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Re: separate fpo domain? (was Re: making the website better)

On Fri, 8 Feb 2008, Jeffrey Tadlock wrote:

On Feb 8, 2008 12:07 PM, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
On Fri, 8 Feb 2008, Máirín Duffy wrote:
What do folks think about this idea?

fedoraproject.org being the website for the PROJECT, while a separate domain would be more focused towards uses of the project's output, Fedora the linux distro itself?

Before we go about registering another website and dividing traffic, let us come up with content and demonstrate how it is going to be different from fp.o and why a single website won't meet both audiences. It is difficult enough with a discussion between what should be in the wiki vs static pages. Having yet another place isn't going to smoothen that discussion.

I would agree with Rahul that we probably shouldn't further divide our traffic to other domains. We want to bring them into the front door - fedoraproject.org - and let that act as a place to get to other more content specific areas. That's not to say we couldn't have a section geared for users as either a subdirectory or sub-domain under fedoraproject.org.

By bringing people into the Fedora community through a main landing page it should also make messaging to the community a little easier, as we would have one main place to put that special banner announcing the upcoming FudCon, Alpha and Beta releases, Gold releases, etc.

Rahul is right -- an initiative like this is not something that can be done ad-hoc. It needs ownership, leadership, and clear goals.

Furthermore, I would argue that something like this is the sort of initiative that needs to be brought to the Fedora Board for approval.

And the first thing that the Fedora Board will say is "what are the compelling reasons for this? Walk us through your thinking and convince us of why you are right. Be prepared to get some questions from us that might require you to re-think or re-work some of your ideas."

Not adversarial by any means, but just the sort of thing that demonstrates that everyone is doing their due diligence.


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