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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: CouchDB referrals?
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:05:49 GMT
Hey Noah,

thanks for your work on this!

I think referrals as contributors is the best fit as far as I can see.

PMC hat: no objection, to the contrary, formalising recruitment is worth
at least this experiment.
Consulting hat: I don’t think we are ready to explore toe commercial side
of things with the project. I believe we should work on that, but I’m not
sure this aligns with what we want to use AdvocateHub for, so I’d prefer
to keep this out and tackle when we get to it.


On 04 Jun 2014, at 15:57 , Noah Slater <> 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 normallyI th.
> (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

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