"Chris Montgomery, otherwise known as Monty, is the founder of Xiph.org
foundation and creator of the Ogg container format. He has been
sponsored by Red Hat for several years to improve the codec quality of
Theora and the next generation version, called Thusnelda, is already
proving to be better than H264 as bitrate increases. Monty has posted
some test results demonstrating the improvements. Chris Blizzard from
Mozilla Foundation has some updates as well."
We will have our marketing meeting, as scheduled, tomorrow. IT IS
CRITICAL that everyone who is involved in the final steps of the
marketing plan for Fedora 11 and our final marketing and press push
leading up to the release be present.
On the agenda will be to review the DRAFT Schedule which I put up and
any changes people wish to make to it. Also, I would like to coordinate
all the efforts with everyone involved to make sure that our plan is solid.
20.00UTC, 4PM Eastern, 1PM Pacific.
See you there.
"Red Hat, which started the HAL project many years ago, has deprecated
it in favor of a new initiative called DeviceKit. David Zeuthen, primary
developer of DeviceKit, has posted on his blog about the work done by
the Red Hat Desktop team in Fedora 11 for improving the storage layer in
GNOME by taking advantage of DeviceKit. This includes desktop
notification if your hard disk is failing, a desktop utility to handle
RAID and LVM storage, a replacement for the venerable gfloppy, and many
I was in RH Boston last week and I've been recording a series of
podcasts about the upcoming F11 Release. Most of my interviews so far
have been centered around the Fedora release process and interesting new
features in F11 and what its like to work on Fedora.
I have 4 so far and would like peoples thoughts on what types of things
they would like to hear about so that I can do some more.
What do you think?
The release date for Fedora 11 is coming close, so it's time for some
coordination between the Ambassadors and the Marketing group! In this
mail, I'm going to address different points, so everyone has a clear
view of what is going on and how we can effectively split up the tasks.
Also any feedback is of course welcome.
1. In the next couple of days, the Documentation team is going to write
an official Release Announcement for Fedora 11 in English.
2. As soon as this document exists in a final form, it is going to be
translated in a couple of languages, if all goes well German, French,
Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Italian and Arabic. This will be coordinated
by the Documentation team with the aid of the Translation team. These
translated versions should be available a few days before the final
Now with that being done, we need to coordinate around everything else.
Earlier this year, the Marketing group has set up a structure called the
News Distribution Network (NDN) , which aims to distribute Fedora
news to the global media. Some Ambassadors from different languages have
joined this effort and will be pushing news to a list of publication 
Besides that, there are a number of ways in which we really need the
1. Track all the Fedora news you see on the web and add it to our press
archive page , this will help us judge the depth of coverage so that
we can focus our messaging more precisely in the future.
2. At release time, and for a couple of days after that, we need you to
follow the comments on news websites. People will probably have
questions there, or you will have Fedora Myths to bust . As much as
some of us might like to flame people, our official policy is to be as
professional and possible while at the same time making our points clear
and well understood. Making members of the community angry us will prove
3. Blog! You can start right now, get vocal about Fedora! Talk about the
upcoming release and what the time table is. Talk about a feature you
care about. Talk about how we got to 11, but most importantly, just
If you feel like there is anything to add to this list, then please feel
free to reply and make sure to cross post to fedora-marketing-list as
well. Also, please let everyone know in what capacity you can help so
that we can coordinate efforts amongst everyone. I hope that everyone
has a better understanding of the process now :)
Have a nice day
> 1) The Free Media Program is under-resourced, and a voluntary effort.
> 2) This is hardly the first instance
Please also remember the ambassadors and others that, because of their passion for Fedora and other FOSS, provide copies of current releases at their LUG events.
Personally I think that defeats the purpose of having an open source 100%
Free Operating System. At the fedora project we provide free disks as part
of our Free Media Program. All anyone has to do is ask
On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Admin <admin(a)whatsmyip.org> wrote:
> I just started a linux 'Download-Burn-Mail' service for downloading ISO's
> for people. It's not a free service, but its very very cheap, and we get the
> discs in the mail next-day. So if you are interested in linking to our
> service, please feel free to do so :-)
> And of course, email me if you have any questions or comments about it.
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