Hi, my name is Jiri Eischmann and I live in Brno, Czech republic. My Fedora Account System (FAS) username is eischmann, and my IRC nick is sesivany.
I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through fedoraproject.org, and am interested in joining because I work as a manager for collaboration with universities and the community and promoting FLOSS is not only one of my work tasks, but I'd say life mission as well.
Before joining Red Hat, I worked for a small Czech open source company helping build Czech communities around Mandrake/Mandriva and Ubuntu. I've also written many articles about FLOSS and Linux for several Czech Linux managazines and the most popular IT server zive.cz. I also worked on the best selling Czech book about Linux.
My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:
Organizing events - I have a long experience with organizing community events.
Writing skills - I have written a lot of articles on different topics and have good contacts among editors in Czech and Slovak IT magazines.
A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project are promoting Fedora at Czech and Slovak universities and making the Czech and Slovak community bigger and more active.
I am wondering how I can help out.
Please help me get started!
Research University & Community Manager
Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkynova 99/71, 612 45 Brno, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 532 294 203, ext: 62203
Cell: +420 604 346 394
Video review of Fedora 15 Alpha
"After using this for a day or two at work, watching some of the
upgrades that have happened, and showing it to coworkers, I have to say,
I’m very pleased so far! Gnome 3 / Gnome Shell is really shaping up to
be very useful, and the performance has significantly improved from the
last time I used it."
here are some more german news:
Die Fedora-Gemeinschaft hat eine Alphaversion von Fedora 15 zum Testen
bereitgestellt. Die offizielle Version 15 der Linux-Distribution soll am
17. Mai erscheinen.
Link to the full article:
mit freundlichen Grüßen / best regards
Henrik Heigl - wonderer(a)fedoraproject.org
PGP/GnuPG: 8237 D432 0616 D567 DBC6 3FE3 0D52 B374 F468 A5F0
OK, not really, but I got your attention.
But our social networking feeds are kinda dead. More specifically,
our identi.ca/Twitter @fedora output. They're silent, like a ninja
only without nunchucks or throwing stars.
In large part this is thanks to HootSuite's closing up their entire
value prop to paid customers only, leaving free accounts like ours
dangling in the wind. What's that? Putting some of our eggs in a
non-free basket didn't work out? Well, it's a risk we took with eyes
open, at least. It was the least ineffective of a lot of suboptimal
alternatives, and at least for a while it was working well.
The sad fallout is that our identi.ca/twitter feeds are quiet, and we
should endeavor to fix that.
I did have an idea about this, but it won't help us in the short term:
to manage access to our identi.ca feed through Insight via a
well-supported Drupal module. There are a couple to choose from, and
the great thing is all the group access would happen automagically
thanks to our existing FAS integration.
But... that doesn't help us *right now*.
AFAICT, there are no free services that facilitate team sharing of
identi.ca/twitter duties. There are several aggregators out there,
and several multiplexers, but none for collaboration. Rather than
wait for one to emerge, we should get the access into the right
people's hands now, and look for a better solution immediately after
that (up to and including the idea above).
The fastest way to fix the problem, I believe, is to simply send out
the password to the identi.ca account, via GPG-encrypted email, to
each of the people listed in our FAS group. Is that acceptable?
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
gpg fingerprint: 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233 5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
http://redhat.com/ - - - - http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/
Where open source multiplies: http://opensource.com
"Always having been a bit of a distro-hopper, I went back to Debian,
then to Ubuntu, but I was never happy. I have always been drawn to
Fedora because of many reasons, but primarily their freedom drivers
(promoting free culture and free software over proprietary solutions),
but also because they stick to upstream and improve it there for the
benefit of everyone, rather than doing their own thing.
"Fedora is responsible for many of the great desktop enhancements we
take for granted today, like AIGLX (Accelerated Indirect GLX), D-Bus,
DeviceKit, HAL, NetworkManager, Ogg Theora, and PolicyKit."
My name is Fabian A. Scherschel and I'm involved with the Design Team
currently but I wanted to join this list for ages. I've always been
interested in PR and marketing and I want to get more involved in that side
To tell you a bit about my background: I've got involved with Linux in 2005
and switched full-time to it at the end of 2006. I was first running Ubuntu
and switched to Fedora when F12 came out. I also host and produce a pretty
well-known Linux podcast  that I started with a friend in 2007. Through
that and my involvment in microblogging (first Jaiku, now identi.ca) I've
come into contact with a lot of people in the Linux community and that and
my experiences at work (I work part-time in end user tech support) have
probably sparked my interest in getting Linux into as many hands as
possible. If you want to know any more about me, just ask or follow me on
identi.ca . ;)
Looking forward to working with you all.
# Sixgun Productions — New media, new rules
"In many of its releases, it is among the most innovative distros, releasing
new software developed in co-operation with upstream projects. Development
is more or less continuous within its Rawhide repository, with stable
releases produced every six months.
The main derivative of Fedora is RHEL. RHEL is essentially a snapshot of
Fedora, with extra testing for stability and quality control, and the
addition of backports of some applications released by Fedora after the
"an overview of which can be found in the release notes and feature list.
The distribution will now use LibreOffice as its office suite – Fedora was
one of the first distributions to make the switch to the OpenOffice.org
alternative back in October last year. The alpha includes a Linux 2.6.38
release candidate as its kernel and uses a pre-release version of GCC 4.6.
Responsibility for booting is taken up by Systemd, an alternative to
SysVinit and Upstart. Systemd was in the running for use in both Fedora 14
and openSUSE 11.4, but was eventually dropped from both.
The most striking change in Lovelock and one which is sure to fuel plenty of
discussion is the switch to GNOME 3, which breaks with many of the concepts
that GNOME users, and computer users in general, have become used to over
Fedora 15 Linux hits first alpha, debuts BoxGrinder for cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner
Fedora 15, codenamed 'Lovelock' now has its first alpha milestone
available <http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease>. This is a BIG
release for Fedora in that it's the first Fedora of the post Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6 era, and oh yeah first with GNOME 3, SystemD and
GNOME 3, including GNOME Shell mark the evolution of the Linux desktop
and Fedora is likely to be the first big Linux distro to full integrate
it. When it comes to systemd, that's been a long time coming, but in
Fedora 15, it's finally fully baked making it easier and faster to
manage and startup background daemons.
BoxGrinder is another story and is a very exciting technology. Red Hat
first starting talking about BoxGrinder a year ago
as a new way to build virtual software appliances (think SUSE Studio
from rival Novell).
" And people often come on IRC asking us for help, because their
Bugzilla package provided with their Linux distro is broken or behaves
in a weird way (typically a broken configuration or customization). And
guess what? Most of the time, they use the Debian package. Yes, very
seriously! For comparison, Fedora updated their Bugzilla packages the
day after we released 3.6.4, and Mandriva the week after! It looks like
they take security a bit more seriously."