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Fedora Weekly News: Beats

The weekly news are separated into beats. A beat, derived from newspaper and laboratory usage, is the act of reporting news or research results; or a round or course which is frequently gone over, by a newspaper reporter.

Beats Overview

Beats Sections

These are the pages where the weekly news beats are written. Content here may be derived from bugzilla reports, blog posts and mailing list discussions.

Beat Writer 2010-02-15
FWN/Beats/Welcome Pascal Calarco or Adam Williamson incomplete
FWN/Beats/Announcements Rashadul Islam incomplete
FWN/Beats/PlanetFedora Adam Batkin COMPLETE
FWN/Beats/Marketing Chaitanya Mehandru incomplete
FWN/Beats/Ambassadors Larry Cafiero COMPLETE
FWN/Beats/QualityAssurance Adam Williamson COMPLETE
FWN/Beats/Developments Beat writer opportunity
FWN/Beats/AdvisoryBoard Michael Larabel NOT HAPPENING
FWN/Beats/Documentation JasonTaylor NOT HAPPENING
FWN/Beats/Translation Runa Bhattacharjee COMPLETE
FWN/Beats/Infrastructure Beat writer opportunity
FWN/Beats/Design Nicu Buculei COMPLETE
FWN/Beats/Comics Beat writer opportunity
FWN/Beats/DailyPackage Chris Tyler NOT HAPPENING
FWN/Beats/SecurityWeek Josh Bressers NOT HAPPENING
FWN/Beats/SecurityAdvisories Pascal Calarco incomplete
FWN/Beats/Virtualization Dale Bewley NOT HAPPENING
FWN/Beats/OLPC Beat writer opportunity
FWN/Beats/AskFedora Rahul Sundaram NOT HAPPENING
FWN/Beats/KDE Ryan Rix incomplete


If you are interested in contributing to Fedora Weekly News see the Join page.

  1. Read the information sources for your beat. Usually, this will be a team's mailing list archives and meeting logs.
  2. Decide what are the 1-5 important things that have happened in your beat's area of focus during the past week that everyone in the Fedora community should know.
  3. Write up a summary of those important things in (look at the table above for a list of current beats). Looking at the pages for other beats should give you an idea of formatting, writing style, length, and how to link in references.
  4. Edit the table in so that the entry for the section you just wrote reads "COMPLETE" instead of "incomplete."
  5. Email the fedora-news-list ( and let us all know you're done.

If you have any questions, ask on the fedora-news-list.