I have come across a number of things,
while following up on the quest for volunteers.
a: Some volunteers, that have left Freemedia, if not fpo.
were still assigned some tickets.
So we need a way for bouncing fpo email aliases to be forwarded to the
relevant parts of the project. So relevant parts of the project can
be updated, so:
wikis \lists\tickets can be edited to suit.
b: We have come across a case of where, a prospective user who seems to
be stuck on F8, has had emails\queries to his local Ambassadors ignored.
and even alleges said Ambassadors know nothing of Fedora, and in fact
use Ubuntu as their main OS of choice.
This is pleas for advise and direction from the list and even FamSco,
(with some follow-up to Infrastructure re:a hopefully possible)
This is not the old cherry of Inactive Ambassadors.
It is about *not acting* like an Ambassador at all, if correct.
I'm a fedora ambassador in jaipur rajasthan, and a member of lug-jaipur
which is rather quite inclined towards fedora too. I'm also enrolled in
a local college and doing computer science engineering in 7th sem.
Well my college has been an avid user of open source technologies.
# fedora 10 was recently installed in all college computers i.e. over
300 computers, f10 might have been the choice because of the delay in
the availability and more over, college lacks the technical support,
there are lab assistants and teachers who know very little about foss
and stuff, but anyways the management makes it a point to do so.
# college is also registered in the sun-osum initiative, with members
more than 700, its among the worlds top for the maximum number of
members, but the silver lining here is that, those are just figures and
no one really know anything about foss, even the osum core committee
members know nothing. But again that is so because there are no serious
guys who want to do *real* work.
Well the whole point of this is, that i want to do some *real* foss work
in college and get it involved with the mainstream fedora
contributing/developer community. I want to make a list of things which
can be done, so then I can talk to my HOD and start things over. So
suggest me with things which we can do here.
I've some ideas on the lines of:-
# make students use fedora in programming and other tasks in college.
# getting them involved with different mainstream projects under
# contribution on the basis of quality rather than quantity.
# make college or rather jaipur a hub of foss community work.
This will also involve lug and the same things could also be implemented
in other colleges, since there are a few others, where we've conducted
workshops as part of lug and have been using fedora all the way.
> Thats why i'm visiting no events.
> It would be nice, to have more local events to attend on it.
Why not create one?
You could organize release parties. Those are events, they are not
really hard to organize (of course if you're alone, that can prove to
be a challenge), and you would have your local events :)
You could even invite some other ambassadors who could have the money
to travel to your place and help you, give conferences,...
That might even be the start to a well estabilshed FOSS community in
your country, leading to more important events (e.g. like LinuxTag) in
Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)
Well, I'll put in my opinion on this issue. It might be true that many
FAs are not actively engaged in spreading Fedora, but I feel they can
help out in other activities like package management, development,
etc. I am doing my bit by helping out friends and neighbours choose
Fedora. I'm also working on some events in colleges around Chennai.
And if I can be of any use in development or package management, I
will gladly contribute my weekends. Being a final year student my
hands are full with academic projects, but I still find time for my
SSN College of Engineering
Frank Murphy wrote:
> But that is my point, you are still interested in Fedora.
Yes, I am still interested, and the fad doesn't look like waning at all.
> Do you ignore email from people asking about Fedora?
Never, I reply personally to each mail I get regarding Fedora, I get 3
mails and 2 text messages a week which I promptly follow up. If
someone needs a DVD, I direct them to the nearest Ambassador or if
they are students, their college repository where Fedora ISOs might be
available. I help people recover their systems too.
> When someone asks about Fedora, do you show\tell them your PC,
> running Distro X,Y,Z. and not Fedora
No way, Fedora is my primary distribution and I run all other OS as
Virtual Machine only for testing work. So one is always likely to see
my PC running Fedora.
SSN College of Engineering
on today's session related to Fedora-Community there were also
statements about benefits that Ambassadors can have on/with that platform.
Besides some nice features, like an EventCalendar or tracking SWAG/EventBoxes,
the idea to set up certain workflows for our Ambassador work, turned out as a
very interesting opportunity.
As example, the workflow for the Event-Workflow  from event calender -> call
for participation/paper -> event staffing -> Event-Space -> event
material&logistic ...and so on... -> reports, could all be accessed over one
interface. To make that happen, we have to consider several platforms with
different interfaces and have to integrate processes from the other teams - as
example a DesignTeam request for that event. Are there volunteers in
Ambassadors who are interessted and can help to make this happen? Are you
thinking about other workflows or things that Ambassadors should have on
Fedora-Community? Lets collect them and help to build Fedora-Community!
Joerg (kital) Simon
3691 0989 2DCA 58A2 8D1F 2CAC C823 558E 5B5B 5688
- F11 media is shipping out to regional ambassadors now
- The FreeMedia program needs your help!
The FreeMedia program desperately needs more volunteers and requests
that ambassadors and others please consider helping us out on a regular
basis by sending out a couple of DVDs each month
* Events [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents]
- Red Hat Summit
Everything is going swell, we have almost all our needed supplies
Paul is finishing up the live image each attendee will get on a usb stick
Sign up here if you are attending and haven't yet
Fedora dinner approved
- Ohio Linux Fest
Sign up here
[ inode0 injects the comment here that it is very important for ]
[ ambassadors to sign up on the wiki for the events they attend ]
[ as it is both a record of our work and an indicator of the ]
[ interest and involvement we have with each event ]
* Budget Review [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/NA/Budget]
- inode0 mentions that sponsorship of the New Mexico GNU/Linux Fest
has been taken care of now
dthomasdigital fills us all in on some of the plans and makes some
big announcements! <--- this is supposed to tempt you to read the
- inode0 proposes that we sponsor the Utah Open Source Conference either
with remaining Q2 funds or if that isn't possible with Q3 funds and
this is approved after herlo explains in some detail what is happening
this year at UTOSC
- Retractable banners & Posters
VileGent completed getting two large retractable banners ready to go
and now someone just needs to buy them (it turns out these are a bit
too large to fit inside event boxes)
VileGent is also working on getting artwork based on the four foundations
ready to create posters that will fit inside the event boxes to be printed
We thank VileGent for all this work
* Tasks [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/NA/Tasks]
- pcalarco inquired about running another batch of ambassador polos, a call
will go out soon to get some more ambassadors in Fedora blue polos
Some discussion of the idea of producing Fedora button down shirts was
intermingled, many like the idea but they don't need to be ambassador
- inode0 proposed in general terms the plan for awarding a trip to FUDcon
to one North American Campus Ambassador this fall
after some discussion the general plan was agreed to and inode0 will
follow-up with a detailed description for release as soon as possible
* Open Floor
- No discussion
I would again like to thank all the participants, especially the new
ambassadors joining us for the first time tonight.