I still want a Fedora coffee table book, and you are going to help me make one.
sophistechate at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 20:25:15 UTC 2008
Man, now I wish I could go to FUDCon!! There's a slight chance I'll be able
to get work to send me, but the economy's got budgets really tight. And
I've got a meeting on Thursday that will take up half the day, so I won't be
able to make it to the marketing meeting.
Added original proposal text to the wiki page.
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 5:32 AM, Jack Aboutboul <jaa at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hello Lisa,
> Welcome to the team and thanks for all the awesome input and feedback. I
> propose that we go ahead with the idea, moving swiftly. I will be at FUDCon
> as will Colby (RH A/V Guru) and we can begin taking pictures and video/audio
> there as well.
> Right now, I have set up a blank wiki page so we can start aggregating
> everything around this effort. It can be found here:
> Lisa, can you please post up what you have in this email on that page.
> Also, are you available to attend the marketing meeting this Thursday at 3
> Eastern, 12 Pacific?
> I think the first step is to get pricing from somewhere, and according to
> that figure out how many pages the book should be. Ideally, I would think
> we should aim for 200 pages. What do y'all think?
> Lisa Brewster wrote:
>> My apologies for hijacking this thread with multiple posts, but I started
>> brainstorming on my way home from work and wasn't able to stop until I wrote
>> all my thoughts down. Questions / discussion points are in brackets.
>> Provided this idea generates some halfway creative submissions, I see it
>> turning into a great grassroots marketing campaign.
>> Fedora: The Book
>> Driven by the Fedora Ambassadors, the goal of this photo project is to
>> communicate what Fedora means to us and our communities. Images should show
>> a Fedora user holding an object that symbolizes how the software empowers
>> him or her in the Fedora principles of infinity, freedom, or voice [is
>> principles the right word to use here?]. Submissions should include a short
>> description (250-500 words) of how the subject uses the software and how
>> this photo demonstrates one of the principles.
>> Photographers are open to interpret this theme as concretely or abstractly
>> as they like. For example, you could choose to photograph something as
>> straightforward as a teacher you encouraged to use Fedora in the classroom
>> holding an apple with a Fedora sticker on it, or you could have someone
>> photograph you holding a personal item that symbolizes what inspired you to
>> join the project. Feel free to brainstorm for whimsical ideas as well, such
>> as a developer covered in peanuts (because you have to be "nuts" to work for
>> free, right?). Group photos are also acceptable, such as a group of
>> ambassadors holding stacks of livecds to be distributed or XO's in the wild.
>> One photo per week will be posted on $website. Once enough submissions
>> are collected [one year's worth = 52?], selected photos will be published in
>> a collectable book available for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to
>> Images should be of high quality and at least $x-resolution by
>> $y-resolution. You don't have to be a professional photographer, but
>> composition, focus, and lighting are vital to communicating a strong
>> message. If in doubt of your photography skills, feel free to ask a friend
>> or post your idea to $mailinglist to see if we can find someone in your area
>> who's willing to help [maintain a wiki page for volunteer photographers?].
>> Images must contain at least one person holding an object. The criteria
>> defining both person and holding is flexible and could incorporate using
>> hands, feet, or items resting on the body of people, robots, statues,
>> animals, or other creative interpretations as long as it applies to Fedora
>> and you can explain how it demonstrates infinity, freedom, or voice. The
>> subject's face does not have to be visible. [Legal: do we need model
>> release forms?]
>> Images must be licensed in a manner that allows derivative works [and
>> commercial? Not sure what's required for "proceeds go to charity" use].
>> The Fedora logo and editorial text based on your description will be
>> superimposed on the image, and it may be adjusted for color, brightness,
>> contrast, etc. [Legal: what else is needed here?]
>> Want to contribute to The Book but aren't sure where to begin? Read over
>> the following list of power words to see if any experiences of how you've
>> enriched someone's life because of Fedora come to mind:
>> * success stories
>> * empowerment
>> * pride
>> * culture
>> * diversity
>> * strength
>> * knowledge
>> * community
>> * extraordinary people
>> * solutions
>> * freedom
>> * sharing
>> * adoption
>> * innovation
>> * contribution
>> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:58 PM, Lisa Brewster <sophistechate at gmail.com<mailto:
>> sophistechate at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> D'oh, this is the marketing list. There are so many projects and
>> ideas and excited people that I'm having trouble keeping up with
>> everything that's going on! But yeah...new ambassador, noob
>> mistake, nice to meet you, etc etc etc. =]
>> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:51 PM, Lisa Brewster
>> <sophistechate at gmail.com <mailto:sophistechate at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> I love this idea! But instead of using a specific item across
>> all photos, I think it would be great to embrace the vast
>> number of cultures involved in Fedora and let each person pick
>> something unique that symbolizes their contribution or what
>> Fedora means to their community. This is a great project that
>> can evolve over time through a photoblog, and once enough
>> submissions are gathered we could look at different publishing
>> I suggest establishing some kind of guidelines to establish
>> visual unity (or at least an unobtrusive watermark for photos
>> used on the web). Anyone else wanna pick up the brainstorming
>> stick here?
>> As a photographer willing to travel in the Southern California
>> area, I'm in!
>> PS: This is also my first contribution to the ambassadors'
>> mailing list. Hi!
>> 2008/12/15 Ian Weller <ianweller at gmail.com
>> <mailto:ianweller at gmail.com>>
>> An entire release ago (6 months) Jeff Spaleta made the
>> proposal to this
>> list for Fedora to produce a (virtual?) coffee table
>> book containing
>> candid pictures of Fedora contributors all holding a
>> specific trinket
>> that could represent what the community stands for
>> (perhaps something as
>> simple as a Fedora logo) -- or with speech bubbles
>> containing a single
>> word that the contributor thinks encompasses the
>> purpose/meaning/whatever of Fedora in their native language.
>> Seeing how we're coming up upon a major NA FUDCon, with an
>> EMEA FUDCon
>> around the corner (... right?) should we make an attempt
>> to start this
>> concept back up again?
>> It'd be nice to be able to sell a physical book and donate
>> the proceeds
>> to OLPC or something. (Not sure if this is even viable
>> because of the
>> high number of Fedora contributors.)
>> The key things that need to be done to get this rolling
>> again are
>> 1) decide on a trinket (or something else to tie the whole
>> together, i.e., speech bubbles)
>> 2) start taking photos at FUDConF11
>> Other brain dumps or thoughts to follow?
>> : Not that I'm saying this isn't good!
>> : We can't limit this to attendees of FUDConF11, of course.
>> Ian Weller <ianweller at gmail.com
>> <mailto:ianweller at gmail.com>>
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>> "Technology is a word that describes something that
>> doesn't work yet."
>> ~ Douglas Adams
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>> -- Lisa Brewster
>> -- Lisa Brewster
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