On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 14:45:19 0100, Hornain Frederic wrote
Well, I have started my pilgrim mission. Gosh, it was not so obvious!
Indeed, last saturday I went to a french engineering school where I talked to
the principal about fedora and the fact to do in a first time a fedora project
presentation to students.
He was very enthousiast to do it and told me that teachers could also be
During our conversation, he gave me his visit card and I was a little bit
embarassed to give him mine cause I haven't got any fedora project vist card
on me. - Could the fedora project provide us visit cards or could we print one
based on a standard available on the fedora project web site ? -
So he asked me where I can be reach at the fedora project. Then I had to give
him the email address coming from my company. He was a little bit confused
cause he did not understood why I gave him an e-mail address having no
relationship with the subject of our conversation. Ok, I can admit that this
kind of situation permit to explain deeper the base of Open source and how the
However, it was not so obvious to be convincing when you are in face of
peolple who they know nothing about open source. So, little details can be
Well, we talked more than hour.
In addition, he asked me some questions which I had some difficulties to
answer. For instance :
- how is structured the fedora project organization - in term of
organizational tree - ?
- Does it exist a program of partnership between schools and fedora?
- Can they use the reference "fedora project" in there school's
brochure if they are interacting with the fedora community ?
- and so on and so for ...
Anyway, we have planned to do a presentation of fedora -overview- to students
as soon as I would have done my presentation slides and an offcial have
Thank you in advance if you can give the answers to the previous question.
BTW, if you have any remarks, feel free to contact me.
Thank you for sharing your story with us.
I feel the pain for you.
As you know, we are still in transition period as far as new official logo guideline
Please be patience a little longer as Greg is working on with his counsel.
I would suggest to make a list of questions you could not answer and discuss them during
our next scheduled meeting.
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