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Hi, we have a contributor who posted a modified logo with fedora-ve
text in it.
Is it valid to do such modifications? I dont want to punish him but
certainly he has a point on localizing the logo somehow.
What's the policy in this case? To encourgae him to make it "the
right" or not to modify it at all ?
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Since Frederik posts, before, Ill take this example.
First I congratulate Thomas Chung, he deserved to be vice president.
At the same time, I would like to cancel my 80 DVDs for MLUG which I
ordered , since I already have some left.
The Event is a mere simple LUG meeting in Mauritius, but It will be my
first meeting as a Fedora Ambassador.
So both my girlfriend and I seized the opportunity to talk about the
she: Kubuntu since she is in the German Kubuntu team
and I about the Fedora Project.
However, Ill be flying to Mauritius with the DVDs. I dont want to get
into problems with the customs, is there something similar to this
If I can have a Fedora sample of it before 9 of July it will be cool :)
Concerning my presentation, Ill rather stress on
* How and why people contribute to Fedora Project
* Fedora Projects
Sorry for not being able to report this before during ambassadors meetings.
Yet I think Its time to strike Kadischi off from the
Ambassador/Schedule. Its not part of marketing :)
About Kadischi, things start to shake up in its Mailing List :)
I have some "strange" question to you. I am planning to book a large
amount of Fedora T-shirts for future events at a local vendor but I am
not sure in what way is the design on made on it. If anybody has the T-
shirt, could you please tell me whether the Fedora logo is embedded or
just printed? I would like it to be as beautiful as in Red Hat store,
bud I have to know the design making technology ;)
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A generic install of FC5 requires hundreds of megs of patches once
installed, a particular frustration of mine, and I am sure it doesn't
leave a good taste in the mouth of people trying out Fedora for the
Whenever I give out Fedora DVD images now, I make sure they are built
form an updated install tree and that the will require no - or minimal
- patching after install.
Why isn't there updated monthly releases of the FC iso images? I think
there should be, and I think whenever a DVD is handed out to the
general public it should be up to date.
Any thoughts? (and apalogies if this is the wrong group to post to).
Don't flame me, just making an observation and voicing an opinion ( and
we all know about those ).
I typed the following terms into google and hit "I'm feeling Lucky" and
this is what I felt about the results..
"mandriva" - Looks clean, but driven by a marketing team.
"centos" - Perfectly functional to me.
"ubuntu" - Neat, clean, works.
"suse" - Pretty good, typical corporate site.
"xandros" - Much the same comment I have for Suse.
"yellow dog" - And again, but more slick.
"knoppix" - Lots of penguins, not pretty, but info and download links
are easy to find.
"slackware" - Very basic, which suits what slackware is actually.
"turbolinux" - Easy enough to find what I need, not the nicest looking
by far though.
"red flag linux" - Works for me.
"redhat" - Nice, good layout of information, get quickly into the area I
"debian" - Not pretty at all, but works.
"fedora" - Without doubt the most disappointing, and least exciting
result of the bunch.
Of the fedora sites I tend to lean towards fedoraproject.org being the
nicest, fedora.info coming in second, while fedora.us is down for me so
I can't tell.
I tend to think the same as Bill Hicks when it comes to marketing but it
would be nice if Fedora was better represented.
Is anybody working on perhaps improving the situation or would this be
deemed low priority / unimportant ?
Just read Max's blog post saying code sprints might be in the future for
FUDCon. I haven't seen any discussion about FUDCon here even though
marketing-list is the contact listed on the wiki page_ so just wanted
to checkin. Is FUDCon SF on the roadmap? Will we be trying to hold
sprints there? Is finding a venue holding up the whole process?
I've blocked out August 18th on my calendar already. I don't have
anything interesting to talk about but I would definitely participate in
sprints, help out with "Packaging and Reviewing for the New Extras
Developer Workshop", or anything similar.