Andrew Hutton caught me online earlier today and asked if Fedora would
be interested in hosting a conference of any size, to run concurrent
with the Linux Symposium (previously held in Ottawa) in Montreal 13-17
July 2009). Plenty of space is available for a 2-day concurrent
conference, and he's working on chartered busses from several (nearby)
cities such as Boston, Ottawa, and Toronto to ease getting to
This wouldn't be a Fedora 12 planning FUDCon as we've traditionally
had such, given that mid-July is pretty late for such assuming we get
back to our May 1 / October 31 release schedule. But it could be an
opportunity for Fedora-specific side-tracks to LS, or a hackfest, or
any number of ways to use the time and space. If we had 2 days and
space for 100+ people in Montreal that week,, how could we use it?
I'd like an interested Ambassador to step up and volunteer to run such
an event. Volunteers?
Hello Fellow Ambassadors,
I was wondering how I could get around 100 DVDs to donate to people around
West Lothian College. And to be used for a Fedora 10 Release Party to
introduce new users to Fedora.
Ive been using Fedora since Core 1 and before that I used RedHat I want
other people to experience Fedora and become members of the Open Source
Community. Alot of C Developers I know are afraid of Linux because of the
lack of Support for some of the IDEs they use and they dont seem to
understand the GUI is very simple to use and there are alternatives to
almost every IDE Windows Has to offer. I want to proove Linux is very user
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This weekend at the Ontario LinuxFest, I met Richard Weait, who is one
of the organizers behind the LinuxFest. His $dayjob, as it turns out
is to work as a Community Manager for OpenStreetMap, and he is
responsible for the NA Northeast region. In two weeks, he is looking
to do a mapping party in Pittsburgh, and he asked for local help in
organising the local details, namely, marketing and providing good
advice on a decent central location.
I am curious if the rest of the Ambassadors are willing to help out
here too. Would it be a good idea, and are you, the Ambassadors
willing, to offer up our help in providing local resources? This
means I will point Richard to our Ambassadors roster, and suggest that
he plan mapping parties where there are Fedora presences. He would
feel free to contact anyone who is an Ambassador to ask for pointers
on how to market, where to run, and how to run a mapping party in that
local region. One of the OpenStreetMap guys would come and run the
actual party, so I would imagine it wouldn't be more than just
handling a few emails and maybe an hour of contacting a local venue
(local cafes are excellent) to get the necessary permissions.
Is this something that has some potential within the Fedora Ambassadors?
From: "David Nalley" <david(a)gnsa.us>
Subj: [Ambassadors] NA Release Party Owners: F10 t-shirt proposal
Date: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:09 pm
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Clint and I were discussing some of the upcoming release issues and he
came up with the idea of having an F10 release shirt available.
So I am announcing the proposal and 1) trying to gauge interest in the
proposal. and 2) Solicit input for the proposal.
Clint, in conjunction with at least one member of the art team will be
working on the artwork.
Feel free to continue this thread with ideas or just flood Clint on irc :)
So are you interested in having t-shirts for release events?
If so, how would you have them look?
Brian and I just started emailing about this (I am rarely on irc due to sleep and firewalls)
Maybe something generic is the way to go so the shirts can still be relevant after the release month?
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This _may be_ slightly off topic here. But as it is very much related
to Linux and many of us still consult LDP, I can not resist myself
from forwarding this to you. Please see the mail below.
Please help if you have time. The new URL is wiki.tldp.org.
BTW according to jdd , LDP used to be included as RPM in RedHat.
If yes, can we include them again if document licences permit?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: jdd for http://tldp.org <jdd(a)dodin.org>
Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [discuss] http://wiki.tldp.org/Page_Status
To: Susmit <susmit.shannigrahi(a)gmail.com>
I see that you work with Fedora.
I have two things to do with Fedora :-)
* do you know if the ldp HOWTOs are included in the fedora rpms? they
used to be in red Hat, but the last time I checked was... extremely
long time ago :-(
* could you relay to the fedora user's mailing list the need of help
for the LDP?
jdd for the Linux Documentation Project
I am novice in Fedora Ambassadors, and glad to become a member of
Fedora Ambassadors Group.
Just recently subscribed to the Ambassadors mailing list.
I'm a student of EEE ( Electrical & Electronic Engineering) in The
University of Asia Pacific <http://www.uap-bd.edu/>, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Name: Sabrul Jamil
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh.
IRC (Freenode) Nick: ador
Google ID: ador.sj
Started in:Fedora Ambassador in Bangladesh.
I wish to become active in Ambassadors, because of that i join to the
Ambassadors Group with large plans for Fedora Project in Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh there is a very few number of Fedora users , my plan is to
enlarge Fedora community in Bangladesh soon.
Therefore i wish to recruit additional users and trainee to enlarge
community.For the time being, i will be present at Fedora Events in
Maybe i will organize some Event in my city.
Glad to become a part of Fedora project and community.
I need a Fedora 10 overview and features presentation (English) to showcase
on my upcoming event "Manipur Fedora 10 Release Party and Install Fest 2008"
at Imphal on 7 December, 2008. My event url is
I have gone through event resource page and only found presentations for
Fedora 8 and 9 only. I request someone to prepare a nice presentation on
Fedora 10 overview and features.
Just a word about the Fedora Forum topic raised by
Randika. I not sure about creating a whole new forum,
whether that is workable or not.
But Randika raised a very valid point about Fedoraforum.org,
that being that in searching it, you often get outdated
and obsolete information. There is nothing worse then
having an inexperienced user trying to do something
that no longer works, because he found it on the Forum.
This user wants to do thus and such, and he ends up in a
terminal, trying to create directories or "make" something,
and screwing it all up, when the 2,674th result in that
search is some guy saying: "why don't you just yum install
the rpm from atrpms." That user would certainly wish that
his search started with that result.
That criticism is valid for all the other Linux forums also.
Google a search topic to find info about something and the
recent, up-to-date stuff might in last place out of the 2
million hits you get.
-- w Douglas Berry --
Well my friends, Ive been doing a bit of research and well Fedora doesnt mix
very well with the PS3, my point is:
-We should promote the creation of a Fedora 10 alternate cd install (as of
right now the best version for the PS3 is core 5).
-We should promote the creation of an MID edition of Fedora.
I know both projects arent exactly an easy piece of cake, but we need to get
ahead already, the PS3 is a perfect opotunity to make fedora popular, as the
PS3 represents a whopping 45% of the console market, of course well be
competing head to head with ubuntu and yellow dogLinux. On the other hand
MID devices are becoming pretty common, so we should promote MID development
aswell, on both projects im more than willing to help-