>>Local websites are a great initiative, Mikael! Probably one of the best
>>ways to bridge the gap in between English-speakers and only-native-
>>You can also make Fedora more accessible to newbies by providing them
>>with easy-to-understand concepts and usage guidelines.
>>Remember, not everyone is as geeky (no offense here) as you.
I have plans on translating most of the documents on fedora.redhat.com
website, with the installation guide as the first one out... Other
documents and so on relating to Linux in general will also be
available... i have registered a channel on freenode, and a forum will
be up soon... This is some of the content planned....
>>That's also great! BTW, does your community have an FC4 Install Guide in
>>Swedish? I believe that's the one document to start fomenting FC usage
>>among average computer users.
>>Glad to hear it. I hope we are able to provide you with all support you
>>need. If not, please let us know.
Yes the support is great... get lots of it at #fedora-mktg
>>Ask them if they'd like to write an article on FC5. Great opportunity to
>>expose the new release and also to recruit more contributors for the
>>various FC sub-projects ;))
I will look into it, and see if they want to do that...
>>As we got a very restricted budget, try to save whenever and wherever
>>you can i.e. finding local accommodation at friends places, low fares,
>>sharing booths with lugs and other open source projects...
A lot of big events takes place in Gothenburg and those shouldn't be any
problems. I have relatives living there. And the cost for train isnt
The worst one is when events are in Stockholm, there i dont know anyone
and its expensive to go there because i live so far from that town.
Dear Alex, Greg, Rahul, all
As I was not able to be present at the Ambassador meeting - sorry for that -,
I want just to let you know I am doing some work on my part.
I can divide it in five little pragraphs.
- FOSDEM Brussels (Belgium) -
> FOSDEM (Fred)
> gregdek OK, no Fred. We'll discuss FOSDEM later
Well, I have received some information from the FOSDEM team about how it will go on there and so on.
Anyway, as I written previously on the mailling list I am going to take pictures of this event.
BTW, I think I would write as soon as I would have time a wiki draft about my experience to be behind the fedora
stand at a Open Source Event.
I have well received the Fedora Event Pack which is composed of 75 and several FC4 Dvds. Thanks a lot !
Just a little remark about that. It could be interesting for the next time to have more Tee-Shirt
with a smaller size cause not a lot of people is wearing XXXL, XXL.
Anyway, I understand perfectly Alex and Greg are doing there best to provide us the best support they
can offer to us. Thanks again.
Now, I do not want to hurt someone here. It is just a remark.
Greg, Alex if you have any questions or remarks feel free to send me an email.
- HP IT.Exec Meeting Enterprise UNIX to LINUX migration Brussels Belgium
I have talk with the HP Linux team here in Belgium and it was really intersting.
Indeed, more and more big companies are going to do projects on Linux principaly on RH.
When I said projects, it is not only samba, bind and other respectables open softwares I talking about.
For instance, all systems at an european aircraft control has recently migrated on linux. Great, isn't it ?
Then, the "UNIX to LINUX migration" presentation was instructive.
I am going to adapt the "UNIX to LINUX migration" slide for the fedora project
cause I think it could be intersting for us.
BTW, I have asked the agreement from the Belgian HP Linux Team and I have got it.
Now, I have just taken contact with them.
> 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
I will create new slides -see above -
Thanks for your work Thomas !
For the FOSDEM and as I have not got any advertising boards, banners and so on, I am doing some ones.
I am going to upload them on the fedora project wiki web site asap.
For your information, Ok I did not find time to add some information in this section about
my experience in Schools. I am going to do that asap.
For the moment, it is frozen cause students are overbooked till end of february.
Anyway, the next event is planned at the end of the next month.
If you have any questions or remarks feel free to send me an email.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Alex
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 8:43 PM
To: Ambassadors List
Subject: [Fedora-ambassadors-list] Ambassadors meeting notes January
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: http://people.redhat.com/sundaram/
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 http://fedoranews.org/tchung/biz
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
Check out the new content on Fedora Project page! http://fedoraproject.org
Fedora-ambassadors-list mailing list
Dear members of ambassadors list,
may I introduce myself in list because I didn't find time to join the
My name is David Hackl, 18, from Europe/Austria. I'm part of the LUGT
(Linux User Group Tirol) that also helps to organise the Linuxweeks in
austria where I do mainorganising for Tirol. I use Linux about 10 Years now.
I work as an IT-Technician in a small austrian computer school and do
also commercial Webprojects in PHP/MySQL.
So why did I join the amassadors: Because I think RPM-based
distributions are the best way for beginners in Linux and I was looking
for a Gnome-Desktop Environment (Don't like KDE that much). And so FC is
the best choice I can make at the moment to give it out to the
beginners. I want to force the fedora things in Linux Weeks too and also
give it out to our customers at school.
Well if you want to know anything else about me be not afraid to ask me.
Hello I'm Ambasador from poland, I writed few days ago about PLD linux
day is Poznan in poland. I want to go there but i don't have a money for
trip. I want to go there to talk about FC and new fc5. And i now you can
help my:) Last time when i write about this you ask my about pld linux
day and what i wan talk:
and its link
PLD Linux Day
pld.wmid.amu.edu.pl - official site of PLD linux Day
faq.fedora.pl - site wher is avery info about fedora core
I think you can help My
For those wondering why you're getting duplicate mails from me including old ones:
There has been a mail routing issue with redhat mailing list server which prevented some
of us to receiving mails from fedoraproject.org email address via mailing list.
It seems this issue have been finally resolved as I'm begin receiving mails from my own
fedoraproject.org email address. :)
Thank you Eliot and Seth!
This is a very useful document for contributors willing to work on
Please feel free to use it, enjoy it and to spread the word!
Fedora Global Ambassador
Remote Ambassador for Brazil
Rajesh Ranjan, one of the Fedora Ambassadors has published a article in
Red Hat Magazine this month with some editorial help from yours truly.
From the article.. "Rajesh Ranjan is Language Maintainer, Hindi at Red
Hat. He is working with several localization projects including Fedora,
GNOME, Openoffice.org, and Mozilla. He is the Indic Language
Co-ordinator for the Native Language Confederation of Openoffice.org.
Before joining Red Hat, he worked with The Indian Express Group and
Literate World, Inc.".
Excellent work Rajesh. Keep spreading the good word of Linux, Free and
open source software and of course Fedora.
Fedora Bug Triaging - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers
I am writing this to let everyone know a little bit more about what i am
working on, and what i have planned. I got sick last week, and haven't
been able to do any real work since thuesday that week. I have been able
to attend those two meetings that have been since that. Which feels
good, then i havent missed anything there. :)
Anyhow, here is some short info:
1. This is the msot important project for me personally - I am working
on a website that will promote fedora in Sweden, that will assist new
and current users and more. Unfortunally there were a mayor set back 2
weeks ago. I have chosen to use free php solutions to save time, which
it didn't. And the script i choose from the beginning destroyed a lot of
my work by cutting of longer articles. I have been forced to start over.
I am happy with what i have now and work will continue.
2. I am active in the translation group so lot of my time will go to
that. Because of sickness i haven't been able to do anything mayor yet.
Which feels a bit disappointing...
3. I am ordering businesscards as soon as i have the money to pay for it.
4. As soon as I have a working and decent website, i plan to contact the
mayor computer magazine in Sweden and tell them about it. They have
writen about stuff i have done before, so it should be any problems, but
who knows :)
5. I am supporting the Kadischi project, so far there have been some
translation. Whenever Kadischi needs me I am there :)
6. I am going to start looking into the events thing. What kinds of
events there are in Sweden, what kind of budget i need and stuff like
that. My economy doesnt allow any travelling right now, but i hope that
it will change soon.
These are some things that i am doing, i might have missed some but its
atleast a little contribution ;)
Thoughts, ideas and whatever are welcome