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.
This week's meeting leader: ???
== Meeting Agenda ==
=== Announcements ===
Time for brief announcements.
=== Budget ===
The regional support budget has been announced and details can see here:
Since we are one month into Q1 we need to begin to address Q1 spending
immediately. So let's spend what time we need this week to do this.
=== 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.
=== Select Next Meeting Leader ===
=== 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.
as a result of our discussion in the ambassadors mailing list, I've
produced 220 t-shirts with F19 Schrödinger's Cat that should be
distributed as a "thank you" gift among people who have contributed to
Fedora 19 release.
The t-shirts are currently stored in our office and I'm able to
distribute them, but I'm looking for volunteers who would work with
Fedora teams and spins to set a criteria for getting one or identify
people who should get one.
All I need is a list of people with addresses and their sizes.
Unfortunately, I don't have time to do it myself.
I still would like to give one to release event owners. There are 16
registered release parties so far. So we still have over 200 t-shirts
available. I've already spoken with the QA team, designers, and KDE guys
about it, but as I said I really don't have time to spin it off in the
size it needs.
A Fedora workshop was organised at St. Joseph's College of Engineering
, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on Friday, June 14, 2013. The
participants were students from the Master of Computer Applications
The forenoon session began with an introduction to Free/Open Source
Software (F/OSS) and Fedora. I explained the various project and
communication guidelines  that students need to follow, and
mentioned the various Fedora sub-projects  that they can contribute
to. System architecture, and compilation concepts were also discussed.
The need to use free and open standards was emphasized. Copyright, and
licensing were briefly addressed.
After lunch, a programming lab session was held to see how students
solve problems. Their code was reviewed, and suggestions for
improvement were given. Klavaro  was shown to students to learn
touch typing. I also gave an overview of GCC using the "Introduction
to GCC"  presentation. The concept of using revision control
systems was illustrated. A demo of Fedora 18 (x86_64) was shown, and
the same was installed on the lab desktops.
Thanks to Prof. Parvathavarthini Mam for working with me in organizing
this workshop. Thanks also to Prof. Shirley for managing the
Few photos taken during the trip are available in my /gallery .
 St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai, India. http://stjosephs.ac.in/
 Fedora sub-projects. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Projects
 Klavaro. http://klavaro.sourceforge.net/en/
 Introduction to GCC.
 Photos. http://www.shakthimaan.com/Mambo/gallery/album93
Lets have Fedora release events with SFD 2013 celebrations! :)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Frederic Muller - DFF <fred(a)digitalfreedomfoundation.org>
Date: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 2:21 PM
Subject: [SFD-announce] SFD 2013 registration is now ON!
To: SFD announcements <sfd-announce(a)sf-day.org>
It is with a great pleasure that we are opening registration for SFD
2013. The wiki has been prepared with the current localized languages
available and some of the translations for the Frontpage still need to
be updated. We are still finishing some of the design including the
countdown which will start working 99 days before the event.
As usual we are available for support through email on sfd-discuss or on
IRC (#SFD on freenode).
The deadline for registered teams to get the free goodies is July 21st
which should give us enough time to ship everything everywhere. Simply
create your team page under http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2013
(/country/city/team for most) and complete the form on
http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/cgi-bin/register.py. All information
and links are of course available from the SFD website.
As usual artworks are available under
http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/Artwork and CC-BY licensed. Feel free
to use, enhanced and eventually localize them.
I want to particularly thank our sponsors who are making this possible,
namely Canonical, Google, and Linode for the time being. Should your
organization be interested to sponsor DFF to be able to send more
goodies please get in touch with us. Note that there is a deadline to be
listed on the magazine ads we run with our media sponsors, Linux
Magazine, Ubuntu user, Admin, Smart developer and Linux Journal, which
is around mid July or early August.
We will be going through various changes in terms of blog location and
ways to hear about us, the main reason being that we have moved our
non-profit to Hong Kong and the requirements are a bit different than in
the US. Besides we are a lot of projects going on and those require some
So let's get started and happy SFD preparations!
The Digital Freedom Foundation Board
ps: do check the SFD 2011 winners for inspiration and thanks again to
Lemote and FSF for the prizes.
: http://planet.softwarefreedomday.org (language specific planets
available through the language switcher)
SFD-announce mailing list
I recently realized that the name Fedora Activity Day branding is now
limited to get-things-done kind of events and now requires a different
budget process for approval to use the name.
I used to use the FAD name for generic events which I simply organize
various/random activities (talks, social gathering, workshop, games,
whatever-suitable-for-the-topic), and with the new rule for FAD name,
i don't think its suitable anymore for me to use that name.
would be great if we can have an umbrella branding for generic
Fedora/FOSS events, for both identity and marketing purpose.
just my 2cents ..
Mohd Izhar Firdaus Bin Ismail / KageSenshi
Inigo Consulting (FOSS/Plone Development, Training & Services)
Fedora Malaysia Contributor & Ambassador
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