Google has decided to return with their Summer of Code program for
2009. We can expect the program to be a bit smaller in size, making
the student competition part more important. When we have an influx
of great students and ideas, our mentors can collaborate to make very
strong proposals. Strong proposals get us the most student slots.
This last year we did a modest increase in our noisiness (marketing)
about the Summer of Code. The results were pretty good. Compared
to 2007, our best year to that point, we had three times the number of
mentors step forward, three times the proposals, and more than twice
the number of student slots.
Imagine how it could be if more people than just me were promoting
Fedora and JBoss.org's presence in the Summer of Code?
Do you have any interest in:
* Planning a Summer of Code promotion for Fedora/JBoss.org
* Running the promotion
You may wonder, why JBoss.org? Mainly that I don't think Google is going
to separate the organizations this year; with slim participation
available, they are going to be looking for any ways to consolidate
further. I don't know who from JBoss.org is interested in planning
and promoting this. However, the situation makes us dependent on each
other and the quality of projects. Fortunately, this situation worked
out rather well last year.
Thanks - Karsten
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener
I keep a look out (recently) on Tweets about Fedora.
^^^ this person tweeted these:
(dr_scholl) is looking for HELP!! Apparently I don't have "make" on my
Fedora 10 ?? WTF?? How do I install it?
hrms... yum install make says it's installed, but CPAN is still telling
me it can't find it :( This is FRUSTRATING
I'm wondering what some thoughts out there are on maybe trying to point
this tweeter in the right direction. I am more familiar with
communications, and less familiar with the technical side (so I'm not
qualified to help). Just wondering if we would encourage user help in
social media channels.
[or, if anyone has a pointer -- help docs? a mailing list? an IRC
channel? a wiki page? :) ... I can try an @reply to this person .. .]
I think, it would have been useful to note that KDE 4.2 will be
available as an update for Fedora 10 and Fedora 9 users as well,
shortly. It is now in rawhide.
"Red Hat Fedora Project Leader Paul Frields also struck an optimistic
tone on the KDE 4.2 release.
"The many Plasma enhancements for usability, and the return of
functionality that some users found missing earlier in the 4.x series,
should make KDE's audience happy with the new release," Frields told
/InternetNews.com/. Fedora is planning on including KDE 4.2 in the
upcoming Fedora 11 Alpha set for February 3rd."
This is Ankrity Das from Mumbai, India. I am working
as a consultant with a management consulting firm. I
have done my undergrad in Civil Engineering followed
by Masters in Business Administration (MBA). My major
was Marketing during my MBA.
Though I don't have any formal background in
computers, I have been interested in technology as a
field of business and view open source systems as a
radical business model innovation. I wish to
contribute to the Fedora Project during my free time
using my background in marketing. The underlying
thought which attracts me to Linux is that "IDEAS ARE
FREE AND IDEAS CAN SET ONE FREE". Open Source is the
begginning of a much bigger movement based on
cooperation and collaboration. In that sense, I see a
much bigger role for Fedora from the one it has today
as an OS. It should become an emblem of Freedom
I am actively involved in developing business plans as
a part of my job and would be interested in creation
of marketing plans for Fedora in India alognwith
writing of related articles in press.
Looking forward to start contributing in this
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My name is Robb Munson, I have been using Linux for the
past 3 years. I have been a member of many different
communties (which im not sure i should name distros or
not so i will just stay silent on that.) I found Fedora last
month and absolutely fell in love with it. The community
has been awesome, the people are very nice compared to
other communities. I feel like I am obligated to give back to
a community that helped me go from one packaging
system to another.
Well, thats a very brief description as to why i want to be a
part of this community, if you would like more, just feel
free to ask! :)
If we were to have a meeting this week on Thursday, the 29th, at 17.00
UTC, how many people think they could attend? If we moved the time on
Thursday would more people be able to make it?
Just trying to take care of some logistics...