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Scott Thistle wrote:
> Feel free to pop my name in the hat. I am available as needed. I have
> experience with a lot of the cms' around, especially php based
Please coordinate with Thomas Chung (Cc'ed) on this.
I am currently a Linux Trainer in a reputed organization in Chennai,
India and recently had the opportunity to address 30 students on Fedora
who had actually come in for a lecture on Oracle.
The remarkable thing was that instantaneously 8 of them requested for
cds and dvds and had a wide range of queries regarding Fedora. This
definitely shows that fedora is in a high level of acceptance over here
All of them enjoy working on it with the compiz window manger and all
the extra graphical features added in this release. The virtualization
with qemu was another component which stole the show.
I was very pleased with myself about the outcome of the small talk
which showed a lot of positive acceptance. I'm sure that I will be able
to spread the Fedora philosophy in a wide way.
> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 22:43:14 +0900
> From: Marc Wiriadisastra <marc(a)mwiriadi.id.au>
> Did you make slides up? If you did do you mind uploading them somewhere
> fp.o maybe so other people can see what you talked about?
I'm sorry I did not use slides but I think I'll prepare and upload it.
It would be helpful for me too.
Thanks a lot for the encouragement guys. It does kindle my spirit to do
I was thinking about starting to get organised for the Fedora 9 series
of interviews soon. I probably won't start drawing up questions for
these until the new year as I'm not going to have much net access for
the next few weeks, but I figure I'd draw up a hit list of interviews
that would be cool to do. If anyone wants to pick any of them up that
would be awesome - and if anybody is interested but would like some
advice, I can probably help out here too (there's probably people on the
list who can do a better job at this than me!!)...
* RPM Fusion (not an official Fedora project, but it's going to rock
and be very important to the community)
* K12 Linux
* KDE 4
* Package Kit
* Update X-Server/One second X
* Virtual Authentication/Virtual Manager Policy Kit/Virtual Storage
* Clock applet improvements
I think that's all I can see for now but should keep us busy. There are
other features, such as Bluetooth, which we featured for F8 but maybe we
want to revisit them as well?
I thought Mike McGrath started a good idea with the thread about a
banner ad... what else are we doing to spread the word about FUDCon? I
haven't seen any external press.
Some folks have mentioned spreading the word via blog postings, but that
seems to be more announcing to ourselves instead of the outside world.
Could we get some help from the RHT Communications people to start a
campaign now that builds up to the actual event? Maybe first starting
with a press release?
This seems like a great opportunity to call attention to what is
different about Fedora conferences... things like the admission fee
being approximately $895 USD less than what it cost to attend the other
distro's recent conference in Portland, Oregon in July 2007?
But then maybe it isn't fair to compare these two conferences because
they have a different purpose as do the distributions? ;-)
Trying to get things out before I go away for people to look over and
I think it would be cool to do some features/interviews about
non-release specific stuff. The obvious thing that jumps to my mind is
Fedora People (people.fedoraproject.org) as something that is unique to
Fedora and definitely a huge benefit to our community. Also worth
looking at could be things like Hosted and possible deployment of
What form do people think these would work best in? To my mind they'd be
the perfect things to go on a news.fedoraproject.org domain as blog
posts/stories/articles whatever you want to call them. How's this coming
along? Is it something we can realistically hope for in the near future?
So far in December, here are the top "entry points" for people visiting
1. / (the homepage)
5. fedora weekly news wiki page
6. wiki recent changes
8. F8 release schedule
9. Andreas Bierfert's Wine page
10. wiki download page
11. yum upgrade faq
12. F8 release summary
13. F8 common bugs
14. Overview page
15. Communicate page
And here are the search terms that are bringing people to fp.org
(and many more like it)
fedora live cd
What's happening with this at the minute?
(dispensing with hellos altogether now!)
While it seems it's too late to put much effort into promoting this Re:
attendence, I think we definitely need to get together some coverage of
the event itself! I can't make it, a trip across the atlantic seems a
little excessive, so to anybody who's going to be there:
Would you please make notes, record the highlights, have chats with
people leading the sessions...whatever you think might be useful and/or
interesting for people to read/watch after or during the event! I think
particularly interesting should be the results of the hackfests...
Then we can try and spin this into a useful form, maybe similar to the
Release Summary (We could link out to more detailed pages from the main
summary). I think this worked really well for the actual release and
gave the press something to focus on (at least from what I hear!) and
something similar could work for FUDCon - well, is worth a try anyway?
As always, thoughts and feedback welcome!! I'm sorry for flooding
everyone's inbox's with e-mails tonight but I wanted to get some food
for thought out there before I go away on holiday :D