On Tue, 2014-09-23 at 21:06 -0500, John Unland wrote:
My name is John and I'm a Junior working on my Bachelors in Computer
Information Systems. I recently got involved with Linux a year and
half ago. But I have and seen Linux used by one of my friends in High
School. It wasn't until a little over a year ago when I wanted to
learn and use Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 because I thought
it was a interesting product for people with a small IT infrastructure
to use for there small business. To my dismay I found out that good
ole' MS had cut support 1-2 years ago and so it was irrelevant for me
to learn it because it was unsupported like XP.
Long story short, I came to one of my professors wanting to do a
research project on open source Linux / software adaptation for small
business particularly targeting the server. Since then I have made a
very capable distro from Ubuntu that would replace + give SB owners
the resource to run there own server from there own hardware. I am
still in the Alpha stages of slimming down Ubuntu and sending it to
Canonical for evaluation so it can be marked as a official
That sounds really interesting!
(Please bare with me.)
Up and till today I was going to do Ubuntu but since Fedora released
there Alpha build of Fedora Server I may change it to Fedora Server
after all. (I visited Fedora's booth at Texas Linux Feast this past
summer which they were talking about Fedora.next/Fedora 21). However I
want to get in touch with the server group so I can maybe see if I can
get them too add my software stack + some other software that I would
like to make bundled for the server roles, but I want to make my
presence be known to the community before I start posting in other
mailing list. Just a courtesy. :)
Heh. I'm sure the server group will be happy to hear your suggestions.
Even if they do not accept all the changes that you propose - they have
a technical specification set out for the product; you can always create
your own Fedora spin and use our infrastructure to maintain it:
Spins aren't too much work, once you get the hang of them.
Lastly, I have basic skills in Java, C#, BASH, and some C (Got me a
book on scripting circa 1990 for scripting, so I'm learning a bit at a
time.). Also I am well versed in hardware and networking. Also I have
a dire love for embedded, (even though I'm new, I think there are tons
of possibilities for stuff to be done in this sector.)
Nice! We have Fedora community folks tinkering in all those areas - look
at FEL/Fedora ARM for embedded systems, for example.
Thank you for reading my lengthy post, but I hope this will be the
last time. :)
Heh. I'm sure we'll run into you on the many other Fedora mailing lists.
I hope you have a fun time working with everyone. If you need any help,
do drop us an e-mail.
All the best!
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