Fedora 13 Release and Communication

Mel Chua mel at redhat.com
Thu Mar 25 12:48:59 UTC 2010

> I was also interested in starting to tweet a lot about the F13
> features[2] and any other talking points[3] that weren't just
> features.  However, I came to learn that there's reportedly a series
> of podcasts about to come out along the same lines and thought I
> should wait until those come out so we could link to those as part of
> the tweets/dents, etc...

One of the things we're going to need to figure out early on is how to 
manage these accounts - there are two parts to that, (1) authentication 
management (more technical) and (2) content moderation (more 

Regarding the first: right now the login info is passed from individual 
to individual and it's not clear how that happens and it's a single 
point of failure which is dangerous. I wonder if there's a way to use 
FAS groups to control access to social networking accounts (FAS accounts 
to access some tool that can wrangle multiple microblogging accounts? I 
think this is what Hiemanshu and Ryan may be working on with 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Identigator) - just thinking out loud 
here, but we need a way of dealing with "what if our primary twitter 
maintainer gets hit by a raptor?"

Regarding the second: what are the guidelines for what gets tweeted, and 
who pushes them? Having someone simply step up and say "I take 
responsibility for this, and the stuff I tweet will be the stuff that 
gets tweeted, because as the person doing the work I decide how the work 
gets done" is a perfectly fine start - and then over time we can figure 
out how that person can teach others the judgement criteria he/she is 
using to figure out what to write about. (We have done the first one in 
the past, we haven't done a good job of supporting the second).


Which reminds me. Matias, are you reading this list? We're talking about 
Twitter. ;)

> [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing_social_networks
> [2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/13/FeatureList
> [3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_13_Talking_Points

Fantastic. Thanks for taking this on, Jonathan!

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