This mail is a reminder for today's meeting for the French speaking community.
2011-08-29 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion de la communauté francophone, qui aura lieu ce lundi (29 août) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
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Merci de répondre à ce message en cas d'indisponibilité.
I had presented an introduction to GNU Make, "Dum Ka Biryani, Make for
each other"  at "ICE-FOSS 2011" , August 26-27, 2011 at Federal
Institute of Science and Technology , Angamaly, Kerala, India.
The conference had talks, hands-on workshops, and project demos. There
were interesting projects displayed at the stalls by the students
varying from Arduino-based hardware projects, to Python mobile
application development to games, and applications developed using
opencv. Pamphlets were made for each project, and given to the
visitors at the stall. I reviewed the projects that were demoed and
gave them feedback. The Institute is in the process of migrating their
servers, so we should (hopefully) see the sources made available
I also had a chance to meet Anvar K Sadath, Executive Director at the
IT@School  project. They have trained nearly 2 lakh teachers on
F/OSS over the years. Their new initiative is animation training 
using free/open source software.
The Institute does have a cluster setup called "Dakshina"  which is
used by students, and the faculty. They also do allow other nearby
colleges to use the facility on request.
I would like to thank the Management of FISAT, for sponsoring my
travel and for the wonderful hospitality. Photos taken during the trip
are available at my /gallery .
 Dum Ka Biryani, Make for each other.
 ICE-FOSS, 2011. http://icefoss.fisat.ac.in/
 Federal Institute of Science and Technology. http://www.fisat.ac.in/
 IT@School. https://www.itschool.gov.in/index.php
 Animation training. https://www.itschool.gov.in/animation/
 "Dakshina" cluster.
 Photos. http://www.shakthimaan.com/Mambo/gallery/album69
I have put a template Fedora 16 Release Events wiki at
I put my two dates in late November and early December and hope that you may join us in planning your Fedora 16 Release Events. :)
Most importantly, we are thinking as well as reviewing our plan for future Fedora 16 needs, for example media, swag and anything else.
For APAC folks, we would like to get your ideas and "quantities" by Saturday, 03 September 2011, so we may provide to our fellow FAmSCo folks. :)
To assist in our planning, please reference the "Fedora 16 Ambassadors Team Tasks" at http://rbergero.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-16/f-16-ambassadors-tasks.html
Sending positive Fedora 15 and 16 energy to your computers now. :v)
Please have a Great Fedora evening and/or day! :~)
- David -
Even monkeys fall from trees.
Even experts make mistakes.
Fedora Project's Japan & Maryland Ambassador dramsey(a)fedoraproject.org
With sixteen (16) x86_64 computing cores, 80 GB of RAM and eight SATA
Seagate 7200.12 - 500 GB harddisks.
The system definitions are at the following URL:
The first session of the The FAms Way initiative of Fedora Classroom has
Thanks for the all the supports and if anyone misses the classroom please
try to refer the logs.
See you at the next classroom on 10th September 2011.
For all information please refer the wiki page
Classroom logs can be found at the wiki page.
thanks again for the support.
*Buddhike Chandradeepa Kurera*
Fedora Ambassador Sri Lanka
Event Liaison - Design Team
Hi fellow ambassadors,
last weekend the 6th FrOSCon took place in St Augustin. Once again it
was a nice event, but this time we tried something new: A Fedora
Activity Day (FAD) as part of the conference.
I arrived at St Augustin on Friday around 7 p.m.. A lot of people were
already there and it was nice to meet a lot of friends and many of the
typical suspects again. Unfortunately we could not yet build up the
booth as Robert, who had the event box and the banners with him, was
stuck in heavy traffic jam. When he finally arrived at half past 8 we
quickly prepared the booth before we left for dinner with our friends
We decided to go to Bonn because Christian lives there and he
recommended an Ethiopian Restaurant. Of course we were a little skeptic
and made bad jokes (“Ethiopian? We’ll go home hungry!” and alike) but
Roha Café has completely proven us wrong: Nice atmosphere, friendly
people and awesome food that is eaten just with the hands by wrapping it
in bread. We were nine people and ordered 3 different plates for 3
people each but we didn’t manage to finish them because we were
completely filled up. Each of us had 2 drinks, some also had a delicious
Ethiopian coffee after dinner and in the end the bill was ridiculously
cheap (less than 14 EUR per person). So if you ever happen to be in
Bonn, go to Roha Café.
Some of us wanted to go wild afterwards and decided to go for more
drinks, but as FrOSCon opens doors at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, most of us
decided to go back to the hotel. I went to Cologne with Enrico because I
stayed at a friend and commuted to St Augustin.
On Saturday we had a German Translation team leaders of GNOME, Xfce and
LXDE. We had Hendrik Richter and Christian Kirbach from GNOME, Fabian
Nowak and me from Xfce and me again for LXDE. Even though the meeting
was a little short I consider it very successful. Our goal is to have
consistent translations throughout the different desktops and it was
nice to see we agree on so many things, even on tiny details. There is
still a lot of work to do but harmonizing our translation guidelines is
a first step in the right direction.
Saturday was the better of the two days: The number of visitors was
lower than last year (somebody even said it was all time negative
record) and Sunday was even worse than Saturday. I don’t think it was
that bad, we had visitors at the Fedora booth most of the time, but
Sunday definitely could have been better. Not only the exhibition, but
also our FAD.
The FAD began at 10:00. Benedikt gave a talk about his “Fedora Home
Server”. The title mimics the “Windows Home Server” and so does the
feature set of the server. Of course you can add more services and the
audience came up with interesting ideas. After that Robert delivered a
talk about SELinux. It seems SELinux still causes people a lot of
headache and thus a lot of people came to Robert’s presentation.
Next up was Anreas with a talk about Func, the Fedora Unified Network
Controller. It was perhaps the most entertaining talk because Andreas
made a dry topic a lot of fun, especially when he started showing stuff
on not on a demo machine but a real production environment.
After a short lunch break I gave two more talks, one about remixing
Fedora and the other about RPM packaging. I hardly had the latter
prepared, I just used the slides from one of my many previous talks
about packaging and we made it more like a workshop. People liked this a
lot: It definitely makes a difference if you just go through some slides
or if you have a RPM package or a live CD ready at the end of the
workshop. The audience was very experienced, most of them already were
Fedora users or had at least used it, so we could even address advanced
Having a FAD or a FUDCon as part pf another event is always a difficult
decision. On the one hand a lot of people there, both contributors as
well as visitors. The contributors don’t need to pay for travel again
and you reach an audience that you would not reach with a Fedora-only
event. On the other hand people get distracted by the main event. There
are many other talks and so much to see. Because all contributors want
to attend either the Fedora event or one of the other talks, it’s
difficult to have enough booth personnel all the time. So if you you are
hacking on something special and you just want to get things done ™ it
is maybe better to meet somewhere in the middle of nowhere to not be
Nevertheless I think this FAD was worth it: It was not a hack fest but
more like a one day mini-FUDCon full of talks and as such it makes
perfectly sense to have it at FrOSCon: FrOSCon is famous for it’s talks
while the exhibition is secondary. We managed to address a new audience
and raised awareness for Fedora.
I’d like to thank all Fedora contributors who helped us to make FrOSCon
2011 a successful event, namely (and in no particular order)
* Benedikt for his 1st Fedora talk
* Raphael for doing booth service
* Dominic for his dry humor and for delivering Fedora swag to
Hamburg for Software Freedom Day
* Christian who also is part of the FrOSCon team and helped us a
lot with the organization
* Sven for doing endless hours of booth service while we held our
* Jens for showing up and helping out even though his spare time
is very rare
* Sirko for the FAD posters and the Inkscape workshops
* Gerd for showing up so I finally had the chance to finally meet
my sponsoree in person after 2 years
* Andreas for his brilliant and entertaining talk about Func
* Robert for bringing all the booth material to St Augustin and
delivering his SELinux talk
* Sandro and Marcus for showing up although they were not
officially part of the Fedora team this year
* Zoltan for sending us flyers and Cheat Cubes
Hello Dear FAms,
As you have already aware we have moved the FAD Special meeting series which
focus only on spreading Fedora via public interaction.
The meeting details as follows:
Date : 2011 August 27
Time: 0400 UTC
Channel : #fedora-meeting on freenode.net
Agenda : http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Meeting:APAC_Ambassadors_2011-08-27
IMPORTANT: this is not a APAC bi-weekly meeting though it allocate on the
same date and time.
Hope to see all the great FAms and thanks for your time.
PS - If you are an Ambassador candidate who are in mentoring process at them
moment please do not hesitate to join with us. I am sure the exposure will
give you mire knowledge and understanding.
PS - If you feel the allocated new time slot is not fits to you, please
share your possible time slots with us so that we can investigate the best
time slot and move this meeting.
*Buddhike Chandradeepa Kurera*
Fedora Ambassador Sri Lanka
Event Liaison - Design Team
I've had several people ask me about the status of the hotel and other
travel logistics for FUDCon Milan, so here's a quick status update for
those who are attending.
The hotel we've selected is the UNA Hotel Mediterraneo in Milan.
Don't feel like you have to stay at that hotel -- that's simply the
hotel that we're selected for people who have been granted travel
subsidies. From what I understand, it's about a ten or fifteen minute
walk from the University where we are having FUDCon. The hotel has
offered us a special price of 86 Euros per night for a
double-occupancy room. If you'd like to stay at the same hotel, feel
free to contact them directly and tell them you're part of the Fedora
More information about the hotel can be found at
If you're receiving a travel subsidy to attend FUDCon Milan, your
hotel room has already been reserved for three nights (30 September -
03 October). If you need a copy of your reservation in order to
obtain a travel visa, please let me know as soon as possible so that I
can get this for you from the hotel.
Fedora Project Leader
Hello all dear Ambassadors and Linux users!
We are in the edge of many significant birthdays!
First of all. IBM already had its 100 year anniversary earlier this
Secondly PC (IBM PC) had its 30 years anniversary.
AND last but not the least LINUX is having its 20 years birthday TODAY
This is the date when Finnish guy called Linus Torwalds first ever told
about Linux OS to the world. He started actually by creating the "better
version" of Minix... and the VERY FIRST v.0.01 Linux was done "ready" at
September 1992 and v.0.02 was the first Open Source version!
I personally remember when Linus was studying at Helsinki University.
Never really spoke to him at all, but he was there...