www.gnome.org - About

Summary

The new structure for the www.gnome.org site (defined in the completed GnomeWeb/NewWgoStructure goal) calls for several subsections. 'About' is one of them. This GnomeWeb goal will create that subsection.

This goal depends on GnomeWeb/NewWgoStructure, and the use cases defined in GnomeWeb/UseCases. This goal is related to GnomeWeb/LayoutPlanning (which defines how the pages will actually look) and GnomeWeb/CmsSetup.

We are currently in the planning phase. See GnomeWeb/DevelopmentTimeline to know more about the 2.18 release schedule. See GnomeWeb/Goals for a complete list of goals and their status.

Starting points

The earlier goal defines the following structure:

  • About - The basics of the GNOME software: mission, desktop, applications, development platform, link to roadmap.

    • People - Ways to find people in GNOME.
    • Teams - List of GNOME teams with short descriptions and links to web page and contact info.
    • Local groups - List of GNOME groups with links to web page and contact info.
    • GNOME Foundation - Overview, advisory board members and link to foundation.gnome.org.
    • Logo & Trademarks - Files, licenses, guidelines.

    • History - Overview and links to documents.
    • Press/Media - Press kit, free media files, press contacts (general and by country/language).
    • Contact - Contacting the Foundation, website feedback + links to support feedback (lists & forums).

Tasks

  • Plan and write this section of the www.gnome.org site.
    • Plan the content of the pages in more detail, starting from the structure defined in the previous goal.
    • Research the information needed
    • Contact relevant teams
    • Write the pages on the CMS
    • Create images and screenshots as needed

Pages

wgo >> About

The basics of the GNOME software, what it is and how it is created.

Not sure what we're putting here! Thoughts, anyone?

wgo >> About >> Desktop

About the Gnome desktop: what it is, what it works with. Links to Get Started section (distros, live CD etc)

wgo >> About >> People

Ways to find people in GNOME.

WgoAboutPeople

Maybe merge People <-> Teams <-> LUGs?WgoAboutPeople

wgo >> About >> Teams

Overview of Gnome teams. Take content from TeamWorkspaces (maybe cut it down??? it's HUGE), and describe briefly each one.

wgo >> About >> Local groups

List of Gnome local groups, country and language-based sites.

wgo >> About >> Foundation

Introduction to the Gnome Foundation.

-- is it worth having a link page when the Foundation has a whole website?

wgo >> About >> Logo and trademark

The Gnome logo: specification, trademark status, usage guidelines, credits & brief history.

wgo >> About >> History

Brief history of Gnome. This is fairly well documented; needs to be edited down to something fairly short.

wgo >> About >> Press

Press kit, free media files, press contacts (general and by country/language).

wgo >> About >> Contact

Contacting the Foundation, website feedback + links to support feedback (lists & forums).

wgo >> About >> Roadmap

We need a roadmap!

Participants

Comments

  • The more we discuss and move forward, the more I think this section should be better called "About Us". Us = people. GnomeWeb/WgoTakeTheTour is about software only. -- QuimGil

    • But "take the tour" is a tour -- it's a leisurely wander through the GNOME desktop with some nice pictures. If I just want to know what this GNOME thing is, I want a quick one paragraph explanation. A tour with pretty pictures will be too much. -- Joachim
  • We need to keep an eye at Karderio's work at http://live.gnome.org/AboutGnome . Coordination would be great. -- QuimGil

GnomeWeb/WgoAbout (last edited 2008-02-03 14:46:49 by localhost)