I was reading Mel's blog post about the F13 press kit  and when Mel
asked for some help with the layout I had an idea.
Rather than spend the time to just do it, I thought it'd be better to
document what needed to be done, how to do it, and post it to try to
encourage a new design contributor. So I got the idea for doing a
regular series of blog posts - maybe we can pick the next task at our
next meeting from our ticket queue. Quick & easy tasks that get new
designers familiar with our tools (FAS, wiki, IRC, mailing list, posting
sources) I think are good candidates.
The blog post is here:
(shortened URL is http://2tu.us/26qi)
Do you have any ideas on design communities we could publicize it with?
Michael, do you have some twitter design groups you could share it with?
I posted it to !linux on identi.ca and I also posted some promos for it
on these deviantart groups:
I think we should maybe put together a standard listing of places to
post links to each of our bounties to try to get more folks on the
What do you think about any of this?
I know in the past we've talked about having regular meetings before but
timezones have been a bit of an issue.
I was wondering if we could revisit this and consider weekly or
bi-weekly meetings? We could simply check in with each other, talk about
what projects we've been working on, and maybe go through open ticket
items in our trac queue .
What do you think? I started a time slot grid at whenisgood.net - would
you mind checking off the times you could make? If you set the local
time dropdown at the top center of the page it should automagically
readjust everything to your local time:
If we can't find enough times for everybody to meet, maybe we could
alternate meeting times so everyone can at least come to one?
It wouldn't be a requirement for everyone to come to the meetings, but I
think it would be good to have set times we chat together in IRC. Over
the past few weeks we've been having some good discussions in
#fedora-design but it's been ad-hoc - I'd love to see it become a more
What do you think?