I agree with you, +1 to return to start.fedora project.org
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From: Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>
Date:11/26/2014 11:53 AM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: first (quick?) issue for the council -- fedora's default
Hi everyone! Let's get right to business. I've got a request for a
project-level decision. Up through and including Fedora 20,
was the default home page in Firefox.
At a community member's suggestion, that was change to be
"about:newtab" in Rawhide, and inherited into F21.
Fedora Magazine is actually getting quite a bit of traffic from
start.fpo, which means someone saw a headline there and clicked.
Generating magazine traffic is good, but even more importantly, this is
one of our key channels of communication to users. I talked to the
Fedora Marketing and websites teams and there was broad consensus that
we should go back to http://start.fedoraproject.org/
. Allan Day, who
filed the original request to change.
Martin Stransky, the package maintainer, doesn't want to be changing
back and forth based on whoever filed a bug last, and asks for a
decision by Fedora governance.
I guess my own opinion is clear — I think putting it to the Fedora page
is best for the project. Because this change only affects the defaults
set the first time someone opens Firefox in a new profile, it'd be nice
to have this set by the F21 release — even though we're well into
freeze territory, so that ship has probably sailed. Do we have quick
consensus to make the change now? (If not, we'll figure out a
longer-term solution for F22.)
Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
Fedora Project Leader mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org
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