"Aside from the standby issue, so far so good. I’ve got the OpenSolaris
Nimbus theme installed for a change (look at that, my ThinkPad looks
like the computers at uni!) and am finding it to be a productive
environment to work in.
>From my experience I reckon Fedora and Slackware with the Slackbook are
the the closest any Linux distribution has come to the FreeBSD Handbook.
Fedora’s online documentation is excellent, and their wiki contains a
ton of useful information."
Now seeking social media czars for the F12 cycle. Are you a Facebook
fiend, a frequent Digger, a compulsive tweeter, etc? We're looking for
you. Be our team's liason to social media sites you already frequent.
Timescale: Starting now, ending 4 weeks from the date of this email
(December 8, 2009 - incidentally, that's at the end of FUDCon).
1. Watch this mailing list for articles/materials people are finding
about Fedora 12
2. Promote those materials to the network(s) that you've chosen.
3. Let the mailing list know when you do that, so we can jump in and
help digg/retweet etc. your post.
4. At the end of the 4 weeks, write a quick email to this mailing list
about the activity you saw on the social network(s) you were czar of,
and what you think would make this more effective for the next round.
My guess is that it'll take an hour a week or less (which you're already
spending on Facebook, etc. anyway ;) and then 5 minutes to write up the
email at the end.
How to sign up:
Post to this thread to claim your social networking site. If someone has
already claimed the one you want to do, shoot them an email and coordinate.
Something that Fedora has been working on for a while now is the
relicensing of all of its documentation and wiki to a Creative Commons
license. We just finished this process up (in time for Fedora 12), and
one of the things that the Fedora Marketing team has done is written up
a press release talking about this, and why it is important.
As a collective, we're curious to know if you think this is a press
release that *Red Hat* would like to release through its official
channel. If so, we want to give Red Hat the first shot at it.
If not, then we'll push this news out through our various Fedora
channels, but it seemed like a good idea to get your feedback first, as
our primary contact for all Fedora press stuff at Red Hat.
We're hoping to make a habit out of putting together more press releases
like this -- places where we make a point of focusing, and writing up in
a formal way, news items that are important to the Fedora community, so
making sure we have good communication back to you and Red Hat PR is
important to me.
(Side note to the Fedora Marketing team -- Kara is one of Red Hat's PR
gurus, and she is the person that Paul Frields and I work with for all
Fedora and community-related press that goes through Red Hat.)
"The Fedora Project, best known for its community-centric and
cutting-edge GNU/Linux distribution, but also committed to “leading the
advancement of free, open software and content” (emphasis added, from
the Fedora Project home page), has migrated all of its documentation and
wiki content to CC BY-SA from the long-deprecated Open Publication
License, via their contributor agreement."