On Mon 26 April 2010 5:11:09 pm Paul W. Frields wrote:
> The sleeves are a little more challenging, but not too hard. The text
> on the back of the sleeve should probably stay as is, with minor
> changes for release number and copyright year.
I know that it is really late in the cycle to be throwing changes into the
process, and I *really* should have remembered to do this earlier, but I'd
like to make a suggestion for the sleeves.
Around January, I attended Camp KDE in California. I came home, naturally,
with a lot of different live media. I think that one of the most striking
ones for me, one that I wrote about, was the KUbuntu 9.10 live cd,
whose sleeve was, rather than our current design of a simple sleeve,
folded open and had information on the front and back of it, about
KUbuntu, the community and GNU/Linux in general.
I have created a mockup of a similar idea for Fedora 13. The wording
within it should probably be done by fixed up by someone else on the
Marketing staff; I wrote it offline on the bus. I know that this may throw
a wrench in our plans, and has a few problems off the top of my head (we
print Live images and Install media, whereas KUbuntu only has live images)
(translation may be an issue) (does our current producer have the ability
to even make these) (is it more expensive) so I would not be surprised to
see this fall by the wayside for at least Fedora 13. It would be awesome
to Make This Happen, though.
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by the final decisions we made all together on the last EMEA meeting,
I have requested a quote by the media company.
On behalf of this community decision I am going to order the Fedora 13 media.
I think this was unclear to some people, so I expressed it here again.
I have to apology:
- to everyone I have insulted in any form in the meeting yesterday
- to everyone who thinks; "He is not going to order the media as the
community voted for."
Relating the term of "leading" or "leadership";
I do not lead anything inside communities. I am there to serve the
community and express my opinion.
Last EMEA meeting I have expressed it too much, i know now, my sincere
I do not make decisions on my own. I am inputting the meeting agenda
with things, instead of deciding them on my own.
Do you? Have you recently made decisions on your own, for Fedora,
without asking the Fedorians?
In my opinion "open" is about transparency and sharing information and
not closing information to phone calls or private mails.
Or private decisions.
>From the frontpage; "The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join."
I am supporting the foundations of Fedora Project unconditionally and
I expect every Fedora community member to do so.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen / with kind regards,
Sascha Thomas Spreitzer
Warum mache ich überhaupt dieses ganze OpenSource Zeugs?
Lesen Sie hier, warum;
Two weeks ago, in the EMEA meeting, Zoltan spoke about creating a live
USB station, and I showed everyone the wonderful work Carlos made that
we have been using in our events for the past year (and it has made
quite an impression everytime we used it).
Everyone was quite surprised as they didn't know this work existed. So
basically, Carlos (I know you read this list), take that as an
encouragement to show your work more.
While our friend is gaining confidence in his skills and finally stops
being needlessly shy, I agreed to create a wiki page to give it more
visibility, and so that our fellow ambassadors can benefit from it as
well. Of course, I forgot to do it, and Pierros reminded me about it
tonight during the meeting.
Here it is:
It's rather empty right now, so if you have similar artwork, add them
to the page and let everyone use them for their own events. Also, the
page layout is quite minimalistic, so if you feel inspired to write a
proper introduction text or present the artworks better, please do so.
Like my companion Juan Carlos Watts said, we were on an interview today
in SERTV. They asked us about the FLISOL and the mission of the
We were three: Juan Carlos, Monica and me.
It was a great experience.
I've just had an email conversation with Max Spevack about ordering
media for North America. With the summer conference season upon us, I
wanted to get a good bit of media and get the order into our supplier
this next week.
My thought is that we have at least three big events in North America
before F14 would be released. I assume there are a few other small
events too... I'm going to base the order upon the needs of these
events, plus the average amount for AmbassadorKits and other unknown
The list of events I have are these, taken from the Fedora Events page
South East Linux Fest (SELF) - June 11-13
Red Hat Summit - June 22-25
Linux Symposium - July 13-16
OSCON - July 19-23
LinuxCon - August 10-12
Ohio Linux Fest (OLF) - September 10 - 12
Utah Open Source Conference (UTOSC) - October 7-9
On the cusp of F14
NYSCATE - November 20 - 23
The average order we place is along these lines:
F13 LiveCD x86 - 3000pcs
F13 x86 Install DVD - 1500pcs
F13 x86_64 Install DVD - 1000pcs
However, if we plan on giving out media to around 1/3 of the attendees
plus another 500pcs for AmbKits and the like, we get these numbers:
SELF - 300pcs
RH Summit - 500pcs
Linux Symposium - 200pcs
OSCON - 750pcs
LinuxCon - 250pcs
OLF - 500pcs
UTOSC - 200pcs
AmbKits - 500pcs
That's 3200 pieces total. After talking with Max, he understood that
we were a bit short in certain areas, and I think I can do a bit
better job distributing the media appropriately for each event. My
guess is that if we do around 5000pcs total, we'll be right at our
range, but maybe we should do more LiveCDs? Or maybe it's less x86_64
What thoughts do the rest of you all have? I'd like to open the floor
until next Wednesday, April 28. Please respond with your comments and
After a discussion with herlo last night in IRC
i make the following suggestion for F13 Media
1000 x86 DVDs
1000 x86-64 DVDs
(This has us producing 100 less livecds than we did for f11)
Now in Clints earlier numbers i did not see any media going to Canada.
So my question is are We going to produce media for them and ship or
will there media be produced in Canada?
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Sorry for the short notice - I applied to the list last night but only
got approval this morning :)
We (QA) have the final two Fedora 13 cycle Test Days coming up at the
end of this week, and we've been struggling for attendance for all but
the X test days lately, so we'd appreciate if you could help promote
these events to your communities.
The events are:
that's the Preupgrade Test Day on Thursday, and an Xfce Test Day on
Friday. Preupgrade is the recommended method for upgrading between
Fedora releases, so there should be lots of people interested in that,
and Xfce is a popular alternative desktop.
Anything you can do to help promote these events would be hugely
I've written a blog post about these events:
please feel free to take information or wording from the post if you
find it useful, or ignore it completely and write your own stuff -
whatever you like! And if you have an idea to promote the event but
can't do it yourself please pass the idea on. Thanks everyone!
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