Opening Red Hat Magazine

Greg Dekoenigsberg gdk at
Wed Sep 24 20:41:16 UTC 2008

On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, Jonathan Roberts wrote:

>> So let's say, for the sake of argument, that we fold news.fp.o in as a
>> sub-brand of RHM, and you get to use RHM infrastructure, and you're running
>> the news.fp.o beat.
>> Is that something you might be interested in?
> How do you mean a sub-brand?
> I don't know if you saw when I put forward my vision for what I'd like
> a news.fp.o to look like, but I'd like to try and get content up 3-5
> times a week, and I think by building from existing content that
> already gets created, we can probably fill this quite easily. I don't
> know if that's more content than you had in mind for a 'sub-brand'.
> My other worry is that I'd hoped to use news.fp.o as a central
> location for promoting our various marketing initiatives, and
> promoting the Fedora brand. Maybe it's just me, but having a Fedora
> tag under RHM seems like it might weaken that mission a little, making
> Fedora feel even more like a Red Hat sub project than a stand alone
> project in its own right - but maybe that's just me being silly.

This is a fair point, and one I think it's right to be concerned about. 
It's a set of tradeoffs, I think.

> I appreciate the benefits this would also provide us with, though. Being 
> able to work with the professionals at RHM would be a really fantastic 
> resource, and by using existing infrastructure probably save Bret a 
> whole lot of headaches!

So what if we could get separate branding for news.fp.o, running on the 
same infrastructure?  I'm not sure whether that would help Bret or not...


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