We are scheduled to have our regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow. The
agenda will be talking about the future of marketing and plans, titled
Project FooBar, about which you will see an email soon.
I was wondering however, if people didn't mind, if we can have the
meeting 2 hours early tomorrow, so 18.00 UTC instead of 20.00UTC because
this week is pretty hectic with different stuff to do and I need to be
in a meeting tomorrow at 4pm.
If people agree then I can go ahead and send out a preliminary reminder
Cross posting to ambassadors and marketing.
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Subject: Calendaring idea
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:07:46 -0700
From: John Poelstra <poelstra(a)redhat.com>
Reply-To: Fedora Infrastructure <fedora-infrastructure-list(a)redhat.com>
To: Fedora Infrastructure <fedora-infrastructure-list(a)redhat.com>
Here is a really successful project from where I live that Fedora might
It is different from the traditional "calendaring/Outlook" type solution
that has been under discussion, but it is extremely easy for people to
add events to and for others to query and get updates from (RSS and ical
Maybe it would be useful for a small segment of our project like weekly
team meetings. It could also be used on much larger scale for Fedora
events around the world.
Fedora-infrastructure-list mailing list
Just wanted to keep people posted as to what's going on in Marketing and
the outcome of my trip to Westford last week. As many of you know, I've
been thinking about what the next steps we need to take in Fedora
Marketing should be. I feel that we have come along way in terms of
improving process and that we can go even further while also putting a
fresh spin on things. For some time there has been discussion of a
"Fedora Magazine" concept; this goes back a couple of years. I really
liked the idea and it sort of stuck in my mind all these years and I was
thinking we can centralize things around that format. I had a few rough
ideas for kickstarting this, but mainly my motivations were to solidify
policies and process for what content Marketing creates, who we create
it for, the content creation schedule, and how we distribute it.
Last week, I went up to Westford to and I met with Mo and Mel and
Stephen Smoogen who was in the house for a visit. We ran through a
bunch of ideas and goals for Marketing's future and the idea of a Fedora
journal/magazine type setup. The results can be found here:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/Project_FooBar. Mo came up
with the name, lol.
There are 5 main goals that we are striving for as you can read on the
wiki page. Centralization of Content, well scheduled, recurring and
prepared content, design which is consistent with the philosophy of the
Design team, standardized "official" feeds for distribution of different
forms of content, mechanisms for localization and sharing the media with
press or on social news sites.
Feel free to read the wiki page and add/edit, etc. I would like to know
what people think of this type of format, and I know people will have
many question so I would like those to be voiced now so that we can
answer them and make sure we are working to build something that is
useful for the community with input from the community.
If anyone has any comments, please feel free to email me/respond to list.
Tomorrow's marketing meeting will take place in #fedora-meeting on
irc.freenode.net at a special time of 18.00UTC/2PM Eastern. We will be
discussing future directions of the Marketing project and everyone
should reference this wiki page before tomorrow:
I will be sending more information about that link to the list in about
5 minutes after this email.
I'm starting up a project to help everybody in Fedora by combining
statistical (not personal!) data retrieved from FAS, repositories in
Fedora Hosted, mailing lists, translations, and whatever else we can
possibly get our hands on to produce reports that help us see trends in
the activity of contributors, both new and old.
With this project, we'll be better able to understand the effects of
certain marketing techniques or development on what we can measure as
"activity" within the project. Other advantages may be seen as well.
Now, I'm simply starting this -- I don't have any shiny graphs to show
you just yet. But what I do need people to do is let me know what sort
of statistics would help them with what they do. It is also beneficial
to include things that we are already getting statistics on, or that we
previously received statistics for, so that these can all be integrated
into the same system.
Here's where to submit your ideas:
I'll be mostly AFK until the next weekend is over, so please surprise me
with your ideas :) If you have any questions, please get in touch with
Ian Weller <ian(a)ianweller.org>
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"In the past I would have never recommended Fedora for someone new to
Linux. Fedora 11 is a different story entirely. Fedora 11 is easy to
use, fast, rock solid, and loaded with features others just don't have.
If you happen to have a slow Internet connection or service where you
pay based upon bandwidth usage, it's currently the most reasonable
choice available...at least until others can adapt the Presto technology
into their package management systems.
When a cutting-edge development team is able to bring together a release
with this many features, and have it perform so extraordinarily well
it's really something special. An excellent and inspiring job everyone!"
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Subject: Fedora 11 s390x preview
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:58:26 +0200
From: Karsten Hopp <karsten(a)redhat.com>
Reply-To: Development discussions related to Fedora
To: fedora-s390x(a)lists.fedoraproject.org, Development discussions
related to Fedora Core <fedora-devel-list(a)redhat.com>
The Fedora s390x team is pleased to announce a first preview of Fedora
11 for s390x
in form of a prebuilt hercules image and as a tarball which can be
a free DASD of your z9 or z10.
We currently have ~11600 binary packages of Fedora 11/s390x and are
getting real boot images.
Hercules images with instructions can be downloaded from
Individual packages are available at
More info will be added in the next few days at
If you're interested, please join our mailing list at
or our IRC channel #fedora-s390x on freenode.net
Karsten Hopp, s390x secondary arch maintainer