Fedora Magazine Planning & Design

The Fedora marketing team is working on launching a Fedora-focused online magazine for the Fedora users and developers. The idea first came when some folks on the team had a discussion about FWN (Fedora Weekly News) and its future. They determined that it might be a cool thing to revive FWN and the Fedora Insight project (which was meant to be a Drupal-based online Fedora community) with a new site that features, as Ruth explained: Short, informative content like you might think of FWN for Longer form stories, interviews, and articles The technical content that Fedora used to create to some extent for Red Hat Magazine (which is in high demand but no longer exists) Cultivated content from Planet The content that Insight was already meant for, like Board meeting minutes or announcements (You can read more about the thinking on the Fedora marketing list thread that kicked off the discussion.) Tech Decisions So we started a discussion about how to move forward on this idea at last Thursday’s Fedora Marketing Team meeting. On the original mailing list thread, we seemed to have pretty wide agreement that WordPress would be a good platform to build this on. The next decision …

Fedora Magazine Planning & Design

The Fedora marketing team is working on launching a Fedora-focused online magazine for the Fedora users and developers. The idea first came when some folks on the team had a discussion about FWN (Fedora Weekly News) and its future. They determined that it might be a cool thing to revive FWN and the Fedora Insight project (which was meant to be a Drupal-based online Fedora community) with a new site that features, as Ruth explained: Short, informative content like you might think of FWN for Longer form stories, interviews, and articles The technical content that Fedora used to create to some extent for Red Hat Magazine (which is in high demand but no longer exists) Cultivated content from Planet The content that Insight was already meant for, like Board meeting minutes or announcements (You can read more about the thinking on the Fedora marketing list thread that kicked off the discussion.) Tech Decisions So we started a discussion about how to move forward on this idea at last Thursday’s Fedora Marketing Team meeting. On the original mailing list thread, we seemed to have pretty wide agreement that WordPress would be a good platform to build this on. The next decision …

Are you a Fedora contributor newbie?

Population by netalloy on OpenClipArt, used under the Public Domain Kevin Carillo has been running an anonymous survey for folks who’ve joined the open source community as a contributor no earlier than January 2010. Kevin very kindly added Fedora to the list of projects that are part of the survey, so if you are a new-ish Fedora contributor and you’d like to help this important research, it would be very helpful if you were willing to take a few minutes and complete the survey. All of the data from the survey is going to be licensed under an open ‘share-alike’ license (Open Data Commons Open Database License), with any participant-identifying data scrubbed out before release. (Yes, you can be honest 😉 ) Kevin is also using Lime Survey to conduct the research, which is pretty cool since it’s also open source software. I’m pretty sure the survey will close this Friday, December 7. When I last spoke to Kevin, we had no respondents for Fedora; help us not be a big goose-egg (“0”) in the statistics, and help further research on contributions in open source communities! Click here to take the survey!