I have good news and maybe bad news.
Its Still fresh.
First as long awaited here in Strasbourg, France there will be an
"open source" day http://strasbourg.linuxfr.org/jl4/index on the 23-25
June 2006. This event will be intended as I mentioned in
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents to promote open source
softwares and linux.
If somebody is motivated to make a conference about fedora, do inform
me. Hence you will become the guest of our lug. We ( the lug members )
are looking forward to invite lecturers and to pay their journey and
hotel too. This needs to be confirmed. The money required to host the
lecturers will be from either paid entrance or companies paying for
to rent a booth for fedora, we have to pay. Price will be communicated
later. There are also talks about free booth for associations. But
nothing yet confirmed.
Its possible to sell Fedora t-shirts or other goodies for fund
raising. But in this case, we must rent a booth for Fedora.
Now comes the "maybe" bad news:
this scheduled date for the event interfere badly with two of MY
private life things:
1. I have already booked two tickets (my gf and I) to Mauritius.
2. my contract with the hostel ends in the beginning of June and
somebody will be occupying my actual room.
so meanwhile send your comments, queries or any other proposals :)
Well, We are working to get together the First Annual Demofest for Linux
for Cincinnati, Ohio. We are trying to make contact with any other
LUGs in our area to join in the fun. It is looking like September 23,
though nothing is firm yet. It is hard to guess how many will come as
we have not done this before.
I have looked on the Ambassador Wiki for ideas and found some. Does
anyone have other ideas for getting groups / companies to come and join
in this one day event? Once we have a venue, I thought I might try
putting out an email to all the companies that I can find that use Linux
in this area and invite them to demo their software. They can also use
this as a potential chance to recruit Linux people, if they need any.
Is it proper to put up a collection box for covering costs? No tickets
just limiting the number inside to the Fire Department limit. I expect
that it will be located in a public library basement meeting area which
will hold about 200 people. That would require the free aspect of the
I am trying to get a local branch of Barnes & Nobel to set up a Linux
book store for the event. Sort of iffy at the moment.
Any suggestions are welcome. I won't promise I will follow them. I may
not be able to.
Fedora Ambassador to the Midwest USA
Patrick C. McKelvey PE
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I'm writing to ask you if anybody is going to LinuxWorld on 21th June in
Warsaw? I'm not sure yet, but if somebody from Ambassadors gonna there,
I'm almost sure I also would be ;) I've just sent an e-mail to person
responsible one of the event's organizers and asked if it would be
possible to have a presentation on Fedora during the event, or have a
booth for promoting Fedora. I would be glad to welcome some of the
Ambassadors there :)
I have something in mind here. I want to create a repository in Brazil only with packages created here in Portuguese_BR.
The main idea is to have a centralized webpage with information and softwares created in Brazil for Fedora Users (always .rpm files) for home users and companies. This way companies can find softwares needed for them to be used at home and in companies.
In this last event we heard a lot of complaning because the users didn't find solutions to implement in their companies. With this webpage we can recruit developers do create softwares for companies and for home users and distribute them as GPL.
I want to call it Fedora-Extras-BR, it this ok?
What do you think about it?
Thanks in advance,
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