Friday, March 06, 2009

TWiFM: This Week in Fedora Marketing

Marketing is moving forward very quickly and making lots of good progress. The first notable item to advertise this week is that the marketing meetings have shifted time, to 21.00 UTC, in #fedora-mktg. This ended being the most convenient time for a large group of people to congregate so after discussion on the list we decided to move things to then. More information on the Marketing meetings, including logs can be found here.

Next, on the Fedora Picture Book front, things are moving quickly. Thank to Ian Weller there is a wealth of information on the wiki page. Most importantly is that if you want to be involved, go to the page, download, sign and send the release form to the proper place. We should start accepting photo submissions as early as next week, so hurry and get a move on if you want your pics to get approved in time for the book.

Also, everything else on the *NEW* Schedule is going as planned. If anyone sees anything that should be on there that isn't please let me know and add it! A huge thanks to Steven Moix for taking care of everything related to the new news distribution network. We have a hefty list of publications and press people now linked off that page so that we can easily keep track of who we contacted and spoke to.

I've personally been working on wrangling feature owners that want to be involved with the press push for the release. If you own something cool and want to make sure it gets well publicized for the release and I haven't spoke to you yet, please drop me an email. I'm also hoping to have the talking points completed for this Tuesday's meeting now that the feature freeze is done.

There was also a very interesting discussion at the tail end of last weeks meeting regarding a great idea that Gerold Kassube had for establishing a new format for marketing and just distributing information in general, revolving around the four foundations. If you're interested read the log, but more on that to come...