Proposing Articles

Starting 25 June 2020, Magazine-related discussions have moved to a new place: the Fedora Magazine Discourse forum. New article proposals are also being submitted there.
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Anyone is welcome to propose an article!

Proposals can be ideas or specific pitches (an example is below). Proposing an article doesn’t automatically mean the same person needs to write it. Having a good set of ideas helps writers to write what they know is relevant for the Magazine.

Submitting an idea

Join the community in the Fedora Magazine Discourse forum and submit your idea as a new topic.

If this is your first proposal, and you also plan to write an article, you can help us speed the process up by logging into our Taiga board — click on the "OpenID Connect" button on the login form to log in with your Fedora Account. That is required before you can be added to the board as a writer.

A specific pitch example

The following article serves as an example outline for proposing a new pitch for the Fedora Magazine. This example was used for the Never leave IRC again with ZNC article.

Summary: Describe how to set up an IRC bouncer using ZNC

Description: The purpose of this article would be to describe what an IRC bouncer is and how someone can set up their own ZNC instance to connect to IRC networks and remain persistently connected to channels. The article would aim to educate the user about two things: what and how. Since IRC is a major communication platform for Fedora (and most free and open-source project communities), this article would ideally promote using IRC as well. The flow of the article would be as follows:

  • What is an IRC bouncer / proxy and how does it work?

  • Introducing ZNC

  • Download, installing, and configuring ZNC on a Fedora machine

  • Configuring IRC client to use your ZNC bouncer

Workflow

Next step: Clarification