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The first four paragraphs slightly modified of the Overview page in
fedora.  Reference to the base version is
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/overview . The bit below is my
additions/manipulations.  Thoughts would be great.

////////////////////Overview///////////////////////////////////////////
An operating system, a set of projects, and a mindset. 

What is Fedora? Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases
the latest in free and open source software. Sponsored by Red Hat who
aid in developing new and exciting <a
href="technologyhttp://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RedHatContributions";
Contributions>. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and
distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as
a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone
is welcome to join. The Fedora Project is out front for you, leading the
advancement of free, open software and content. 

The operating system is Fedora. The predictable bi-yearly releases and
the continuing support for over twelve months are able to show you the
users and supporters the latest advancements available in the open
software world. It's completely free, and we're committed to keeping it
that way. It's the best combination of robust and latest software that
exists in the free software world. 

The mindset is doing the right thing. To us, that means providing free,
innovative open software content, at no cost, freely usable, modifiable,
redistributable, and unencumbered by software patents. 

Our partnership and sponsorship by Red Hat has enabled us to provide
quality open software content to the community.  This open software is
providing benefits to millions of users around the globe with software
contributions such as SELinux, Xen Virtualization and Smolt to name a
few. The expansion of architectures have provided support for Sparc,
Alpha, IA64 and Arm with many more to follow.

The strong participation with the community of volunteers have helped to
create improvements in the way you install and maintain Fedora. Some
notable additions from the community have been Revisor, pungi and the
livecd-tools where you can create your personal spin of Fedora. 

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

There are a few bits there where I think I might have gone to far.
Please critique as to whether I should cut some out and put it in other
places.

I'm hoping the page(Fedora Feature Overview) that is being discussed on
the marketing list will get completed so that can be linked somewhere
within this document.

Cheers,

Marc


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