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Re: Who is Our Target Audience



Ben Arnold wrote:
On 23/12/06, Chitlesh GOORAH <chitlesh fedoraproject org> wrote:
On 12/23/06, John Baer wrote:

> I've been working under an assumption as to who our target audience is
> but in the world of project management every assumption should be stated
> so that it can be agreed to.

The blurb on the FedoraProject Overview is written in such a way that
it seems the slightly more technical user at home. The hobbyist if you
like. The text, "It comes out twice a year or so," says the confident
business clients would probably not like FC because of it's
cutting-edge-ness.

I wouldnt say so. In particular, a large segment of business clients wouldnt care about how fast the next release comes out as much as how long the current release is.

We defined our objectives clearly at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Objectives. Target audience is something usually associated with market segmentation and associated need to focus on products. Fedora however can also a toolbox from which different users pick the pieces they want. For example, if Fedora as it is doesnt fit into the needs of thin client or audio workstation users, they can always help in the integration of K12LTSP or Planet CCRMA.

If their needs doesnt match well with the project ideas they can always create derivatives and forks. We should not restrict ourselves to one set of users. Btw, the overview needs a revamp so dont read too much into it currently.

Rahul


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