[Members] jabber.org website mandate

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Aug 22 10:24:22 CDT 2006

Ulrich Staudinger wrote:
> Nolan Eakins schrieb:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Boris Mann wrote:
>> > Before you jump into technical requirements, might I suggest that we
>>> gather the goals of the site:
>>> * public facing -- both community members and people looking for
>>> information
>>> * interactive -- forums, comments, etc. (forums potentially
>>> optional...depending on what the purpose is; what would be the forum
>>> structure)
>>> * RSS, email, notifications
>>> * member profiles
>>> * jabber integrated
>> Sorry to knock at your proposed goals, but the focus of any immediate
>> goal should answer and focus on "Who are the site's users, and what do
>> they want from the site?" Then we'll need to decide on our VIPs and what
>> they really really want to do.
> I seriously second that.
> A sharp target group is required before we go to implementation details.
> Do we want to have
> a) more tech savy people ? This includes linux developers, linux users,
> producers, developers, supporters, gurus, decision makers, professional
> it people, tech affine people of any age.
> * As information rich as possible
> * As concise as possible
> * As deep information as possible

Something like jabber.org now but better organized, I guess.

> b) more windows end users ?  This includes grandmas, teens, people at
> home, pupils at school, non-tech affine people of any age.
> * As little complexity on the site as possible
> * As service and feature rich as necessary
> * As user friendly and usable as possible

Like http://www.jabber.org.au/ perhaps?

> In my eyes, we should go with target group (b) for jabber.org and (a)
> for xmpp.org.

Sounds about right to me.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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