Opening Red Hat Magazine

Jonathan Roberts jonrob at
Wed Sep 24 21:07:11 UTC 2008

2008/9/24 Greg Dekoenigsberg <gdk at>:
> 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..

I think this is doable on WP-MU, so I guess all it would require is
creating a theme. (MU is what RHM uses, right?)

One other thing to keep in mind is that part of the reason we've been
working on MU for the Fedora side of things is that there was talk of
setting up a, in the same vein as If this is still wanted, then the infrastructure will
still be created whatever we decide to do.

The strongest part of this idea, imho, is enabling greater
collaboration between two parties who are both interested in creating
Fedora related content.


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