The thought that get me joining ambassador team was "I want to help". I had
a lot of enthusiasm but no direction at all. I constantly kept thinking
about ways to help and nothing (good) would come up. Them I thought: "there
should be guidelines, like scripts of things. to this that way and you'll be
helping" to guide those like me.
Well, I don't know where else it would be applicable, but at first a thought
about applying that to presentations. I know there's already a presentation
session <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Presentations> on the wiki. But it
seems to me like a deposit of already made presentations. Things there are
really confusing, disorganized and out dated. I was about to write that no
one updates it anymore, but looking at the history I saw recent
modifications, the latest on being from Mspevack, and the diff showed:
''THIS PAGE DESPERATELY NEEDS TO BE CLEANED UP. ALL OUTDATED PRESENTATIONS
SHOULD BE ARCHIVED, AND CURRENT PRESENTATIONS SHOULD BE DESCRIBED IN GREATER
I had a training once from a big company and saw that the guy had those
guidelines, what's important in that slide, what correlated subject he could
talk about, the duration, etc. and the slide itself, of course.
What do you think about getting a session with the slides, organized by
subject and maybe depth with the guidelines on how the presentation should
flow? Slides made thinking about it, standardize, updated, revised by
experts on that area in the community. It may seem like I'm talking in favor
of dumb, incapable people, but it's really because there are those of us
with the willing but without directions.
I sent a mail few day ago about Italian Linux Day that will be on
We will bet on Fedora USB fill station, but we wish to have also CD/DVDs
to give away, we won't to spend money to print CDs.. there are still
Fedora 9 CD/DVDs left?
Unfortunately, we can't provide Fedora 10, because it will come out
about few days after October 25th .
I hope someone can reply to me.
Today is Sweetmorn, the 65th day of Confusion in the YOLD 3174
Q: Why did the astrophysicist order three hamburgers?
A: Because he was hungry.
Hi , my name is Tinca Flavius-Antoniu , my friend call me Tony , I am from
Romania , Tirgu-Mures city , i love networks , servers , I also love Fedora
and I will contribute by presenting Fedora to the world , to people in my
city , I will assura that everyone will know what is Fedora .
I have made a lot of routers,servers of all kind
(DNS,DHCP,Apache,IRC,Shoutcast,Webmin,and so on...),i have MAN networks
(Metropolitan-Area-Network) in my city.
I would like to represent Fedora in my city , so I could talk with people ,
with business people who would like install Fedora on their servers for
I hope I will very usefull for Fedora , and I will to my best to be a very
good Fedora Ambassador .
What is our role as ambassadors?
I think that is promoting the Fedora in our country, am i wrong?
So I became ambassador to promote Fedora in Portugal.
But I believe there are ambassadors who don't think this way, at least in
As already announced in this list, it will start soon the site for the
project Fedora Portugal.
The other 5 Portuguese ambassadors were invited on several occasions to
participate in the website.
More than a month passed and still not got an answer.
The point is this: I live in Luxembourg and I am alone in this
I start the project without any support? *
The only support I have had, has been the Brazilian ambassadors as Eunir
Augusto (which made most of the work!), Erick Gomes and Rodrigo Padula.
In Portugal Fedora is unknown, has a bad translation, has no wiki and just
does not have a community.
So we urgently need a web site with a forum and a wiki.
We need to bring together the users, and encouraging more people to
translate the Fedora.
With the help of Brazilian ambassadors, the site could start operating next
The question is: who will be there?
That is why I ask your opinion:
*it is worth starting the site even alone, without the support of another 5
My name is Dmitry Vorotnikov. I live in Moscow, Russian Federation. I'm
using Fedora during 1 year. I'm student of Russian state social university.
I'm linguist-translator. I want to promote Fedora Project in Russia, i want
to show Fedora to Russian students and pupils. I also want to make a
powerful Fedora community in Russian Federation and to make a real good
support for Russian FedoraUsers.
P.S. Sorry for my English. I can make a mistakes.
Best regards, Dmitry (Foxhaund) Vorotnikov.| http://foxhaund.org
I run a strategic planning consulting company (city/traffic/land
development) using intelligent systems that I have developed over the
years. I also run a company that will be shortly launching a web
service for the above. Have a wide range of experience especially
throughout the transportation industry.
I'm also an adjunct professor and looks like I'll be teaching some entry
level and AI courses this year.
Been running Linux since 1998 and switched our company to it full time
in 2000. Find it lame when most companies (especially big ones) say
they can't or it's so difficult to make the switch. Albeit there's a
few exceptions - engrs use Autocad - but even some of those firms are
using Samba with RH servers.
I do our web development now in Python (but also speak Ruby/Rails, PHP,
Java ). All our graphics are in SVG and I am a strong advocate of SVG.
We use Inkscape a lot so I help out each year at SCALE with the Inkscape
project and give presentations on it at user groups.
I also evangelize Linux/Open Source where ever I go. I keep reminding
customers why they need open source (choice of options, features (like
built in pdf, cd burning, backups, ....) upgrades, tech support). At
hotels when I see business people struggling - I tell them about how we
run on Linux and how they can too - then I suggest a dual boot system
and give them a CD. At a bookstore I got a college student running
OpenOffice on her Mac when I overheard her complaining about cost - a
week later she was thrilled and telling her friends.
Active with several local user groups (Utah Open Source, Python, Ruby,
I hope to work with Fedora on college student initiatives - maybe act as
some sort of Faculty advisor. I also hope to make more presentations
to business groups on open source. Maybe coordinate CIO/CTO breakfasts,
John Taber, Ph.D.
1501 South Loop 288 S.104
Denton, TX 76205
I would like to report a good progress in Indonesian Fedora community. We
are now building a forum and still in coordination with each other to
promote fedora to our environments. Just this afternoon around 1 PM
(Indonesian time), I'm meeting with 2 of the community member from Bandung,
they are very active Fedora users and has been helping users from Indonesia
to use fedora. We are all now co-relate and colaborate in fedora.or.id
a picture of this meeting can be seen in
Well that's my report for now, thank you for reading :)
----- "Luca Foppiano" <luca(a)foppiano.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-07-26 at 14:13 +0200, Luca Foppiano wrote:
> > If you have any suggestion about any aspect of my report, tell me
> Did anybody (who live outside Italy) read my mail? No feedback?
apparentrly not ;-)
But for me it's +1.
Today we'll try to write a page (@wiki) to describe our budget request.
I missed the first few events, so will rely upon Larry put something
together on those. This is my report from the final Lindependence 2008
day on Saturday 26 July.
The event was held in a church hall in the town of Felton, as part of
the effort of teaching and transforming a small town to using FLOSS:
I set up a table for Fedora, with banner, posters, and two laptops. I
spent a chunk of my time trying to get a live USB to work; there is
either a problem with the batch of USB keys I have, or my T41 laptop was
messing it up. From all of that I was able to show a few Fedora
features, mainly the live USB capabilities.
Over the course of the day, there seemed to be up to several dozen
people there, including a documentary film maker, and several kids.
One of them, a 12 year-old boy, was a full-on Mandriva freak. Whatever
they do for him, Mandriva has earned a good proponent. :)
As an installfest, this event was not highly successful, in that people
brought questions instead of machines to install. :( Of the questions
about existing or upcoming Linux installs, the majority of discussion
went to Ubuntu. There was one person who came late-ish to represent
Ubuntu, he was quite knowledgeable about Fedora as well. I added his
Ubuntu ISO to mine for an install server, but no one ended up using it.
As an education event with an equal or greater focus on moving people
along toward freedom and open source, it was a fair success. For
example, I talked extensively with a person from a small ISV interested
in being in Fedora. I also explained open source, business models, etc.
Across the series of events (three separate days, iirc), up to one
hundred people came in contact with the FLOSS advocates at the event.
That is a sizeable % of the town population, and word of mouth seemed to
be in effect.
Outcomes from this (series of) event(s):
* The forming of a new G/LUG in Felton
* Another Lindependence in Boulder Creek
* Potentially another Lindependence in a town in Oregon
What interests me about this methodology is the focus on small,
relatively insular communities that have a higher than average number of
people passionate about freedom.
So far I've spent about $50 of the $500 budgeted to me for this event
series. That was used for making three vinyl banners of 'infinity',
'freedom', and 'voice' that are joining the (Western reagion) event kit.
Larry and I thought it was a good idea to save the rest of the budget to
support the Lindependence event in Boulder Creek. We'll get a Fedora
sponsorship for that, and I'm planning to give a general FLOSS talk at
one of those events, as well as providing installfest support.
Karsten Wade, Sr. Developer Community Mgr.
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