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Re: Redesign of downloads



On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 10:17:03AM -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>What is the definition of an advanced user?  I see lots of complaints
>from people who are advanced users and also contributors.  If they
>aren't contributors, I doubt that they'd take the time to complain where
>we'd see it.
>
>One thing that I think the initial portion of the brainstorm touches on
>but the checklist of intended audience does not is how get-fedora can be
>a vehicle for moving people up the pyramid.
>
>Right now it's static in that it aims to give new users the bits and
>that's it.  One complaint I've heard ("How can we get more people to
>contribute to the KDE/LXDE spins if they think Fedora treats them as a
>second class citizen to the Desktop spin?") has a legitimate basis in
>this concept.
>
>We need to strive to make people who come to get-fedora to download a
>release feel that they are becoming part of the Fedora Community.  And
>by doing so they have the option to participate in the development of
>the next Fedora -- through code, packaging, art, documentation,
>marketing, teaching, or any of the other areas that we can receive help.
>
>Using this as the foundation of what we're trying to achieve, the idea
>of a default spin makes a different kind of sense.  It isn't the spin
>for newbies.  It's the spin that we think we can entice the most people
>to contribute to one of the aspects of Fedora where we need help.  It
>needs to solve the needs of contributors to documentation, art,
>websites, etc as well as solving the needs of the person themselves.
>
>Similarly, the other spins aren't for the advanced users, they're the
>spins optimized to bring people into different parts of our community.
>Something like http://fedoraproject.org/en/join-fedora but with the
>focus of getting media first, and contributing to Fedora second.

That is all well and good.  I don't see how it conflicts with the current
plan or goal though.

Do you think the current Desktop spin is not the one that we want to present
to entice the most contributors?  I'm a bit confused as to what exactly you
are trying to propose here.

josh


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