Thursday, November 8, 2007

Easily Contribute to Fedora and Open Source

I was looking over the Fedora website today as I was downloading the just released Fedora 8 Werewolf, and noticed that they have a free media program. This is intended for people who don't have the bandwidth to download Fedora, or those who can't afford it. It can be found here.
Free Media Program
The project works solely on volunteers who sign up to burn 2 to 3 dvd's a month and ship them out, at their own expense. Their dvd distribution seems quite limited, and could use a lot more volunteers. It would be very easy for most people to burn and ship a few dvd's every month.
All you have to do to help out is Join the program, and they'll work with you from there. There is also the option to donate money to the project. And, if neither of those options suit you and you've got some mad skills, they could also use Content Writers, Designers, People Persons, OS Developers, Translators, and Web Developers/Administrators.

Personally, I'm going to start helping out by simply burning some dvd's and sending them out every month, even though Fedora isn't my main distro of choice. I'm sure the Fedora project would be quite pleased to have new people join their community.

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