Meeting:Board strategic working group 2010-03-15

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Contents

Role Call

  • Attendees: John Poelstra, Mike McGrath, Colin Walters, Paul Frields, Chris Tyler
  • Regrets: Matt Domsch

User Base

  • Discussion of https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Poelstra/What_is_a_target_audience + diagram sent in separate email
    • http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/paste-bin/user-base-v3.pdf
    • John: Remove call-outs on the left and marketing language at the bottom
    • Paul: Make lower part of triangle bigger to represent that User Base is much larger
    • Paul: Maybe make another version of the triangle showing what proportions might look like in the future.
    • Colin, Paul, Chris: Use gradient instead of solid line between groups
    • Colin: add some gradients and remove the hard line between the top triangle and bottom
      • Colin: Make it easy for people to be contributors without joining devel@lists.fedoraproject.org
  • Idea of a "Minimum bar"
    • This is the most basic profile of a person that we want to be interested in our distribution
    • The distribution is the primary gateway to participation + contribution
  • Does it make more sense in the context of upward progression to cast this as a "user base" instead?
    • Pyramid model matches the model of user -> contributor that is used in communities of practice (such as in CommArch)
    • Colin: could enhance by thinking of axis: frequency of contribution vs. experience level
      • Maybe split into two triangle, one as involvement and one as skill
      • draw parallel to community of contribution diagrams
  • NEXT STEPS:
    1. John to modify diagram
    2. Upload diagram to a wiki page
    3. Request that board review the diagram for consistency with user base wiki pages https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User_base
    4. Agree that this topic is closed https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Poelstra/What_is_a_target_audience

Spins

Distribution Pages

Next Meeting

  • Paul will do a proposal to answer the question, "If the Desktop Spin is the default offering, does this mean the Desktop team defines the user experience for all of Fedora?"
    • Chris: we should consider and address why this discussion keeps coming up
  • Monday March 29 @ 3 PM EST
    • skipping next week because Paul and John have conflicts