4 20:04:17 CEST 2012
On 03/04/12, Bradley D. Thornton typed:
> I don't get the whole "Planet" thing. never did. But really, anything
> ewboontoo leaves a bad taste in my mouth anyway, and we're really
> trying to set ourselves apart from others anyway.
Loads of open source projects have planets and here are two more:
I guess Planets for opensource/freesoftware projects are fashionable at
the moment. I mean something that by many people is expected at the
moment for a opensource/freesoftware project to have.
I used to help a lot with Ubuntu in IRC in 2008, 2009, and 2010. I used
to chat to loads of different people who were using or trying out Ubuntu
in private message as well for example. Also I have seen new users at
the time put this kind of thing on IRC: How they think the Ubuntu
community is really good, and that's what made them use Ubuntu.
I don't like the distro itself that much any more for various reasons
since 9.04/9.10, however will still try it out at times. Oh I know, and
I have seen it for myself a lot, they have a very good community for
their distro and it's been like that for many years.
What I think as contributors of a new distribution, we should learn a
lot from the other distro's such as Ubuntu when it comes to running a
community and providing something for a community. Do some of the same
things like we do at the moment such as, planets, and forums, and IRC
channels and so on. However we need to also think about doing something
different as well communitywise that will attract new users to our
distro, rather than the others, and try and do that as well. Well if the
long term goal is to try and have Mageia being one of the most used
distros. If we don't do something different that attracts many new
users to our community, well why should a new user pick Mageia over many
other distro's really?
If we are going to have a rather big user base for Mageia, we need to
keep on working on the community making it better and better, not just
the distro itself!
From Sebastian sebsebseb
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