What can I do to reach out to the folks in the Boston/Hudson, MA and tell
them about Fedora 10?!
Which Linux Group in Boston who uses/discusses Fedora/RHEL can I reach about
GRAND for Fedora 10?!
I downloaded the Omega 10 distro and I decided to have that as my MAIN OS
instead of Fedora
only because of the Livna compatibility...
I'm thinking of purchasing a cheap external 80gb hard drive and have ALL of
the Linux Distros
on it for me and I hope others to test out for my linux blog...
I still want to publish a National Printed Linux Magazine geared not just to
IT folks but for
EVERYONE else as well! I have older copies of Linux Format from the UK, I
that as my "template" for what I hope to publish...
I want to hook up with other Writers who want to take the Linux plunge with
me and who are willing
to discuss their experiences with me. Hopefully this will pave the way
toward the Magazine!
Any help at all is APPRECIATED!!!
Have a GREAT Launch next month!!!
Hudson, MA, USA
A review of Omega 10 Beta.
"Intrigued by this latest development, I decided to take Omega 10 for a
spin. It proved to be an interesting experience - and changed my whole
view of Fedora... I copied a couple of files over from a USB memory
stick (which was detected immediately and the Nautilus file manager
launched) - my MP3 files played perfectly in Rhythbox and my .AVI copy
of The Eye, starring the lovely Jessica Alba, played in VLC with no
problems at all. By now, I was grinning - and Fedora users will know why."
Count me in as well.
GPG key: FAF1751E
From: Pascal Calarco <pcalarco(a)nd.edu>
Subj: Re: social marketing (Re: FWN: Facebook page)
Date: Sun Oct 5, 2008 6:35 pm
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To: For discussions about marketing and expanding the Fedora user base <fedora-marketing-list(a)redhat.com>
Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote
> Seriously, let's get something about coordinating and how-tos around all
> the social networks, from Digg to Twitter. Add it to the
> Marketing/Tasks. Maybe set some goals around exposure and connection
> for Fedora 10. For example, our focus on Digg'ing really improved in
> the Fedora 9 release.
> Anyone passionate about social networking/marketing and wants to work on
I'd love to work on this as well -- count me in.
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Jack Aboutboul (themayor)
Karsten Wade (quaid)
Kushal Das (kushal)
Ria Das (ria)
Larry CAfiero (lcafiero)
Greg DeKonigsberg (gregdek)
David Nalley (ke4qqq)
Franceso Ugolini (fugolini)
Mairin Duffy (mizmo)
Michael Beckwith (tw2113)
Jef Spaleta (spoleeba)
* Discussed election, similar to on-list discussion
* Meeting moving to #fedora-meeting, same timeslot
* All task summaries here:
Available in wiki format here:
12:00 < themayor> okay, let the meeting come to order
12:00 < quaid> btw
12:00 < themayor> we'll wait a couple minutes to let people file in, but please lets start the ROLL CALL
12:00 < quaid> we did get the other meeting slot in #fedora-meeting
12:00 * lcafiero plays the role of larry cafiero
12:00 * gregdek will be in and out, call me by name if you need me
12:00 < quaid> I presumptively put us on the meeting channel page for this time, too, to hold the slot
12:01 < themayor> quaid: awesome, yeah i knew you got it, but just wanted to make sure we dont lose anyone
12:01 < quaid> ok, then _next_week_ we'll start telling people before the meeting to head to that channel instead of stay here?
12:01 < themayor> yeah absolutely
12:01 < themayor> in the announce i said this should be the last week in here
12:01 < kushal> so Roll Call ?
12:02 < mizmo> yo
12:02 < themayor> yeah roll call
12:02 * quaid is still Karsten
12:02 < kushal> Kushal Das
12:02 < ria> Ria Das
12:02 * lcafiero still larry cafiero
12:04 * ke4qqq is here
12:04 < kushal> please continue
12:05 < kushal> why we stopped ?
12:05 < themayor> we are waiting for role call
12:05 < fugolini> FrancescoUgolini
12:06 * fugolini will be afk for 5mins
12:06 < kushal> themayor, start the class :p
12:06 < themayor> okay awesome
12:06 < themayor> lets go
12:06 < themayor> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/Tasks
12:06 < themayor> pull that up
12:07 -!- Subhodip [n=subhodip@fedora/subhodip] has quit ["Laters .."]
12:07 < themayor> we are continuing discussion of our long term goals
12:08 < themayor> basically as a summary
12:08 < themayor> last meeting
12:08 * fugolini brb
12:09 < themayor> we all agreed that we need to marketing featuring better
12:09 < themayor> and we need more management of press leading up to and at release time
12:10 < themayor> so based on that, quaid updated the task list
12:10 < themayor> is stickster around?
12:10 < themayor> maybe he can update us on press efforts for the forthcoming release
12:11 < ke4qqq> stickster: is in hospital visiting his mother iirc
12:11 < themayor> ah yeah
12:11 < themayor> sorry
12:12 < themayor> i forgot i read that befoe
12:12 < quaid> Caroline is back as our @redhat.com PR liaison
12:12 < quaid> paul has written to some lists about the major features they are focusing on in press work
12:12 < themayor> yup and yup
12:12 < themayor> caroline is back from leave
12:13 < quaid> btw, I recommended we add "XFS available during installation" to that list (although it's been in since F9?); purely as a marketing move and response to the years of complaints :)
12:13 < themayor> we've had that for much longer than f9 actually
12:13 < quaid> ah, guess I did miss that :)
12:13 * quaid pipes down
12:14 < ke4qqq> really?? I don't recall it in f8
12:14 < ke4qqq> but perhaps I missed it
12:14 < themayor> anyway
12:14 < themayor> yes, we should put that in there
12:14 < fugolini> ?
12:16 < themayor> okay anyway, if paul isnt here, lets table the press stuff for next week
12:16 < themayor> next week we need to have a serious discussion of that
12:16 < fugolini> May I ask you a thing
12:16 < fugolini> ?
12:16 < themayor> yes
12:16 < themayor> go ahead
12:16 < fugolini> You talked about press release, but you are referring to en_US press release
12:16 < fugolini> ?
12:16 < fugolini> *are you
12:16 < quaid> sort-of
12:17 < fugolini> ah, ok
12:17 < quaid> we already have a process for release announcements to be fully localized
12:17 < themayor> for the most part, yes
12:17 < themayor> but we have a process for translation of release announcements and whatever
12:17 < quaid> do we want to consider the formal press release be l10nized?
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12:18 < themayor> if we think we can handle it without significant trouble, why not
12:18 < themayor> ?
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12:18 < fugolini> I was just wondering about the possibility to have a way to push press release around the world, maybe using rh officies
12:18 < fugolini> *offices
12:18 < quaid> I'll talk with Paul about it
12:18 < quaid> the concern, historically, has been
12:19 < quaid> not wanting to show the formal press release in advance, if it gets out it ruins the expectation/relationship with traditional journalists.
12:19 < fugolini> right
12:19 < quaid> anyway, I'll ask Paul if we want to try this time
12:21 < themayor> okay so lets add that as a note to the current task on the list
12:21 < themayor> and lets move on
12:22 < themayor> quaid: update on release announcements
12:22 < quaid> themayor: are you editing the task list as you go?
12:22 < themayor> anything you want to tell us?
12:22 < themayor> quaid: not currently, no,
12:22 < themayor> is there a lock on the page?
12:22 < quaid> The Beta announcement went out fine
12:23 < quaid> it's time to refine the talking points so we can have locale-specific ones based on the talking points.
12:23 * quaid runs some edits on that task list then
12:25 < quaid> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/Announcements/TalkingPoints
12:25 < quaid> so let's get on it!
12:25 < quaid> <eoreport>
12:25 < themayor> i agree, localized talking points would be awesome
12:25 < fugolini> +1
12:26 < quaid> we keep waiting until too late in the cycle
12:26 * fugolini hopes he could join the discussion (is a open one?)
12:26 < quaid> partially because it was just me pushing it :)
12:26 < quaid> fugolini: of course!
12:26 < fugolini> thnaks
12:26 < quaid> let's in fact start a thread on the list
12:26 < quaid> (marketing-list)
12:29 < themayor> okay
12:29 < themayor> is that moved to the list then?
12:29 < themayor> lets keep things moving if so
12:31 < themayor> ke4qqq: whats up?
12:31 < themayor> did you ever finalize that presentation?
12:31 -!- tw-work is now known as tw2113
12:31 < ke4qqq> yeah mizmo is making it purty last I heard
12:31 < mizmo> ke4qqq, i havent had a chance to yet, its on my todo list
12:32 < themayor> awesome
12:32 < themayor> we will check again next week i guess
12:32 < themayor> speaking of next week
12:32 < themayor> i wont be around next thursday
12:32 < themayor> so someone else will need to lead the meeting
12:32 < themayor> i guess i will follow up on the list to see who that will ne
12:32 < themayor> its yom kippur next thursday
12:33 < themayor> anyway
12:33 < tw2113> ooh meeting
12:34 < tw2113> MichaelBeckwith
12:34 < themayor> mizmo: max said we have money for the printing
12:34 < themayor> did anyone follow up on any of that?
12:34 < themayor> he should be in the US tomorrow
12:34 < mizmo> themayor, yeh i got max's okay and know how many to order, there is some work i have to do to the source files for the printer to work with them
12:34 < mizmo> its on my plate
12:35 < themayor> okay great
12:35 < themayor> awesome
12:35 < themayor> mizmo: any update on the four foundations stuff?
12:36 < mizmo> themayor, nope, ive been bogged down with f10 art work
12:36 < themayor> fair enough
12:36 < themayor> i guess thats a priority
12:36 < themayor> hows that coming?
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12:39 < themayor> mizmo: ?
12:39 < themayor> i guess she is busy
12:39 < themayor> stepped afk
12:39 < mizmo> themayor, same as last week
12:39 < mizmo> the icons that is
12:39 < mizmo> the f10 artwork, pretty good :)
12:40 < themayor> awesome
12:40 < themayor> keep up all the great work
12:40 < themayor> props to you and the art team
12:40 < mizmo> :)
12:40 < quaid> MAD props
12:41 < spoleeba> quaid, i was going to buy them some mad libs...but props are better
12:43 < themayor> hahaha
12:43 < themayor> kushal: any updates on the FedoraTV stuff?
12:43 < kushal> yes
12:43 < kushal> First of all , I need feed back on "Linux Ahead" news
12:44 < kushal> don't know who saw it ?
12:44 < kushal> me and mether are going to do this weekly
12:45 < spoleeba> kushal, let me watch it today and i'll give you feedback...where would you like.. private email?
12:45 < kushal> anyone ?
12:45 < kushal> spoleeba, ok
12:46 < spoleeba> kushal, the fact that you are attempting to do it...is already super great
12:46 < fugolini> yeah
12:46 < themayor> its awesome
12:46 < themayor> i did watch it
12:46 < kushal> ke4qqq, I also started having audio files
12:46 < themayor> theres lots of goofs, but its a start of something ive wanted done for a looooong time
12:46 < spoleeba> kushal, what sort of stuff are you looking for? like feedback on your hairstyle and clothing...or something more structural feedback?
12:46 < kushal> spoleeba, lol
12:47 < kushal> spoleeba, structural
12:47 < kushal> actually I sat in wrong chair
12:47 < kushal> and I was missing the board where I wrote all the news
12:47 < kushal> :(
12:47 < spoleeba> kushal, i have to watch it....but i always thing of this sort of thing in terms of...segments..can we easily take bites out of it and reuse them
12:47 < kushal> so I was looking right many times, to see what is next
12:47 < kushal> spoleeba, ok
12:48 < spoleeba> kushal, production quality...is a matter of practise
12:48 < kushal> one more thing
12:48 < kushal> Should I put "meet the contributors" videos on fedora tv ?
12:48 < spoleeba> kushal, ive seen some really craptastic pilot sitcome episodes..that got better in the 2nd episode
12:48 < spoleeba> kushal, i dont see why not
12:48 < kushal> spoleeba, :)
12:49 < spoleeba> kushal, hell... the original pilot for Happy Days had a brother for Richie Cunningham...totally gone in the second episode
12:49 < themayor> hahaha
12:49 < themayor> anyway
12:50 < themayor> kushal: yes about the meet the contrubitor videos
12:50 < kushal> ok, cool
12:50 < kushal> btw, I started getting good hits than previous month from miro
12:50 < quaid> spoleeba: I thought the brother was always "off at College"; I remember him playing bball and stuff; but he was gone within a season or two
12:51 < spoleeba> quaid, shrug
12:51 < themayor> lol
12:51 < spoleeba> quaid, im sure by next season kushal will have this ironed out
12:51 < kushal> any other feedback on the screencasts ?
12:51 < kushal> spoleeba, hehe
12:51 * lcafiero has to go to day job and begs the chair's pardon
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12:51 < themayor> alright with the remaining 9 minutes anyone want to add anything else or bring anything else to the table?
12:52 < spoleeba> themayor, election-eering?
12:52 < kushal> <eof>
12:52 < quaid> spoleeba: what do you have in mind about it? seems lively on list :)
12:53 < themayor> yeah its a hot topic
12:53 < spoleeba> quaid, again..big concern is timetable..we do have to astroturf a little bit to get people...engaged
12:53 -!- Prakhar is now known as AcidBURN
12:54 < fugolini> spoleeba: I think IRC debate could still work
12:54 < fugolini> maybe Candidates videos
12:54 < fugolini> would require more time,
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12:55 < themayor> do we have time for candidate videos?
12:55 < themayor> fugolini: yeah
12:55 < spoleeba> quaid, my biggest concern is...when is the damn election actually going to be..so we know when to start juicing the constituency with made up political scandals
12:55 < ke4qqq> -1 for candidate videos - it would take a ton of time to watch anything substantive from every candidate in every election people are eligible to vote in - but I could read the log of a debate rather quickly
12:55 < spoleeba> themayor, individual candidates can do it right now...you just need a working camera and cheese
12:56 < spoleeba> themayor, we cant mandate everyone do them
12:56 < fugolini> From ambassadors perspective it has to be between December 1st and December 20th (the election days)
12:56 -!- moixs [n=chatzill(a)77-56-149-52.dclient.hispeed.ch] has joined #fedora-mktg
12:56 < themayor> spoleeba: well we need to plant that seed in their head
12:56 < spoleeba> themayor, right..timetable
12:56 < spoleeba> themayor, everything basically needs to happen about a month before
12:57 < spoleeba> themayor, so we have a couple of weeks of candicate action..and a little q/a..then 2 weeks out we can repackage that interaction to feed into a debate
12:57 < spoleeba> themayor, err i should say..set the stage and build interest for a debate
12:57 < spoleeba> themayor, 1 week out from the vote or so
12:59 < themayor> yeah
12:59 < themayor> but like was stated, i dont think we can make it man datory
12:59 < themayor> mandatory even
12:59 < fugolini> logically
12:59 < themayor> surely a video will be a big boost to any candidate that chooses to do so
13:00 < spoleeba> themayor, oh i think a video would have hurt me :->
13:00 < fugolini> themayor: but there are people who don't own a camera
13:00 < fugolini> or have bad skills in post processing
13:00 < themayor> well some things are beyond our control
13:00 < fugolini> eof
13:00 < themayor> anyway
13:00 < themayor> we are just about over an hour
13:00 < themayor> anyone want to add anything else
13:01 < themayor> otherwise, ill say lets move everything over to the list till next week
13:01 < fugolini> themayor: who will take the duty to follow IRC candidate talk ?
13:01 < fugolini> spoleeba: ?
13:01 < spoleeba> fugolini, follow?
13:01 < themayor> and we really need to sit down and have a proper long term strategy sessions maybe next week, when more people with more ideas are around
13:02 < spoleeba> themayor, who said i was around next week?
13:02 -!- ianweller_afk is now known as ianweller
13:02 < spoleeba> themayor, im flying to NC weds
13:02 < fugolini> spoleeba: I was just asking who will take care of this task
13:02 < fugolini> IRC debates
13:02 < fugolini> or each project organize it on its own?
13:02 < spoleeba> fugolini, i believe spevack was already volunteered on the list
13:02 < themayor> spoleeba: well, lets follow up with a good hearty discussion on the list and i guess i will PM sometime between now and next week
13:03 < fugolini> ah ok
13:03 < spoleeba> fugolini, to moderate
13:03 < fugolini> that's great
13:04 < themayor> alright, i need to move on to other work, so im gonna call it a meeting unless anyone objects?
13:04 < themayor> or i can go and you guys can feel free to chatter bug about
13:05 < themayor> got a phone conf in 11 mins
13:05 < themayor> alright, thats a wrap then
13:05 < themayor> see you guys on the list
13:06 < fugolini> thank you themayor
13:06 < themayor> thank you guys for all the awesome work
We will be meeting today to further discuss our long term goals
When: 3pm eastern time
Where: irc.freenode.net #fedora-mktg
What: We will be working from our now updated task page!!
Please note, we are in the process of transitioning meetings to taking
place in #fedora-meeting. Barring any other obstacles this should be
the last meeting in the #fedora-mktg channel.
Thanks and see you there,
Great. Hope this will help you and your community.
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