Potential press release for Red Hat to distribute

Kara Schiltz kschiltz at redhat.com
Mon Nov 9 19:22:05 UTC 2009

Hi Max,

I think this is a good news item that we could make some noise with in 
the press. It is something that I'd be willing to put out through the 
Red Hat channels. However, it's important to note that this press 
release and any other future Fedora press releases distributed by Red 
Hat would be subject to review and approval. That said, there could be 
changes (some minor and others perhaps a little more heavy) to a press 
release drafted by the community and distributed via Red Hat channels.

Red Hat always aims to stay true to the spirit of Fedora in the 
Fedora-related communications we distribute. But, as a publicly-traded 
company there are rules and regulations Red Hat must follow. All press 
releases must be reviewed by Red Hat's Legal team to ensure that we're 
adhering to SEC and company guidelines. We also try to follow AP style 
guidelines which could result in some formatting changes.

I'm very happy and eager to help in distributing Fedora communications 
via Red Hat channels. Please just keep in mind that there are some 
things to consider including the potential for a community-drafted press 
release to be edited from its original form. As mentioned above, it 
could be a minor change but there could also be more considerable 
changes depending on the subject matter.

Let me know if you'd like to move forward in pushing out the Creative 
Commons press release via Red Hat press channels. I'm happy to help get 
things started!


Max Spevack wrote:
> Hey Kara,
> Something that Fedora has been working on for a while now is the 
> relicensing of all of its documentation and wiki to a Creative Commons 
> license. We just finished this process up (in time for Fedora 12), and 
> one of the things that the Fedora Marketing team has done is written 
> up a press release talking about this, and why it is important.
> As a collective, we're curious to know if you think this is a press 
> release that *Red Hat* would like to release through its official 
> channel. If so, we want to give Red Hat the first shot at it.
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Ianweller/Creative_Commons_press_release 
> If not, then we'll push this news out through our various Fedora 
> channels, but it seemed like a good idea to get your feedback first, 
> as our primary contact for all Fedora press stuff at Red Hat.
> We're hoping to make a habit out of putting together more press 
> releases like this -- places where we make a point of focusing, and 
> writing up in a formal way, news items that are important to the 
> Fedora community, so making sure we have good communication back to 
> you and Red Hat PR is important to me.
> (Side note to the Fedora Marketing team -- Kara is one of Red Hat's PR 
> gurus, and she is the person that Paul Frields and I work with for all 
> Fedora and community-related press that goes through Red Hat.)
> Thanks!
> --Max

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