There was a recent post on reddit
that made us take a look at how to present our lifecycle page
(https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime) and info to be added to the marketing
of Leap 15.3.
There were several comments on reddit that can be summarized as there is
a lack of clear information on how long the lifecycle of Leap 15.x will
be going forward. When the info on https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime was
originally written, there was some clarity on major versions lasting a
minimum of 36 months. We know Leap 42 and 15 exceeded that lifecycle. It
looks like we're at a point where we evolved and need to provide a bit
more clarity for people based on the reddit comments
I propose we change the lifecycle page to include the following
sentences and include the info in the marketing of Leap 15.3 and beyond
(for the foreseeable future):
Leap *Major Release* (15.x) extends maintenance and support until a
At present, a successor has not been declared; Leap 15's lifecycle fully
aligns with SUSE Linux Enterprise.
There is a projection as of March 2021 that Leap 15 will extend to Leap
Both major versions of Leap 42 and 15 were supported more than 36 months.
Any thoughts, changes, removals or additions to the above sentences.
I want to give a bit of feedback from out marketing meeting we had
tonight. We worked on the flyer and updated the counter to reflect the
We could use help from the community on the updating screenshots for
openSUSE Leap 15.3 for the various desktop environments and open source
tools. Please upload your screenshots to
We are also kicking around an idea about how we can have some sort of
social media badge, image or overlay,so that people can change their
profile picture to help raise awareness about the release of openSUSE
Leap 15.3. Ideas are welcome, so please reply to this if you have any
Please use hashtags#openSUSE #Leap153 when posting social media so we
can do some follow-up statistics on the hashtags.
Music lovers. The topic of a podcast has been brought up over the years.
Some people might want to do a local podcast as it has more reach in the
language. We think it would be a good idea to have the sounds of the
podcasts be similar to that the intro and outro music is branded. If
you are interested in this, please let us know. If people would be
interested in coming together as a team to develop this idea or a
podcast, please reply to this email.
Our next marketing meeting will be May 12 at 18:00 UTC in the bar at
I wanted to reminder everyone of two meeting we have this week.
We will have a meeting today (every Tuesday) at 18:00 UTC for the
planning of the openSUSE Conference. This meetings will take place in
https://meet.opensuse.org/bar as recommended by those attending. While
doing a live meeting, we will post topics and updates to the #project
chat on openSUSE Discord. We are looking for people to help stream the
talks, so if you are interested, please join us or contact me if you
can't make the meeting.
We will have another marketing meeting on tomorrow (April 14) at 18:00
UTC on https://meet.opensuse.org/153marketing The plan is to finalize
the announcement and start working on the social media launch plan. If
you have ideas for social media post for the release of Leap 15.3,
please go ahead and add them to
Contributing to https://en.opensuse.org/Features_15.3 are also welcome.
I just wanted to send out an update of the meeting we had yesterday
about the openSUSE Conference. Have have listed the bullets of what was
discussed below. To summaries some of the key takeaways from the
meeting. We will be doing meeting every Tuesday at 18:00 UTC. The
meetings will take place in https://meet.opensuse.org/bar as recommended
by those attending. While doing a live meeting, we will post topics and
updates to the #project chat on openSUSE Discord. I will also continue
to post the meeting notes on the mailing list for the community to read
if they don't attend the planning meetings for oSC21. We believe the
best way to do the conference is to have pre-recorded talks during the
event and have the speaker present for a live Q&A session after their
talk. We will have to figure out how to do this There also an option for
a live workgroup via Big Blue Button in the tool venueless that we will
be using. We hoping to get some volunteers to help with the conference
planning, so please email me if you are willing to assist. Anybody with
OBS (broadcast software) experience who are willing to help, please
If you haven't submitted a talk yet, please do so by logging into
https://events.opensuse.org/ and submit proposal.
#info The CfP ends May 4
#info Registration 55, Submissions 14, 8 hours
#info If you want to help, I can make you an admin. Please let me know.
#info most documentation I have is in German
#info Our keynote speaker will be Sheng Liang -
I would like to have another speaker and have reached out, but don’t
have confirmation. They are still evaluating. Does anyone have any ideas
for other people who might be a good keynote?
#action ddemaio to email Mathew Miller about keynote discussing mutual
Also, Maybe have a Fedora Social hour during the conference
#info Keynote from Sheng is planned for Friday toward the later have of
the first day on June 18.
#topic Recording or Live Stream
#question we will need to discuss the structure. Does it make sense to
have everyone record their talks and then just do a live Q&A?
#info We might need some backup for recording. If someone is good with
OBS (broadcast) and wants to help, let me know.
#info In contact with c3voc and the venueless allow for stream.
#agree Have talks recorded and play talks according to schedule.
Presenters to be present for live Q&A.
#Info I’m still trying to figure out the tool. It would be good to have
more moderators to introduce the talk.
#info Volunteers should contact ddemaio
#info SUSE and Fedora are sponsors.
#info Sponsors package updated and prices decreased
#Info We will be sending out a t-shirt ordered from a sub-website
#info IMPORTANT - For some depending on the country the t-shirt is
going to, you may have to pay a customs/import charge. If you don't pay
the fees, Customs will proceed to destroy the shipping. openSUSE will
still be charged the t-shirt and the shipping cost. Please don’t order a
t-shirt if you don’t plan on paying a customs fee should you have to.
#link (not up yet) https://www.freewear.org/oSVC/
#topic Volunteer Team
#info If you want to volunteer to help with the conference, please email
ddemaio(a)opensuse.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with the subject
“oSC21 Volunteer Team”
#topic Social media posts
#info If you submit a talk for the openSUSE Conference, please post it
to social media and tag @openSUSE
#info posts can be developed once the talks have been approved and the
I wanted to send this info out after our marketing meeting yesterday. We
are pretty close to finalizing the release announcement and plan on
sending out in a couple weeks for translations.
We will have another marketing meeting on April 14at 18:00 UTC on
<https://meet.opensuse.org/153marketing> At that meeting, we hope to
finalize the announcement and start working on the social media launch
plan. If you have ideas for social media post for the release of Leap
15.3, please go ahead and add them
tohttps://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Social_media_launch_planThere is no
need to wait until April 14. We'll discuss what we have an come up with
more during the meeting.
Also please consider contributing to the
https://en.opensuse.org/Features_15.3 page. It is shaping up pretty good
and I want to thank those who have already helped to develop the
content. Have a great day.