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Re: [Re: Fedora Foundation around the world]

On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 11:27 +1000, David Barzilay wrote:

> That's exactly the point I am trying to make. I was asked for input on
> the idea of Community Marketing Contacts being enough for global input.

We want a CMC to be of a global nature. I.e. we expect a CMC in /every/
country. Be it RH or not. 2, having a lead and a co-lead will help

> Well, how many fluent languages are represented within the current
> selected group? What's the possible global coverage by these people?

This current group is expected to grow

> Whoever the spokespeople are, how do you intend to overcome the language
> barriers to keep them well informed?

I am presuming that a CMC will be bilingual at least - she will be able
to speak English (converse with us) as well as her own community. And if
her community is large and wants to converse in their own language, they
can get their own mailing list (we have support for this already)

> > 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.
> You probably can. But, do you intend to spread the message only in
> English? 

No. But baby steps, we will start with whats most common. After that,
translations are dependent on CMCs or their leverages with translators

> Who would you trust to adapt the message into different languages, and
> make sure it is in sync with RH?

We have to localise. And we'd have to hope that its in sync with what we
say. How are we going to QA it? Well, this is where we let OSS take its
stand, and its called "RH letting go of some control"

Some malicious CMC can do something bad, but why volunteer for a job
that you want to sabotage? Its like a malicious Fedora Extras
contributor we're worried about... all possible, but realistically,
let's be a bit more trusting

> Thanks for listening!

Thanks for sharing! Can we count you as a CMC in your region?
Colin Charles, http://www.bytebot.net/

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