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From: Ruth Suehle <rsuehle(a)redhat.com>
Date: 19 Feb 2008 20:02
Subject: Re: Fwd: news.fp.o
To: Jonathan Roberts <jonathan.roberts.uk(a)googlemail.com>
Sending to you instead of list because I'm not 100% sure I understood
what the question was having not followed the news list. :-)
Jonathan Roberts wrote:
> I had a little look at word press and it seems like it fulfills most
> of the goals listed in the ticket, but take a look below for my
> detailed thoughts.
We use Lyceum, a fork of WordPress, very negligibly different, for Red
Hat Magazine, the press blog, and several others.
>> I've just taken a quick glance at wordpress and it looks like it will
>> more than likely do the job, two points that I'm not so sure about
>> * seperate rss feed for upcoming events
I'm not entirely sure what you're asking with this one. If the question
is whether you can have the main feed plus a separate feed for something
specific, then yes. You can easily grab the feed of a single category.
Just tag those posts "events."
>> * allowing anyone to submit a story for editors approval
I *believe* if you wanted them to actually put it in the blog system,
they would have to register as a user. IMO, it might be more logical to
have them emailed to editors.
This is a wierd article since I still don't understand why they switched
back to windows.
"The move ended up saving a lot of money in licensing costs. Initially,
the school used Red Hat Linux; later Fedora, Red Hat's community
distribution, was used. The money saved was used to upgrade hardware at
the school and also to provide for more PCs."
I'd like some ideas from people. Fedora does *loads* of cool stuff
that isn't just development work, but community enabling work. While I
think the interviews work well to promote the development, and FWN
does a great job of documenting how the development happens and all
the internal goings on in the community, I think we need another
mechanism for letting people know about cool infrastructure and
community enabling stuff that goes on.
Things I have in mind needing some kind of attention are the new
collaboration server; fedorapeople.org; the open build tools;
transifex; publican etc etc etc
For publican we put up a "press release" on red hat's press blog, and
hopefully when we get news.fedoraproject.org sorted we can put those
sorts of announcements on there too. But is this the best way to do
things? Or is there another approach we could take? There's no need in
my mind for two approaches to be mutually exclusive either, one could
compliment the other. But I want to make sure we're doing the best we
can and getting the most attention we can for all the *awesome*
extra-development stuff that goes on!
Hope everyone is having a nice day!
Hi again :p
I'm not sure this is the best place to put this, as I know that
fedoraforums.org is run independently of the main project - but I also
know at least Rahul is involved with the project.
Now that Fedora is allowed to point at legally dubious stuff from the
website, is it worth considering pulling fedoraforums.org under the
official fedora banner? At the very least it would be fun to try and
expand the consistent look and feel we're now striving for on the
website, and it might make it easier for new users to find and have
confidence in the forums.
This is just a thought - it may be a completely useless one :)
We have been discussing taking Free Me to the next step. Free Me is a
collection of open licensed content bundled with a Live CD. Jonathan
Roberts, I appreciate your suggestions. Let's get started.
In particular, any hints on finding some of the content under open codec
formats or conversion procedures would be appreciated. Additional
content suggestions too. Music, Videos, Books etc. They should be freely
distributable and preferably have no use restrictions. I will put
together a Fedora spin bundling all these content after sometime.
Just another brief update with what has been happening with the Fedora
Store SIG. The meeting was canceled today due to the lack of
attendance, but that hasn't stopped us from moving forward a little
This past week I placed an order from cafepress.com, I ordered a
T-shirt and a coffee mug. The shipping was relatively quick, even
after choosing the economy option. I received the T-shirt and coffee
mug today. The mug looked okay, the colors seemed decent - should be
good for the office! The T-shirt was of good quality material wise,
but the printing left a lot to be desired. I purposely ordered the
t-shirt in a similar design to one I have had screen printed for a
local show. The color of the logo was just not where it should be,
the background to the logo was more like a dark blue-ish grey. In
addition the front logo was just a touch crooked and smudged towards
the upper right hand corner.
I have posted pictures, comparing the cafepress.com shirt to the
screen printed shirt here:
Another item I could use help on is with a mockup of the store web
page. I have had a couple of nibbles on this from some folks, but I
am still looking for a rough mockup at this point to put a picture to
this idea. We have a general requirements page posted here to help
give some base guidelines as to what we would like to see:
And finally, we are going to put a deadline on the pros and cons page
for various distributors. If you have any pros and cons to mention, a
new distributor to consider - please add them to the wiki by next
Wednesday, February 27th.
If you have any questions regarding the Store SIG, feel free to post
to the list or catch me on IRC.
Fedora and the art of creating an inclusive community
CNET.com-The Open Road
Earlier this year Fedora got a new community project leader. In February
2008 Paul Frields replaced Max Spevack
bringing a different perspective to Fedora's community management. Paul,
you see, is not a developer. Nor is he based in Raleigh (Red Hat's
headquarters). His background with Fedora has been mostly on the
documentation side, and he's been working remotely.
This gives Paul an interesting perspective on Fedora and its community,
and how Fedora connects with Red Hat.
I spent a half-hour with Paul today and probed into Fedora and the art
of community, as well as some of the innovations in the pipe for Fedora 9.
Caroline E. Kazmierski
Red Hat, Inc.
RH extension 34509
I was searching the web when i found this page
http://studio-linux.org/studios/, i know it is a little bit obsolete,
but if you see many of those studios use (or used) Fedora Core 1/2.
So I've got an idea: why don't create a Fedora Spin with open source
movie/sound/image programmes. Yes, i know you may think this is the
wrong place for such issues, but I'm here to asking you what you
think, maybe it would be useful to know if someone is available to
take such responsibility (building rpm, QA etc...).
I read some time ago that there is an Art spin planned. Why don't add
movie tools and name it Fedora Studio Spin? There are a lot of
hobbyists that are in search of a free studio suite for their own
videos and """films""", it could be a reason to chose fedora instead
of commercial alternatives that many can't legally afford.