couchdb-marketing mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: CouchDB referrals?
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:11:00 GMT
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 <> 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

Noah Slater

View raw message