Re: Friends of GNOME campaign

> De: Oliver Propst <oliver propst gmail com>
>Para: Tobias Mueller <muelli cryptobitch de> 
>CC: GNOME Marketing List <marketing-list gnome org> 
>Enviado: Domingo 11 de noviembre de 2012 13:15
>Asunto: Re: Friends of GNOME campaign
>Hi again.
>I now got two concrete proposals of how to present a Web
>One option is as previous suggested to do a campaign
>specifically with the aim of shipping a WebKit2 based
>version of Web. The benefit with this proposal is that
>much of the Web teams effort is currently at shipping
>a WebKit2 based version of Web. This would make a
>clear connection between the campaign and the current
>roadmap of Web [1]. It would also mean that the money
>raised would actually to a large degree cover the expanses
>of implementing the features that is being listed.
>The campaign would target the following features
>-Remember HTTP and form passwords (complex)
>-User style sheet support
>-Unsubmitted modified forms warning
>-Inline source view
>-DNS prefetching
>The other option would be to do a Web campaign that list more
>general features that are missing from Web including:
>-WebKit2 support in Web
>-Queue/Read later section of the Overview
>-Favorites/Bookmarks section of the Overview
>-Nicely animated tab switching [2]
>This would mean to present the campaign in a similar way
>as the a11y campaign did [3], that is not to promise to
>implement every feature that is being listed but present a
>list with (general) missing features in Web, (since it would
>require a very large amount of money to implement all the
>features mentioned above). The benefit with this proposal
>is that it would be clear that the campaign is about improving
>Web by listing user visible features and could by doing
>so make people more willing to donate.
>The basic principle is regardless to make people excited
>about a native web experience in GNOME.
>The the financial goal of the campaign would be something
>around k30$.
>I have made a document that summarizes the proposal [4]
>Are this something we want to do, thoughts/feedback are
>very much welcome.
>If there is no interest of doing a Web campaign either around
>WebKit2 or a more general one I think its time for other members
>in the marketing team to step-up present/be more concrete about
>their proposals, as it will soon have been a full year since the
>a11y campaign was launched.

Hi Oliver,

My main concern about your proposal is that I think that a list of features is not very consistent for a FoG campaign without a clear message. Taking into account that Web is not a very popular application by now, most people don't care. Don't get me wrong, I support Web, but a list of concrete technical features of an application not very popular by now doesn't attract too many people for a donation IMHO. 

I think that what we need to make a FoG campaign for WebKit2GTK+ is a super feature that makes the difference for GNOME, even better if you can use in several parts of the desktop. Maybe Tobias Mueller idea of Privacy and Security can be this super feature.

Just my two cents,

   -- Juanjo Marin

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