* FAmSCo Elections
Encouragement was given to all ambassadors to consider either running
for FAmSCo or to nominate others to do so. While many NA ambassadors
are receiving encouragement to run many feel that either they haven't
been involved long enough in the their roles as ambassadors, perhaps
haven't contributed enough to the project yet, or feel that they are
currently so busy working within the NA group trying to get it off the
ground again that adding more commitments to their time might be a
distraction from the work they are currently doing.
The NA ambassadors have a presence on the FAmSCo ballot now and more
ambassadors are currently considering (and being encouraged) to add
their names to the list.
The NA ambassadors would like to thank ambassadors from around the world
who are encouraging us, not only to run for FAmSCo but also in all our
other endeavors to make the ambassadors in NA a more effective group of
* FUDcon (F12) Discussion
Continuing discussion about the process to get some alternative sites
considered for the F12 FUDcon next summer ... inode0 will continue
working with the Southeast Linuxfest organizers to try to get at
least one proposal on the table for colocating at that event in June.
Others are still looking into several other locations and we are at
the point where some serious groundwork needs to be done in order for
any site to be considered. Any proposals need to be done by December.
* Open Floor
Brian Powell contacted someone in Montreal about having a Fedora event
at a summer conference there - waiting to here back for more information
The first run of F10 media was ordered for NA and should be available in
December. Depending on scheduling and shipping these may or may not be
available for later December release parties.
I would again like to thank all the participants, especially the new
ambassadors joining us for the first time tonight.
I am Sergey Podushkin, linux user and administrator since 1996.
Today I have my own business, main goal of which is providing solution
based on open software. From this point of view I've developed open
source system (OfficeMaster - www.abbris.ru, sorry, only in russian),
that helps our customers (with our support) to solve problems concerning
with managing of IT-infrastructure, maintaining security and
accountability in small business.
Today I have a goal to create in Tomsk, probably on a base of some
university, a Center for promoting open source software.
I hope it would be a good base for education and research, a good place
for communication with people involved in open source movement.
I use Fedora since it first release and hope I can be useful for the
My nick is neverho0d on IRC.
With best regards, Sergey Podushkin.
I am Ujjwol Lamichhane <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ujjwol>. In the
fedora wiki it is written that,
For the first 30 days, the status of a newbie Ambassador will be "on
probation", during which time they have a chance to prove themselves to the
group by contributing to the project.
*What does contributing here means? And in Fedora 10 Release Party in
Kathmandu, i am giving presentation on fedora 10's features, and giving
fedora 10 release news to local news media, blogging on fedora 10 on my
blog, also writing article in local magazine of nepal open-source community,
FOSS Nepal. Will this task makes me permanent ambassador not "on probation".
I have really contributed to fedora since long time. Showing fedora in
Software Freedom and also promoted it in my college. And if is there any
thing i can do to contribute to fedora, please let me know. and also tell
about probation also..
the FAD EMEA 2008 in Basel is over. I think all the guys will update
there blogs and Flickr pics in the next days. It was my first FAD, but I
want to use this opportunity to thank you all. I would like to thank you
Sandro, you organized the meeting despite your little accident very
well. Good Location, good food, good work ;-) Also I was glad to meet
you all in person, special you guys from USA, Netherlands and Italy. It
was a pleasure.
Henrik Heigl - wonderer(a)fedoraproject.org
The FEL Team is faster then light! ;)
Am Sonntag, 16. November 2008 12:17:03 schrieb Aanjhan R:
> Folks, this reminds me the undiscussed point in yesterday's meeting.
> "Quick To Do stuff for potential contributors". It would be nice if we
> can get a wiki page going wrt "To Do" stuff so that incoming people
> can have a look and right away start contributing
That is really funny, because on the yesterday´s FAD we had a similar idea ;)
The Point was: collect concrete needed contributions in any form, which can
not covered for certain reasons within the SIG or Group, right now. Send this
Tasks to educational institutions, which are related to it.
You are ahead of the Ambassador team to put this idea into practice.
If you will send it to educational Institutions, your feedback would be
great - if not - it would be great if you give us permission to use the tasks
you collect, to get in touch and for hiring new contributors!
Joerg (kital) Simon
3691 0989 2DCA 58A2 8D1F 2CAC C823 558E 5B5B 5688
This Saturday, I was at OLPC CodeCamp.
This event is a bit particular as it was not really a « Fedora event »
and we were not holding a booth or anything. However, given the
relationship between the OLPC and Fedora projects, I thought it might be
interesting to report on this event (if you don't think it is, don't
read any further :).
The event was held by the OLPC-France team. They first introduced the
OLPC project and the XO laptop, and we all had a really interesting
conversation about the values and ethics of the project, i.e. if it was
not trying to impose a pedagogy model as well as an economic market.
During lunch, I could discuss with a developer from DailyMotion. He told
me that they had set up a special site for OLPC users:
http://olpc.dailymotion.com. What is particularly interesting with this
- it's interface is simpler than the official DailyMotion one, to be
more appropriate on a XO
- there are also no commercial ads, to not waste the expensive bandwidth
of the children
- the provided content is focused on education
- the videos are streamed in OGG, avoiding the need of the flash player.
He told me they were actually working on improving this site, seeing how
they could ease the uploading of content by the OLPC children.
After that, five workshops were held simultaneously.
The first one was organized by Daniel Drake
(http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/) from Cambridge, it was a discovery
of the Sugar interface, and how to build an XO activity in Python. They
worked on a mind mapping activity.
The second one was about pedagogic uses of the laptop, and how some
concepts could be improved, for example the journal which received some
critics from both teachers and children.
The third one was held by Torello Quercy (http://tquerci.blogspot.com/)
who came from Italia. It was about how to build a Sugar activity with
Mono (Torello wrote the Mono bindings for Sugar, the source is here:
http://code.google.com/p/sugar-sharp/). They did not build an actual
activity, however, they produced a « LabActivity » (which is an evolved
« Hello World ») and a documentation, which should be all that is needed
to start writing actual activities with Mono.
The fourth workshop was about translating Sugar. Most guests had never
participated in FOSS translation, so they focused more on setting up the
translator work environment, presenting the translation process and
building a community of translators. I'm not sure they actually had the
time to translate some module.
Finally, the fifth workshop was about setting up a school server.
However, it proved to be a rather difficult task as the OLPC set-up
seems to be not flexible at all. We had a hard time modifying each and
every XS configuration file / script and finally did not have the time
to fully set up one. The conclusion was that OLPC-France would go on and
share their experience on the OLPC wiki for helping others, as well as
maybe provide patches for « easifying » things.
This CodeCamp was also the occasion for me to actually meet the french
OLPC community. They are trying to build strong contribution and are
doing a great job in promoting the project (through conferences, TV
interviews, contacts with Amazon.fr for this G1G1,...).
As a conclusion, given that the Fedora and OLPC projects are strongly
related, I do hope that Fedora-FR and OLPC-France can as well work
together in a similar relationship. As a start, they accepted to come
and give a conference on the OLPC project at our F10 Release Party in
Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)
French Fedora Ambassador
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin
I am organising Fedora 10 Release Party and Install Fest at Imphal on
December 7, 2008 at Nupilal Complex. Everybody is invited to this Mega Event
in Manipur. Please come all and make this event a grand success.