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.
FYI, a friendly reminder, the next weekly APAC meeting = Saturday, August 04th, 2012 at 04:00 UTC. :)
* Please be prompt and we will address priority issues first in order to save time.
* We will review our what SWAG for example, such as F17 media and others that you need for the future and plan for future F18 media needs. :)
* We are using a new agenda format "so" update the agenda with your relevant information. ;)
Our APAC Team as always fully supports you and I hope that your schedule permits attending our APAC meeting. :)
If you are not able to attend the meeting, then please, update the meeting wiki and let the wiki "speak" of updates on your behalf. That is what I do and I strongly suggest this as an option for you. :)
Day : Saturday, August 04th, 2012
Time : 04:00 UTC
See the following URL to check and verify your own timing based on your location -
For any proposed changes to the agenda, then please update -
If you are not able to join us, then please update the agenda, in order to show your updates. :)
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We hope that you may be able to attend and join us. :)
Sending positive Fedora 16 & 17 energy to your computers now!!! :v)
Please have a Great Fedora day and/or evening! :~)
- David -
One stone; two birds.
To kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
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:
Today (at 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time), we're launching a sweepstakes
for our Fedora Contributors called the Fedora Summer of Open Hardware
and Fun! We wanted to do something nice to thank our Fedora community
for all that they do for Free Software and Content, and we thought that
giving away a lot of Open Hardware would be a great way to do that.
We're giving away 220 total hardware units, including:
*  OLPC XO 1.75 units
*  Raspberry Pi (B) units
*  Arduino Uno R3 (assembled) units + choice of shield (8 different
shields to choose from)
Unfortunately, we don't have enough hardware to give something to every
Fedora Contributor, so this is a sweepstakes, and sweepstakes come with
all sorts of rules and restrictions.
This sweepstakes is for Fedora Contributors (defined as users in the
Fedora Account System who have signed the FPCA and are in one additional
group). There are some geographic and age restrictions, the reason for
this is that it is extremely costly and time-consuming to determine
whether or not it is possible to run a sweepstakes in a given country.
Sweepstakes laws and regulations vary considerably from country to
country, and many countries have strict registration requirements and
fees associated with running sweepstakes. Other countries simply
prohibit sweepstakes entirely. As a result, we are only offering this
sweepstakes in countries where we know that the sweepstakes is lawful.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Also, please note that Red Hat employees are not allowed to enter the
To learn more, read the full sweepstakes rules, and to enter, please go to:
(You can jump straight to the complete legal sweepstakes rules here:
And now, a quick FAQ:
Q. Hey, it's not summer where I am!
A. That's not a question.
Q. Why does it say Summer when it isn't Summer where I am?
A. Just close your eyes and pretend it is Summer. Think of the warm
fuzzy feeling you'll get from winning one of these sweet prizes.
Q. Where did the money come from for this?
A. I'm going to assume you mean that in a specific way, not in the
"Daddy, where does money come from way". If you are really asking the
more generic question, just watch this video
For everyone else, the money for this sweepstakes came from a special
allocation from the Open Source and Standards group at Red Hat, and did
not take away from the normal Fedora community budget in any way.
Q. Why can't Red Hat employees enter? We contribute a lot to Fedora!
A. Because in the eyes of the law, it seems shady when a company runs a
sweepstakes and their employees end up winning.
Q. Why is there an age restriction on this?
A. Because it is a sweepstakes, and that's the law. It varies by region,
but our app is clever enough to adjust it accordingly.
Q. I am sad that my state/country/unincorporated region prevents me from
entering this sweepstakes. Is there anything you can do for me?
A. We feel sad that we have to exclude you. Much sadder than the time
that Tasha Yar got eaten by that sentient oil spill. Short of sending
you hardware, money, or other legal impossibilities, feel free to leave
a comment on this post with a suggestion on how we can make it up to
you. Also, feel free to mention your country. If there are hundreds of
people left out in the cold in Luxembourg, we might be able to do a
legal review and have it added for future sweepstakes eligibility (no
Q. What about Fedora users?
A. We love you too, but we really wanted to give an extra-special thank
you to those Fedora Contributors who take that next step and help us
make Fedora better. You can become a contributor and be eligible when we
do something like this again, see: http://fedoraproject.org/join-fedora
Q. If I win, how will I get my hardware?
A. We'll ship it to you, on our dime. We'll ask the winners for that
Q. I can't decide which hardware I want, can I pick them all?
A. No. You need to pick one. Just one.
Q. Can I enter multiple times?
A. No. (Actually, I think the app will let you re-enter if you change
your mind, but only the latest entry will stick.)
Q. How do you choose the winners?
A. Completely at random from all valid entries.
Q. How did you get so many OLPC XO units?
A. The wonderful folks at laptop.org donated them for us to give away.
Q. How did you get so many Raspberry Pi units?
A. Black magic. Deep black magic.
Q. Why Arduino? It doesn't run Fedora Linux!
A. So what? It's open, its fun, and you can do all sorts of Open Source
geekery with it.
Q. Why didn't you choose to give away instead?
A. Our crack team of Fedora experts (okay, me, Robyn, and Ruth)
generated a list of hardware, then ranked them by coolness, cost, and
availability. Except for the awesome and well dressed folks at
Laptop.org, no one had any cool free hardware lying around (although, I
offered to put some old SPARC systems in the mix, which was vetoed), so
we ended up spending our money on the coolest things we could get the
most of at the least cost. We'd love to do this again, so feel free to
leave a comment here with your suggestions.
Q. Hey, I'm a hardware vendor and I want to work with you to give away
more awesome Open Hardware to Fedora people in the future, who do I
contact to help out?
A. Tom Callaway <spot(a)redhat.com>
Q. Anyone else you'd like to thank?
A. Why, how nice of you to ask. I'd also like to thank Ruth Suehle &
Robyn Bergeron for brainstorming, researching, and generally being
awesome to make this a reality. Luke Macken for writing the app code
(and making changes at the last possible minute). Mo Duffy for making it
simple, clean and beautiful to enter. The wonderful folks at Farnell,
Adafruit, Sparkfun, and Laptop.org for all of my export and ordering
related questions. Pam Chestek and Erin Dutton, for helping this
sweepstakes be fully blessed and legally awesome. Amy Ross, for
addressing our many export needs. Kevin Fenzi and the folks on the
Fedora Admin team for making sure we had this webapp running, and
sitting in the proper location (except for that brief minute where all
mainpage traffic was pointing at the webapp, whoopsy!). And of course,
Red Hat and OSAS for paying for it all.
Please join us for our weekly FAmNA meeting this Tuesday at 9:00pm
Eastern in #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net.
I'd like to remind everyone that it is important for us to get some work
accomplished at these meetings and staying on the topic is important
to that end. All comments are welcome from ambassadors during the
meetings but please wait until the Open Floor to add any subject matter
not included in the meeting agenda via a ticket.
Feel free to add to the agenda. The easy way to add an agenda item is
described at the bottom of this announcement. Especially if you have an
event coming up that needs some attention.
== Meeting Agenda ==
=== Announcements ===
Time for brief announcements.
=== Tickets ===
Tickets scheduled for discussion at this meeting can be found at
Please read through each ticket in advance so you can be prepared to
discuss them at the meeting.
=== Open Floor ===
Unscheduled topics can be raised during the open floor if time
permits. Discussion of any topic will generally be more productive if
participants know about the topics in advance and have some time to
think about them, so please add your topics to the meeting agenda in
the ticket system when possible.
If you would like to add a topic for discussion at our meetings please
open a ticket at
and set its milestone to meeting.
Sorry that I write this so late. The design team will held today at 6pm a
meeting for a brainstorming to bring out design ideas for "spherical cow".
So maybe there are some ambassadors who like to join this meeting and help
the design team finding the right idea.
6 pm UTC in #fedora-design
Meet you again next week
Monday August 6th
at 17:00 UTC
#fedora-meeting-2: FAMSCo 2012-07-30
Meeting started by cwickert at 17:01:54 UTC. The full logs are available
* Roll call (cwickert, 17:02:27)
* : 4 people present, more likely to come in a bit (cwickert,
* Announcements (cwickert, 17:07:14)
* we are thinking about an all new way of doing FUDCons, see
* F17 media disaster (cwickert, 17:18:29)
* The F17 biarch installation DVD is broken, do not give it out on
events (cwickert, 17:19:57)
* ACTION: sesivany to discuss this multi images with QA. We should
have one test case which says "boot all menu entries and make sure
they boot. from there on, things are subject to the individual
testing of the spins/desktops" (cwickert, 17:28:58)
* Sponsoring Request - Joerg Simon - Traveling to nullcon Security
Conference Delhi (cwickert, 17:30:38)
* AGREED: #306 is approved (cwickert, 17:34:42)
* AGREED: #303 is rejected. We don't pay for personalized items. In
addition, requests should be filed before spending money (cwickert,
* ACTION: nb to update #303 (cwickert, 18:02:48)
* ACTION: cwickert to add the "no personalized items" rule to
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Reimbursements (cwickert, 18:03:09)
* Reimbursements for personalized items (cwickert, 18:12:01)
* AGREED: Fedora generally does not pay for personalized items.
Regions can agree on exceptions. (cwickert, 18:12:25)
* when you hold a meeting, don't forget to send out the meeting logs
to ambassadors(a)lists.fedoraproject.org and
meetingminutes(a)lists.fedoraproject.org and add them to
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAmSCo_meetings (cwickert, 18:14:07)
* when you hold a FAMSCo meeting. make sure to set the name correctly
with "#meetingname famsco" (cwickert, 18:16:54)
* Sponsoring event attendees (cwickert, 18:17:24)
* Budget review guidelines (cwickert, 18:28:20)
* LINK: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Reimbursements (herlo,
* we like food and beer (nb, 18:57:08)
* Open Floor (cwickert, 18:57:17)
* if you need budget for your favorite event, please add a rough
estimation to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Accounting/DraftFY13
Meeting ended at 19:15:30 UTC.
* sesivany to discuss this multi images with QA. We should have one test
case which says "boot all menu entries and make sure they boot. from
there on, things are subject to the individual testing of the
* nb to update #303
* cwickert to add the "no personalized items" rule to
Action Items, by person
* cwickert to add the "no personalized items" rule to
* nb to update #303
* sesivany to discuss this multi images with QA. We should have one
test case which says "boot all menu entries and make sure they boot.
from there on, things are subject to the individual testing of the
People Present (lines said)
* cwickert (231)
* herlo (130)
* nb (63)
* rbergeron (38)
* sesivany (30)
* aeperezt (17)
* danielbruno (15)
* zodbot (11)
* inode0 (3)
This mail is a reminder for today's meeting for the French speaking community.
2012-07-30 / 20:30 (hour of Paris)
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion de la communauté francophone, qui aura lieu ce lundi (30 juillet) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting-1 .
L'ordre du jour est disponible depuis cette page :
N'hésitez pas à le modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent intéressants.
Merci de répondre à ce message en cas d'indisponibilité.
Fedora Philippines is joining the worldwide Linux Day celebration on August 25. It would be great if other ambassadors can register teams and organize celebrations as well. ;)
I am not involved in other social things than the Fedora Planet and
our mailing lists… So this email is about an idea that I won't resolve
by myself :).
We just had an IRC discussion about the use of our social network on websites.
Couldn't we set up a broadcasting service to publish on our official
Facebook, Google+, identi.ca and Twitter pages?
Like what is sent through the announce mailing list, or to auto-send
announce message about the beta availability, the release day…
Also shooting the release notes link would be great, has people still
come asking "Is there anybody know where to get the info about the new
features and capability of fedora 17?" (just this morning on -docs).
There could also be something that I am not aware of..
On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 11:49 PM, Nitesh Narayan
> I had taken a session on What is Fedora and how one can contribute to it at Jamia Millia Islamia College of Enginnering , Delhi , India on Saturday, July 21st , 2012.
Thanks for the event report and photos, an excellent work and keep it going.
Did you manage the expenses and swags, if not please open a ticket at
the APAC trac for reimbursements.
Buddhike Chandradeepa Kurera (bckurera)
Email: bckurera(a)fedoraproject.org | IRC: bckurera | User: Bckurera