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Re: website mockups, what is fedora?



On Fri, 21 Aug 2009, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:

> On 08/21/2009 11:53 AM, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > On Fri, 21 Aug 2009, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> >
> >> On 08/21/2009 08:29 AM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> >>> On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 09:37 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> >>>> Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> >>>>> On 08/21/2009 10:04 AM, Rex Dieter wrote:
> >>>>>> Then, look at the new website mockups.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> (perceived) Answer: Fedora is the fedora-desktop spin
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Well, I think the point here is that for the new, uninformed user, we
> >>>>> need to present them with a single default choice.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Forcing them to choose between:
> >>>>> GNOME, KDE, Games, LXCE, EDU, Electronics, Security
> >>>>
> >>>> One can still offer options, but have a choice pre-selected by default,
> >>>> akin to how some other distros are doing.
> >>>
> >>> I think one of the main misunderstandings/miscommunications about this
> >>> redesign is why we are doing it. The goals of this redesign, from my
> >>> understanding, is:
> >>>
> >>> 1) To grow adoption of Fedora by new prospective users
> >>>
> >>> 2) To grow community involvement in Fedora by growing the base of users
> >>> from which we can recruit community members.
> >>>
> >>> Let me remind you of one more goal I think we *all* share (and as sad as
> >>> it may be, is certainly one of my main goals in life):
> >>>
> >>> 3) To grow the general acceptance and usage of free & open source
> >>> software.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Okay, so the first question is:  Fedora Board, are these the goals
> >> you've handed off to the design team?  I don't see them listed on:
> >>   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Website_redesign_2009
> >>
> >> Goals seem pretty important.  More important than the target audience
> >> even.  Those should be written down.
> >>
> >
> > I think the specific goal(s) we're looking for with this discusion is
> > entirely based around simplifying the get-fedora page.  But to do that we
> > realized we needed to beef up the spins page as to not sweep other spins
> > under the rug.
> >
> Simplifying is not a goal.  Making it easier for our target audience to
> get Fedora is a goal.  Getting more of our target audience to download
> and try out Fedora is a goal.  Getting more of our target audience to
> fall in love with Fedora is a goal.
>

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply a Fedora goal.  Goal in this case I simply
intended "something we wanted to see get done"

	-Mike

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