I was interested if maybe we could combine forces in this area with the FedoraFamily page I wrote on the wiki. I think there are a lot of good ideas that have been floating around in both camps and could possibly be better if we worked together.
I think we have different purposes as well as different audiences. FedoraFamily (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraFamily for readers not familiar with the wiki) is aimed at "getting the family to use Fedora and open source tools" -- supporting casual users, including those with less technical expertise, as they become users of Fedora.
The work I'm doing is getting students who are technically astute and already using open source software to take the step of becoming contributors (whether as programmers, bug hunters, packagers, integrators, testers, or documenters).
We should look for opportunities to support each other, but I think that there is enough of a difference in our purposes and audiences that it would be difficult to combine our efforts.
About Chris Tyler
I am a Christian, college professor, computer programmer, system administrator, author, and consultant. I am also an Industrial Research Chair with a focus on Linux on 64-bit ARM enterprise systems.