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Re: I still want a Fedora coffee table book, and you are going to help me make one.

Lisa Brewster wrote:
Fedora:  The Book

Driven by the Fedora Ambassadors, the goal of this photo project is to communicate what Fedora means to us and our communities. Images should show a Fedora user holding an object that symbolizes how the software empowers him or her in the Fedora principles of infinity, freedom, or voice [is principles the right word to use here?]. Submissions should

Keep in mind that we are transitioning from "infinity | freedom | voice" to "freedom, friends, features, first" (4f's), so those are the key points we want to communicate.

include a short description (250-500 words) of how the subject uses the software and how this photo demonstrates one of the principles.

Photographers are open to interpret this theme as concretely or abstractly as they like. For example, you could choose to photograph something as straightforward as a teacher you encouraged to use Fedora in the classroom holding an apple with a Fedora sticker on it, or you could have someone photograph you holding a personal item that symbolizes what inspired you to join the project. Feel free to brainstorm for whimsical ideas as well, such as a developer covered in peanuts (because you have to be "nuts" to work for free, right?). Group

A good number of Fedora developers are employed by various entities.

photos are also acceptable, such as a group of ambassadors holding stacks of livecds to be distributed or XO's in the wild. One photo per week will be posted on $website. Once enough submissions are collected [one year's worth = 52?], selected photos will be published in a collectable book available for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to $cause.

Images should be of high quality and at least $x-resolution by $y-resolution. You don't have to be a professional photographer, but

Don't go for X by Y, go for something like "at least N megapixels" (where N is dictated by the physical page size of the book)

composition, focus, and lighting are vital to communicating a strong message. If in doubt of your photography skills, feel free to ask a

Who will make the judgement if a photo is good enough? What if there are more submissions each week? How decide what to keep and what to reject?

friend or post your idea to $mailinglist to see if we can find someone in your area who's willing to help [maintain a wiki page for volunteer photographers?].

Images must contain at least one person holding an object. The criteria defining both person and holding is flexible and could incorporate using hands, feet, or items resting on the body of people, robots, statues, animals, or other creative interpretations as long as it applies to Fedora and you can explain how it demonstrates infinity, freedom, or voice. The subject's face does not have to be visible. [Legal: do we

4 f's, not i|f|v.

need model release forms?]

Yes, if we show people faces we *need* a model release form.

Images must be licensed in a manner that allows derivative works [and commercial? Not sure what's required for "proceeds go to charity" use].

According with http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing we don't consider NC (non-commercial) Free for our distro, so it would be hypocritical to go with NC for the book. Better stay with something along the lines of CC-BY or CC-BY-SA.

The Fedora logo and editorial text based on your description will be superimposed on the image, and it may be adjusted for color, brightness, contrast, etc. [Legal: what else is needed here?]

No alteration of the logo is allowed, stick with the values provided: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Logo/UsageGuidelines

Want to contribute to The Book but aren't sure where to begin? Read over the following list of power words to see if any experiences of how you've enriched someone's life because of Fedora come to mind:
    * success stories
    * empowerment
    * pride
    * culture
    * diversity
    * strength
    * knowledge
    * community
    * extraordinary people
    * solutions
    * freedom
    * sharing
    * adoption
    * innovation
    * contribution

The list can be extended to uniformly cover the 4 f's.

nicu :: http://nicubunu.ro :: http://nicubunu.blogspot.com
Cool Fedora wallpapers: http://fedora.nicubunu.ro/wallpapers/
Open Clip Art Library: http://www.openclipart.org
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