I don't know if this should be in this mailing list but if not please
point me to where it should be. Now everyone knows that the more people
help out whether thats packaging or coding or even in the marketing
section the better Fedora will be.
I just was browsing around thinking about this and I came across a debian
How you can help page. Reading through it to see how the other camp deal
with growing the contributors to the overall OS I noticed they have
several mailing lists. Now I know I know we have mailing lists as well.
However they have a mailing list called debian-mentors now for me I was
I personally have spent numerous days learning how to build rpm's as well
as trying to follow the fedora package naming and layout conventions and I
thought wouldn't that be a great idea. If someone is interested in
learning provided they don't waste peoples time by actually WANTING to
contribute maybe a mentors list go get them from a newbie/basic
contributor to an active member of the support/devel crew.
If and I specify if people are willing to mentor couldn't we grow the
contributors in that way. I say marketing because in the process of
growing the contributors we could grow the marketing by saying we need you
to help make this OS better and here's how you can learn to help.
I saw it happen with the bugs people (bad way to describe it) in Fedora
marketing that they need bugs people, wouldn't it be more logical in
promoting a common location and advertising the fact of who's helping out.
It might be a great way of getting more people involved.
I don't know if its feasible I'm just throwing ideas out there.
I read that one of the proposed logos was a puppy in a gift box wearing
My suggestion: Turn the Red Fedora upside down (from orientation of
RedHat's Logo) and place the puppy (sans hat) inside.
Sorry I'm not an artist.
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I wanted to throw out the idea of setting up a spot on the wiki to
provide information about distribution of Fedora, particularly expanding
upon information for distributors. At current, there are no
readily-available guidelines for OEM companies who are interested in
distributing Fedora Core. There also isn't much information for
companies interested in preparing and selling Fedora in packaged forms.
Working for an OEM vendor, I know this kind of thing is sought after. I
would like to change things.
I propose http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distribution be used to provide
information about obtaining and distributing Fedora Core. I would like
it to be a resource for both companies and end users. For companies, it
can provide guides and guidelines for the legal distribution of Fedora
Core in assorted media formats, including pre-installed systems. For
the end user, it can provide information on how to properly obtain,
install, or upgrade Fedora Core, including how to find vendors locally
or online. It would be nice to provide a page to list local vendors.
Currently, the vendor list at f.r.c is limited to online vendors.
At least for now, this section would largely be linking to the disparate
resources on f.r.c and in the wiki. This section could be linked with
the Fedora Marketing Project, and with smaller projects like the LiveCD
effort. It could provide a central point to tie these various aspects
of Fedora distribution together. It might be nice to back this effort
up with a mailing list et al. Providing a framework for vendors to
introduce themselves and request listings would be a must.
I'd love any feedback on this idea. If there are no real objections,
I'd love to get this started.
I've sent this message to both fedora-devel-list and
fedora-marketing-list to field the opinions of all who this most
immediately concerns. For those of you who subscribe to both, I
apologize for the duplication. Further discussion should probably be
directed at fedora-marketing-list.
Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes
Pursuant to the following bug:
...I made some changes to the CSS in the Docs Project CVS. Rahul was
looking (correctly, Karsten and I think) for a look that would
differentiate our docs from Red Hat's. Most of our style sheet comes
from the one that Red Hat uses, in particular the coloration of headings
I moved the headings to a blue color taken directly from the Fedora web
site CSS (the sidebar, to be more specific), and for the admonition
boxes, I came up with a yellow that is hopefully attention-getting
without being garish. I left the coloration of screen sections alone
since there wasn't a clear reason to change it. Refer to a mock-up here
to avoid having to build anything yourself:
If I can speak for Karsten, pursuant to a conversation we had today, we
would like to know what people think about adopting this CSS for DocBook
generated pages on the fedora.redhat.com web site.
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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Fedora Rewards is the name that I've given to the developing program
whereby contributors can receive Fedora Gear, e.g. hats, t-shirts,
We have setup the address FedoraRewards(a)fedoraproject.org to which
requests can be sent, and this will operate on a nomination system and
I will review the facts in each case, but self-nominations are
unlikely to result in stuff being sent out.
All of this will be placed in the wiki in the next day or so.
The Fedora Schwag Guy
Whom wants to volunteer?
Got graphics (i.e. photos), just need floating heads
This being for: http://planet.fedoraproject.org/
Oh, btw, do you know of any fedora contributor/hacker that needs to get
listed? Point us (seth&me) to an rss feed, thanks
Colin Charles, http://www.bytebot.net/
Please allow me to pull this discussion into a separate thread, as I'm
losing the details in the "Fedora Guide" thread.
Trying to understand what the current position is on linking to third-
party sites that -may- link to other sites that may have infringing
content. In other words, fedorafaq.org, fedoraforum.org, etc.
My current understanding is:
* We -can- send people to those sites, as general answer sites
* We -cannot- send people to those sites to "get your MP3s"
* This is because we are not able to control the content of any website,
from google.com to fedorafaq.org. This is different from knowing that
the target URL has specific packages that circumvent stuff.
Is that clear as mud?
thx - Karsten
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