Some thoughts below about why I suggested Christopher continue this
and ask for mentors from the Fedora Audio SIG.
If anyone from the Docs Team is interested in mentoring, I think a
dual-mentoring situation might work here. This is because writing a
guide for Fedora involves two parts -- the working with the technical
side on the content, and working with the documentation side on
production and publishing. Docs folks -- read on to understand more
and where to go next if you are interested in mentoring.
On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 02:09:08PM -0400, Christopher Antila wrote:
I am a Canadian university student who would like to take part in the
Fedora Summer Coding process. My academic background is in Music, but I
have taken some courses in Compuer Science. My idea is to write a guide
for musicians using Fedora (see the idea page here:
The idea, basically, is to get people started with the various programs
available in Fedora and Planet CCRMA. The idea page is far from a
complete project, so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. What
I need now is a mentor to guide me through the project! Ideally, that
task would be split between people from the Docs SIG, and the music
I've been on the fedora-music-list and music(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
since the list was started, so I am somewhat familiar with the
challenges around PlanetCCRMA and Fedora. I am *very pleased* and
equally impressed with the hard work the CCRMA team puts in to making
things work with Fedora.
Having a Fedora Musicians' Guide that focuses on getting Fedora and
PlanetCCRMA working together as a digital audio workstation might be a
good way to bring more audiophiles, audio professionals, prosumers,
and amateurs (like me!) to using this great combination.
Christopher needs a mentor who can work with him in getting the guide
written. I suggested he ask from the music-list/Audio SIG because you
all are the people who know the subject best. Also, a certain portion
of his work will happen on this list. That's what Fedora Summer
Coding does, brings students to work on real open source projects,
similar to Google Summer of Code.
We've long talked about doing content as well as code. That opens the
doors to books as well as video, music, and other expressions that
support the Fedora Project. We can't be sure that Christopher's
project will get funded this year, but with a mentor it can proceed
If you'd like to know more, start here and/or email me for more
The idea page is up already, so this is where Christopher's proposal
name: Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Sr. Community Gardener
team: Red Hat Community Architecture