Thank you for this info, I'm planning several short presentations about
Fedora Project at the University of Galati, Romania, and I did not know from
where / how to get Fedora 11 CDs / DVDs.
Just a quick announcement that beginning in February the North
American Ambassadors will return to having weekly meetings again at
the usual time and place (9:00pm Eastern on Tuesday evenings in
#fedora-meeting on freenode).
A group of us decided to go back to weekly meetings during discussions
at FUDCon Blacksburg. We hope that this will make it easier for new
ambassadors to become involved in our efforts, will help those already
involved be more engaged and stay on top of things that need attention
(like upcoming events that need some help getting in shape), and will
give us an opportunity to have time to drive some new initiatives as
well as tend to routine business.
In addition to this change in meeting frequency we will have a new
trac instance for North American Ambassadors to use in a variety of
ways including adding items to the next meeting agenda, raising new
issues to be addressed, and tracking progress of tasks being worked
on. More on this when it is ready to go later this week but for now I
would like to thank Nick for all his help getting this started.
Come join us on February 7 for our resumption of weekly meetings!
Everyday new users come asking for help and learn about FOSS, and our way
to help them is through Fedora. We know that there are a LOT of tutorial on
internet, but most of them are on *text* format and yet, people love to see
things on *video*. (even more if they are multilanguage)
Probably, there is a huge list of videos already on internet, but they
aren't organized, so our new contributor Nitesh Narayan Lal  from India
would like to come up with some web-based site where people can easily find
them (or at least where we can recomend a list of videos that might be
useful for new contributors)
Talking with Mark Terranova at FUDCon Blacksburg, we got this idea of make
a simple *video join page* where we will have a small list of videos where
people can easily understand and complete the different steps that must be
followed to be part of Fedora, or any specific group. Is easier for a
contributor to record a tutorial, lets say, 10min, instead spend 30min
Nitesh has started with some easy tutorials (some that he has done and some
collected) and we would love that, if any of you are interested on this
idea, please, join us next thursday Feb-02 at 1530UTC  on #Fedora-Design
, so we can work on this idea and bring even more knowledge to our
Maria Gracia Leandro
LinuxUser= 440285 GPG Public Key: E1CDCC56
Dear Mario and Mark,
I have always been fascinated by the Grace Hopper conference but I
have never attended. Please count me as interested.
Just in case others are interested, I have cross-posted.
In 2010, Stormy Peters somehow procured a table for Free Software
at-large. She then sent out an email blast which included
women(a)lists.fedoraproject.org I don't know if anything came of it.
Does anybody know?
I believe that Fedora is a great fit for Grace Hopper conference. The
audience demographic tends to be academic. Free Software is great for
doing research. Too much valuable time is wasted applying for grants
to gratis proprietary software and monitoring the quantity of seats
consumed. Why bother when Fedora is the freshest software out there?
Thanks for getting this started. I plus one the idea of Fedora at
Grace Hopper 2012!
Beth Lynn Eicher
On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 6:59 PM, mario juliano grande balletta
> Cool beans thx Mark! You rock cuz!
> I can call you like in the afternoon, when I leave work. I will be
> working 2 all nighters in a row, starting Tuesday and Wednesday, so if
> we don't hook up on Monday, I probably won't catch you until Friday.
> I'm involved in moving a data center this week. Sorry about that!
> FUDcon was awesome! I can't wait to come to more events! I'm wicked
> stoked! :-)
> Adios and thanks the help!
> 2012/1/29 Mark Terranova <Markdude(a)fedoraproject.org>:
>> Mario this falls to me. LEt's do a phonecall tomorrow and see what we can
>> Great meeting you in person at FUDCon,
>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 4:38 PM, mario juliano grande balletta
>> <mario.balletta(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thx John!
>>> I did add the events to the wiki earlier in the week. I will check on
>>> the links to add the requests for banners and other materials. Thx a
>>> million for the help!
>>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 4:54 PM, inode0 <inode0(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM, mario juliano grande balletta
>>> > <mario.balletta(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >> I never heard any feedback about this conference. Should I assume
>>> >> we're not interested?
>>> > Please don't assume we aren't interested. We have to some degree
>>> > supported this conference in the past. I am happy to support it but I
>>> > won't be attending it and those who are need to do the planning. Just
>>> > keep at it.
>>> >> Also, I am requesting some help with getting banners and table covers
>>> >> and other booth/conferencing supplies for the linux fest in March.
>>> >> Does anyone know how I can request these items? I will pay if
>>> >> necessary, and for shipping both ways.
>>> > You should put your events on the wiki page for Fedora events.
>>> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events
>>> > You will notice columns there to request banners and event boxes.
>>> > After doing this you should join us at the following FAmNA meeting to
>>> > discuss your plans and get help with any questions you have.
>>> > John
>>> > --
>>> > ambassadors mailing list
>>> > ambassadors(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
>>> > https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/ambassadors
>>> ambassadors mailing list
>> ambassadors mailing list
> ambassadors mailing list
Beth Lynn Eicher
We are beginning to investigate getting one large display multitouch
system for use at booths in North America. So far I've been looking at
the following possibilities:
* Dell Inspiron One 2320
* Lenovo IdeaCentre B520
* Samsung Series 7
Based purely on specs the Lenovo seems to be worth the bit extra it
costs to me but since I don't have any personal experience with any of
these I am looking for feedback from others who likely know more about
it than I do. Anyone have experience with any of these? Or suggestions
that we look at something else?
This mail is a reminder for today's meeting for the French speaking community.
2012-01-30 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion de la communauté francophone, qui aura lieu ce lundi (30 janvier) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
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N'hésitez pas à le modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent intéressants.
Merci de répondre à ce message en cas d'indisponibilité.
Thank you for the wonderful time and hospitality at the FUDcon in
Balcksburg! It was a great way to start 2012! I wanted to ask the
group for some advice and also for some help. The largest technology
conference tailored for women in our field is the Grace Hopper
Conference, sponsored by the Anita Borg foundation.
This year, the event is in Baltimore, Maryland. The dates are from
October 03-06, 2012 at the Baltimore Conference Center.
I would like some of the experienced female members of Fedora Project
to join me at this conference. I have requested sponsorship. My
theme leading into the event focuses on the parallels between the
growth of Linux, despite obstacles and outright opposition,
historically along side the progress of women in technology.
I would like some ideas and also support for attending this event. It
is strongly supported by major executives, and corporate sponsors.
One day is dedicated entirely to Open Source and women involved with
I believe Fedora benefits in the following ways:
1) this event is designed to support an often
overlooked/disenfranchised segment of technology, which we can embrace
and shoulder future support
2) female executives from major companies, also decision makers attend
this event, it is widely known to female professionals
3) the exposure opportunity is tremendous, the list of companies in
attendance is large;
4) this conference has been in operation and growing since 1994!
5) typical attendance hovers between 1500-2500, with attendees from
over 20 countries and each year over 300 scholarships are donated to
select female students
6) one example of name dropping: Barbara Liskov, Institute Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT; she
is a regular attendee!
7) a dedicated day devoted to Open Source:
http://gracehopper.org/2010/conference/open-source-track/ (our chance
for the Fedora Women to shine!)
8) check out the sponsorship levels:
http://gracehopper.org/2011/sponsorship/logistics-for-sponsors/ ( we
can tailor our exposure )
In conclusion, it is an opportunity to draw more attention from a
community desiring interaction, acceptance and inclusion into the
industry mainstream, at a much larger level than just exceptional
executives, but as a group, which is how the Fedora foundations of
friends, freedom and our strong community can really make an impact
and lasting impression so that Fedora and its' community are seen as a
resource, a viable option, a choice, that offers open doors and arms
I am positive we will not only recruit talented volunteers, but also
make important contacts leading to investigation and adoption of Open
Source, namely Fedora.
Please give this some serious consideration. Obviously, I will help
financially as much as possible to make the event successful. We have
lots of time to prepare in advance! Thank you in advance!