Fedora says Thank You

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First of all, I do not want to take any credit for this idea, it belongs
to John Rose, and has been bouncing around, trying to come to life,
since July 2010. I am just happy to help it finally hatch!

John, Jared, Paul, Max, and I all want to thank Fedora users and
contributors for everything that they do in our rich and diverse
community. As a small token of our appreciation, we're giving away free
Fedora stickers and case badges to any community member who sends us a
Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). It is our little way of saying
thank you for all that you do.

Here is a short FAQ:

Q: What is a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope?
A: A Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) is an envelope with the
sender's name and address on it, with affixed paid postage. In the UK,
this is also known as a "Stamped Addressed Envelope (SAE)".

Q: Where do I send my SASE?
Red Hat
c/o Tom Callaway
314 Littleton Road
Westford, MA

Q: How long is this offer good?
A: We will return any SASEs that I receive on or before May 31, 2011.

Q: How does this work?
A: Basically, you write your mailing address on an unsealed envelope and
attach paid US postage to that envelope (enough to send a letter to that
address from the US). This is your SASE.

Next, you put your SASE in another envelope, which you then mail to me
at the above address.

When I receive it, I will open your envelope, put in some nifty Fedora
stickers and case badges, seal it up and drop it back in the mail to you.

Q: Is there a limit on how many SASEs I can send you?
A: Please, one SASE per person. If you have some sort of complicated
situation, feel free to email me directly and we'll work something out
([email protected]).

Q: Is this offer open to contributors outside the US?
A: Of course! We realize that it may not be possible or simple for our
international contributors to get their hands on US postage, so you are
more than welcome to include an International Reply Coupon instead.
(More info about International Reply Coupons can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_reply_coupon) If you choose
this option, please do not forget to include the self-addressed envelope!

Q: I can't find an International Reply Coupon!
A: Just email me ([email protected]) and let me know, we'll work
something out.

Q: Can I decorate my SASE?
A: Sure. Just remember that it will be coming right back to you.

Q: Do I need to prove that I am a Fedora User or Contributor?
A: Nope. If you go to the trouble of sending us the SASE, we'll send you
stickers and case badges.

Q: Can I tweet/dent/facebook/IRC/email/tell my friends about this offer?
A: Absolutely.

Q: Can I just put some money in the envelope and have you buy postage
with it for me?
A: No. Any money found in the envelope will go into my 1 year old son's
college fund. If postage is a problem, please send me an email
([email protected]).

Q: Will Fedora or Red Hat keep a record of my mailing address?
A: Nope. All we'll do is put stickers and case badges in the envelope,
seal it up, and drop it back in the mail.

Q: How many stickers and case badges do I get?
A: One large Fedora Logo laptop sticker (3 inch) and four small foil
"Powered by Fedora" case badges.

Q: What do the stickers look like?
A: http://spot.fedorapeople.org/sticker-pic.jpg

Q: Is this an April Fools Day joke?
A: Nope. This is serious.

Q: What if I don't use Fedora?
A: You can still get stickers. There is no OS check involved.

Q: I want more stickers than you normally give out! Can I ask for a few
A: If you have a special situation, feel free to email me
([email protected]), and we'll see what can be done.

Q: Is this information on the Fedora website somewhere?
A: Yes: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Thank_You

Q: I have a question that isn't answered here, where can I ask it?
A: Email [email protected]

Thanks again,


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