my name is Simon Wesp I'm from Hainzell near Fulda in the middle of Germany.
I'm proud to be a part of this Community.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen aus dem schönen Hainzell
The G in GNU stands for GNU
This is the reminder for the monthly ambassadors meeting for all
ambassadors from the EMEA region. Of course all other ambassadors are
Please add your topic to the agenda at the wiki meeting page  before
the meeting started.
2008-08-20 / 20:00 UTC (22:00 local time for central Europe)
irc.freenode.net - #fedora-meeting
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Fedora always leads and never follows.
My name is Itamar,
I have started with linux since conectiva linux 3.0/ redhat 4.0, I am
using fedora since version 1.0, and I am really love it.
I am from Uberlandia / Minas Gerais / Brazil
and I am here to contribute with fedora and make it every time better
Itamar Reis Peixoto
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I spent a great day on Saturday August 2nd with a large number of our
French contributors, ambassadors, and community leaders. We had a
12-person meeting/discussion for about 5 hours and then met up with
another 8 folks for dinner.
In no particular order, here are my notes:
* Fedora-fr was created to be a central gathering point for
French-speaking Fedora users and contributors worldwide, with a
non-profit entity (formed in January 2007) backing it up. It was
previously "Fedora France" but changed its name to Fedora-fr to indicate
that it is meant to support the entire French-speaking world. This
immediately brought to mind the work that Rodrigo Padula (based in
Brazil) is doing to support Fedora in Portugal. I think it is
*critical* that the upstream Fedora Project always work to empower local
communities that are solving their own problems, so I fully support all
the work Fedora-fr is doing.
* The Fedora-fr website contains forums (15,000 registered users), a
Mediawiki instance with almost 300 pages of documentation (in which
French is the canonical language), and a French-only planet (which has a
fair amount of cross-pollenation with Planet Fedora). I think it would
be interesting to have some of the Fedora Docs Project guys take a look
at what the French team has built up, and see if there are any quick
wins that we can achieve in a information/toolchain sharing point of
* Fedora-fr currently gets funding from their online store, memberships
(20 EUR/year or 10 EUR for students), and occasional physical sale of
swag. Also from the larger Community Architecture & FAMSCo budget.
* Pierre-Yves Chibon (pingou) and Remi Collet both asked me about the
status of the MyFedora project, and I realized that I personally haven't
kept up on what's going on with that idea. Last I heard, J5 was leading
it up, but I'm not sure of the current status. However, there are at
least two guys in France who would like to see it become a reality.
* We spoke about the relationships between the current non-profit
organizations that exist in support of Fedora, and also about what might
happen with any future organizations that are started up. As I told the
French folks, in my opinion the ability to communicate with people in
their native language is the most important aspect of forming a local
community. To that extent, I think the Fedora-fr organization should
clearly be the leader in helping to organize local Fedora community
activities anywhere in the world where French is the primary language.
* This led to a brief discussion about some of the Ambassadors that we
are trying to support in Tunisia, as well as the opportunity (if we can
find the budget) to fund the creation of a Fedora mirror in Africa,
which currently doesn't have any mirrors at all
* One of the biggest things that I heard, and that Yaakov Nemoy also
heard when he attended the Fedora installfest in Paris, was that our
Fedora France team would like a bit of help in establishing stronger
relations with the Red Hat employees who are in France (mostly training,
sales, consultants, and field marketing folks). This would start in a
very simple fashion -- just having some better communiation in both
directions of the Fedora/Red Hat event schedules, and getting some Red
Hat people to come to a Fedora event and meet some of the local
contributors and users. Definitely something I will follow up on.
* From an events point of view in France, the biggest things are Linux
Solutions in Paris (the largest show in France), and FOSDEM. Also
regular install-fests, meetups. I promised to try to help with a good
Red Hat/Fedora interaction in planning the next Linux Solutions.
* Dinner was fantastic as well, and I want to thank the entire Fedora
France team for giving their Saturday to these meetings, and for all of
the contributions and work that they do for Fedora. Some folks I had
met before, others I met for the first time. Everyone is really nice,
really smart, and really devoted to free software and Fedora. It was a
Well, this is a bit stupid but i cant login to my account !! ... hope i
forgot my password !!
hehe !! .. i feel very embarrased about it but cant help it !! .. :)
Can anyone tell me on the process to get back my password or create a new
Sorry once again !! Thanks in advance.
Registered Linux Addict
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Forwarded from fedora-infrastructure-list. More below...
-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Paul W. Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com>
> To: Fedora Infrastructure <fedora-infrastructure-list(a)redhat.com>
> Subject: [Fwd: Re: Tasks and followup]
> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 19:43:44 -0400
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 15:52 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Apologies for this being an idea with no code attached. I'm hoping that
> > > > > > some of the able folks are on this list and will see something
> > > > > > achievable.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Something the Community Architecture folks and I have discovered is that
> > > > > > when we sign up new folks for an account, there's not any way to mark
> > > > > > them for follow up or to indicate a note for where they did it. A
> > > > > > couple methods for doing this come to mind:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 1. Simple but effective -- a way to tag account holders arbitrarily.
> > > > > > This might help with a number of things, like skill sets, karma, and so
> > > > > > forth. In this case, the tag would allow Ambassadors to follow up on
> > > > > > particular shows by listing everyone with "FooCon 2008" in their tag
> > > > > > list.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 2. More complicated but possibly more predictable -- A plugin for FAS
> > > > > > that would allow ambassadors to request or create a special signup
> > > > > > portal, and use it at a show to help visitors sign up (e.g.
> > > > > > join.fp.o/foocon2008 or foocon2008.join.fp.o).
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I'd say 2 is pretty easy in a plugin.
> > > > >
> > > > > https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/promo/sign-up/MyPromo
> > > > >
> > > > > where MyPromo could just be arbitrary. It'd get flagged somewhere that we
> > > > > could get it later.
> > > > >
> > > > > The point of this is so users can sign up with some sort of flag on how
> > > > > they found out about Fedora, and then run stats on it later?
> > > >
> > > > Not just stats, but also to get people "assigned" geographically to
> > > > Ambassadors or some other mentor group, in a way that makes sense and
> > > > maximizes stickiness.
> > > >
> > >
> > > So something more exact then timezone, locale and country or could this
> > > metric bet completely independent of those values?
> > >
> > Another note on that, if we split up the ambassadors into regions (I
> > suspect they already are) would it be better to just create a group for
> > each region managed by the ambassadors?
> We could create FAS groups for regions, sure. But there's also
> particular ambassadors to consider -- for example, an Ambassador who
> works on Websites might target a new signup for helping with Websites,
> even though that new person lives in a different country.
> Maybe groups plus the portal plugin would do the trick. I'll ask around
> with the Ambassadors.
And so... Ambassadors, would this work for you? Let's try not to extend
this idea in too many directions at once. The goal is simply to make
sure that when you are at a show, and someone signs up for Fedora, you
have a way of (1) capturing the fact that they signed up at that
particular show, and (2) having some way of connecting them to yourself
or another Ambassador (as appopriate) to help find them a way to help in
Fedora that makes them happy.
Paul W. Frields
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Hi EMEA ambassadors,
I'm curious to know who has some leftover swag from various events
(maybe LinuxTag). We have FrOSCon coming up next week, and while I have
several hundred Live CDs, we're pretty short on everything else.
Peter, do you have any stickers left that you might be able to mail to
me or one of the FrOSCon attendees? I know we still need to get more
stickers made for EMEA, but right now we are focusing on the t-shirts.
As for t-shirts, Joerg Simon helped me to place an order for 400
t-shirts, which we will use throughout EMEA. These will be very useful
at events during the coming months, but it is not guaranteed that they
will be ready in time for FrOSCon. Joerg had some leftover t-shirts
from LinuxTag, but I am afraid that my vacation and his overlapped, and
we won't be able to get them either.
Does anyone else happen to have a stash of Fedora swag in EMEA that we
can coordinate getting to FrOSCon next week?
its a pleasure for me, announce the new design of Fedora Argentina website,
with revamped and new features to promote the voice of Fedora.
In a few days, after some tweaks and tests, i will release the template for
free download, ready for Joomla 1.5.4 or later or 1.0.x editions in legacy
mode to whom ambassadors has Joomla Based Web Sites. The template is based
in Vortex Joomla template, of course in GPL license. Hope that this theme
will be useful for community.
We had tried to provide some boost to fedora spread at our end and with our
ability. ( All though it is very well established and prominent linux
We have provided small sponsorship and distributed Fedora 9 as welcom kit to
We will update the report ( waiting for photographs ).
Let us know whether it is right direction or not, so in future we can
improve our support to community in right direction.
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