Opening Red Hat Magazine

Máirín Duffy duffy at
Wed Sep 24 20:53:53 UTC 2008

Greg Dekoenigsberg wrote:
> 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...

Could Red Hat Magazine's infrastructure handle the posting of the 
articles, but maybe by default wouldn't show fedora 
tagged articles, and a news.fpo site could simply be a template that 
takes the (or whatever, something 
like that) RSS feed from RHM's infrastructure and posts it to news.fpo?


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