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This project is no longer active. We're now working on Fedora Magazine instead.

Fedora Insight is a Drupal-based website that serves as a place to publish and share news, articles related to Fedora and Fedora marketing materials in various formats. Insight makes it easy for users, developers, and journalists -- people who aren't yet a part of the Fedora contributor community -- to keep up with recent highlights without following a dozen different blogs and mailing lists.

This wiki page is for people interested in working on and contributing to Fedora Insight itself.

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Project details

IRC Channel #fedora-mktg[?]
Mailing List logistics
Meetings Weekly at #fedora-meeting[?], Tuesday at 4:00pm US Eastern time
Current issues
Project planning Insight project plan --- Insight notes from FUDCon Blacksburg 2012-01-15
Development server
Uses FAS for authentication. Access via SSH only for trusted sysadmin team members.
Staging server
Production server
Related pages
TRAC Tickets

Meeting agenda

  • Review previous action items -- Previous meeting
  • authfas update
  • Office hours
  • Hackfest info?

How to help

Personal Information
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Decide what you want to do

I want to work on the theme and appearance of Insight. Join the Design team, and look at our page on How to work on the Insight theme.
I want to help develop and maintain the Insight system. Introduce yourself to the team (see below), and look at our page on How to develop for Insight.
I want to represent Fedora in the Drupal community. Join the Ambassadors team -- being a Fedora representative is more than just being a fan. We would love to have you on our team once you are versed in how the project works.

Become part of our team

  1. Join the logistics mailing list and introduce yourself. Let us know:
    • Your name
    • Your skills/experiences/interests -- Even if you're active within another Fedora team, there may be other Fedora folks who haven't had the chance to meet you yet, so let them know who you are and that you're around!
    • The first task or ticket you plan to work on (see "Current issues" above) -- if you want to work on something else, tell us what it is
  2. (optional) Check out any other #Communications channels that you might be interested in.


If you know something about Drupal or are a fast learner, we welcome you! We are working on designing the next group of features for Insight. Here are the use cases we've outlined thus far:

We're also starting to look forward to Drupal 7, and have started documenting critical path requirements for a future migration to Drupal 7 from Dupal 6:


The Marketing team will be publishing its release deliverables on Fedora Insight, and will be the second users of the platform after #FWN.

We're currently figuring out additional content (other than our release deliverables) that would go into the #Content_workflow. Our current thinking is several ideas that have been filed as multiple tickets in the Marketing trac instance.

If you want to help with the Marketing side of things, do the following:

  1. Follow the instructions in the #How to help section of this page.
  2. Join the Marketing team, if you aren't already a member.
  3. Email the marketing list and let the Marketing team know you're interested in helping with Fedora Insight.


We could always use packaging help for Drupal and related modules. If you see an unassigned (NEW) bug in this tracking list, that means there is a package review needed so we can make more progress. The Package Review Process page will show you how to do a review. It takes some time to do a good package review, but in the process you can learn some technical skills and about how this process ensures a good experience for Fedora users installing software.

Content workflow

This is a content workflow envisioned for Fedora Insight.

 +-------------------------+    +-----+ +-------+ +-------------+ +-----------+
 |Things that automatically|    |Press| |The Web| |Fedora Planet| |Original FI|
 |get sent to the moderator|    +-----+ +-------+ +-------------+ |content    |
 |queue for annotation     |        |       |           |         +-----------+
 +-------------------------+        |       |           |               |
 | * Board meeting minutes |        +-------+-----+-----+---------------+
 | * FESCo meeting minutes |                            |
 | * FAmSCo meeting minutes|                            |
 | * etc.                  |                            |
 +-------------------------+              +----------------------------+
             |                            | Discovered by interested   |
             |                     +----->| person, or submitted by    |   
             |                     |      | original author into...    |   
             |          resent to  |      +----------------------------+   
             |          submitter  |                    |                            
             |          with rationale                  |                             
             |                     |          +------------------+                        
             +---------------------+--------->| Moderator  Queue |         
                                   |          +------------------+         
                                   |          | Selects content  |         
                                  <NO>--------| and annotates    |          
                                              | selected content |
 +-------------------------+                  +------------------+
 |Things that automatically|                           |
 |get published (no mod)   |----+                    <YES>      
 +-------------------------+    |                      |             
 | * Fedora Weekly News    |    |       +----------------------------+
 | * Fedora-announce-list  |    +------>| Published in Fedora Insight|
 | * etc.                  |            +----------------------------+
 +-------------------------+                           |           


For a history of the project and some of the rationale behind it, see Fedora Insight history.


Fedora Insight Workflow

Insight development using Features module