On Sun, 18 Jan 2009, Simo Sorce wrote:
> I can change place with Luca. It would actually be ideal for me, so
> that I can have both talks in the Same day (I also have a main track
> at Fosdem).
Perfect. I will make the change on the schedule.
Fedora EMEA e.V. is a non-profit organization based in Germany. It was
founded in February of 2008 by a group of Fedora Ambassadors.
In *my* opinion, the main purpose of the organization is to serve as a
tool for Red Hat (or possibly other companies someday) to sponsor the
activities of the Fedora Project in EMEA.
Much like the Fedora Project itself, which believes in financial
transparency (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Accounting), Fedora EMEA
e.V. adopts the same principals.
As the treasurer, I want to bring everyone's attention to the final
summary of Fedora EMEA e.V.'s 2008 expenses. It shows the
organizations's sources of revenue as well as expenses in the calendar
I would also like to publicly thank Jeroen van Meeuwen for his
OpenOffice.org spreadsheet hacking skills which added a very impressive
layer of automated calculations to our finances.
Aaron Ruscetta invited me to come talk about Fedora and specifically
Fedora 10 at the Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts January meeting. this past
Thursday was that meeting and was held at Emory's School of Law.
Around 35-45 people showed up. I tried to avoid using a canned
presentation and instead talk about what people were interested in. I
did show off Fedora 10 and tossed up a list of the new features which
brought a number of questions. I also talked about OLPC and Sugar
Labs. This seemed to generate a lot of excitement particularly now
that getting involved with OLPC development is as easy as getting
involved with Fedora. I stopped the 'presentation' after 90 minutes,
and stayed around for about another hour or so answering questions one
on one. I also handed out LiveCDs (the debut of F10 LiveCDs outside of
FUDcon) which seemed to be a big hit.
If you already know that you will attend LinuxTag 2009 and would like to
give a talk, please do the right thing on this page.
It should be self-explanatory. We are looking for talks on a variety of
subjects and a variety of levels of technical depth. You may sign up to
give your talk in either English or German.
Feel free to share the link with anyone in the Fedora or JBoss.org
community who might be interested.
The (still in planning) page for LinuxTag 2009 is here:
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The OpenExpo  will be hold at April, 1st. We are not in a hurry
about that event at the moment but I would like to know if you are
planning to attend OpenExpo and/or help at the booth. I sent this
beside the ambassadors-list to all Swiss Fedora contributors because I
would like to see as many Swiss Fedora contributor there as possible.
The advantage with more people around a table is that we will be able to
cover more topics (from packaging over artwork to translation) and a
strong presence there can strength the Fedora Project.
Please add a note to the organizing page  in the Fedora Wiki if you
will join us there. Thanks in advance.
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I'm afraid that, due to the usual fun of dealing with the ULB, the
schedule for Developer Rooms on Saturday has shifted:
from 12:00 -> 18:00
to 13:00 -> 19:00
I assume that it's fine if we simply keep your schedule for Saturday
as-is and simply shift each talk to being one hour later.
If not, please reply ASAP.
Sorry for the inconvenience
FYI, I am going to update the Fedora wiki page :
This email is to announce the LUGM OpenWeek that we propose to hold from
the 1st to 7th of march this year. It will be the 1st event of Q1.
Please refer https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/LUGMopenweek
for more details. The Links there will guide direct you to the wiki
page. All comments are welcome.
The event as mentioned on our wiki is aimed at increasing the Linux user
base more on a local basis (in college and other colleges around). Once
this is done we will move onto workshops to help people contribute to
We are still a very young LUG. All help is appreciated in advance.
Is not a secret that our world passes for a critical time: excessive
pollution, the indiscriminate felling of trees, the irrational use of
natural resources, global warming and many other things that have made me
wonder what can we do?
Lot of people including informatics and people relationed with technology
thinks is this a location outside and cant do anything. But it is always
possible make a grand of sand... everybody can save the world.
- Fedora promotes some kind of ecology? We do not need strict recycling
policies or abstinence, from simple things like "the last person exiting
please turn off the light."
- In development policies Fedora how we save? Reuse of software
components is a very common practice. Can we measure it? Can we save more?
- Promote the use of the Live USB Creator. How well would you do if
instead of burning the CD / DVD, use the Live USB Creator using your own
memory stick? Think about this: every 6 months with each release hundreds of
discs become obsolete. The USB is a way certainly more rational
- What features are in Fedora that promote energy savings? Personally I
think that Fedora should come with default saving policies stricter starting
turning off the monitor instead of darkening the screen.
- What features could be included in Fedora that promote saving and
efficiency of the system?
- Planting trees at least 3 for each server 24 / 7 that we have. (Thanks
to Fedora Brazil)
With this in mind, Fedora could be promoted not only as a operating system
friendly to the planet, this reinforces the sense of community, Fedora user
is not only a computer user is a good citizen.
Now, discussing this inside Latam Community, we have agreed create the
Fedora Zero Carbon Proyect (Fedora Cero Carbono in spanish). The objetive
starting from this simple ideas (and a lot of what we have had) is a campain
promoving Fedora looking to the racional use of resorces and good job
The Fedora Zero Carbon Proyect was originally created and promoved by
Rodrigo Padula of Fedora Brazil to reduce the CO2 contamination
(congratulations!) and now Latam Community with all this ideas are in the
same way... our world.
So, what do think? Fedora takes care about the planet?
Fedora Ambassador for Colombia
Fedora Release 9 (Sulphur): Linux Kernel 2.6.27 + Gnome 2.22
This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2009-01-18 / 19:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
qui aura lieu ce dimanche (18 jan.) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur
IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
L'ordre du jour est disponible depuis cette page :
N'hésitez pas à le modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent
We have a tremendous number of Fedora contributors who are attending
FOSDEM -- over 30.
The year that I was at FOSDEM (2007), the booth was of a size that would
accomodate about 5 people at a time.
It will be the responsibility of Frederic to organize who is at the
booth, but obviously we cannot have 30 people all standing around the
booth, or there will be no time to talk to any of the visitors.
I do not expect that everyone will spend exactly the same amount of time
standing behind the booth, but I do expect that people will offer to
spend some time at the booth, and that when they are at the booth, they
will represent Fedora professionally.
The DevRoom has a number of very interesting talks, and I encourage
people to listen to those, and also to wander around and visit other
booths, and listen to other talks that are interesting (like my talk in
the main track!). Of course, you can also just take your laptop and
work on Fedora stuff in one of the places where there is wifi internet.
So try to do a variety of things during FOSDEM.
Please wear your Fedora Ambassador polo shirts if you have them, and if
you don't, please wear a Fedora tshirt of some sort. I'm not sure what
Joerg is planning for making a new round of polos, but I will let him
respond with any information that he has.
In the evenings, there is no way that we will be able to go to a single
restaurant for dinner. I will recommend that we split into groups of no
more than 10 people each when it comes time for meals, and I recommend
that people go to dinner with folks who they might not otherwise spend
much time with, so we can all get to know our fellow contributors
Finally, if you are receiving some sort of sponsorship for FOSDEM from
the Community Architecture team, I ask you to look at the event
reporting guidelines on the wiki.
The FOSDEM that I was at in 2007 was a very fun time, and I expect that
this will be another excellent event. I am looking forward to seeing
you all there.