[Mageia-marketing] It's time to think about Mageia 2
rda at mageia.org
Mon Jun 13 12:48:20 CEST 2011
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:37, Marcello Anni <marcello.anni at alice.it> wrote:
> now that mageia 1 is out i think that marketing team should think about the
> direction and actions to make for mageia 2.
Indeed! Please see and add your own (global) points to
http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=brainstorm_2011 . It's important to
track the main topics there. Anne posted here a few hours ago about
the release cycle discussion on -dev and it's already getting
> 1) implementation (and improvement) of mageia ideas webiste or the use
> http://ideascale.com/ (depending on manpower and features of the different
First is, what do you want to do with it, and how? and how could this
be done (or not) with what we already have? (is it a one-time ideas
site, for the current brainstorm session, or is it a all-times-long
website?) I agree that an app like this is a great toold. But I also
know from experience that having no clear plan of what is its role and
who manages it is a sure recipe for ... misconceptions.
> 5) rethinking of artwork (i don't like it at all,
Liking is not an argument. The question with artwork is first: what
purpose/message does it serve? Does it fit or not, and why? Then, do
we have the full chain of resources to implement it (creation,
> this should be also a work of the marketing team)
If we set up an artwork/designers team, there's a good reason for it.
Collaboration is the keyword.
> and the role of marketing team beside dev team. (we can
> force dev team to implement new features?
You can't - this is a volunteer project. Although you can design,
explain, advocate features and find/gather/help devs to implement
> which role do we have?)
As for giving strong directions, this is to the Council/Board to decide.
On this part (deciding on the project's directions and implementations
in other teams), the marketing team role is, at most, to provide
elements, test/proof them - and if you get a go from the Council,
advocate them, spread and help others spread them (in- and outside of
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