Sorry for not making the meeting; I had surgery this week and was a bit
preoccupied. I will be back to work on Monday the 30th, and back into the swing
of things next week with my action items for Fedora.
Quoting Alex Maier <lxmaier(a)gmail.com>:
Next Meeting: Feb 02, 2006, 14:00 UTC
Ambassador Meeting Notes January 26, 2006, 22:00 UTC
GeroldKa has invited Niklot and Xenion to participate the meeting
later on, because they may be interested in becoming Ambassadors
Solutions Linux (Paris, abompard)
abompard received stuff for Soultions Linux
it was still in one piece, but not far from torn apart
abompard will be able to attend 2 days out of 3
abompard is translating Fred's slides to french right now
GNUify (Pune, mether)
the original slides - about 50 or so are in:
mether is cutting down and reorganising them based on a new idea
otherwise nothing else to report on
FUDCon @ LinuxAsia (New Delhi, mether)
Planning for this is going well; schedule is almost finished; schwag
is delivered; we're just about ready to go.
mether is rewriting the slides and will upload it when its done to the
all the arrangements are mostly done by now
SCALE 4x (tchung)
tchung received 70 t-shirts and 150 DVDs.
planning to burn 50 more DVDs himself.
tchung will take a lot of pictures at the event to record it and
report about it.
tchung is not sure about a blog but there will be plenty of pictures
and a special coverage in FWN. :)
quaid tchung: sorry I'm not going to make it SCALE, I'm cutting back
on travel it seems
tchung ok. I suppose I could cook something up in local stationey store. :)
JoseTarazona Banner for shows (I'm working on two events for
Universities, dates still pending.) and one for a website for my
gregdek lxmaier: I'm starting to think it makes more sense to
manufacture centrally and ship.
lxmaier i could supervise the manufacturing in Germany and/or UK
lxmaier and we could have [sasquatch] ship them out to other locations
gregdek will have an update on schwag coming up this week, which will
include banners etc.
gregdek OK, no Fred. We'll discuss FOSDEM later
barz lwce in sydney is targeting businesses and .org booths are way 2
expensive. we decided dropping this one, not suitable 4 FC's audience
It will be removed from the wiki
ChitleshGoorah has secured a booth for Fedora for the Strasbourg
event. He posted it lately on the M.list
ChitleshGoorah Sure if someone is interested can join me
ChitleshGoorah If not Ill be with my gf and maybe a fedora user too
ChitleshGoorah our lug is looking for hotels which can provide us
cheap prices for the event :)
JoseTarazona I'm interested, count with me
monkey|wrk I might be able to attend the linuxworldexpo in Sydney
barz they do have .org, but same prices
LWCE Sydney will be removed from events list
richard Tuttle has added OSCON to the event list, which is
outstanding. We will need an update from him.
nman64 Unfortunately, we can't provide a bunch of money for everyone
to get to every event (we'd love to if we could), so we have to
consider each event and decide where the money should go. The same
budget is also used for producing merchandise. The Steering Committee
is working on policies and procedures to get everything moving
smoothly. If ever you have an event near you that you would like to
try to get to, come up with a budget and let us know what you need.
We'll do the best we can.
Part of being an ambassador is acting as the regional contact for the
team. We can add links to the ambassador pages from that page. If a
local user wants us to attend or wants our support, they should
contact their local Ambassador.
maikaru ok... those events in stockholm are the expensive ones and
those in gothenburg are the not so expensive... i know ppl there that
i can sleep at if needed... i plan to contact the biggest
computermagazine in sweden so swedish ppl will know about me soon ;)
Fedora Libraries (Chitlesh)
launched FedoraLibraries in the list. ambassadors need to move ASAP
for this project. the discussion to continue on the list.
FUDCon / LinuxTag at Wiesbaden.
lxmaier and gregdek had a conversation with Florian Brand from RH
Germany today. GeroldKa and Florian will be co-owners.
gregdek We've got a plan that I'll be publicising to ambassadors-list
later today. Goal: to have the schwag pipeline up, funded and working
by March 15th. Right now, we've got a lot of requests, but not a lot
of resources. Yet. But "help is on the way".
BUT: we will NOT be sending single T-shirts or anything like that. We
will be sending KITS to ambassadors. Too expensive to drop-ship single
Ts and hats and such.
Kits, as of right now, will consist of:
However many we can fit into about $100 worth of stuff.
Note: this does NOT include t-shirts. Why?
Because T-shirts are:
* expensive for what you get;
* always in the wrong size;
* bulkier to ship.
Note: there WILL be a place to ORDER shirts, but they will NOT be part
of the kits.
nman64 In the future, we should be able to work with a service like
CafePress or Spreadshirt to offer T-shirts and other merchandise as a
fundraising tool, but not yet.
We have four proposed designs.
Let's pick the best one or two and move!
you'll need Avery stock# 8871
it's official policy: Use tchung's template at
please read readme.txt
FrancescoUgolini I have only to say that i'm working on the fedora
installation guide in italian, i've done the beginning and the first
chapter, and i think in a week or two i've finished to traduce. So see
ya the next week and good night
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