Here is the meeting minutes for our meeting which took place on July,
Also avaiblable from the wiki :
Several topics were discussed :
1) Day and time of the meetings
2) Working language
3) Mailing list
4) Local organisation
5) Local e-shop
6) Free Media Project
7) fedora-france.org domain name and wiki
1) The French team decided to hold its future meetings every Sunday,
6.30 pm UTC.
2) The working language will remain French - communicating with local
users is the team primary goal and that won't be accomplished by
switching to English. A short English decision summary will be provided
to FAMSCO evey week. (Approved for publication by the team at most 48h
after each meeting)
Also « I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food
trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a
hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. »
3) The team decides to ask the infrastructure project for a dedicated
mailing list to help coordinating activities.
4) The decision to create a legal entity in the eyes of French law was
postponed. Creating a non-profit entity has obvious advantages
(accounting of the money spent on marketing material...) but would
require more work.
5) Plans to create an e-shop to facilitate distribution of
Fedora-related marketing material (CDs, DVDs, T-shirts) were discussed.
Possible business partners are http://www.spreadshirt.net and
6) It was decided to strengthen advertisement about the Free Media
Project on the local wiki to help people who can't download the distro
getting Fedora Core.
7) Concerns were raised over the fedora-france.org domain name. It's
held by the company of a former member, who doesn't seem willing to
relinquish it. Also since the project is about French-speaking users,
not French people, the current naming is not ideal. Decision was taken
to re-contact the current owner while trying to find a better name.
At last, decision was taken to put forward how to contribute on our
The next meeting will be held on July 20th at 6.30 pm UTC on
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Para el caso de los embajadores, no veo con malos ojos que tengamos
una reunión irc de tanto en tanto, aunque sea para saber quiénes somos.
Yo aún sigo medio perdido pero organizando u primer evento en Venezuela.
Guillermo Gómez S.
cms fedora-ve http://mambo.fedora-ve.org
soporte fedora-ve en irc.freenode.net, canal fedora-ve
lista email fedora-ve(a)googlegroups.com
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I am sending this e-mail again, cos nobody has responde. Maybe it's
because it is a bad idea, I don't know... maybe it was lost in tons of
mails... :) Anyway, I would be very grateful if you could give me a
feedback on this :>
I have an idea for a new project in the Fedora World. It would be called
Fedora Screencasting, as in the topic :) We would prepare movies with
presentations how to do particular tasks in Fedora Core. Someting like
Red Hat's Linux is Easy. I have prepared the examplary movie, you can
get it at: http://republika.pl/mcgiwer/video.ogg. The videos would be in
the .ogg format. We could also prepare e.g. flash or .avi animations to
play directly from the website. I think it would be much helpful for new
Fedora users. We could also prepare localized versions for different
languages, I think it would not be many work and there would be people
willing to do it :)
I am waiting for your opinions. If you think it is a good idea, I will
prepare a Wiki page at http://fedoraproject.org and let's start! :)
please excuse me that I write this mail to the complete Ambassadors list
because of I don´t know to whom I should instead of ...
Today I got the request from one of the most important german-writing
independant computer magazine (ct´):
Gerold, as you have seen in the last issue we´ve made a comparison of
the actual Linux Distribution.
Mostly, we send our article before appearance to the responsible
press-person of each distribution to get a review and a qualified
feetback from their own view and opinion ...
Who´ll be this for FEDORA in native german speeking? Can you please
nominate me a person who´ll be the responsible for such issues?
Thanks for your reply ...
I think maybe we should nominate in each region or language somebody who
should be responsible for such things. What do you think about, and ....
Who and how should we also nominate in the actually issue for (please
excuse my reginal interests) language GERMAN???
I´d like to give an answer ...
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 16:21:38 -0300
From: " Diego B?rigo Zacar?o " <diegobz(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Ambassadors] sobre evento no 3 festival da bahia
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Cristiano wanted to send a message to ambassadors BR maillist.
I'm going to tell for him about it.
Sorry for disturbs
sorry list error
A cool thing from a list I'm on.
Greg DeKoenigsberg || Fedora Project || fedoraproject.org
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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 22:53:00 +0200
From: David Neary <dneary(a)free.fr>
To: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter(a)jabber.org>
Subject: Re: [Foundations] running conferences
Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Are there any best practices out there about running conferences such as
> ApacheCon and RubyConf? I would like to start running a conference for
> Jabber developers (probably one in North America and one in Europe) but
> I'm a bit at sea regarding what's involved. Any pointers or suggestions
> would be much appreciated.
There are no fixed rules - the basic stuff is:
1. Get a location - be realistic about the number of attendees, and free
software projects can usually get places for free.
2. Set a date (usually depends on location)
3. Decide what kind of budget you need - figure out costs of food,
security, coffee, printing (always a bigger cost than you think), and
travel (usually the biggest part of a free software conference)
4. Work on a website and a document for press & sponsors explaining what
the conference is about.
5. Based on your anticipated budget, you need to fund-raise - work out
actors potentially interested in supporting the conference (look at the
bit before .com in your developer's mailing list for starters, see if it
gives you ideas) and go asking for money. Be patient - getting the right
entry point is important, and don't be too spammy in your approach - I
find a casual, informal approach with a nicely formatted document
explaining why you're holding a conference, and what you will be
spending money on, are more than enough to get what you need.
6. When you get the budget that you need, stop fundraising, otherwise
you'll do nothing else.
7. There are a few ways to go with accommodation - you can have an
official hotel, which you lock book, get group rates, but run the risk
of paying for empty rooms if people don't come, or you can do the
minimum - go to the local tourist office, get a list of affordable
hotels and let people take care of themselves.
8. For travel expenses, I start by making a list of people I *really*
want to be at the conference, and then sending them personal mail to see
if they can come/need help. Ask people to pay for tickets and reimburse
them - it's 10 times easier than buying tickets online. Don't use a
personal bank account for cash from the conference - try to use a
foundation bank account, or a conservancy.
9. When you get to the details stage, start with the graphics. The
website, t-shirts, posters and web graphics start there. Start building
community early, around accommodation options and food and social events
on the ground, and sponsorship, graphics and publicity on the internet.
10. Afterwards, pay for everything.
11. Remember, even when everything seems nuts and it's all going up in
flames, the most important thing for your conference attendees is to
meet each other. Once you have the site and the dates, that's going to
happen anyway. The rest is icing on the cake.
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Hugo até o momento não obtive nenhuma resposta do othon, estou na espera.
Em relação a organização esta precisando de algo? estou fazendo cotações de
Aqui em salvador para ver se sai mais barato. Breve poderei passar valores
em relação ao que vai ser falado lá alguma posição do dia da reunião para
conversar sobre isso?
Passei até um email aqui para a lista falando sobre esse fato da comunidade
e tal. Favor dar uma lida.
Agradeço desde já.
Cristiano didn't know this was an "International list". He'll start
posting in English.
> Any of our Portuguese-speakers care to translate and respond to Cristiano?
> On 7/20/06, Cristiano Furtado <jasonnfedora(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hugo até o momento não obtive nenhuma resposta do othon, estou na
> > Em relação a organização esta precisando de algo? estou fazendo
> > material:
> > DVD'S
> > FLYERS
> > CAMISAS
> > Aqui em salvador para ver se sai mais barato. Breve poderei passar
> > ok?
> > em relação ao que vai ser falado lá alguma posição do dia da reunião
> > conversar sobre isso?
> > Passei até um email aqui para a lista falando sobre esse fato da
> > e tal. Favor dar uma lida.
> > Agradeço desde já.
> > Aguardo respostas.
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