< Promo
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The goal of this page is to have a list of tasks and associated names(!) and dates to track what we still have to do and where we are.

The name next to a taks can either mean the person to do it or to coordinate it - either way, he/she is responsible ;-)

The page starts with a list of topics which still have to be added to the task list. Some of these have a list of tasks somewhere already, others have to be discussed. A few are of more strategic level, others are very practical.

Once a task is done, put it at the top & mark it as done. In time we'll clean them up. Feel free to pick up tasks which have no associated name (but announce/discuss on promo, you might get pointers there as well).

(I'm not good at tables so I'll use plaintext. Feel free to fix that.)

Topics to discuss & turn into plans

  • Boothbox stuff to be added - contact booth team (jos)
  • website stuff to be added - contact web team (jos)
  • The Mean and Lean Release Machine
  • rewriting texts on kde.org and other sites
  • write feature guide for 4.4
  • improve kdeslides & guide ppl talking about KDE
  • move to 1 wiki
  • get more donations and support
  • involve companies by setting up a 'advisory board' like institute
  • connect to local communities

Current list of tasks

Tasks table - easier to follow if all in a table I think, I'll work on migrating everything to table Stu

Marketing for SC 4.4
Task Target date Assigned to Status
Make a list of key talking points for promo around release (can use release announcement for this, as this is mostly done but needs to be checked with respective developers) ASAP Jos ?
Prepare and plan articles to get ppl excited for 4.4 January ? ?
Create feature guide 1 Feb Jos ?
Finish release announcement 1 Feb Jos ?
Create screencast(s) 1 Feb ? ?
Prepare specific plan for release week to spread the word as far as possible 1 Feb ? ?
Revive Commit Digest
Task Target date Assigned to Status
Set up new team to help Danny ? ? ?
New DIGEST keyword in commits - talk to dirk/dfaure/toma ? ? ?
Promote Camp KDE
Task Target date Assigned to Status
Get contest up and running ? Troy Done
Contact podcasts ? Jos Done
Contact bloggers ? ? ?
twitter & identi.ca account with regular announcements & stuff, find out who maintains the Camp KDE twitter account asap ? ?
facebook & linked-in groups 'we go to camp kde' asap ? ?
success story (hoffman) ? Troy ?
Invite Ryan Paul and other journos ? Troy ?
Story about what will be at Camp KDE - conf call with jeff & Leo and do announcement about that on press list (lydia)) write also about twitter & identi.ca ? Jos/Lydia ?
Dot articles: marketing specific talks/topics ? jeff & leo to do this, jos contacts them ?
Talk to local lugs, spreading info, get in groups and spam them with camp stuff eg Scale. Contact Alex Spehr for scale. [email protected] ? Justin ?
blog about available funding (but apply before Christmas) (ask aaron) ? Jos ?
approach specific people (comment by cornelius: addressing people directly is very important. make a list of all attendees which were at the Jamaica event and those who were at the release event, write an individual email to each of them and ask them to come to Camp KDE (and bring two friends))guillermo, george wright ? ? ?
Contact FSF ? Lydia ?
Contact FLOSS weekly ? Claudia ?
Contact linux foundation ? Claudia ?
Contact linux Journal ? Jos ?
Mail to e.V membership ? Jos ?
Create list of people to be contacted ? Troy ?
Recruit new contributors
Task Target date Assigned to Status
Revive forum Klassrooms (recruit tutors) ? ? ?
Write junior jobs walkthrough articles ? ? ?
Fix get involved website ? ? ?
Create junior jobs digest ? ? ?
Promote bugsquad ? ? ?
Advertise developer profiles to lower barrier of entry ? ? ?
Dot blurb at bottom of relevant articles (what's this?Stu) ? ? ?

  • Marketing at Akademy
      • what announcements will have to go out - jos asks wade for a timeline - he has experience with this.
  • towards akademy there need to be articles.
      • Topics:
      • confirmed talks.
      • dot story, call for sponsors (Claudia)
      • press strategy:
          • list of writers (include local press - ask Sanna, to do Claudia), send out emails to them to make them aware of the event.
          • provide them with material/press package (jos).
          • contact local press (tampere ground team is doing this)
          • contact possible journalists (jos)
      • Set up marketing/promo track
          • determine talks/topics
          • invite people
  • Rebranding tasks
      • Boilerplate text for distros (to replace "FooLinux comes with KDE X.x, which includes the desktop shell and a suite of applications like X, Y, and Z")
      • Recommended presentation of KDE workspaces at install/download time
      • Create/define logos for:
          • Plasma Desktop and Plasma Netbook
              • Common logo for each?
              • Use the existing Plasma framework logo?
              • Does Kickoff still have the KDE logo as its button?
          • KDE Platform - for use in the various "built on KDE Platform" type texts
          • KDE Apps - perhaps unnecessary
      • Update wikipedia pages (Google doc summarising a possible way of doing this, should be imported to this wiki) - asap/by 4.4 - Stu
      • Check userbase (and techbase?) for outmoded phrases

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