Opening RHM/news.fp.o

Jonathan Roberts jonrob at
Sat Oct 11 16:30:19 UTC 2008

2008/10/10 Jonathan Roberts <jonrob at>:
>> Yes, we did discuss in one of the meetings a few weeks ago.
>> No, I don't know of an update.  I'll ask around.
> Cheers.
> In the mean time I'd like to suggest that we set up a
> blog and use that to begin writing content that would appear on
> news.fp.o.
> I know we'll get there eventually with a Fedora/Red Hat hosted
> solution, but I think just getting started now will be well worth the
> effort.
> Unless anybody has any problems with this, and I'll wait 24/48 hours,
> I'll set up a non-personal account on and a blog, write
> some initial content, map out a week's worth of posts, and add it to
> planet.

Well, I've heard nothing back. Below is a draft introductory post for


What's This All About?

It's long been an ambition of many within the marketing team to
establish a site along the lines of Red Hat Magazine, but one that's
dedicated to content that's related to and created by the Fedora
community. We've been working with various members of the
infrastructure team, aiming to get a solution hosted on Fedora's own
servers, but as a result of their humanity and our inability to
arrange any serious testing, we've never made it past test
installations of various incarnations of WordPress. No more! We've set
up this blog so that anybody who's interested in helping
can work together to develop a good work flow and practice creating
content that is of a consistently high quality.

This doesn't mean that we'll never move to using Fedora's own
infrastructure, just that that's no longer such a pressing concern and
it can happen when it happens.

What Can We Expect?

Over the past few months there have been lots of different ideas
thrown around about what kind of content we might want to post to a
Fedora Magazine, and we'll probably see a lot of experimentation with
different formulas over the next few months too, but the picture I
post here is how we're going to start.

Our primary content will be structured around the days of the week,
with each one having a theme:

    * Mondays: Fedora Weekly News - your chance to catch up on
Fedora's mailing lists and blogs from all across the community.
    * Tuesdays: Developer Interview - find out what exciting features
Fedora developers are working on for the next release.
    * Wednesdays: Hints & Tips - discover lots of little ways to get
more out of your system, tackling common annoyances as well as cool
    * Thursdays: Fedora Weekly Webcomic - take an alternative look at
Fedora goings-on with Nicu's webcomic.
    * Fridays: Contributor Guides - want to start contributing to
Fedora but don't know how; look here.

Hopefully this content will form the core of what we'll do. Much of it
is already being regularly produced from a number of community
members, helping us to get off to a running start! It may be that not
all of it will be in place from the very beginning, but hopefully over
the next few weeks things will fall into place.

Around this core there will be extra posts from time to time, covering
all sorts from release announcements, to editorial content to tutorial
series. We hope that readers will enjoy what we produce, and hopefully
become contributors themselves at some point. If you have any ideas
for articles, or even for a series of posts, drop an email to jonrob
AT fedoraproject DOT org and we'll take it from there.

We'll see you on Monday!


Further feedback is *welcome*, whether on the post or the idea.
Editing is definitely welcome on the post...


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