Fedora's Hot Dog Marketing Strategy
With Fedora 17 having the codename of the Beefy Miracle, this week at LinuxTag in Berlin they're luring in new users with hot dogs. Meanwhile, the German-based openSUSE project continues to attract new followers with their beer.
If Fedora's "Beefy Miracle" code-name didn't seem to go overboard when Canonical's Jono Bacon dressed up as a hot dog during the Ubuntu Developer Summit last October, the play on Fedora's unique but awkward codename has continued here in Berlin, Germany.
On the expo floor, positioned next to the Fedora Project booth is a hot dog stand. Hot dogs are being sold while Fedora contributors have also been handing out some coupons for free hot dogs.
openSUSE continues to be in the beer business with their own custom-labelled "Old Toad" beer for the originally German Linux distribution.
cooked Quetzals or other items. Though on Saturday there is Ubuntu sponsoring a party, but that again might end up being Ubuntu pickles.
via Twitter. I'll be at LinuxTag the rest of the week for those looking to find me.
Fedora 18 will be codenamed the Spherical Cow and will be another interesting release with controversial work and other features.
There was also the Fedora 17 Final Go/No-Go meeting today and it was approved that the Beefy Miracle is in a state to ship... Fedora 17 will be released next week on Tuesday, 29 May.
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