I was wondering if everyone could help me out.
Here's what's going on....
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: NYSCATE this Sunday, need swag and volunteers
> Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:21:06 -0500
> From: Stephen Jacobs <snip>
> To: <snip>
> I have successfully negotiated a free booth at the nyscate 
> conference downtown in the convention center at the last minute. This
> will be an opportunity to show off RIT programs in general and the
> OLPC stuff in specific. The audience of this conference is hundreds,
> if not thousands of NYS teachers and guidance counselors
> I will be presenting with Gerald Ardito on Sugar Sunday at noon and
> can do booth set-up before or after.
> Will need as much Sugar, OLPC, Red Hat, Fedora swag for giveaways as I
> can get. <Snip>
> Need to hear from y'all soon as time is of the essence
For those of you who don't know, Steve's class at RIT was born out of
the Fedora-OLPC SIG and it will be a joint venture to promote RIT,
Fedora, SugarLabs.org, OLPC and TeachingOpenSource.org (that last one is
on my personal agenda). Though if you have SWAG from other FOSS
Projects I'd be happy to proselytize on your behalf.
I'm also stoked to be invited because at a much smaller conference in
the spring, we gave away 300 Open Source Software discs in 1.5
hours. Plus it's an opportunity to talk to folks who may not know
Fedora, or even open source.
I have a formal Fedora FAmNa Request ticket open  if you can help out.
If needed, I can also email a PDF with USPS Domestic US postage/mailing
label. The flat rate envelopes and boxes are a dream since I'll only
need to know what size/service you're using.
Thanks in advance for your help,
 New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education
To start with, links :
People present (lines said)
1. franciscod (208)
2. mbuf (141)
3. jdk2588 (37)
4. skbohra (37)
5. Pradipta (31)
6. rakesh (29)
7. kushal (17)
8. sm|CPU (8)
9. sankarshan (7)
10. Acedip (5)
11. kishan_ (3)
12. kishan (2)
13. zodbot (2)
14. kedars_ (1)
15. rajeshr (1)
16. rtnpro (1)
17. yevlempy (1)
There were two topics on the agenda as posted on the mailing list:
- F12 release events
- Tamil team
- During the course of the meeting, we decided to discuss the issue of
"people becoming Fedora Ambassadors and not carrying out their duties as
- Planned at MIT Manipal, early January (Ankur Sinha)
- Release party, install fests at Bikaner (Jaideep)
- Plans to migrate 100 desktops of Coal India to fedora12 (Pradipta)
Tamil team discussion:
Postponed (next meeting?)
Discussion over fedora ambassadorship
- Making sure that blogs of *every* Ambassador is on
- some sort of system to prevent people from signing up (because its
ultra cool) and then not working.
- make a nice proposal and send it for discussion and whatever be the
result send it to FEMSco for approval
- ideas, such as an Ambassador should be participating in at least one
Fedora subgroup (ie docs/packaging/design/websites...)
- Mentoring to make sure newbies holding release fests know what to say
ie - *correct content* (since they're short on experience, we don't want
them saying stuff that is different from the community's working etc.)
- Setting up a wiki page and supplying people with updated slides and
material to be used at release fests.
- collecting feedback after a Fedora event from the audience (ideas
needed on how to go about doing this).
- regular IRC meets : fortnightly *at least*
- good install fests never turning into sustained activities : why??
These are only ideas in short. Please go through the meeting logs
There's quite a lot of work to be done.
- I'm in-charge of rounding up all "FAs from India"'s blogs and making
sure they're on the planet.
- Slides etc? (any hands ??)
There are also agendas that still need more discussion. Future meets or
discussions on the mailing list are needed.
Thank you all for attending :)
Have a nice evening
PS Also forwarding the the ambassadors list.
This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2009-11-22 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
qui aura lieu ce dimanche (22 nov.) 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
Merci de répondre à ce message en cas d'indisponibilité.
A friendly reminder to the Meet we have planned tomorrow, Sunday the
22nd of Nov, 2009 at 1130 AM IST.
- Release parties, plans and requirements etc.
- discussion on starting a new Tamil team (Sri Ramadoss M)
This will be followed by an open floor where you can discuss your
See you there ! Have a great day!
Here is the report for the said Fedora event.
I am extremely sorry for the delay in publishing the report. It took a long
time to get the photos.
Venue: Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira Computer Centre, Belur, Howrah,
West Bengal, India.
Desc. of Event.
1. A discussion about FOSS & Fedora.
2. A discussion about MONO & Wine.
3. A quize contest (conducted by Institute faculty members and participated
4. Distribution of Fedora 10, 32 bit DVDs and Fedora 11 Live media among the
Total time spent: 3 hrs.
The event was extremely successful, and the institute promised to use Fedora
in their servers.
The photos of the event can be found in the following link.
Thanks to all for their co-operation.
A lot of thanks to Mr. Susmit Shanigrahi for providing me with the Fedora
medias for making the event successful.
I received the following through our press contact address. Does this
fellow have a mentor in the Ambassador program who can follow up with
----- Forwarded message from "R. Kopka" <> -----
Greetings Fedora Team,
I am a long time Fedora user, using Fedora 12 KDE right now.
(started with FC3) A few weeks ago I joined the Ambassador program,
and have yet to hear anything about it in email, or otherwise.
It is my wish to spread the good news of Fedora Linux, and educate
everyone on how secure and stable Linux really is. I keep both the
i386 and the 86_64 versions available on my hard drive for those who
ask me for a copy, in the past three years or so I must have burned
off 20 copies for people, at my own expense. I am a computer
repairman, I work from my home to supplement my meager social security
income. One of these kits would go a long way toward supplying people
with genuine Fedora media, and the written materials would help me
immensely is spreading the word. Rest assured that each and everything
I get will be used, or given to those who will use them.
You know, I have been seeing those new MAC commercials, and I said to
my son, also a Fedora user, wouldn't it be great if Fedora had a TV
Two thing I can do well is talk about Linux, and write about Linux. I
offer to you my service, in whatever capacity I can help with, and ask
for a kit of my own, and possibly some kind of card?
----- End forwarded message -----
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