Fedora Magazine RFR

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 18:06:39 UTC 2007

On 6/18/07, Chuck Anderson <cra at wpi.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 12:29:38PM -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > Anand Capur wrote:
> > >We are going to be a real online magazine with an ISSN number with the
> > >possibility of going to a print edition in the future. I have a flash
> > >based
> > >magazine reader and many other things that could not run on the wiki.
> > >We are
> > >a totally separate idea than FWN.
> >
> > I saw that, and as for the namespace you need a completely separate
> > domain?  fedoraproject.org/FedoraMagazine/ won't work?  Also you'll be
> > using PHP, please explain more what you'll be doing with php.  We are
> > extremely concerned about php in our environment.
> I'm extremely concerned that an official Fedora magazine would require
> the proprietary Flash plugin to view.

I would like to add a +1 on this.

Listen I realize that having flash will enhance how it is perceived
and will allow more editorial control on layout. However, it would
seem to undercut the core message of Fedora == Freedom. If you have to
use propietary authoring controls to create that message... you have
weakened the message.

Until gnash (or something equivalnet) is shipped core in Fedora.. I
would be concerned that any official Fedora product should be able to
be used with only a Core product.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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