Earlier this week I did an interview with Sean Michael Kerner, of InternetNews.com, on my background with Fedora and the coming release of Fedora 9. As is often the case, not everything can get included in every interview, but if you think there are some really important things you have yet to hear about in any of the previous interviews here, here, or here, as always I’m all ears.
One of the things I’ve tried to consistently point out in interviews lately is the way that Fedora exposes everything it does. All our infrastructure, our website code, our build systems, our feature tracking, our statistics gathering, EVERYTHING — is developed in the open and anyone can use it at any time. These projects all provide a great basis for reaching out to other open source communities — so we can develop interest in innovations together. We continue to encourage Linux communities to participate in metrics efforts such as Smolt, maps, and usage statistics, for example.
If you’re interested in pointing out Fedora features or better messaging about Fedora in general, we’d like you to participate in the Fedora Marketing subproject, which is deep into figuring out how to promote the usage and support of Fedora worldwide.
We want to hear even more about how Fedora is enabling everyone from desktop users to artists to developers to do what they like, with the innovations that you always find in each release. We want to empower our ambassadors and community leaders to talk about and show off the amazing work being done by Fedora contributors, in the open, and in concert with upstream communities. And as always, we further the mission of open source by BEING open source!
Fedora: The future, first!