On 26 August 2012 15:29, Ben Cotton <bcotton(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Robyn, Ruth, and I have slapped together the Fedora 18 Alpha release
> announcement. It's now in a state that I would consider "done", so
> I'll hand it over to the rest of Docs and Marketing to make whatever
> improvements are necessary.
One thing to make sure is that you put Alpha in the subject of any
emails.. makes those of us with little coffee in our systems wondering
how long we slept last night.
> Ben Cotton
> Fedora Docs Leader
> marketing mailing list
Stephen J Smoogen.
"Don't derail a useful feature for the 99% because you're not in it."
"Years ago my mother used to say to me,... Elwood, you must be oh
so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I
recommend pleasant. You may quote me." —James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd
Robyn, Ruth, and I have slapped together the Fedora 18 Alpha release
announcement. It's now in a state that I would consider "done", so
I'll hand it over to the rest of Docs and Marketing to make whatever
improvements are necessary.
Fedora Docs Leader
How can we help with this?
Also who maintains the fedora g+ Facebook and other pages or are they fake
>> The only think the marketing team needs to do is advertise test days
>> on Twitter G+ Facebook etc.. and notify any media contacts we are in
>> contact with.
> I do quite like one idea from the above in isolation - it might be nice
to have the default browser home page in pre-releases point to somewhere
which explains how to perform useful testing of pre-releases. Seems
logical. We could look into that...
Is this done by the design group?
So, I was just hanging out in the weekly kernel meeting on IRC, and
asked how their virtual fad for kernel regression testing went, and
heard that they had incredibly low turnout, and it was also noted that
test days in general kind of have low or less than we'd like to have
turnout. Which seems like something we can help with, in a few ways:
#1: Work with the QA team to help them figure out how to get information
to us so that we can get it out to various channels - twitter, facebook,
etc. - and what information we'd need and when.
A lot of times, it seems like testing might sound daunting/"not for me"
when in reality, it might be easy or take 5 minutes or etc. So maybe
things we could ask for would be...
* How long does this take?
* Is this "easy", "hard," ... what skills do you need?
* Is this a "you just need a USB key and a way to download" or is this
potentially going to destroy your system?
For the kernel regression virtual fad - which wasn't really a test day -
as an example, it's (a) got the word "kernel" in it, which I think
automatically makes a lot of people say "uhoh, not for me," even though
there may have been ways for them to participate.
Anyway: it seems like something we could add value to - just with
something like, "Send us your info a week in advance, we'll work up some
tweets or content and help drive folks back to you."
#2: See if there are additional things we could produce that can help
people get acquainted with the idea or process of testing.
Maybe a video how-to? Not really sure here what would be valuable -
would be something to reach out to the QA folks about.
#3: Josh Boyer added in the kernel meeting that it would be cool to just
have a "Boot the rawhide kernel today. Does it work? Tell us why or why
not" type of thing - I don' tknow if that would be targeted as a once a
week type thing, or what. Maybe this would be an interesting thing to
tackle - how can we help them make this sound less daunting/more
friendly, get the word out, and have fun with it? Maybe a quick
screencast of how to walk through this type of thing from start to finish?
Thoughts, comments? Anyone willing to reach out to either QA or the
kernel folks to pick their brains on this one?
Hi, my name is Arnav Kalra and I live in Karnal, India. My Fedora Account
System (FAS) <https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts> username is
arnavk007. I am new to IRC and would like help getting started.
I was a member of this group 5 years ago but my account was disabled
because at that time i was 12 years old.
I am interested because i love fedora.
This is the first FOSS project I have worked on and i would love to learn
I've marketed my school as a student.
My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:
- Ability to give different perspectives and innovate.
When I'm not working on Fedora, I am studying for Entrance exams.
A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project are the ability to make
fedora better for netbooks. I would also like to see tutorials for power
management in Fedora.
I am wondering about why most of the linux tutorials are based on ubuntu?
Also, why are simple things like file sharing so difficult to set up in
Please help me get started!
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A few months ago, I set up Google Alert rss feed tracking "Fedora AND
linux" and hooked that feed to a planet instance running on OpenShift:
There's a gap in there, caused, I think, by me not looking at the
planet page for a time, perhaps leading the openshift instance to go
dormant... I'll keep an eye on it.
I can get this piped into the wiki, but there's a certain amount of
lousy and/or repeated items that turn up, and a fair number of them
overall. I'm going to think of some easy or automatic filtering or
vetting of these items.
Any suggestions on that? Maybe a pickier set of search terms, or some
selective source banning (not sure if that's a google alerts option or
As can be expected, there was no time that everybody liked, but the best
weekly meeting time for as many people as possible landed on Thursdays
at 3 p.m. Eastern, which is -4 UTC (7 p.m.). See you on Thursday in
#fedora-meeting! Until then, feel free to add to the agenda:
Hello, Fedora marketing team! This is a re-introduction of sorts, as
I've been on the list for a few years, and many of you know me from one
capacity or another, either through Fedora or opensource.com and other
Red Hat things.
A few months ago, Red Hat started a new team called Open Source and
Standards (OSAS), and I've joined that group to work on community
marketing, including for Fedora. Toward that, there are two big things
I'd like to start doing up front (with your help, of course):
- Restart the regular marketing team meetings. Do you have a strong
preference (or un-preference) for time and day of the week? Say so now!
Vote here by the end of this week: http://whenisgood.net/9hryqh9
- Start cleaning up the wiki. A lot of the marketing pages haven't been
updated since 2010. Some of them aren't even useful or relevant anymore.
Let's clean that up and make it shine like the top of the Chrylser
We're almost halfway to Fedora 18, and there are some really fun
possibilities on the horizon, so I'm hoping if we start up with meetings
again, we'll be able to get some really good stuff rolling by the next
release. New collateral for one--it's been a while. We've had luck with
postcards, but new ideas are good too. What have you been rolling around
in your head? Let's make it happen!