"Igor Soares - Projeto Fedora
I had a chance to interview Igor Pires Soares from the Fedora Project
and chat about how he got started with translations, participating on
several organizing committees and his travels around the world! He talks
about getting lost in Chile, learning English and Spanish, the role his
university played on his career, his top 5 books, movies and his
interest in music, including a very special moment during a U2 show in
São Paulo. The interview is in Brazilian Portuguese, but anyone who can
speak Portuguese or Spanish should be able to enjoy it!"
"After looking around for a good introduction video to GNOME 3 I found
this one. It is the best one I've found so far. Unfortunately it seems
to only be available in flash format. Since Fedora 15 was one of the
first distros to ship GNOME 3, it also covers Fedora some. Enjoy."
Issue 08/2011 of the German "Linux Magazin" comes with a custom-built
Fedora 15 Multiboot DVD and features a one page article about the
> Die Fedora-Version 15 lebt vom Umstieg auf Gnome 3, der
> gewöhnungsbedürftig ist. Tastenkürzel, unter Systemeinstellungen |
> Tastatur zu finden und selbst anlegbar, sind andererseits beim
> Anfreunden hilfreich und machen – einmal gelernt – die Bedienung des
> Desktops oft erfrischend einfach. Für den Sprung ins kalte Wasser, den
> Systemd noch eine Spur waghalsiger macht, wirkt Fedora 15 gelungen,
> der aktuelle Paketbestand tut dazu ein Übriges.
More articles to come as Linux New Media also publishes the "Admin
Magazine" in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
As written in my previous mail I made a custom spin of Fedora 15 for the
German Linux Magazin in April. It has taken a shine to the editors so
they also asked me for an English version which is going to be shipped
with their "Admin Magazine".
Look out for it in
* Germany: Linux Magazin is in stores as of today.
* UK and other European countries: Admin Magazine 04/2011to be
released on July 17th.
* North America: Admin Magazine to be released on August 12th.
* Australia and New Zealand: Admin Magazine to be released on
I was told not to mention the exact number of media but trust me, it’s
huge. It’s more media than the ambassadors produced for the last 3 or 4
Fedora releases worldwide.
For more info and a photo of the media, please have a look at
For a while, we were using a HootSuite free account to manage
multi-party access to the Twitter @fedora account. (By rigging up a
ping.fm feed in HS, we had the ability to post to Udenti.ca and thus
echo through Twitter as well.) Using HS allowed us to spread access to
multiple team members without having to insecurely spread the password
Due to HS changing their free/paid structure, though, we've no longer
had the ability to do this for some time. Instead, we have shared
password access to the Identi.ca and Twitter accounts. HS is getting
ready to deactivate access for extra people to our free account there,
making that account virtually useless. The alternatives AFAICT are:
* Switch to a paid account, where we also pay for each additional team
member. A total team size of 4 would run a little over $600 a year.
* Continue to share the password for Identi.ca/Twitter. To augment our
tracking capability I can set up some mail forwarding rules to notify
team members of conversations.
When we originally started HS we did so with some trepidation given it
was a non-FOSS service. I'm not really shot in the arm by paying for
the service, unless we have a clear idea of what that gains us. I
briefly surveyed free tools again and have found nothing that offers
the "many people share a social presence" features of HS. But do we
need their console, analytics, etc. to fulfill some goals? To what
extent are we comfortable or willing to pay for a non-FOSS service for