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From Andy Wenk <a...@nms.de>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Naming releases
Date Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:33:16 GMT
yes +1

On 30 October 2014 16:27, Paul Davis <paul.joseph.davis@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 to the dedication idea
>
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:25 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> > (Moving the rest of this discussion to the marketing@ list.)
> >
> > On 30 October 2014 16:25, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> >> If nobody objects, I'm going to assume consensus that "dedicating" a
> >> release to an individual is okay if it takes the form of a footnote.
> >>
> >> On 28 October 2014 17:21, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> >>> (Re-copying dev@ here too.)
> >>>
> >>> Nope. Nobody is donating anything. This would be a reward that CouchDB
> >>> advocates can redeem in exchange for advocating CouchDB. (There's a
> >>> quick refresher in my first email, but I'm happy to provide more
> >>> info.)
> >>>
> >>> My goal is to let a highly productive advocate have a bit of "power"
> >>> over something. This ties into a theory about what motivates different
> >>> people. Some people like recognition, some people just like free
> >>> stuff, some people like exclusive access to things, and some people
> >>> like being granted power.
> >>>
> >>> The first three are relatively easy, but the power thing is hard to do
> >>> in a community where anybody can make a decision.
> >>>
> >>> The only things I can think of so far are:
> >>>
> >>> - "Naming" a weekly news edition (just a bit of fun, i.e. "aka the X
> edition")
> >>> - Having a release dedicated to you (more of a recognition reward,
> really
> >>> - Naming something inside the AdvocateHub (like a challenge)
> >>>
> >>> On 28 October 2014 01:37, Joan Touzet <wohali@apache.org> wrote:
> >>>> I don't understand, are we accepting donations and letting people name
> >>>> releases? What's the point of a "name"? Don't get me wrong, I love the
> >>>> Toy Story release names for Debian....
> >>>>
> >>>> Counter-counter-proposal 1:
> >>>>
> >>>> If we want to use this to raise awareness...
> >>>>
> >>>> Do what Vim does. If people want to donate, and don't feel like
> >>>> donating to the ASF, they can donate to the official CouchDB charity.
> >>>> That could be something thematic like the Furniture Bank of America,
> >>>> or something that we all feel passionate about TBD.
> >>>>
> >>>> Counter-counter-proposal 2:
> >>>>
> >>>> Yearly thank-yous to people that help, a sort of "awards" thing.
> >>>> No need to tie it to a (possibly irregular) release schedule.
> >>>>
> >>>> -Joan
> >>>>
> >>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>> From: "Noah Slater" <nslater@apache.org>
> >>>> To: marketing@couchdb.apache.org
> >>>> Cc: "Joan Touzet" <wohali@apache.org>
> >>>> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 6:01:06 PM
> >>>> Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Naming releases
> >>>>
> >>>> Seems like consensus is that this is a bad idea--as formulated.
> >>>>
> >>>> How about softening the proposal?
> >>>>
> >>>> Counter-proposal A:
> >>>>
> >>>> - Tweets, social media posts, changelog, etc. all use the number
> *only*
> >>>> - There is a single sentence in the release announcement email and
> >>>> blog post to the effect of "aka the X release"
> >>>>
> >>>> Counter-proposal B:
> >>>>
> >>>> - Rephrase it slightly so that we're "dedicating" the release to
> >>>> someone as a thank you
> >>>>
> >>>> Only problem with counter-proposal B is that (while it might be a good
> >>>> idea) it puts it into the "access" category. We're giving someone
> >>>> exclusive access to our platform as a thank you.
> >>>>
> >>>> Does anyone have any ideas for rewards that fall into the "power"
> >>>> category, that we can reasonably offer, without compromising the
> >>>> integrity of the project?
> >>>>
> >>>> We could let people "name" weekly news posts, I suppose. "aka the X
> >>>> update". Heh. Perhaps that's less risky.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On 27 October 2014 21:55, Sebastian Rothbucher
> >>>> <sebastianrothbucher@googlemail.com> wrote:
> >>>>> I'd KISS also - and stick with numbers only, so -0.5 as well
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM, Joan Touzet <wohali@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> -0.5 for all the reasons previously outlined.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>>>> From: "Paul Davis" <paul.joseph.davis@gmail.com>
> >>>>>> To: dev@couchdb.apache.org, andywenk@apache.org
> >>>>>> Cc: marketing@couchdb.apache.org
> >>>>>> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 3:39:55 PM
> >>>>>> Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Naming releases
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I'm a bit on the -1 side of things as well. Having two ways
to refer
> >>>>>> to a release has always annoyed me with projects like Debian/Ubuntu.
> >>>>>> Granted they tend to use them a lot more interchangeably than
Noah
> is
> >>>>>> suggesting, though I do wonder if it'd still lead to confusion.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I think for the particular current case I wonder if we can't
think
> of
> >>>>>> other perk things for the category that Noah is trying to fill.
> Though
> >>>>>> I have to say I can't think of anything off the top of my head.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Andy Wenk <andywenk@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >>>>>> > I have a bit of a feeling, that the proposal is a bit
> misunderstood. Noah
> >>>>>> > has written:
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> > "We'd mention the name in the release announcement and
> >>>>>> > in the changelog. But otherwise, we'd continue to talk
about
> releases
> >>>>>> > using the release number."
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> > So we use the name for a CouchDB release solely for marketing
> activities.
> >>>>>> > We stay with the release numbers. So the number is the
important
> part.
> >>>>>> With
> >>>>>> > Mac OS X and Ubuntu, the name is the important part and
the
> number is
> >>>>>> ... a
> >>>>>> > number.
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> > So I don't see any problems with naming a release if we
keep the
> release
> >>>>>> > number as the most important part.
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> > Cheers
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> > Andy
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> > On 27 October 2014 20:18, Klaus Trainer <klaus_trainer@posteo.de>
> wrote:
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> >> I agree that it can be confusing.  Ubuntu is doing
that, and
> even though
> >>>>>> >> I've been using it for almost a decade now (and thus
follow its
> release
> >>>>>> >> cycles pretty closely), I'm still getting confused
about their
> release
> >>>>>> >> names from time to time.  Please make sure that our
project
> won't run
> >>>>>> >> the risk of creating such unnecessary confusion.
> >>>>>> >>
> >>>>>> >> Thanks,
> >>>>>> >> Klaus
> >>>>>> >>
> >>>>>> >>
> >>>>>> >> On 27.10.2014 19:31, Robert Samuel Newson wrote:
> >>>>>> >> > Also not a fan, its confusing and there’s an
effort involved
> in coming
> >>>>>> >> up with a name, an artificial impediment to release
cycles, and
> we have
> >>>>>> >> enough real ones.
> >>>>>> >> >
> >>>>>> >> > B.
> >>>>>> >> >
> >>>>>> >> >
> >>>>>> >> >> On 27 Oct 2014, at 16:45, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>> >> >> I’m not a fan, but I won’t be in the way
of this.
> >>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>> >> >> Best
> >>>>>> >> >> Jan
> >>>>>> >> >> --
> >>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>> >> >>> On 27 Oct 2014, at 14:49 , Noah Slater
<nslater@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> Hi folks,
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> SUMMARY
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> I'm currently working on the rewards for
the CouchDB
> AdvocateHub.
> >>>>>> (See
> >>>>>> >> >>> bottom of this email for a refresher.)
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> One of the rewards I'd like to offer is
the ability to
> "name" a
> >>>>>> >> >>> CouchDB release. We'd mention the name
in the release
> announcement
> >>>>>> and
> >>>>>> >> >>> in the changelog. But otherwise, we'd
continue to talk about
> >>>>>> releases
> >>>>>> >> >>> using the release number.
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> Primarily, I see it as a bit of fun. And
a great way to
> reward
> >>>>>> >> advocates.
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> I'm cross-posting this to dev and marketing
because it's
> both a
> >>>>>> >> >>> release management proposal as well as
a marketing proposal.
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> DETAILS
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> The way I see it working:
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> - Advocate redeems the "name a release"
reward, and picks a
> name
> >>>>>> >> >>> - The name is vetted by the PMC (for brand
protection) and
> put on a
> >>>>>> >> queue
> >>>>>> >> >>> - The next release picks the oldest name
on the queue
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> I'd probably actually want to separate
this into three
> rewards:
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> - Name a bugfix release
> >>>>>> >> >>> - Name a minor release
> >>>>>> >> >>> - Name a major release
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> Each one would be require more points
than the last.
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> REFRESHER
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> Our AdvocateHub is a professional tool
that has been donated
> to us
> >>>>>> >> >>> that will allow us to mobilise fans of
CouchDB to talk about,
> >>>>>> promote,
> >>>>>> >> >>> and advocate CouchDB to on social media,
and to their
> network. For a
> >>>>>> >> >>> project like ours, with limited to no
financial budget for
> >>>>>> traditional
> >>>>>> >> >>> marketing, this is a huge opportunity
for us.
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> The AdvocateHub has two important concepts
(for the purposes
> of this
> >>>>>> >> >>> email): challenges and rewards. Advocates
complete
> challenges (like
> >>>>>> >> >>> "leave a review" or "write a case-study")
and in return, we
> give
> >>>>>> them
> >>>>>> >> >>> points. Collect enough points, and they
can redeem rewards.
> The
> >>>>>> >> >>> rewards are a thank you helping to advocate
CouchDB.
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> RATIONALE
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> There are four main categories of reward:
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> - Stuff (t-shirts, mugs, tickets to conferences,
etc)
> >>>>>> >> >>> - Access (dinner with a committer, promotion
on our blog,
> social
> >>>>>> >> media, etc)
> >>>>>> >> >>> - Status (recognition on our website,
hand written thank you
> note,
> >>>>>> etc)
> >>>>>> >> >>> - Power (name a release, ... what else?)
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> Struggling on the "power" category, because
everything we do
> here is
> >>>>>> >> >>> decided by the community. This category
would be much easier
> to fill
> >>>>>> >> >>> out if we were a regular business. But
I figure that naming a
> >>>>>> release
> >>>>>> >> >>> is a fun approach.
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> Thanks,
> >>>>>> >> >>>
> >>>>>> >> >>> --
> >>>>>> >> >>> Noah Slater
> >>>>>> >> >>> https://twitter.com/nslater
> >>>>>> >> >>
> >>>>>> >> >
> >>>>>> >>
> >>>>>> >>
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> > --
> >>>>>> > Andy Wenk
> >>>>>> > Hamburg - Germany
> >>>>>> > RockIt!
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> > GPG fingerprint: C044 8322 9E12 1483 4FEC 9452 B65D 6BE3
9ED3 9588
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> >  https://people.apache.org/keys/committer/andywenk.asc
> >>>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> Noah Slater
> >>>> https://twitter.com/nslater
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Noah Slater
> >>> https://twitter.com/nslater
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noah Slater
> >> https://twitter.com/nslater
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Noah Slater
> > https://twitter.com/nslater
>



-- 
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