[CentOS-promo] Timing: Re: CentOS Stream 9 "launch" promotion

Mon Nov 8 20:32:38 UTC 2021
Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com>

Hi, folks.

It looks like all of the pieces are in place. We have the blog post 
staged and the content for centos.org/stream9 is in Git at 

I would like to propose that we plan to go live early next week. That 
gives a few more days for people to look over everything.

It also allows us to avoid a conflict/overlap with the RHEL 9 Beta 
messaging push. We don't want to imply either that the RHEL 9 Beta is 
tied in any way to this "launch", nor do we want either to upstage, or 
be upstaged by, that messaging.

Does this work for everyone. Alain, in particular, are you ready to push 
the new design that soon?

Related: I got word back from the Red Hat Brand team (as I have noted 
here: https://git.centos.org/centos/board/issue/4) and they encourage us 
to go ahead and use the new logo wherever we wish, even prior to any 
formal mark registration.


On 10/13/21 14:24, Rich Bowen wrote:
> We are now at the point in the CentOS Stream 9 process that we need to 
> do some kind of a "launch" promotional effort, so that people are aware 
> of the work that is being done here beyond the "Coming Soon" message on 
> the download page.
> If you are willing to participate in this effort, we will be 
> coordinating on the centos-promo mailing list - 
> https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-promo - so if you're 
> not subscribed, this is a good time to do so.
> We will be initially producing two things:
> * A blog post for blog.centos.org (and possibly one for a redhat.com 
> property as well)
> * Web content that will go at centos.org/stream9
> Initial notes about what we're creating are here: 
> https://hackmd.io/RkOiWNmIQcWSubQ3emY0lg
> We would like to produce this content within the next month - end of 
> November latest. Launching this content would be coordinated with 
> launching the new visual/design work for our various websites.
> So ... y'all come help!