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Re: Fedora 9 Alpha Release Marketing Plan WAS Re: Fedora 9 Marketing plan?

Thanks everyone for pulling this together.

Did Kerri say we have a "Fedora Team" author to choose from?  Or should
we have a Marketing Project members do the posting?  I think a few of us
have accounts to post to press.redhat.com.

On Tue, 2008-02-05 at 09:49 -0500, Kerrin Catallozzi wrote:

> Here's the latest version with all of the suggestions incorporated.  
> Would be great to have any final input by about 12pm ET so that we can 
> get this posted today. 

I've put changes below the line changed with appropriate pointers.

> -------------------
> Help Shape Fedora 9: Alpha Release Now Available
> by Fedora Team
> As Fedora (http://www.fedoraproject.org) contributors, one of the most 
> exciting parts of the development process of new Fedora distributions is 
> determining which cool, new features will be included in the next 
                             ... features are included ...  
> release. Fedora 9 is due out at the end of April 2008, and we started 
           Fedora 9 (Sulphur) is due out ...
> making plans for it as soon as we released Fedora 8 back in November. 
> We've already begun to implement the changes and features we want 
 We've been implementing the changes ...
> included in this release, and with the Fedora 9 Alpha release today, 
> it's time for the whole community's input.
                                   ... input. Obtain your Alpha live
spin at http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease.

> During each Fedora cycle, there is an Alpha release, a Beta release and 
                                                             release, and 
> a series of weekly snapshot releases. 
> (http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-9/f-9-releng-tasks.html)  
> The Alpha release gives everyone the opportunity to provide feedback on 
> the work that has been done so far as the first step in the testing 
> cycle. It's the first time that the larger Fedora community can get 
> really involved in testing out the new features and is encouraged to 
> provide input on what's working, and what's not. It's easy to gain 
> access to the Alpha release because you don't have to install any 
> software -- everything you need is provided through live CDs. Then, to 
> give us feedback, you can file bug reports and enhancement requests and 
> make other recommendations.
> If you want to help us test and shape the next release of Fedora, you 
> can find details about the new features we're exploring, about how to 
> get involved in the Alpha release and about how to provide feedback and 
                            release, and
> get involved in the process by visiting our Fedora 9 Alpha release 
      involved with Fedora by visiting       
> notes. (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/9/Alpha/ReleaseNotes)

Karsten Wade, Developer Community Mgr.
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