""Fedora announced this month that by using a tracking tool to monitor
unique IP addresses, it was able to determine that Fedora Core 6 now
has more than one million users. What does all this metric gathering
mean for future Fedora releases? Moreover, what does it mean for the
Linux community at large? The answer on both counts: plenty.""
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I've always struggled a bit with the question, "how can Fedora marketing
list be effective? What can we do to amplify the Fedora messages of
freedom and innovation?"
It's a tough thing sometimes, even figuring out what the precise Fedora
message is. We've got some talking points, and they're valid enough, but
amplifying that message can be tough as well.
So I've been thinking about really organizing to support the stories that
*we* think are important -- specifically, getting organized on Digg. I'd
like to hear your thoughts.
* * *
The proposal: Use Fedora-marketing-list to communicate about Digg-able
* f-m-l members could create Digg accounts, if they don't have them
* f-m-l members could look for breaking stories already on Digg
(http://digg.com/linux_unix/upcoming) or, if they find a good story, they
could submit it themselves (http://digg.com/submit).
* f-m-l members could then post the URL of the story to f-m-l. Something
in the title, maybe, like "DIGG: Fedora 7 Test 1 Released." (Making sure
not to dupe stories and split our efforts.)
* When a Digg hits f-m-l, members should go check the story out. If it
seems like a good Fedora story, digg it.
* Be ready to join the discussions around these Dugg stories.
* * *
Pretty simple, really, and shouldn't take much of people's time. If we
get enough people regularly Digging the best stories about Fedora, I think
we'll do a lot to improve our visibility.
Anxious to hear what folks think.
Greg DeKoenigsberg || Fedora Project || fedoraproject.org
Be an Ambassador || http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors
Fedora Core 6 was released on October 24, 2006 and scheduled to come out
a half-year later is the seventh major release for the Fedora Project.
However, unlike Yarrow, Tettnang, Heidelberg, Stentz, Bordeaux, and Zod,
Fedora 7 is shaping up to be the most ambitious release yet. With all
the work and reform going into Fedora 7 it poses the question, will
Fedora 7 be Linux's knight in shining armor
---------- Original Message -----------
From: Markus McLaughlin <markmc34(a)verizon.net>
Sent: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 22:17:25 -0500
Subject: Hello from Mark McLaughlin
> Hi Karlie,
> We spoke before a few months ago, I am an aspiring Screenwriter and
> a Fedora User. I would like to help with a PDF Manual for Fedora 7,
> introducing Fedora, putting in "dummies" like examples, and
> concluding it. I want Fedora 7 to have it's own manual and a WIKI
> version that is instantly updated when features get updated. It is
> important for both inexperienced and experienced users to have a
> starting point and learn how the linux OS works, how it is similar
> to Windows and MAC but not too similar. Let me know if I can help
> with the Fedora Project in any creative manner... :)
> Mark McLaughlin
------- End of Original Message -------
That sounds like a great Idea.
I'm going to forward your email to the Fedora Marketing list and would
encourage you to join it if you haven't already.
I'm mostly a Fedora-on-disk kind of gal and by getting you hooked up with the
marketing list and the other Fedora Ambassadors we'll be sure to get you in
touch with the people who can help you with your project the most.
But Please feel free to email me directly if you have questions. If I can't
answer them myself, I'll help you find someone who can.
Ask for Linux (http://sweetcomputing.com/index.php?wiki=AskForLinux)