"The latest release - Sugar on a Stick - allows anyone to run the
software from a 1GB USB stick. It includes 40 programs, including a word
processor, drawing application and games.
Mr Bender said the ability to transport the software and plug it into
any computer would allow children to have a "consistent experience"
wherever they worked.
"No matter what computer you have at home or at the library you're going
to have the same use experience because you have sugar on a stick," he
A couple of reports
"The next version of Fedora is to be called "Constantine". The result
was announced at FUDCon Berlin 2009 and follows a tradition of creating
linked pairs of codenames; Fedora 11 was called "Leonidas" and the link
in this case is that both Leonidas and Constantine are townships in the
state of Michigan, USA. The link must, according to the rules, not
repeat. Fedora 11, was preceded by Fedora 10, "Cambridge"; Cambridge and
Leonidas were both ships of the United States Navy."
"After having gone to the community for looking at names, Red Hat has
announced that the release of Fedora 12 will be codenamed Constantine.
This name had the most votes and was approved by Red Hat's Legal
department of being free of any potential issues. Constantine had beat
out Umbria, Orville, Rugosa, and Chilon for having the most votes."
More innovation on top of Fedora brings the advantage of a vibrant
"SoaS is built on top of Fedora 11, which was released earlier this
month. It is distributed as a 380MB ISO file which includes the
operating system and all of the software applications. The image is
intended to be written to a CD or USB memory stick so that the entire
platform can be booted from removable media and used on regular desktop
computers without requiring installation, partitioning, or any other
changes to the computer itself."
Please join us for our regularly scheduled marketing meeting today at
20.00UTC in #fedora-meeting. I would like to discuss the activity
surrounding Project FooBar over the last week and start working on a
plan to move things forward solidly.
I've volunteered to help kick off and facilitate the Fedora cross-team
CMS (Zicula) planning and implementation meetings. I think things will
work best if each team puts forth a representative. We will hold our
meetings on IRC or over Fedora Talk and they will be open to anyone, but
it will make it easier to schedule and coordinate the meetings if I know
who the key people from each team are.
I believe the key teams we need representatives from are: Documentation,
Design, and Marketing. Are there any others?
Once I know who the key people are I'll reach out to those people to
find a meeting time and day that works best. I'd like to get a response
by Thursday, June 25, 2009, so we can kick things off.
My name is Braden Faulkner.
I live in Kitchener, Canada.
I am a Student at Huron Heights.
My goals in the Fedora Project are to join the marketing team, help spread
the word and promote fedora and advertise so, the general public can become
aware of the Fedora Project. Overall, my goal is to increase the number of
people using fedora from day to day.
I like to talk about Linux, Open Source, Android, Fedora and generally
anything that has to do with Electronics and Computers, especially
In Fedora I would like to see a Customized Gnome look that would make it a
little more modern, similar to what the OpenSolaris project has done.
Something else I'd like to do is design large billboard ads or bus/bench ads
that would be eye catching and creative. Launching an ad campaign would be
something broader I may also want to do with these ads.
I have some marketing qualification. I have taking both a
computer business course an a mainstream business course. I have also been
to many camps that focus on promotion and creativity, also making
commercials. I also, have participated in many (video) commercial making
In the past I have worked on (video) commercial projects, creating posters
and pressentations (Keynotes, PowerPoints, OO.org etc.).
I have slightly more than basic knowledge or marketing but not quite
advanced knowledge. However, I have a enormous interest in marketing and
would like to learn more and grow my knowledge, although I am actively
working to do so, by taking some more advanced courses.
Other skills that might be applicable are my sense of humor (Could make for
some creative and entertaining ads) and my creative way of thinking.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I wish you and the Fedora
Community the best.
Jonathan Roberts wrote:
> Hey Jack,
> After a quick bit of mailing list searching, found record of the
> news.fp.o going back to at least march 2008
> It goes back before that, but I've not kept looking.
> Me and Rahul both worked quite hard at sorting it out, along with
> Frank Chiulli and Bret M, but it never managed to quite make it. The
> goals, at least for what I was working towards, were very similar to
> what you're trying to do with foobar...
A couple of quick thoughts. Rahul, I looked at the links which you have
me for news.opensuse and ubuntu fridge. I don't think that our goals
deviate too much as part of the purpose of foobar is to build a better
fedora weekly news, both in content and distribution, but also to
augment it with additional content.
That being said, Jon mentioned that the goals were very similar and as
per the thread you linked me to they seem to be. Given that the
activity on that has waned over the last year, all things considered,
can we discuss maybe merging these two vision under the foobar banner?
I'm just curious if you guys think it will work.
The time is ripe, we have many good ideas, we have vision, many of our
guys are back on the radar, and enough so that I think we can honestly
pull something like this off with a little bit of work in a fairly
decent (3-4 month) time span and have it be very visually pleasing to
boot. From there we can go in any number of different directions
regarding who makes what types of content and how often.