I've added all the newer (aka: since the last time I did this a month
ago) [in-the-news] articles to the wiki page.
Of note: We currently have 65 pieces in this list - up from 44 total
in the F12 press archive. Nice work, folks :)
And a shout-out to Rahul Sundaram, Kara Schiltz, Jonathan Nalley, Ryan
Rix, Paul Frields, Robert Scheck, and Henrik Heigl - thanks to
everyone for keeping tabs on all these articles and forwarding them to
the mailing list as they come up on your radar. It is definitely
Ok, I've set up a mailing list and irc channel for Lebanon. Now I'd
like to set up a page in the wiki that directs people looking for
"fedora" and "lebanon" to these places. Is there a namespace that I
should use? Or should I just use my user page?
Hello fellow marketers,
Quaid's keynote at SCALE 2010 inspired me to get involved in the
marketing and documentation of SELinux. Yup, it is 5 months later I am
making good on my offer to help. I recently joined the Documentation
Project too, read my intro post there
My interest in marketing free software has been long standing. I
am/was a part of the Linux Dairy Council which was an effort to call
all Linux companies and communities to pull our marketing resources
together for world domination. This effort is seems to be dormant
For now, my primary Fedora Project marketing interests are SELinux.
Who knows what's next?
To kickoff the SELinux marketing discussion, I've put together this wiki
I welcome your comments.
Beth Lynn Eicher
I've dropped some 'slide notes' to be printed front/back and provide a
small paper support for presentations. This stuff is handy and I'm not
aware if the there was something already available.
I'm sharing what I made myself for my own purposes based on generic
Fedora materials available here and there.
For those who want to check it out:
I will improve this with time and if possible deploy it on SVG. I'm not
sure on how this stuff works if you take it to a printing office an make
something good out of this, it will probably need a bit more of work,
but I believe it can be a very useful thing to use, specially for
conferences and presentations.
PS: No, I'm not using Fedora branded stuff. I have a presentation for
school next Tuesday and I needed them for myself, only adapted them.
If this should be linked somewhere else on the wiki, please point me
the right path.
For the Materials:
Early Wallpaper mockup for background using simple text with
Picked up a screenshot of a slide made by G. Kassube to illustrate it.
"During this last week I was writing about an amazing Fedora-based
“Exchange Killer” called Zarafa. During the “working phase” of this
project something hit me like a ton of bricks. That something? How the
Linux community could finally take over the world. And I want to share
that with you.
But first - I want to make mention of the inspiration of that idea. The
inspiration was Zarafa. As I mentioned (near the close of the last
record) this tool is intended to be an open source Exchange Killer. Is
it? From what I can see, yes. Basically Zarafa sits on top of your
working mail server (such as Postfix) and offers connection either via
web access, standard email clients, mobile clients, and yes Outlook! It
looks like Exchange, it acts like Exchange…no one would know the
difference. No one but the administrators. As well you all know,
Exchange is one of the most fragile mail servers available. It must be
cared for constantly. Imagine an “Exchange server” residing on a Linux
I've been dodging this subject for some time because I don't really know how
to approach it. So far no mentioned this before, so now that I have a clear
idea on how things are to be done, I would like to ask the list for guidance
on this and if someone from a spin is interested in participating it would
be more than welcome from my side.
http://spins.fedoraproject.org/ - This needs to be translated and presented
on the current SWOT structure, I am not sure on how to do this, if approach
it on a generic side or just process for the most relevant, which eventually
ends up in being maybe a bit unfair. So I would suggest to use this threat
do deploy information and gather opinions from those which are willing to
I would believe that the start would be between choosing:
1) Approach generically and superficially towards the importance of current
spins to the Project in general.
2) Approach in a more objective and localized scope and treat SPINS
>From what I understand we could use the 1st option and represent SPINS
mainly in Internal / Strengths and in External Opportunities. There things
we can focus as segmentation of audiences or strategical niches (I would
believe that the KDE/LXDE would be a fine example of segmentation and Sugar
on strategical niches). If the list decides to make this the way to go, how
is it the best way to represent them and highlight it on the SWOT?
The second approach, would be by localizing specific attributes form the
SPINS (information provided and collected through here for example) and
place a more strategical generical SPIN in the SWOT.
I honestly don't know what is the best way, neither the position of Fedora
Project and SPIN Projects on this. Any information that can help us to
represent SPINS in the best way would be welcomed.
Feel free to ask questions and give your contribution to do this in the best
I've had a small talk with Robyn on the IRC regarding the progress of the
SWOT and we traded some concepts and ideas on how to provide the best
information possible for the Community and the Project, so that the SWOT can
actually be used and understood properly.
While the Internal Analysis is actually easy to perform, some other parts
of the SWOT might require a bit more of care and study, in particular, the
Critical Factors for Success. To provide better information for now and the
posterity we talked a bit and eventually we agreed that Focus Groups could
be one way of improving our knowledge about our users and use it for the
SWOT and eventually for all the Project. I would recon that the Board might
have special interest on this as most likely will do the SPINS and other
I don't quite understand the concept of SOP's or master it's evil wicked
arts, but I've pulled out something from my notes and my shy knowledge about
I've created the following entry on the wiki:
I will add examples after I run a Focus Group later on. I could do this
easily, but unfortunately the Fedora Community in Portugal is very scarce,
and despite there is a method to run Focus Groups over the Internet, it's
been patented since 1999, and I'm not pretty sure if I should use patented
methodology (I know patents offend many people, so I'll just dodge them). I
hope to provide soon a couple of documents to attach to this 'SOP' for
* A list of questions, Focus Group script and Final Report.
I hope this helps the project in the future, and since the Events organized
by the Project, specially by Ambassadors might be a good way of deploying
Focus Groups and gather relevant information. Though I won't be able to
deploy on the Field the Focus Groups, I can for sure help people (maybe
ambassadors or people who are more active with Fedora Communities who can
run it), just let me know with a couple of months before the event so we
have time to discuss and elaborate this.
Thanks all for reading this,
"Fedora 13 Goddard is ... I don't really know what to say. Personally,
the most important part of system usage is stability. Compared to
previous versions, the difference is huge. Fedora 13 is stable and
robust and this makes it an adequate candidate for daily use. With
autoten and similar programs, you solve the availability problem of
software, including popular applications and codecs. Still, placing a
shortcut on the desktop, which reads "grab your non-free stuff over
here" would have made a big change for the average user."