In anticipation of the alpha release, I put together a talking points
page highlighting some of the new stuff we should be seeing in F11.
Please take a look and also play around if you like!
Sorry I did not get back sooner. My friend at
LSI called my cell phone -- I was waiting for
an email. Did not check my messages until today.
The gist of what she said is that we can indeed
do a hard cover full color book, but we would
have to do so using off-set printing.
And she could not give a cost estimate, because
the cost would depend on how much color and the
degree of difficulty for the printer in setting
up the book.
Off-set would probably create a much better
looking book, as far as image quality goes.
It is the industry standard for printing high
But using off-set, each color page would
require that four separate plates would have
to be made to produce a color image. Blue, red,
yellow, and black is the way they used to describe
it, but now it is CMYK (short for cyan, magenta,
yellow, and key (black) We could, however, use
a mixture of b&w and color pages. Then we would pay
less for the b&w pages that don't have color on them.
Still, since we are not driven to make a
huge profit off of each book, we could adjust
the book price to allow for the additional
-- w Douglas Berry --
Andrew Hutton, organizer of the Linux Symposium (formerly in Ottawa, for the next 2 years in Montreal), has invited Fedora to host some form of event concurrent with this year's Symposium, the week of July 13. There was some positive interest on this when brought up in December, but then it went silent. Is anyone willing to take this on and drive such an event?
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux
From: Andrew J. Hutton [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 10:48 AM
To: Domsch, Matt
Subject: 2009 Symposium
I would love to pick up on the idea of hosting FedoraCon here in Montreal (I'm actually here for the weekend) and try to get something firmed up if possible.
"What makes us unique, as I mentioned earlier, is that we do everything
the open source way. You'll never hear us announcing that Fedora is open
sourcing a product we use, because we *start* with 100% free and open
source, always. I think building a free software distribution without
using free software completely defeats the point of what you're doing.
Anyone should be free at any time to look at the Fedora Project, say, "I
can do that better," and then fork whatever they want to do a better
job. Our job, as Fedora, is to make sure they never need to do that."
Lately, I was looking at the Marketing section on the wiki to update it
a little bit, some pages are sadly not updated since a long time.
My particular complaint goes to the Press Archive page, which is a
useful tool to see Fedora's progression in the press. Currently, I seem
the only one to maintain it with links to French press articles.
It would be very nice if people from the marketing group in other
languages (Rahul, you are the first in line) could update this page when
they see Fedora related articles on major news websites.
Also, do we still need the
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/PressArchive/General page? It
seems pretty useless to me.
Thanks and have a nice day
I think we need to discuss certain details surrounding the marketing
meetings, such day and time. Over the last 3 meetings we have had very
poor attendance and I think the meetings might be conflicting with class
times of certain contributors, now that US universities are back in session.
The meetings are vital for us as a forum to get together and discuss
what we are working on and to gauge progress and exchange ideas.
I would like everyone to take about 10 minutes out of their day and
please let me know:
1. Is there any specific reason due to which you do not or have not
recently participated in meetings?
2. When do you think is the best day and time for a meeting?
3. Is there anything else we can be doing inside the meetings that might
make the meetings more valuable to you?
4. Is there anything else that we can do in marketing, in general, that
you think would make the project more valuable and beneficial to Fedora
as a whole?
I'm just trying to get some open exchange of feedback so that we can
figure out what our areas for improvement are and what goals we should
be striving for and how we can start working together again so that we
can build sustainable momentum. Prior to the holiday break we were full
steam ahead and things sort of died down.
So I'll throw this one to you guys...