We will be getting together for our regular meeting today, as usual.
When: 3PM Eastern
Where: irc.freenode.net, #fedora-meeting **PLEASE NOTE The
What: The Usual Task @ List
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/Tasks , and since we are now
post-release we will talk about setting a new agenda...
See you then,
Apparently, artwork is considered a waste of time by this user. A
response is in order.
"Ok, I think they're grasping a bit with some of those to get to 10 new
and improved features but I'll allow it since Fedora 10 impressed me as
much has it did.
But, I won't let them get away with "prettying" features like new
artwork and themes. That has nothing to do with functionality,
stability, or usability. As far as I'm concerned, that stuff is a grand
waste of time for a team bent on improving the operating system.
Come on guys, focus here. You're trying to compete with the likes of
Windows, Mac, and the other Linux distributions. You're on the right
track with improved support for WebCams, video cards, and making
software management easier and more intelligent--keep your eyes on the
goal of making those kinds of improvements."
During this election season, there are two (2) appointed seats and two
(2) community-elected seats open on the Fedora Board. This cycle,
Bill Nottingham, Karsten Wade, Matt Domsch, and Jef Spaleta are
turning over their seats. These folks have given very generously of
their time over the last year -- and in some cases years -- and helped
with a great deal of heavy lifting. Thank you, each and every one;
the community and I are in your debt!
As you'll see from the URLs above, there is an incredible slate of
worthy candidates up for election, and I'm very excited to see people
who are interested and passionate in helping drive Fedora forward by
helping the Board remove barriers to contribution. Those barriers get
reduced steadily over time, but there is always more to do.
The elections will begin on 7 December, after a set of town hall
meetings where community members can ask the nominees questions.
Check the general elections wiki page above for the schedule and
details. We have set these meetings up in response to community
requests and encourage you to attend as many as you like. You should
also feel free to write to individual nominees directly to ask
questions that are important to you.
The two appointed seats on the Board are nominated by Red Hat and
chosen by the FPL. One appointment is held back until after the
elections so that the Board's composition can be balanced as needed.
The balance of the appointments are announced before elections.
For this cycle, Chris Aillon will return to the Board as an appointee.
Chris is a long-time Fedora contributor and member of the Red Hat
Desktop team, and among other responsibilities he is the maintainer of
the ever-popular Mozilla Firefox and related packages in Fedora and in
RHEL. Chris served on the Board previously for approximately a year,
from summer 2007 to summer 2008. The Board and I welcome him back,
and look forward to working with him again.
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Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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Clint Savage (herlo) and I are planning to work on a program for the
Ambassadors team called "fedora-event-splash", which will basically act
as a home page for web browsers on computers at Fedora booths at events
to show users how to get and join Fedora, as well as a general outlook
on the Fedora community by aggregating from wherever people in Fedora
hang out on the internetwebtubes (i.e., Planet and blog posts,
Identi.ca, Flickr, whatever's aggregatable).
You can read more at the Request for Resources with Infrastructure at
Let us know if you're interested in helping. TurboGears hackers wanted!
Ian Weller <ianweller(a)gmail.com> http://ianweller.org
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"Technology is a word that describes something that doesn't work yet."
~ Douglas Adams
"Distribution naming schemes are one of the more humorous aspects of the
open source community. Ubuntu uses an adjective followed by an animal
name (Intrepid Ibex, Jaunty Jackalope), while Debian names releases
after characters in the movie "Toy Story" (Sarge, Etch, Lenny). Fedora's
method is a bit more obscure, but no less clever. The Fedora Project is
calling for suggestions on what to name Fedora 11"
"It is clear that Fedora improves things from release to release as they
help mature the advanced technologies that they are early adopters of.
I'm a Fedora fanboy myself so I'm usually not disappointed with any
release but I think Fedora 10 overall has been one of their better releases.
I don't necessarily recommend Fedora 10 for a complete Linux newbie...
but wholeheartedly recommend it for users with 6 months or more of Linux
experience... especially for those who like being early adopters of new
software technologies. Fedora is also THE distro for those who are
considering becoming contributors."
we would like to put Fedora in more and more hands. We have the will
to do it in our home town (Osijek, Croatia) and have some spare cache
to put into blank CD/DVD's and burn them. One thing we lack is some
representative box to put Fedora discs into. We would like to put
these Fedora boxes on public places like student cafeteria, pubs, pc
hardware shops, etc... It would be nice that there would be some text
on the box "It's Free - take one".
I saw request for "AmbassadorKit Box " on this page:
There are examples of Ubuntu. We would LOVE to have something similar
- or even better than Ubuntu ;)
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