[CentOS-promo] Some thougts about the ToDo List

Mon Jun 16 14:48:21 UTC 2008
Bill Quinn <bill.quinn at linuxit.com>


Re the point: "* Provide a wiki page that contains paid-for support and
services for CentOS"

I would also highlight
http://centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=12 as this is another
area to promote commercial support. 

At LinuxIT we offer commercial support for CentOS from business hours to
fully managed. We would welcome the opportunity to have details of our
offerings and our logo on centos.org and on the wiki, especially if we
could put something back into the community.

Since September last year we have been trying to engage with Lance Davis
to open up the commercial support offerings at centos.org - so far zero
progress. My last mail to Lance, nearly two weeks ago - no response.

So, if you do open this up on the wiki please get in touch we would like
to be top of the list.



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[mailto:centos-promo-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of wonderer
Sent: 16 June 2008 15:30
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Subject: [CentOS-promo] Some thougts about the ToDo List

Hy there,

I read over the ToDo List and have some points to mention and hope its

The following tasks needs one or more owners:

    * Create appealing screenshots for the website, articles or events

additional: take pictures from events...

    * Feed information to journalist as an incentive to write a CentOS 

That could be very dangerous if it is not planned good enough...

    * Contact magazines for CentOS related articles or include CentOS

Therefore CentOS should have ready made press kit (could work out 

    * Contact publishers (of Fedora/RHEL books) to include CentOS on 
cover, in print or as media

additional: contact Writers and ask to work out the CentOS related

    * Sell and ship branded goods on the website and at events 
(stickers, mugs, posters, media)

idea: build up a little spreadshirt shop (see 
http://www.spreadshirt.com/us/US/T-Shirt/Spreadshirt-1342/ ) and look 
how it goes. Selfmade shops  are expensive in  costs and time to 
administer it...

    * Provide a wiki page that contains paid-for support and services 
for CentOS

Question: Who are the Supporters? How many people are in the Crew?

    * Create a CentOS Weekly News that summarizes BLOG articles, events,

progress, etc...

idea: could the blog used to improve the idea? Because of archiving 
articles and redirect from the Newsletter...?!

    * Create and maintain pages about how to install CentOS on your

additional: Install CentOS under VMWare.

Any comments ;-) ?

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