Just making sure this hit the list. :)
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Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 22:04:45 -0400
From: Chris Tyler <chris(a)tylers.info>
To: Greg Dekoenigsberg <gdk(a)redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [Ambassadors] Calling all North American ambassadors!
On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 16:35 -0400, Greg Dekoenigsberg wrote:
> On Fri, 23 May 2008, Karlie Robinson wrote:
>> Greg Dekoenigsberg wrote:
>>> Re: Ontario -- is this Seneca's show, or a different one?
>> I don't think so. I'm pretty sure it's a newer event (as in maybe last year
>> was #1) - http://onlinux.ca/
>> I'm just wondering what everyone was thinking scheduling their Fests and Cons
>> within days of one another?
> THEY'RE THE SAME DAY!
> /me boggles.
> Mr. Tyler, can you shed some light on this state of affairs?
The short story:
FSOSS is 7 years old, and last year had 325 attendees, 42 talks, 10
workshops, and no booths, scheduled over two weekdays. Our attendees
came from across North America (obviously, with a concentration on the
GTA). This year's event is scheduled for Thu Oct 23 and Fri Oct 24.
OnLinux (modelled after the Ohio Linux Fest) is 1 year old, and last
year had ~25 talks and lots of booths, scheduled over one weekend day. I
don't remember how many attendees they said they had. This year's event
is scheduled for Sat Oct 25.
OnLinux popped up on our radar a few weeks before their event (which was
one week before ours). We introduced ourselves in advance and
cross-linked our websites, and afterwards had a teleconference to sort
out what we should be doing. We're constrained schedule-wise by
facilities (we use the Seneca@York campus during reading week), and they
have different scheduling issues. After some discussion, we decided that
we're probably attracting different audiences -- FSOSS is more likely to
reach those using OS in their work, as well as students. OnLinux is more
accessible to those who are involved with Linux on a personal-interest
level, LUGs, and so forth.
OnLinux found that the best date for this year was immediately after
FSOSS, and we don't really think that's a conflict. In fact, it may work
for some out-of-town speakers to present at both events. And with 5
million people in the area, there are plenty of attendees to go around.
(Greg: this might not post to f-a-l, please forward if appropriate)
Am Dienstag, den 06.05.2008, 22:56 +0200 schrieb Gerold Kassube:
> Hi all together for the second,
> because I forgot and some are asking for; there is only a german bank
> account possible (if we have elected a new Treasurer) and the
> membership fee is EUR 128,-/year for Full membership. This amount can
> be payed at Linuxtag in person (because of high transfer costs from
> foreign countrys) ...
AFAIR the Fedora EMEA NPO was founded to make it easier for us TO RAISE
money for Fedora and not TO SPEND it. Or did I get something
completely wrong here?
IMHO 128 € is way to much especially for those of us who are not from
the wealthy countries of Europe. I think once again the European
Ambassadors/Founding members of EMEA did not take the situation of all
ambassadors into account. Remember, the letters "ME" in EMEA mean
"Middle East" and "A" is for Africa. Has anybody really thought about
the people there?
Could someone also please point out what the difference between the
different membership grades is (full membership, family membership and
so on)? According to the declaration of accession to Fedora EMEA the
cost-reduced membership requires "a confirmation accepted in the Federal
Republic of Germany." What does that mean?
Next question: What do I get for my membership? If I read Jörg Simons
mail of March 24th 2008 correctly, members are getting a "one-off and
exclusive" welcome present, whatever this means. Must be a hell of a
present though... ;)
Also EMEA members are allowed to vote what to do the raised money. Of
understand this but I'm afraid we are going to divide the ambassadors
program into first and second class ambassadors: Those who (can afford
to) pay and therefore have more rights and those who don't.
Sorry, but this scares me off
If accepting money is easier than accepting materials... i would prefer
doing that.... what do you guys think??? If this is fine, please let me know
how and to whom should i send it...
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 10:45 PM, susmit shannigrahi <
> > Santosh this is really nice on your part. Thank you.
> Santosh, many thanks for your offer first...
> > I am not too sure if there is a process by which The Fedora Project (in
> > India) can accept this offer :)
> Hmm...well, not actually, but this may help.
> But only if you are ready to donate the amount.
> > however, individual Ambassadors/ Points of
> > Contact for the Media Program can perhaps work out a solution.
> Well, I was thinking..if Fedora Project can accept money, why cannot
> it accept materials?
> Sankarshan da, can you ping any FAmSCo member about this?
>  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distribution/FreeMedia/Donation
* This is for increasing Fedora Media's availability in India.
* Please note, you need not spend _any_ money.
* If you have a DVD writer and can donate a few minutes from your
busy schedule, please list your name here.
* When users contact you, ask them to meet you with a blank CD/DVD as
and when your time permits.
All you need is to burn the CD/DVD.
Dear Fellow Indian Ambassadors,
Our free media program has been sloppy for sometime now and to
give it a head start, I would like to donate 500 Blank DVD's for you guys
to get started with and i promise to replenish the DVD's as the stock
reduces. How could we guys co-ordinate?
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Dear Mr Tellawi,
Thank you very much for your interest in supporting Fedora!
For instructions how to join and help with package testing, please
visit this link:
Here is what is involved in Fedora Testing:
If you would like to distribute Fedora, for free or for a fee, you can
either download ISOS and burn the physical media yourself, or I could
mail you a couple discs to copy from.
You would also want to be listed on the Local Vendors list once you
have the media ready:
In addition, I would suggest that you get involved with the Fedora
Ambassadors program, so that you can draw on knowledge, experience,
and materials built by this Fedora advocacy group:
If you have any more questions, please let me know!
Thanks a lot,
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 4:54 AM, mohamd tellawi <tempeshit(a)live.com> wrote:
> hello sir
> i would like to volunteer for the fedora project as a package tester and official help and community support . and i have a physical PC store and im ready to distribute the fedora physical media. can you please guide me how to make that happen ,who to talk to or where to go .
> appreciate your work
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I was wondering, how come Sinhala Support removed from the Fedora 9 LiveCD.
There is no Sinhala interface for the Fedora 9 installation (tested on
X86_64), installed Sinhala support dring the post installation.
But Fedora 8 was really good for the Sinhala support.
Not only that till Fedora 8, it was the only distro, which gave default
support for the Sinhala and it was appreciated by government people as well.
http://danishkanavin.blogspot.com (use Sinhala Unicode fonts)
Hello ambassador folks
I've recently joined the project and I've just been confirmed. I don't
expect everyone to reply this communication but I just wanted to let you
guys know that I'm around and willing to work hard for the project in my
Since I'm new in this project, I have a lot of questions and I may
bother you later with some of them.
For those of you wondering "Where's Chihuahua and does that really
exist?" (lol) , it is the biggest State in Mexico located in the North
part of the country and it is part of the border with the US.
I'm catching up with the meeting minutes and generally with all the
documentation but please let me know if there are things I should know
in order to start the quickest possible, as for instance the date and
time for the next meeting will be a good thing to be warned of.
I'm getting this for some reason when it's trying to load.. I just did an
update from FC8... does anybody have similar problem? FC8 had a little
problem with the widescreen monitor, but didn't give me this thing. It's not
an error message from the OS but it seems that my monitor is not working
well with FC9..? I could do CTRL + ALT + F1 to get into the console
though... Is this because of the new KDE..?
Hello and welcome to all new ambassadors, it is great to have you here,
and helping on a great priject.
Ambassador Fedora Project
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