# CentOS Stream 9 Promo
*Note: If you want edit rights, please ask Rich.*
We want to do more intentional promotion around CentOS Stream 9, beyond the "coming soon" messaging that we currently have on https://centos.org/download/
This includes, at minimum:
* Web "mini-site" (See https://hackmd.io/1K3sbGAyQjSZ1sg4VJBZbw)
* Blog post on CentOS.org and RedHat.com properties
* Press outreach
We also want to coordinate this with Alain's new visual identity/redesign work rollout. (See https://www.dev.centos.org/, https://lists.dev.centos.org/, https://people.dev.centos.org/, https://blog.dev.centos.org/)
All of this stuff has been announced on centos-devel, but that isn't "visible" to the press, or even to the bulk of our users. So we need to do something splashier to get more eyes on it.
## What this is not
This is not a product announcement or release announcement. It's a project availability announcement, and encouragement to participate.
This is not a "it's ready" ... Neal Gompa says: "CentOS Stream is never done, but it is made for you to make it what you want it to be."
There are several outputs of this effort.
### Blog post
A point in time blog post. Possibly 2 of them - one on blog.c.o and one on blog.redhat.com
Blog post draft is available at https://hackmd.io/@forbushd/BJC9Q9DSY
### Web content
A web page (or mini-site?) at centos.org/stream9
Web content created here: https://hackmd.io/1K3sbGAyQjSZ1sg4VJBZbw
### Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly updates?
We should also have an ongoing working doc that we publish on a schedule (TBD) which gives an update of what's happening in Stream 9. Who is going to write this? How often should we publish?
* A video-format version of the blog post (in the style of Rich's monthly updates on youtube)
* A video demo/walkthrough of someone installing c9s and highlighting some major features
### Banner for social media
The banner information can be changed in case you need to, to better fit the announcement itself.
In case of using new logo proposal:
This work should happen on the [centos-promo mailing list](https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-promo). If you're not subscribed, please do so.
## Press outreach
Collect press contacts that we can reach out to to possibly cover this.
https://gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream/rpms/jq/-/merge_requests/1 (nasty jq issue that was fixed in c9s first, even before Fedora)
https://gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream/rpms/sudo/-/merge_requests/3 (sudo utmp resource leak)
https://gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream/rpms/hdparm/-/merge_requests/4 (hdparm DCO bugfix)
systemd: misc fixes to enable systemd-oomd and for better compat with SIG-built backports
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2021-October/077383.html - CentOS Stream 9 is available in CI infra for tenants/projects
###### tags: `stream9`