On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 7:40 AM, Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik(a)redhat.com> wrote:
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> Hi Jaroslav,
> Well as the PRD already says we do hope and expect the product will be
> useful to a wider audience, but since the PRD is meant to set a
> development focus it needs to be focused.
Then note that in PRD :) And highlight the focus on developers, this
way it really sounds like the doors are closed there (and seems like
these are not only my feelings from the thread).
Note what? I'm confused as to what you're saying here, because you
say to note it and then say it's bad to note it because it sounds like
> But of course we should review
> the product plan over time to both see if it is working out and
> achieving the goals we have set for it and to see if we should adjust
> the overall target/goal for the product.
> So hopefully for Fedora marketing having something a bit more targeted
> should hopefully make their job easier as there is a clearer story that
> can be told to potential users. Ryan and Mo is currently working on
> developing the branding for the 3 new products so hopefully we can tie
> into that effort to help provide a baseline 'sales pitch' for the Fedora
> marketing team.
For marketing - aiming one group is definitely easier but it also creates
barriers for the future. Once you starts marketing Workstation as developers
system, it will create an entry barrier for people aka "I'm not developer,
it's not a distro for me" and it'd pretty difficult to get rid of this
stamp in the future. Same as now we are still fighting that Fedora is not
for users but bleeding edge fans.
Don't take this as I'm against the idea, I understand that with our limited
resources it's better to aim on the less wider audience and make sure we
can support it and provide the best experience. I'm just trying to say -
do not limit it too much, it could be pretty hard to step out of the
shadow of this decision :).
I think you're conflating the PRD with a marketing document. It
isn't. It's the document the WG uses to focus their development and
requirements. It's, at least as far as I know, completely separate
from how things are marketed to end users.
If we need a separate PMD (product marketing document), then we can
work with Fedora Marketing to do that.