On 11/15/2016 01:18 AM, S.Kemter wrote:
During FUDCon APAC in Phnom Penh we came together and had time to speak
about some problems we facing in the region. One problem the region has,
except India where the situation is entirely different is, that the people
dont see the value in contributing to FOSS project, what includes us.
People in China and South East Asia are more interesting in making money,
thats why they engage more in projects that are direct related to business,
that is why Google with his Developer Group as well with Techstars the
organization the StartUp weekends has more success. It is really hard to
explain them, that they can improve their skills and improve their cv
through contributing to an FOSS project.
So Brian came up with an idea which could help us, the idea is to search
for people who had success through contributing to Fedora and publish their
story to give good examples to follow them. I think that will help not just
I think the Fedora Magazine could be the right place to publish this
So what you think? Can we find several people, who had success with
contributing to a FOSS project in their personal life?
Hey Sirko, thanks for this suggestion. It's helpful to know some of the
background context in APAC about how people view open source. So far,
*most* (but not all) of the "How do you Fedora?" articles cover people
from North America or Europe. If there are specific candidates you had
in mind, I think we should try to include them in the HDYF series on the
Magazine. However, we could probably construct the interview a little
differently than we do most of them. There could be a larger focus on
how open source paved the way for a successful career or something along
Do you feel that this would work? I would love to improve representation
of Fedora contributors in APAC in the HDYF series.
Justin W. Flory