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From Joan Touzet <jo...@lrtw.org>
Subject Re: CouchDB referrals?
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:49:35 GMT
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
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