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The purpose of this page is to catalog our processes for producing Fedora media worldwide.

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General process

Funds for Fedora media come from the FAmSCo budget.

NA

Clint Savage has been handling the media production with Advanced Media Solutions for the past few releases.

The NA regional ambassadors decide what quantities and flavors of media they want, and Red Hat pays for it with either a purchase order or a credit card.

We make one giant batch of media for all of NA, and then ship it as needed to regional ambassadors in the USA and Canada.

LATAM

We need to clarify and define a process that not only gets media created and paid for, but also distributed throughout the region.

Previously, media was created by Rodrigo Padula using a printer that was purchased by Red Hat, but this is pretty slow and limited in its reach.

There has been talks about given resources to Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama). Producing media in one of those countries will be easily move to the others. There is no real advantage on trying to send media from Central America to other countries as shipment cost will increase the overall cost. Neville A. Cross has been working on this. Exploring about a media production like Brasil has, or just to hire a company to produce the media. Talks have lead toward the last option.

EMEA

For the last several releases, the media was produced in Munich, with one of the folks in Red Hat's marketing team handling the details with the local media production company.

Based upon the Mediabit Statement Media-bit.pdf Christoph Wickert is able to order on behalf of Red Hat the media for the Fedora Project. Starting with Fedora 13 we now can implement a general media production process. Please also take a look on the media Website.

Price quotes for media production http://cwickert.fedorapeople.org/media

Here are the specific steps:

  1. We start by introducing Christoph Wickert to the folks at the media production company, and clarify exactly what they need from us in order to make an order, and how much time they need to produce it. We make it clear that Red Hat is still paying directly. DONE
  2. EMEA Ambassadors determine the different spins and quantities that we want to produce. in progress
  3. We provide the media company with ISOs and artwork, as well as a list of shipping addresses and quantities.
  4. Christoph Wickert opens the order with Media Bit in Munich.
  5. Red Hat's EMEA receives the bill and charges it to the Community Architecture expenses.

India

We need to clarify and define a process that not only gets media created and paid for, but also distributed throughout the region.

APAC

We need to clarify and define a process that not only gets media created and paid for, but also distributed throughout the region.

Fedora 13 plans

Artwork for Fedora 13:

NA

Add relevant planning information here.

LATAM

Bigest events celebrated at LATAM are FLISOL (April) and SFD (September).

Expectations for Central America are to have at least 150 LiveCD and 150 Install DVD to be distributed among El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama. Launch events should require similar quantities.

EMEA

This seems to be the list of different flavors that are desired:

  • GNOME 32 bit Live
  • KDE 32 bit Live
  • LXDE 32 bit Live
  • XFCE 32 bit Live
  • 32 bit installable DVD
  • 64 bit installable DVD

$5,600 USD has been earmarked for F13 media in EMEA.

Next steps:

  1. A person nearby media production company should take all the media produced (could be Sascha Spreitzer)
  2. That person ships most of the media to 6 key locations in Europe and keeps some for Germany (that locations should be Italy, UK, Belgium or NL, Greece, Hungary, and in someone willing to handle the Africa section possibly Isaac in Accra). The shipping costs for this initial thing will be around 250 Euros. Maybe Fedora EMEA e. V. can take over some of the costs.
  3. Secondary distribution by small shipments (can be self funded) or through events
  4. Africa region will also need a budget for shipping around 300 Euros we guess.
  • Please file tickets in the EMEA swag tracker to get media for further distribution in your country.
  1. Login
  2. Select 'New ticket'
  3. Fill out the fields:
    1. Summary: something like 'Media for distribution in Foo-Land'. It should be obvious that you are requesting this media for further distribution.
    2. Type: 'Media Request'
    3. Assigned to: 'cwickert'
    4. Shipping: 'Shipping to ticket owner' or 'Shipping to other event attendee'. Don't forget to include the name and address for shipping.
    5. Fill all other fields if/as needed, especially the description. It should include how many and what kind of media you need. Please get in touch with the other ambassadors and event owners in your local community to find out
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If you are ordering media, you are responsible for distributing them in your country or region.
It is recommended that you distribute the media when you meet other community members at events, but sometimes you might aso need to send smaller amounts of media by mail. Postage should be low and in this case we might cannot reimburse you for small sums of 2 or 3 EUR because the bureaucratic overhead and fees for many transfers are to high compared to the money spent. Please don't order media that you cannot spend or ship to others. If you just need media for an event, follow the normal procedure as described in the swag tracker.

India

Add relevant planning information here.

APAC

For March 2010, Geek Camp 3.0 and FAD Philippines 2010 needs $175 for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAD_Philippines_2010

Starting May 16th and then on 30th, distribution of Fedora 13 "Goddard" will occur in Tokyo, Japan.