Attending the Australian national Linux conference just once - in 2007 -
was enough for Eugene Teo to conclude that he would like to get involved
in some capacity.
For starters, this year the Fedora ambassador for Singapore is
organising the Fedora miniconf"
"One of the major announcements at the recent FUDCon was the changeover
in Fedora Project leadership. Max Spevack, the outgoing project manager,
sat down with incoming Fedora chief Paul Frields (a familiar face to
magazine readers, as he’s a popular contributor). Couldn’t make the
conference? Catch up now instead."
This is a good article. It was on the front page of LWN.
It's about "rolling your own Linux distro" and when I clicked on it, I
was very hopeful that I would see a discussion of Fedora's custom build
and respin tools.
We *believe* that we have done tons of work in highlighting those
features over the past year.
Unfortunately, there was no mention of it in the article. This is only
a single sample, and I don't want anyone spamming the author.
Instead, I was hoping that we could use this as an opportunity for Leigh
or Caroline to teach Fedora Marketing List a little something about how
we can better highlight our own "core features" so that when someone
goes to research an article like this, they find Fedora.
Proposing that we meet weekly until Fedora 9 is released, as we have a
bit of catch-up work to do.
When is a good time to meet?
We like using #fedora-meeting, but that limits our times just a bit.
Over the next week(s) we can expect to see self-intros from a few of the
Red Hat marketing professionals who are passionate about helping Fedora.
We'll want their input on when to meet, since their participation is
vital to us kicking our marketing to the next level.
First meeting topics:
* What needs to be done and who is doing it?
- Marketing Plan
- Let's get a strawman list together before meeting
* Dividing up the work on the Messaging Guide
* How do we want to track tasks? wiki list v. Trac
Karsten Wade, Developer Community Mgr.
Dev Fu : http://developer.redhatmagazine.com
Fedora : http://quaid.fedorapeople.org
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My name's Colby Hoke, you can call me choke - that's how most people
remember me anyway. I wanted to introduce myself to you all. I'm a Red
Hat employee and work on a lot of the videos you'll see on Red Hat
Magazine. I've done a lot of the work on the last 3 videos promoting
Fedora and getting a good consistent "feel" for what a Fedora promo
looks like. (They're the ones with the archival footage, if you've seen
Anyway, I'm a former Computer Science student at NC State University,
but I switched into Film Studies my junior year and really got into
editing, color correction, and compositing. I'm a big supporter of
digital rights and Creative Commons.
As far as Fedora goes, I recently got into video editing in open source
environments and am helping test a version of Kino that we can roll into
the Fedora repo. Once that's done, I hope to roll a "designer" version
of Fedora that includes all the usual suspects (Inkscape, GIMP, etc) so
that someone can make a video, add graphics, 3D, whatever, and then
render it to an ogg for everyone to see.
Anyway, enough about that. If anyone has any questions for me, I'd be
happy to answer them. And... it's wonderful to be on the list.
Colby A. Hoke
[ Producer ]
Juan Camilo Prada wrote
> > being mythical doesnt make them cool, chupacabra is juts a
> ridiculous name!
I totally agree with Juan. Why don't they decide a name which wouldn't
repel people away from the distribution. Is Fedora a disease that soon
we would have to eradicate. It is said that the a person becomes the
name and I think the same goes with any thing.
*** english Version below ***
Wie Ihr sicher schon der Homepage des Linuxtages  entnommen habt, ist
der Linuxtag in diesem Jahr wieder in Berlin.
Er findet in der Zeit vom 28. Mai bis einschl. 31. Mai 2008 statt.
Fedora wird wieder mit einem größeren Stand vertreten sein, welcher vom
"Linuxtag Team" der Fedora Ambassadors  organisiert wird.
Wir würden uns freuen, wenn
a.) von der Community Leute auf den Linuxtag kommen und
b.) Der Eine oder Andere sich angesprochen fühlt und mitmachen möchte.
Wir versprechen jede Menge Spass, Arbeit, Fun und die Möglichkeit viele
Größen der Linux-Community einmal live zu erleben. Mit an 100%-tiger
Wahrscheinlichkeit wird Paul Frields  den Fedora Project
Verantwortlichen sowie auch Max Spevack  seinen Vorgänger am Linuxtag
von Fedora-Seite aus vertreten sein.
Wer Interesse hat mitzuarbeiten, sei es als "Standpersonal" oder im
"OrgaTeam" der möge sich bitte melden!
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maybe you all noticed from the homepage of Linuxtag  that the event
is again in Berlin this year.
He will take place from 2008-05-28 till 2008-05-31.
The Fedora Project will be present with a bigger booth, which will be
organized by the "Linuxtag Team" of the Fedora Ambassadors .
We would be pleased, if
a.) Community Member will visit us at the LInuxtag and
b.) the one or other will feel spoken to help and attend us as team.
We can promise a lot of fun, work and the possibility to meet in person
some honors of the worldwide Linux community live. Not per 100% for
sure, but we hope that Paul Frields  as Fedora Project Leader and
also Max Spevack  as former Project Leader will be present.
Who is interested in teamwork, maybe as "booth personal" nor in the
"OrgaTeam" fell free and contact me or someone out of the team ...
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Just a idea that I had, while scanning through other parts of linux, it
came to me as part of marketing Fedora to the public and to the business
sector, it would be a good idea to coe up with a flyer to give away at
opensource events, software freedom day, or simply to give away to
people who ask for a copy of the cd/dvd of the OS. give it to them as
the flyer could include what the Fedora project is about, where to get
support, ie local LUGS, Wiki, IRC Forums and Mailing lists.
also a brief history of Fedora and how the project started,
just something to think about and may be work towards.
For everyone who likes finding articles about Fedora, I've a task for you.
Can you hunt down all the personal testimonials from Fudcon attendees
and organize them so that we can use these things so we have them as a
potential resource to easily reference as a run-up to the next Fudcon?
I want to try to bottle the good feelings generate in last week's
blogs and then pour it back out again on people planning to attending
the red hat summit who aren't familiar with the hotness that is the
fedora hackfest and barcamp.
I don't care how its done, but at the end of the day what I'd like to
be able to do is have a url that whisks me to a list personal blog
entries related to fudcon, which we can then pull quotes from as
needed in run-up materials.
I've been told that this is exactly the sort of thing digg tagging is
good for. Even better, beyond just tagging them so they are easily
found, if there was a way to annotate them with the best take away one
sentence quote from the blog entry that would be fantabulous.
Anyone up to the challenge?