[CentOS-promo] CentOS 15th Birthday, 14 May 2019

Wed Jan 2 16:48:54 UTC 2019
Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com>

A couple of updates:

* We have a Happy 15th Birthday cake planned for the Dojo at FOSDEM.

* I have started a list of people who are available to interview about
the "old days", and intend to do some interviews over the next few
months. Historical perspective is great, but I'd also like to have some
forward-looking stuff in there - as much as we can do that given our
dependency on the upstream.

* I hope to made a small number of commemorative stickers to bring to
FOSDEM. These will be mostly request-only, rather than just put out on
the table. So, ask me when you see me!


On 10/8/18 11:51 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
> Starting this discussion well in advance so that we have plenty of time
> to figure out what we want to do.
> Looking back five years:
> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-promo/2014-July/001382.html
> I'm hoping to do many of the same things that were suggested last time,
> including:
> * Birthday cakes at each Dojo event in 2019, starting at FOSDEM. (I'm
> investigating adding this to our lunch at the Brussels Dojo.)
> * Commemorative sports jersey in the style of the one in the above email
> thread.
> * Retrospective blog series, including thoughts from the project
> founders, statistics over the years, and stories from users about how
> their use of CentOS has evolved over the last 15 years.
> * Possibly a refresh of our web site design (including a consistent
> theme across wiki, forums, blog), incorporating a "15 years" message of
> some kind.
> If you'd like to help with this effort, or have other suggestions,
> please speak up. The actual date of the birthday is 14 May 2019, but I
> think we want to make it a year-long celebration, rather than a single
> day event.

Rich Bowen - rbowen at redhat.com
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