Would you want to be Fedora?

We are looking to design a nice site for spins.fedoraproject.org for people to learn about spins, find all the various official spins that are available, and download said spins via torrent links.

I came up with a mockup with lame placeholder stock art and was wondering –

Would anyone be willing to be the face of a Fedora spin? If we held a contest or something for people to send in photos of themselves representing one of the official Fedora spins, would anyone be interested in entering? Or would that be a cracktastic idea? …Discuss!

About Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.


17 thoughts on “Would you want to be Fedora?

  1. Yo

    Mix master J5 here would love to model for a spin.

    Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2007, 6:13 am
  2. sure

    I won’t sent my photo as I already know nobody want to see MY face, but it sound like a good idea. Just take care of the license (CC-BY-SA?)

    Posted by nicubunulj | October 11, 2007, 6:17 am
  3. I can…

    license a few of my pictures for the spins image. The pictures I have are in big enough resolution and clear enough quality (pro camera, semipro photoshoot) that they’d work for almost any use.

    Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2007, 8:31 am
  4. Sure… part two

    Silly me, never left contact info:



    Let me know if you’re interested.

    Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2007, 8:32 am
  5. Next time I DJ I can make someone take pics.

    Just don’t tell anyone I’m a System V girl at heart, because I’m a technological fascist.

    Posted by sozepiggytails | October 11, 2007, 9:33 am
  6. Faces of Fedora

    Not too cracktastic if you ask me. My wife says Fedora has the best-looking contributors. She assured me that had nothing to do with me. Hmm… Not sure how to take that. 😀

    Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2007, 12:46 pm
  7. awesome

    very cool idea, and i like where the mockup is going.

    As usual, the Fedora Art team produces incredible work when given the freedom to be innovative.

    Posted by spevack | October 11, 2007, 2:14 pm
  8. Exactly

    Thanks Mizmo, that’s exactly the type of page we should have for the spins page, friendly and cool. Can we just use other CC pictures if we can’t find Fedora people? We can always grab some at the next FUDCon.

    Posted by mmcgrath | October 11, 2007, 3:04 pm
  9. Faces for spins! Such a concept has inspired me to look into creating
    the “Evil Scientist” spin or the “Nuclear Reactor Emergency Management” spin just to propose a couple of “friendly” pictures for them.

    -jef”its thursday… already?”spaleta

    Posted by jspaleta | October 11, 2007, 4:52 pm
  10. Comment

    – What if the “Spin” title is lower case?
    – can that page be translated via transifex? At the moment, the main page of fedoraproject.org is only english.
    – In “What is spin?” paragraph, how about making the corner curved?

    Other than that, that mock is very simple yet elegant.


    Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2007, 5:32 pm
    • Re: Comment

      what’s transifex?

      the stuff under ‘what is spin’ is just placeholders. when i have time i’m hoping to replace those ugly grey blocks with actual illustrations

      Posted by mairin | October 11, 2007, 6:24 pm
  11. Conas ata tu?

    Cad e seo – an spin?

    Chonaic me na picturi a bheidh i Fedora8. An mahith ar fad!

    Peace out.

    Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2007, 9:35 pm
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