On 10/25/2012 07:07 AM, Matthew Miller wrote:
Here's the details for the form I'm going to submit. Would appreciate your
input, especially on the Highlights. My comments in [brackets].
All in all, I think it looks reasonably decent. I have some comments on some of the descriptions - I think the Overview page on the wiki has a lot of usefulness in terms of description of community/product.

My other note is that - esp. in the "company description" since it's the page about "fedora" the distro - we should probably be more consistent in our references to Fedora vs. the Fedora Project -


Company Description:

  The Fedora Project is a worldwide community of people who love, use, and
  build free software. We want to lead in the creation and spread of free
  code and content by working together as a community. Fedora is sponsored
  by Red Hat, the world's most trusted provider of open source technology.
  Red Hat invests in Fedora to encourage collaboration and incubate
  innovative new free software technologies.

Maybe... and can we break it up into 2 paragraphs?

The Fedora Project is a worldwide, open partnership of free software contributors and enthusiasts.  Our mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community.

The Fedora Project is primarily sponsored by Red Hat, the world's most trusted provider of open source technology.  (I'm not quite sold on your last line re: why red hat invests, but can go either way, I'm not too picky)

One thing to consider: Is it worth highlighting more specifically that Fedora is the upstream for RHEL?

Software By:

  Fedora Project


  Fedora 17

Version Title:

  Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) 2012.05.15

  [Note: I put the date there because I'd like to leave open the option of
   updated image spins. Open to suggestions on how best to do this.]
That's fine, though I think it would be good to make clear that it's not something like a "nightly image" kind of thing. We don't have to drill into details on "how we'd do that" right now, I agree it's useful to keep the option open. 

Release Notes:

  Official Fedora Cloud image.


  Fedora is a Linux-based operating system built on our community's four
  foundations: freedom, features, friends, and first. The Fedora Cloud image
  in EC2 provides a functional core on top of which any of tens of thousands
  of free and open source software packages can be easily added.
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides a wide audience of users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form.  The Fedora cloud image in EC2 (blah blah blah, what you have above)

  Free and Open Source: built by a collaborative community using entirely
  free software.

  Core Image Ready to Build Upon: use yum to add any of tens of thousands of
  software packages, or drop in your own code.
  [Avoid "minimal", because it isn't. Should I use a more precise count of

  [Security? Fedora-ness? Values? Highlight some particlar awesomness?]
Support Offered:

  [This is a boolean. We _do_ offer community support, of course. Should
  maybe be true?]
Ehhhhhhhhhhhhh. That seems misleading, I think to have it as true.
Support Detail:

  Community supported. Visit Ask Fedora (http://ask.fedoraproject.org/), or
  get involved by joining the Fedora Cloud SIG
  (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Cloud_SIG). You can help us make Fedora in
  the Cloud even more awesome for everyone.

Product Category1:

  Operating System
Product Category2:

Search Keywords:

  open source, free, core
Image URL:

Resource1 Name & Resource1 URL:

  Fedora Project  
Resource2 Name & Resource2 URL:

  Fedora Cloud SIG
Resource3 Name & Resource3 URL:

  Source Code
I guess this is more of a technical question: How does the above link accurately represent things if we - as you described above - have different "more updated but still F17" images? Do we think people will be confused / looking for F17 - date/morepreciseversion/etc?
Product Video:

Usage Instructions:

  Connect with SSH. No web services are installed or configured by default.
  Fedora's EC2 images follow standard EC2 login conventions, meaning that
  root login is disabled, but sudo access is granted. The default username
  for the images is ec2-user. 
End User License Agreement Text:

  [Copied from
Refund and Cancelation Policy:

  Fedora is available free of charge. Normal Amazon Web Services terms
We might include something saying "Normal Amazon Web Services terms and charges" or "terms, including costs for storage and bandwidth/uploading/downloading/whatever" apply.

Also: Since we have a mirror internal to amazon - is that something worth highlighting? Or does the AWS marketplace work differently from regular EC2 (I haven't looked in detail at any differences)

Available in Regions....

  True for all.
This is not really true in EC2, I don't think we're doing Fedora in non-us regions, are we? - does AWS marketplace provide wider availability?

Endpoint URL Protocol:

  [hopefully, I can get them to construct a ssh://ec2-user@.... URL]

Upgrade Instructions:

  [Blank for now]
Recommended Instance Type:

  Standard Large
Is this basically a bulletpoint option, or is there additional text that we could include as to why (ie: standard large - Recommended for common use cases like $unicornbuilding, $bikeshedding, etc)

Available Instnace Types:

  All except GPU. (Including Micro)

Security Groups: 

  tcp, 80, 80,
  tcp, 443, 443,
  tcp, 22, 22,
  [These are defaults for one-click launch]