Having a common set of discussion topics (talking points) helps
Ambassadors and others to remember key message points. It also gives us
several key paragraphs we can request be included in any locale-specific
Rather than have one, dry release announcement, or trying to figure out
how to translate our whimsical announcement and still have it be
relevant, the talking points let an Ambassador or L10n team write a
native language announcement from scratch in a locally acceptable style.
What should we have in that talking point list, with what language
Remember, the talking points aren't for using verbatim (although you
can), they are for creating a common set of discussion topics when
interacting about the release.
Karsten Wade, Community Gardener
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I haven't heard a thing about the Store SIG  for months. Is that
still going on behind the scenes or does it need revived?
Ian Weller <ianweller(a)gmail.com> http://ianweller.org
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"Technology is a word that describes something that doesn't work yet."
~ Douglas Adams
Detailed look at how Plymouth works.
"Back in July we shared Red Hat's intentions to replace RHGB with
Plymouth, a new graphical boot process that is able to benefit from the
latest Linux graphics capabilities. Red Hat engineers had primarily
designed Plymouth around a forthcoming feature we've talked about quite
a bit known as kernel mode-setting, which provides end-users with a
cleaner and flicker-free boot experience. In September in The State of
Kernel Mode-Setting we then shared more information on Plymouth along
with a brief video. Most recently we published another video of Plymouth
that shows the tighter integration between the boot process and starting
the GNOME Display Manager. Today though we are looking at Plymouth and
its different plug-ins along with providing a few more videos."
OLPC Project uses a derivative of Fedora as the operating system for
it's XO laptops. One of the unique features of these laptops, is an
environment called Sugar developed as a collaboration between Red Hat
and other developers and now being maintained by Sugarlabs, an
independent non-profit organization. The Fedora Project has released a
new spin, a live CD with the Sugar environment by default and a number
of additional activities including sugar-browse based on XULRunner and
sugar-write based on Abiword. Furthermore, the Fedora liveusb-creator
software has been updated to include support for this spin. For people
developing the Sugar environment or those curious about it but don't
have an OLPC system, this live cd can be a handy way to dive in.
A short email to talk a bit about 3 recent Fedora events in Greece: A
conference, a radio broadcast and an appearance on TV!
Athens Digital Week took place 10 days ago. Max Spevack gave a keynote
speech and I presented the Fedora community in a panel about Online
communities. 800 flyers, 250 CDs, 1500 stickers, 10.000
mini-newspapers with a short article on our talks. Full recap in Greek
and machine translation to English at:
On Thursday I was invited on "Skai 100,3", a popular radio station
broadcasting in Athens. We discussed for some minutes about Fedora,
Live media, and the Greek Fedora team providing support to users who
might need it. Overall a nice discussion, which caused a small surge
of email in my inbox about questions on how to install Fedora.
Blog post and audiotape link (in Greek, discussion at minutes 10:50-18:00).
Finally, yesterday we filmed next Monday's "Digital Greece" TV show,
which is broadcasted on the National TV channel "ET-1" on 6pm. I was
wearing the awesome Fedora ambassadors polo shirt and talked about
Fedora, OLPC, and the Fedora Localization Project.
The show will be broadcasted on Monday 27/10, 6pm on the "ET-1" TV
station. I'll post a link to the video on a blog post when it's
And that's it from the Greek Fedora embassy. =)
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"He who gives up functionality for ease of use
loses both and deserves neither." (Anonymous)
Hello Fedora community,
My name is Luiz Augusto Machado, I am Brazilian, working with the Fedora
since version Fedora Core 2 and am looking to actively participate in the
community Fedora, I hope to community
My English is not the best, but I think this is not the most important at
A strong hug to all.
Luiz Augusto Machado
I put together some designs for the four f's posters. They are *very*
different than our infinity freedom community ones. Because they are
such a departure (a lot less shiny) and a little weird, I won't be
broken-hearted if you hate them, just let me know. I designed them so
you could use any of them alone, or you can use them together and
connect them to make an even bigger poster. They are also designed so
they are more of a backdrop than a main event. Influences include sari
fabric (do you see it?), Red Hat's website background, and quilts!
You'll see what I mean when you look at them, I think/hope.
Anyhow, here's the individual posters. There's one for each f, then
there are two that have all four f's on them:
Here's what they look like connected to make a bigger poster and what
they look like lined up horizontally:
Let me know what you think. If we want to go for another look let's talk
about the kind of look/feel we should try. Any Fedora Ambassadors
reading this, I'd especially like to hear what direction you think we
should go in as you're the folks with these posters at events competing
with other booths/tables.
I had a wonky idea today, I was thinking maybe it might
spark another idea.
What if we had greetings cards, like season's greetings or
happy birthday, that had a nice design on the front (maybe
we could use some nice creative commons photos or open clip
art designs), had the standard slogan / signing area on the
inside right-hand side, and on the inside left hand side had
some writing/explanation of where the artwork came from, the
license, and how the recipient could scan it in or montage
it or do whatever they like under that license. then maybe
the back of the card could have a sleeve with a fedora cd
(kind of like the money envelope cards, but fedora instead
of money ;-) )
Just a weird idea I had in passing.