#222: Publicizing "Fedora affiliates" (or groups using Fedora)
Reporter: jflory7 | Owner: jamesbishopca
Type: task | Status: new
Priority: normal | Milestone: Fedora 23
Component: Feature stories | Severity: not urgent
Resolution: | Keywords: meeting
Blocked By: | Blocking:
Comment (by jflory7):
'''Discussed in [https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-
Replying to [comment:4 alick]:
Hi, sorry for jumping in without following up the previous
No worries, thanks for adding feedback to the discussion here in the
About the drafts, for the Affliates page, I think it'll be good
more WIIFM points. For example, to show support for Fedora and FOSS in
general, to make their contributions officially recognized, to learn from
experiences from peer organizations, etc.
I think this is a good idea as well. Is having special mentions and
acknowledgements at something like Flock (and possibly regional FUDCons,
where relevant) useful? That might be one avenue to pursue too. I think
tying it into a network of support and recognition for contributions is a
good idea as well.
About the badge, I'm not sure how the badge awarding process will
(for groups)? Maybe it will be awarded to the current coordinators from
each group? It seems good since it encourages them to join FAS if they
have not. But we need to consider the "handover" from old coordinators to
For badges, we could create a FAS group that would be able to handle this.
I suppose the question is where a "company" or "organization" FAS is
recommended approach or if we want contributors associated with the entity
(e.g. school system administrators in a Fedora school) to receive the
badge based on their own affiliation as well.
About the information to include, I'd suggest to add an
as a showcase/proof. One image is worth a thousand words!
> I prefer the approval process is lightweight. Say a wiki
submissions, and a few dedicated moderators review them and move the
information to an "official" wiki page. The latter page is thus not be
edited by others.
I'm thinking a dedicated "portal" for this might even be a good idea,
either on getfedora.org
(which may not be the appropriate place) or
something like affiliates.fedoraproject.org
. This would require syncing up
with the Websites team and we should avoid doing that until farther along
in this proposal. But long-term, I'm thinking that's best.
Finally, I kinda doubt "Affliates" the most right word in
context... Is there a better way to say "Non-individual" users?
See some of my above comments about alternate names. I'm particular to
"Friends of Fedora".
Replying to [comment:5 mailga]:
IMHO there's the risk of having a nonsense wiki structure is
That's a project we could consider as Ambassador task before a Mktg
> Please consider that mktg cannot keep contacts with the
components of affiliates; affiliates must be "mentored" (not the right
word, maybe) first by ambassador an then having a preferential channel
> Affiliates in the whole world could be really too much
and if we don't
manage them very well from the beginning we'll get chaos very soon.
> I think we need a mktg member to coordinate ambassadors
This is where part of our discussion in the meeting led to. Here's some of
the ideas from the meeting.
= Ideas for affiliate program =
* Having this as a shared responsibility between Marketing and Ambassadors
might be a good idea.
* A potential affiliate could get in touch with an Ambassador (or vice
versa) and the Ambassador can come to Marketing with the affiliate
* An individual in Marketing / Ambassadors can "sponsor" a request based
on previous relationships (example used in meeting is jflory7 with
Rochester Institute of Technology in NYS (as a student), or similar type
Also, can we consider to have a website such like
(or similar), or do we manage them in hubs? Do
we consider to create a FAS group "affiliates" if doesn't exists yet?
Alternatively to the above suggestion, Hubs may be the ideal place to
integrate this with.
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