Not sure much about Fedora but Free software in general and good to see
more of these articles recognize the nature of Fedora. It is likely to
be more of a differentiation point over time.
"Both Fedora and Debian have always had a policy of including only
Free/Open source software. Users who want non-FOSS packages can easily
get them from alternative repositories; they're just a click away. This
permits users to easily control what goes on their systems.
.. And surprisingly, the live CD tools will also help package
maintainers. As per the live CD roadmap, there are plans to pump out
daily live CD builds of the Fedora development tree, called rawhide. If
there are dependency problems with packages in rawhide, the live CD
won't get built, making the problem immediately obvious. Zeuthen thinks
that this will encourage maintainers of broken packages to fix problems
A informative article.
Red Hat's next release of its community Linux distribution will sport a
slightly modified name, more packages and a longer supported life.Since
its inception in November 2003, Red Hat's community Linux project has
been called Fedora Core; starting with version 7, it will be known
simply as Fedora.
- Who takes the final decision on the name and When??
- Are there going to be voting? or put in another way, how will our input on this list influence the decision??
- Have the NAMES for the been narrowed down to "Fedora" and "Fedora Linux" ?? i dont have any problem with either Fedora or Fedora Linux
Have nu year to all
Amaechi Mgbeoji Fedora Ambassador, Nigeria
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From: Leo To: fedora-marketing-list(a)redhat.com Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:44:20 AM Subject: [Fedora-marketing-list] Re: Red Hat's Fedora to Get Longer Support * Stephen Krenzel (2007-01-11 02:54 -0500) said: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > I have to agree with Susmit. "Fedora" is clean and appealing. "Fedora > Linux" doesn't quite have the same ring to it, I am saying if we were to name it Fedora Linux, we should use GNU/Linux as GNU is actually the core of the system. > and I personally feel that there is no need at all to have GNU > anywhere in the name. A lot of people deserve credit for what makes > Fedora run, no need to single out any one entity. It's not about credit anyone. It is about protecting our freedom of using software. > "Linux" has taken on an entirely different meaning than just "the > kernel" these days. But it is just the kernel. How people understand it is another matter. > Used in different contexts, people think of linux as either just the > kernel or as
all of the components that generally run on top of it > as well to make the operating system "complete". Regardless, my > recommendation would be to just make the name "Fedora". Regards, > Steve -- Leo (GPG Key: 9283AA3F) -- Fedora-marketing-list mailing list Fedora-marketing-list(a)redhat.com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-marketing-list
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Oggetto: Re: [Fedora-marketing-list] Re: Red Hat's Fedora to Get Longer Support
Autore: Igor Jagec <igorm5(a)vip.hr>
Data: 11 gennaio 2007 10:41:32
susmit shannigrahi wrote:
> But I think "Fedora" is a better choice
> than "Fedora Linux" or "Fedora GNU/Linux".
I can totally agree to that. Make it simple, make it just Fedora. That's
the best way of avoiding the holy war between Linux and GNU/Linux. We
all know that Linux kernel is just a part of a Linux distribution, and
we also know that a Linux distribution has lots of non GNU components.
Fedora-marketing-list mailing list
"Red Hat's Fedora Core 6.0 Linux distribution has crossed the million
user milestone. Is it enough for the community-driven Linux distribution
to claim it's the most popular Linux version?
Let's go to the stats. According to Fedora Project statistics, Fedora
Core 6.0 has averaged 9.4 new installations every minute since the
release of Red Hat's community driven distribution in late October"
"On average, Red Hat is seeing over 95,000 Fedora Core 6 installs per
week, which is a very high rate for an operating system, Linux or not.
And the numbers are growing as time progresses, with recent weeks above
100,000 new installs and the Christmas and Hanukkah holiday week
accounting for 130,000 downloads. Those numbers do not count
installations from mirror sites on the Internet that distribute Fedora
Core, by the way. (You can see the stats for Fedora Core 6 downloads on
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I've a modest proposal that consist in the merge of Fedora Ambassador
and Fedora Marketing mailing lists. The reson of this is that i've see
that many time the discussions are the same and it's seems to me as a
I think that if we want to work better we have to work togheter, put our
power into something and be sure that is no lost time.
Yes, if we consider it we have to consider to open ambassadors list to
non ambassador people (as marketing is). I think it will be a new step
to improve the project giving all interested people to join the project
and simplify the infrastructure.
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The leading paragraph in this news item is misleading as the statistics
are not about downloads but IP addresses that hit our update system. Our
download rates are much higher but we dont have a central way to track
them. Exciting times though. I am curious to see what the stats would
look like for Fedora 7 with its multiple releases in place.
I'd like to create some laptop stickers.
Is there an already made package which contains such stickers in vector (or high quality bitmap) format that i can just give to a printing service and get them done right away?
If not, is there a place where i can get the Fedora logo so i can create my own?
Fedora Ambassador, Greece