Offer to help editors?

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at
Sat Apr 19 17:24:38 UTC 2008

On Sat, 19 Apr 2008, Jonathan Roberts wrote:

> Hi all,
> A while back at a mktg meeting we talked about getting in touch with
> the staff/editors at various Linux and computing magazines to ask how
> we can make their lives easier, how we can make it easier for them to
> find information about Fedora which can serve as the basis of a story.
> I think this kind of dialog could be very productive, certainly I had
> a good response from Joe (can't remember surname) from Linux Magazine
> following a conversation along these lines. I've posted a draft of a
> potential e-mail that could be sent out, but I want to get people's
> opinions and permission before I do this!

You go.  This is brilliant stuff.


> ---------------
> Hi there,
> I'm writing to you on behalf of the Fedora Project to ask how we can
> help make your life a little easier.
> Obviously as one of the leading GNU/Linux distributions, $publication
> has covered us a number of times in the past, and will continue to do
> so in the future. What we'd like to do is find out how you gather
> information for the stories you write, and how that process can be
> improved.
> As a starting point, we'd like to point you at our feature list. Every
> release this is created and maintained by our developers to provide
> information about the features they're working on - both technical
> implementation details, and also details on the potential impact for
> end-users can be found here. We hope that this will not only improve
> our internal co-ordination, but allow members of the press to get an
> early look at technologies that will be significant over the coming
> months. It can be found at the following web address:
> Where # is the number of the release you're interested in.
> One other important piece of documentation that you might like to be
> aware of, and which might stand to make your life a little easier, is
> that with every development release (alpha, beta etc) we create a
> single page set of Release Notes that detail how the features detailed
> on the feature list are coming together at that particular point in
> time. This can be found at:
> Where # is the number of the release you're interested in, and
> $MileStone is the formal title of the mile stone you're interested in,
> such as alpha or beta.
> I hope you find this information useful. If you have any suggestions
> on how you'd like to see these resources improved or what new
> resources you'd like to see created (or any other reason, for that
> matter), please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll see what we can
> do to help.
> Yours kindly,
> -----------------------------------------
> Best wishes,
> Jon

Greg DeKoenigsberg
Community Development Manager
Red Hat, Inc. :: 1-919-754-4255
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...from him much shall be asked"

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