Hi Fedora Europe Ambassadors,
I wanted to give a status report on swag in Europe.
Alessandra Moraldi from marketing in Munich has helped me to get 400
Live CDs created. I will bring some of them with me to FrOSCon and
we'll hang on to the rest to use at other events leading up to Fedora
Marek Mahut in Brno already has a bunch of Fedora 9 DVDs for us to use
at FUDCon, so that is all set.
However, we need to talk about shirts and stickers.
It's time for us to try to increase our efficiency by creating some
Fedora tshirts and stickers, and sending them to a few different
Ambassadors throughout Europe.
The Fedora EMEA e.V. non-profit has sufficient funding (from memberships
and also from the main Red Hat Community Architecture budget) to handle
a bill of about 1000 - 1500 EUR.
I was going to email Joerg privately because he and I spoke on IRC a few
days ago, but I thought it would be better to have the thread on the
Here's what we need to do:
1) Pick a shirt design.
2) Pick a sticker design.
3) Get quotes from vendors on cost and quantity.
4) Make decisions on quantities and sizes.
5) Give shipping addresses.
I know that we have some pre-existing vendors that have been used in the
past. Any volunteers from our Europe Ambassador group to start looking
into an order? I'm hoping that we can have stuff in time for FrOSCon,
which is on August 23.
Over the weekend, two interesting events happened -- one was
Lindependence and the other was RMLL.
No time pressure, as I know that everyone is busy -- but I'm curious to
see the event reports from both of those, both from the perspective of
how things went, but also from the perspective of whether or not we
should fund them again next year.
I hope they both went well!
This is an invite to everyone, especially local meetings' chairs,
local groups coordinators to help FAmSCo planning F10 Release Events
adding this topic in your Agenda (e.g. IRC meetings).
Your collaboration is important because you know better than anyone
else what is better for your local area, in that way FAmSCo is here to
hear from you what you need and what you want to see for the next F10
I know those aren't BIG events, but they are designed to cover the
"entire planet", so it would be helpful to be able to organize such
events in most of the country (see the Members country list to have an
Hoping to give you more infos soon and waiting to read your feedbacks
from this list or from IRC meetings (I'll try to cover most of them,
or I'll read the log)
I have cleaned up the Event Report guidelines page on the wiki. Please
remember that an event report is required if you are a leader of an
event, and highly suggested if you attend an event, but are not the
We've been doing a great job on event reports, but we must make sure it
Hopefully in the next week we'll see some event reports from OSCON and
This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2008-07-27 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
qui aura lieu ce dimanche (27 juil.) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur IRC
(freenode) #fedora-meeting .
L'ordre du jour est disponible depuis cette page :
N'hésitez pas à la modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent
I am Nilesh at (city :)Ahmedabad, (state) Gujarat, country India, are
participating a drupal camp from 8-10 August 2008.
It was already mention by Mr. Nirmal Pathak and Mr. Nehal Dattani.
As Fedora 9 is offering drupal out of the box we are going to distribute
Feodar DVD as a part of the official Kit.
Total participation will be around 500 candidates.
We also like to print Fedora Log on DVDs.
One more thing I am going to conduct one presentation of 2 hour on
Performance tuning of Apache with Mr. Niraj Bhatt (www.niraj.info ).
Anybody in Gujarat can Join us at Drupal camp.
Any suggestion are welcom to promote Fedora at Drupal.
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Hello Ambassador folks
I've been invited to participate at a little event in my Hometown State
University  this October , the main focus of the event would be free
software and I'm supposed to speak about the Fedora project. along other
participants including Richard Stallman !!!!. Personally I feel very honored
to share the same forum with Mr Stallman and when people ask me I always
answer that it is just as if you're learning to play piano and someone asks
you to perform along Mozart.
Anyway, I'm working on my presentation and looking through the ambassador's
resources I found Rahul's very illustrative and filled with a lot of helpful
information , although it does not contain the most recent one. Can
anyone help me find the updated numbers? Other useful information will be
My second point its a little more complicated since it implies philosophical
issues. Mr Stallman explains in his publications that it is not exact to use
the word "linux" to refer to an OS or a particular distro since Linux is
only the kernel and the rest of the OS is somehow derived from its original
work (bash, editor, compilers, etc).  Question: Do we at Fedora share
and honor this principle? Shall we refer to our and other distros as
GNU/Linux as he suggests?
Other thing that confuses me is that Stallman states that open source is a
motto of a movement that was formed as a reaction against the free software
movement. He even says that he refuses to participates in "open source"
or "linux" events but he's willing to participate in events denominated
"Free Software and Open Source? " or so as long as his speech is not the
main focus of the event.
I saw the words "open source" a lot along many Fedora presentations, but my
doubts still remain. Do we have any policy regarding Open Source and/or Free
Software? It is going to be hard to me to debate about freedom against RMS
so I would prefer only to talk about our project, but stating clearly what
we stand for.
It is not my intention to start an even bigger internal debate within our
strong and happy community but it is to get some help in getting me clarify
PS The official name and dates of the event are not yet defined so this is
why I have not posted it in the events wiki, I hope I'll receive
confirmation within a few days
> Max Spevack wrote:
>> On Thu, 24 Jul 2008, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>>>> What do you say? Do you have any problem with us producing a bunch
>>>> of the "I *heart* Fedora" tshirts?
>>> Fedora EMEA e.V. is producing these shirts, correct? They have a
>>> trademark licensing agreement.
>>> The T-shirt shown doesn't have our official logo on it, but I think
>>> there ought to be one -- a small one on the upper back, or on one
>>> sleeve. That helps to keep the brand identification even though the
>>> front has a completely different presentation of the word "fedora."
>>> I think that single change would be sufficient for me to say, "Go for
>> Sounds good. What do you think, Art Team? Any chance you guys can whip
>> that up for us?
> If I understand Paul's request correctly, the requirement is to have
> this very logo http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Image:Logo_fedoralogo.png
> on the sleeve (I think I would like it better this way, just like the
> sleeve of the polo shirt, only without the "ambassador" word and with
> blue text - ) or on the back.
Blue text? No; I think Paul want's to have the last (heart) one modified
with the "official Logo" (and afai understood _ONLY_ the logo [somewhere])
on the shirt ..
> Just applying the logo (I believe Fedora EMEA e.V. already has the
> source for it) at a certain size (larger for the back, smaller for the
Fedora EMEA e.V. has only a trademark licensing agreement and prodcued
Stitch cards for producing the "Ambassador Polo Shirt" many, many European
Ambassadors are wearing at several events like FOSDEM, Linuxtag and it is
also gone to the US with paul, Max, Mike McGrath and Tom "Spot"
> Now for the *real* question: when and where can I buy one of these?
Nicu, it'll be a pleasure for the EMEA e.V. to organise with the next
order we will realize ONE for you; ...
But we need to collect orders because otherwise the shipping and handling
costs for a single one is too high. I think we will try to collect for the
next event to order again a bunch of (between 30 to 50 pcs.); Sounds that
good for you?
>  -
> nicu :: http://nicubunu.ro :: http://nicubunu.blogspot.com
> Cool Fedora wallpapers: http://fedora.nicubunu.ro/wallpapers/
> Open Clip Art Library: http://www.openclipart.org
> my Fedora stuff: http://fedora.nicubunu.ro
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