I have been working on trying to write up the workflow for how we write
and publish new articles on the magazine, and have started with the
it outlines the 4 types of users that i would like to see used in the
magazine, and the statuses for posts (pitch, draft, pending and published).
I have also enabled the editflow plugin on the site, so now it is
possible to provide editorial comments on posts in the "edit" page of a
post that only authors and editors can see.
please take a look.
my next steps in this is to write up a public-facing howto on writing a
new article that covers the workflow steps above (as well as logging in
for the first time, and getting author access to the site.)
Is anyone looking at the magazine for posts pending review? Mike Ruckman
put in a post on 1 May that's been sitting gathering dust.
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I am Pintomatic, aka. Cesar Pinto, working with Red Hat in Business
Development and excited to contribute to the Fedora project on this
I´ve been involved with EMEA Ambassadors and also on the FOSCO initiative ,
Interested to become work on putting together a dashboard of strategic
metrics to support project leadership and inform decision making, I´ve
heard of some interesting initiatives on progress already (
http://thisweekinfedora.org/), would be great to connect with the team and
see how we could work together.
There is an initiative in question to create an executive dashboard to be
used by FOSCO and to be distributed project-wide to the leadership, by
aggregating information from various places and presenting it in a simple
manner. If some of you are working on this area and can offer some advise
or would like to connect with me for this strategic project that would be
Why FOSCO wants to create an Executive Dashboard?
Visibility: FOSCO Executive Dashboard gives the project great visibility
and insight. We could inform the project leaders exactly what’s going on in
key aspects of the project which will allows for better focus and resource
Ongoing Improvements: We have all heard it “if you can’t measure it, you
can’t improve it.” The FOSCO Executive Dashboard will allow us to measure
performance throughout the project and thus improve it.
Performance Against Plan: Making sure the overall project is performing to
a commonly agreed set of expectations is a key priority. The FOSCO
Executive Dashboard could do just that. In theory, we could show how we are
performing against our commonly agreed goals from the agreed plans versus
our actual, real-time results.
Contributor-Level Performance Improvements: When contributors know their
performance is being visible in a dashboard, and can see their results,
they innately start to improve their work.
seeking input / support
- Choosing what metrics to track.
- Building the dashboard.
If anyone would like to connect with me to discuss how to get started on
this. that would be most helpful.
Thanks for support!
I dunno exactly where to post this, so I figured here is as good as
The sub-reddit r/Linux runs an annual survey, and the posting
of the 2015 survey made me notice the previous results. One of the
particular focuses of this survey is on determining if users of server
Linux have different preferences than those who don't, and it's
interesting to see where Fedora falls there.
The overall survey:
And the part I found interesting:
Desktop distributions that are strongly favored by users with servers
Arch Linux (64%)
I say interesting rather than "surprising" because I have the
non-numerical sense that a lot of Fedora users are sysadmins (and often
sysadmins running RHEL and CentOS), and these numbers seem to support
Also note that GNOME 3.x has a strong plurality as favorite Linux
desktop. (The second favorite being "other", followed by KDE 4.x, XFCe,
And, continuing on to cloud — of people running servers, it's not
surprising to see desktop systems almost as high as rack servers
(because the answerers are primarily hobbyists), but cloud isn't far
It'll be interesting to see how the 2015 results compare. (Um, please
resist the urge to stack the survey....)
Fedora Project Leader