Fedora 23 May Feature Cinnamon Desktop Spin & "Netizen" Version
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 1 June 2015 at 08:40 AM EDT. 1 Comment
FEDORA --
Fedora 23 might be featuring some new ISO spins of the Linux distribution, including one with the Cinnamon Desktop and a "Netizen" spin focused on "Internet citizenship and citizen engagement."

The proposed Fedora 23 Cinnamon spin is quite self explanatory and is outlined further via this Fedora Wiki page. The Cinnamon Desktop is already packaged within Fedora repositories but this is about shipping an easy-to-deply Fedora Cinnamon experience rather than first having to install Fedora GNOME or other alternatives.

The proposed Fedora Netizen Spin isn't about yet-another-Linux-desktop but rather different customizations to the stack. The Wiki page for it explains, "Fedora Netizen is an open source operating system for enabling internet citizens to engage with online services and communities...The philosophy for Netizen closely relates to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs by establishing three primary software package levels in a hierarchical model. The first and lowest software package level addresses the need for Netizen Privacy in the areas of personal privacy, informational privacy, and communication privacy. After Netizen Privacy, the second software package level addresses the need for Netizen Security in the areas of data security, local security, and network security. After Netizen Security, the third software package level addresses the need for Netizen Engagement in the areas of publishing, education, and social engagement. Future Netizen software package levels will address analytics, awareness, design, develop, and others."

Fedora Netizen is supposed to be targeted for activists, political advocates, volunteers, researchers, etc. Those behind this initiative think Fedora Netizen could also work for government agencies, political action committees, non-profits, and research institutes.
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