I am Sebastian, the Deputy Leader of the Mageia marketing and communications team and an artwork and documentation teams member.You can follow me on Identi.ca a open alternative to Twitter (with mainly Linux users using the website). identi.ca/sebsebsebYou can also chat to me in #mageia-social and #mageia-uk on the Freenode IRC network.
IntroductionMageia is a fork of Mandriva Linux that is a 100% community distribution with an international users community, and a French non profit organisation behind it.Mandriva used to be known as Mandrake Linux which was founded in 1998.The official announcement of Mageia was on September 18th 2010.The first release was on June 1st 2011 and for months it has been in the top 10 most popular distributions on distrowatch.com.Mageia 2 will be released on Tuesday, next week.
Mageia 1 Screenshot
Mageia 2 Screenshots
Control Centre Screenshots
EventsMageia has contributors that go to events and the main ones are FOSDEM (Free Open Source Developers European Meeting) in February near Brussels, and Linux Tag in Berlin in May.Linux Tag 2012 is next week, and German community members and some other contributors will be there as well, such as Anne Nicolas (ennael) the president of the Mageia board and our main Mageia project founder.
Photos of some of the Mageia contributors that cameto FOSDEM 2012:
ContributorsMageia may still be quite a new Linux distribution, but we do have contributors who contribute to upstream projects that are used by many other Linux distributions as well.For example our Gnome maintainer Olav Vitters is on the upstream Gnome release team and Our PulseAudio maintainer Colin Guthrie (coling) contributes to it upstream. Colin is also one of the Mageia founders.If you would like to, there are various ways that you can contribute to the distribution such as by joining an official Mageia team.Companies can be part of the Mageia community as well, and there are many ways that a company can contribute to the Mageia project.
Thank youThank you for listening to my talk and please feel free to tryout Mageia, and get back to me about what you think.I can be contacted on Freenode IRC in channels such as#mageia, #mageia-social and #mageia-uk and on Identi.cahttp://identi.ca/sebsebseb and via email:firstname.lastname@example.orgYou can also find me at Bristol and Bath Linux Users Groupmeetings.