> 2008/4/3 Paul W. Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com>:
> > As I was at a big expo over the course of this week, I discovered our
> > CD/DVD covers need a couple things:
> > 1. A great big link on the back cover to http://fedoraproject.org/
> > 2. A note that there are other kinds of discs available for download at
> > that URL.
> > 3. A note that people can *get involved* in Fedora.
> > One note could probably accomplish this:
> > Visit http://fedoraproject.org/ to download other Fedora
> > software, or learn how you can help. (No experience necessary.)
> These are all great, but I want to make sure this time that the version
> number is on the cd jacket somewhere! Every time I hand out one of those
> Werewolf CDs, the next inevitable question is "What version is this?"
> 1. A great big link on the back cover to http://fedoraproject.org/
> 2. A note that there are other kinds of discs available for download at
> that URL.
> 3. A note that people can *get involved* in Fedora.
4. a very big number showing Fedora version, and a smaller codename
under or upper the nuber
i suggest to append:
some kind of short slogan abut the 4F:
" Four Reason not to miss Fedora 9:
Fedora is the First worldest linux distribution to integrate KDE 4 (am
Fedora has a reach of richness Features (amarok:listening mp3s,
Fedora has a great Foundation that will care of your needs!
Feel you Freedom to try Fedora, it's Free. Once you try, you'll push
it to yours Friends, SURE!"
What do you think about it?
One of the (cool) tasks that fell out of today's Fedora Marketing
meeting on IRC was gathering some stories to go along with the Fedora
themes of the 4 F's (Freedom, Features, First, and Folks). Those
themes, by the way, are recorded in our Marketing Plan.
I started a page to record these ideas:
Please stop by and add some of the messages you think are important for
Fedora to tell as we push to Fedora 9.
I would like to hold a brainstorming session for this directly before
the Fedora Marketing meeting next week. Assuming that we meet next week
on Thursday, April 3 at 1900 UTC (3:00pm EDT/12:00pm PDT), I would like
to hold the brainstorming session at 1800 UTC (2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT).
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I was talking recently to a couple of friends who aren't in the software
industry and it came out in our recent discussions that both the
companies they are working for is using Fedora on their systems. They
remarked that they had no idea that Red Hat was involved in Fedora.
I still meet people in various places who think Red Hat has stopped
working on a free distribution after Red Hat Linux 9 and continue to use
it or worse a earlier version.
I just looked within Fedora to see if there was any hint and couldn't
really find any prominent ones. The note on http://fedoraproject.org is
also easily missed. Is this a deliberate decision? Should there be some
of co-branding within the distribution and a prominent hint in other places?
Something like Fedora - Powered by Red Hat/ Sponsored by Red Hat or some
Linus Torvalds has a sense of humour. /"Youtube no workee - Fedora 9 not
usable for wife."/ So begins a bug he filed on Fedora's Bugzilla
<https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=439858>. /"I didn't try a
lot of videos, but I couldn't find a single one that actually worked.
And what's the internet without the rick-roll? Some just show a light
gray background, some give the play buttons etc, but show only a black
screen even when the red ball at the bottom moves along. Steps to
reproduce: 1. Install current Fedora 9; 2. Rick-roll!; 3. No profit!"/
Lots of good information and metrics. Red Hat is the largest
contributing vendor over the last three years.
Company name # of total changes submitted
Red Hat 11.2
Individually, Al Viro (vfs, locking, system calls etc) and David Miller
(networking, sparc etc) from Red Hat are the top two contributors where
the top 10 contributors have almost 15% of the changes.