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FWIW I think #1 is counter to the point of Fedora. If we do it right,
this won't need to be true. In fact, Red Hat's (real and perceived)
holding on so tightly to the reigns is probably 80% of what's not gone
right with this project.

There is tremendous power to a mix of RH and non-RH spokespeople, the
most obvious of which is that folks have to take anything a RH staff
member says with the "publicly held always-for-profit" grain of salt.
As long as the spokespeople are informed, or can easily be in touch
with RH for coaching/info/feedback, RH's message will be part of the
Fedora message. Otherwise we will continue to re-inforce that this
project is purely for the benefit of, and at the whim of RH.

Fedora has to appear free to become something other than what RH
dictates, or else it is nothing but a RHEL beta.

The important thing is that we are in sync with RH on what the core
message is, and how to speak about RHs involvement. If we trust the
message, we can trust the messenger.

--jeremy

On 8/29/05, David Barzilay <barzilay redhat com> wrote:
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> David Barzilay
> Brazilian Portuguese
> Technical Translator
> Red Hat Asia-Pacific
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: David Barzilay <barzilay redhat com>
> To: Greg DeKoenigsberg <gdk redhat com>, Mark Webbink <mwebbink redhat com>
> Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 18:58:31 +1000
> Subject: Re: Fedora Foundation around the world
> On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 09:38 -0400, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
> > And then I'd like your input on the idea of Community Marketing Contacts
> > (CMCs), and whether you think this is a sufficient body for getting
> > global input.
> 
> Dear Greg and Mark,
> 
> Initially, I believe the idea of Community Marketing Contacts is great!
> 
> I don't know who are the people you intend choosing to cover the globe,
> but I have a few concerns I thought I should address here:
> 
> 1) They have to be RedHatters, and native speakers of the specific
> language. Otherwise, I don't think they'll be able to thoroughly
> represent RH in a certain community nor understand their needs;
> 
> 2) I know a few members of our i18n team
> (http://intranet.corp.redhat.com/ic/intranet/EngInternationalizationLocalization.html), who would probably enjoy the challenge, but majority of us is sited in Brisbane (Australia), so wouldn't make the local events and LUGs;
> 
> 3) How are we dealing with laws in different countries (e.g.: I need a
> non-for-profit organization registration number to register a .org.br
> domain name in Brazil...)
> 
> For a start, I'd suggest creating a Marketing Plan for the Fedora
> Foundation as if RH was launching a brand new product, allowing enough
> time for the Community Marketing Contacts to adapt the materials to all
> languages, and coordinating timely news publishing.
> 
> Feel free to browse through our team's intranet page (above), and don't
> hesitate to contact me if your need further assistance.
> 
> To request a Localization job, please go to:
> https://i18n.brisbane.redhat.com/rt3/index.html
> 
> Thanks,
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