How do I write about Free/Open source to spread information to new Fedora users?

#1

I found on Discourse page the following section:

Engagement and participation

  1. Converting newcomers
  2. Badges and gamification
  3. Deploying superusers
  4. Engagement tactics

For the object of converting new comers (i.e writing posts about Vim, DOTNET Core, AngularJS, OSS, Git…) does the Fedora community offers a blog platform for members or they should go through the existing Wordpress blog?

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Hello everyone! What do you think?
#2

Fedora provides the right tools to accomplish this, is Fedora Magazine a WordPress-based site which delivers all the news of the Fedora Community.

:link: What is the content of the Magazine

If you have your own site you have another options is Planet Fedora

both of them need to be a contributor and have a Fedora Account System. aka FAS

Regards.,

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#7

I found a typo in the title “souece”, also what do you think about shortening this thread title and add how-to tag ?

#8

Looks the title was corrected.

I won’t add the tag. At the moment, the category doesn’t have enough questions to require tagging for further organisation.

I also want to stress that we don’t want the 10–20 staff members running the forum, editing posts and tags and so on. We want to let users partcipate, be rewarded for it, and then they gain permissions to do things like add and modify tags.

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#9

Hello,

You have a number of options. You can do this through your own website/blog. You can apply to Fedora Magazine and write there. They usually have specific rules about what is accepted and what is not, and works on a pitch model. You propose a pitch or idea for a new article, and if the rest of the team thinks it’s good and fits in the Magazine’s rules, you can start writing straight away.
You can also write in the Community Blog, where the rules are more relaxed about subjects and structure, you have more freedom about content and design, and includes community-related topics such as events and elections.
They’re not exclusive to each other, you can write in CommBlog and in the Magazine; or in any of them and in your own site.
Hope this helps.

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#10

Peace be upon those who follow guidance,

Thank you for giving these options.

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#11

The part below the list, where you expand on converting newcomers reads to me like you’re trying to convert them to using the tools that you like, and to doing everything your way. Much more important is teaching newcomers that there are many ways to do things in Linux, and that there isn’t any One True Way. One of the things I didn’t like about Linux at first was vi/vim, because I found (and find) them hard to use and highly counterintuitive. Now, if I must edit a file in a CLI I use nano, because I’m much more comfortable with it.

A much better way to convert people to Linux is to show them that there are many different ways to get things done and help them find the way that works best for them instead of forcing them to learn your way. Remember, Linux is all about choice.