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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: CouchDB referrals?
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:47:14 GMT
just to note that I’d be equally happy with disabling it.

On 06 Jun 2014, at 17:49 , Joan Touzet <joant@lrtw.org> wrote:

> Sounds like an impedance mismatch. Disable the functionality.
> 
> It'd be nice to know how people get to our community, and it's good
> to have a consultancy network, but this really sounds more like a
> support function for channel partnerships and revenue recognition --
> "virtual finders fees" as it were. Not sure if we need that.
> 
> -Joan
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Noah Slater" <nslater@apache.org>
> To: "Noah Slater" <nslater@apache.org>
> Cc: marketing@couchdb.apache.org, "Benoit Chesneau" <bchesneau@gmail.com>, "Dave
Cottlehuber" <dave@muse.net.nz>, "Jan L" <jan@apache.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 6, 2014 8:11:00 AM
> Subject: Re: CouchDB referrals?
> 
> I am particularly interested in the opinions of:
> 
> - PMC members (from a governance perspective)
> - Marketing people (from a recruitment/community perspective)
> - People who offer CouchDB consulting (Jan, Dave, Benoit, etc.)
> 
> On 4 June 2014 15:57, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> 
>> The Influitive AdvocateHub has a primary concept of a referral. In the
>> context of a business, a referral is when an advocate refers a contact
>> to the business. Obviously, this is very valuable for B2B business
>> that are looking for clients.
>> 
>> CouchDB is not a B2B business, and so I'm not sure this particular
>> part of the AdvocateHub fits our use case.
>> 
>> We can turn it off. But before we do, I wanted to explore some other
>> options. What could referrals mean for us, as a community?
>> 
>> Some ideas:
>> 
>> - A referral is just an advocate recommending CouchDB to a friend or
>> colleague. In this scenario, who does the referral contact? Do we put
>> them in touch with a mailing list (seems a little odd), a particular
>> person, or particular persons?
>> 
>> - A referral is more about contributors than it is about users. So the
>> advocate would be referring a contributor to the CouchDB project.
>> Perhaps a designer, a marketing person, a video blogger, a technical
>> author, or whatever. People we find hard to recruit normally.
>> (Remember that recruitment is our #1 biggest challenge.)
>> 
>> - A referral is a business referral. We set up a list for people who
>> offer CouchDB services. A referral puts the a person in contact with
>> this list of people. So tenders can be made individually by whomever
>> is interested in the business.
>> 
>> Thoughts?
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> --
>> Noah Slater
>> https://twitter.com/nslater
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Noah Slater
> https://twitter.com/nslater


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