On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:29:05AM -0700, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
My other note is that - esp. in the "company description"
the page about "fedora" the distro - we should probably be more
consistent in our references to Fedora vs. the Fedora Project -
FWIW, I lifted that part from http://fedoraproject.org/en/about-fedora
very minor wording tweaks. I like your "Our mission is..." wording better.
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
The Fedora Project is primarily sponsored by Red Hat, the world's
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
Again lifted from about-fedora. I'm not sure how exactly relevant it is
One thing to consider: Is it worth highlighting more specifically
Fedora is the upstream for RHEL?
"Fedora is the foundation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a powerful
enterprise OS.", says http://fedoraproject.org/en/features/
If we say this at all, I'd like to stress that it's not just a preview, but
a place for collaboration and innovation which feeds into RHEL. Although we
kick the term around a lot, "upstream" might not mean much to non-distro
Fedora is the foundation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat
sponsors the Fedora Project to encourage collaboration and incubate
innovative new free software technologies.
> 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.
Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) 2012.05
with no day. If we happen to do more than one update a month (I hope not) we
can add it for that time only.
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides a wide audience of
with access to the
latestfree and open source software
;, in a stable
and easy to manage form.
The Fedora cloud image in EC2 (blah blah blah, what you have above)
Not sure we can have hyperlinks here. Without it, that'd be:
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system which 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 provides a
functional core on top of which any of tens of thousands of free and open
source software packages can be easily added.
How's that sound? (I'll check about the links.)
> [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.
> 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 -
Good question. If we do that, we should probably provide a cloud sig wiki
page describing the updated image, and _that_ could link to the appropriate
> Fedora is available free of charge. Normal Amazon Web Services
We might include something saying "Normal Amazon Web Services terms
and charges" or "terms, including costs for storage and
Fedora is available free of charge. Normal Amazon Web Services terms and
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)
Works the same once it's installed, so this is a good idea. Maybe tack it on
to the end of the description above -- "...software packages can be easily
added from an Amazon-internal mirror with no extra bandwidth costs." Or
>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
Yes, we currently are.
In any case, this particular set of fields is instructive rather than
descriptive -- they will copy it to whichever regions we say yes to.
(This is somewhat different from the current approach, where we upload a
different AMI to each region. Another thing for me to check: do they end up
with the same AMI ID in each region if we do it this way?)
>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)
One choice. And it's what you'll get with one click deployment. I pulled
*this* particular choice out of my bikeshed. Standard Medium would be my
Matthew Miller ☁☁☁ Fedora Cloud Architect ☁☁☁ <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>