Hi, my name is Nathaniel (Nate) Slater and I live in Sydney, Australia
(AEDST). MyFedora Account System (FAS)
<https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts>username is spartandbx, and
myIRC <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/IRC>nick is spartan_dbx.
I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through the Fedora Projects
website, and am interested in joining because not being so technically
minded like other members, I wanted to contribute something back to the
Fedora community, in an area that I actually do have experience in..
This is the first FOSS project I have worked on! (So be nice!)
I have worked on various marketing projects before, ranging from social
media consultancy to market research and advertising campaigns
My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:
* (Marketing Skills) - Social Media, Research Program development (not
software), and Corporate Identity Development
When I'm not working on Fedora, I am a Senior Corporate Governance
A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project are to a) See Fedora
become more publicly visible to those looking for an alternative to
major Operating Systems, and b) See Fedora (or a suitable 'Fork') become
widely used through out the Education sector (my wife, being a teacher
may have something to do with that.)
I'm wondering how the Fedora Community has utilised Social Media to
spread the word of FOSS and Fedora itself.
As I promised (but not as soon as I had hoped) I've added some details
around features, as well as some other text, to the release
A few things I'd love to hear back on:
* The feature deprecation section. I think it's been a long while
since we had this section - and it seems to me (I have been known to
be incorrect... a lot) that it feels like maybe those details have a
better home in the release notes. Either way, there is some additional
text in the section regarding "offer workarounds or alternatives,"
etc. that - if we keep this in - needs to go. I guess my question is,
really, do people feel like this is "release announcement-worthy" -
bearing in mind that is is a pretty lengthy announcement as is - or
better suited to RN?
* Punniness and translations. I'd like to get this wrapped up so that
our (totally awesome and fantastic) folks who translate the release
announcement can do that and be prepped for release day, and not
worried about "if it's going to change again." That said - the release
announcement is chuck-filled with puns - we really milked them for all
they were worth, and had a total field day with it. Which is great -
it makes for a slightly less dry and boring announcement, and (to be
honest) makes writing it a heck of a lot less boring and dry, but
tends to make it really... awkward to translate, since a lot of the
puns don't really work in translation. (ie: I seriously doubt the
sound "mooooo" and the word translation for move are compatible in
So, I'll throw this out there as a proposal, and if any translators
are reading this, it would be great to have your feedback: Would it be
useful to provide a no-cow-jokes version, perhaps simply linked in a
commented-out way in the section where translators will add their
links to the translated documents so they actually see that a no-joke
version exists? It shouldn't be too hard - we just would need to make
sure that this version is locked down and considered by all to be
final, likely with a tag at the top saying "this is the final version,
please don't change as translations are now underway" - copy the
content to a secondary, no-puns announcement, and substitute some
simpler language in place of the cow-related fun.
Thoughts? Also, feedback on any other part of the announcement is of
course welcome, or you can follow the whole "it's a wiki, be bold" way
I know Fedora Magazine is still in the design/implementation phase, so
maybe content was not yet discussed, but may I safely assume it will
be published with something like a CC license?
I am asking because the Italian community wanted to publish a magazine
but is currently lacking regular contributors so having some material
we could translate and use would be a great help.
http://morefedora.blogspot.comhttp://identi.ca/giallu - http://twitter.com/giallu
The design team has come up with an updated mockup for Fedora Magazine:
Does this look along the lines of what you'll need? Anything missing, or
anything extraneous here? Any general feedback / improvement ideas?
Once we are set with the mockup we can implement it as a Wordpress theme.
That's more or less the opensource.com approach, although the library has grown over the years.
Máirín Duffy <duffy(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On Mon 07 Jan 2013 04:51:30 PM EST, Jason Brooks wrote:
> It looks great -- will it accommodate posts w/o art, or will that be a
> requirement for all posts?
I think maybe we can design a set of 4-5 generic art thingys that could
be used if an article doesn't have corresponding artwork. Does that
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主题：Re: Lending sphericalcow.org domain
On Sat, 5 Jan 2013 01:13:47 +0800
Christopher Meng <cickumqt(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I own sphericalcow.org, it's an old disused webcomic I used to write.
> I'd be happy to lend it to Fedora for the duration of the F18 release
> -- let me know if you're interested? (I'd just switch the DNS servers
> over to wherever you'd like them to be.)
A generous offer, but in general I would prefer to not depend on
externally controlled things like this for Fedora resources.
If they would be willing to sign over the domain to us, that would be
infrastructure mailing list
I own sphericalcow.org, it's an old disused webcomic I used to write.
I'd be happy to lend it to Fedora for the duration of the F18 release
-- let me know if you're interested? (I'd just switch the DNS servers
over to wherever you'd like them to be.)
I am Eduardo from Nicaragua, and I'd to help on microblog strategy. I
have experience administering Fedora-ni (local community) social media
pages. I would be glad for be useful. I think I am the right person
you're looking for.
Usually, I find very interesting stories about Fedora browsing the
web, and I would be happy to share it. Moreover, I can answer replies
from the audience.
Cheers, and new years greetings.
^ ^ Eduardo Mayorga Téllez