Vote on the Fedora 19 Supplemental Wallpapers!

As of right now (April 17 at 12:00 midnight UTC) the Fedora 19 Supplemental Wallpaper Election is open to all Fedora account holders who have signed the Fedora Project Contributor Agreement and are an approved member of at least one non-cla group. (So no, you can’t sign up for an account today and vote. 🙂 ) We have 52 gorgeous and openly-licensed contributions from the Fedora community. The top 16 – ranked according to your votes – will be included in Fedora 19 as supplemental wallpapers. What are supplemental wallpapers? They are wallpapers that we package and ship with the release that users can choose from if they decide not to use the default wallpaper (the latter is created collaboratively by the Fedora Design Team.) This election will be open for three days only, and will close at 11:59 PM UTC on this Friday, April 19th. So don’t wait – if you’d like a say in which wallpapers we include in Fedora 19, go ahead and vote now! 🙂 We’re using the Fedora voting system for this election; it’s not ideally suited to such an election (it can’t display images inline where you rank each wallpaper) so we are recommending …

Fedora Board: Fedora Userbase Discussion

Last week the Fedora Board had an open, public meeting in IRC to discuss Fedora’s user base / target audience. Robyn announced the topic ahead of time and invited folks to join in. You can read the full meeting minutes, but I’ve gone through them and tried to pull out all of the interwoven threads of discussion and summarize it here for you as well. Where we are now The current Fedora user base is anyone who is: A voluntary Linux consumer Computer-friendly A likely collaborator A general productivity user Also worth mentioning are: Fedora’s mission statement: The Fedora Project’s mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community. Fedora’s vision statement: The Fedora Project creates a world where free culture is welcoming and widespread, collaboration is commonplace, and people control their content and devices. Fedora’s core values: Freedom Features Friends First Okay, now what? With all of this in mind, Robyn opened the meeting with a few initial discussion points: Does our user base, as currently defined, still hold true for us as a project in describing who we want our users to be? Is what we are producing right …