During the 1. FAD in december 2006 was a short discussion about the
translation of the CLA. Here is the german version now. Don't worry it's
not my work. A professional translater has done it for me.
Please proofread it. Thanks
The thread about Fedora European Infrastructure (FEI) has been silent
for quite a while – too long IMHO. It would be a pity if this idea
went down, because we have the possibility to enhance the
infrastructure in Europe now, and chances like this don't come along
By now, European Ambassadors are dependent from RedHat US when it
comes to shipping dvds, merchandise, or having money for events etc.
If the FEI idea succeeds, Europe could have its own budget (and more
autonomy), and FEI will decide who will get the money.
I've got the impression that there is no clear picture of what FEI
would do and what it would be good for. Let give me some very simple
„use cases" of what FEI could do.
Someone wants to do a fedora booth on an important event. For costs
like printing flyers, merchandise, travelling and hotel he can ask FEI
who will decide if and how much money from the budget he will get.
Some events are more important than others, and the budget may not be
enough to cover all of them. FEI will create a public list with events
who have to be covered (with the help of all European Ambassadors).
Someone experiences problems while organising an event (this problems
may be: finances, the application for the event or others) FEI is the
point of contact.
Non-local European events (like Fosdem or European FADs) where
Ambassadors from all over Europe/the world will meet will be
coordinated by FEI.
French Ambassadors have made the decision to create a local entity. If
Ambassadors from a country do so, they will have all the support from
FEI (and from all other Ambassadors, too, of course). Creating a local
entity though is a lot of work which is not Fedora specific, meaning
the work is mostly bureaucratic and centering at legal tasks. This is
- with FEI - not imperatively needed, because FEI will create the
missing infrastructure and step in, especially where Europeans feel
left behind. But if Ambassadors from a country are still convinced
that they need a legal entity, they merit the support from all of us.
The question if FEI should be a legal entity: personally, I wouldn't
like it, because FEI is not there for doing bureaucratic tasks. But
this point should be clarified by a lawyer, to be sure that there
won't be any legal problems.
Another proposition on this list was to wait till LinuxTag to discuss
the subject over there. I think it's better to discuss and make the
decision here, because this is an important subject where everybody
should have the possibility to discuss about and get involved. Let's
use Linuxtag as a place to officially launch FEI. Chitlesh and I think
Gerold will be the perfect ambassador to cut the ribbon ;-)
Now, I ask every Ambassador on this list: take five minutes and think
about this idea, and how we can get it to work. Then reply here, or
better: speed to the wikipage to edit it
And last but not least: if you are interested in becoming the FEI,
raise your hand!
Is theres any template for feedback form available somewhere for
I believe there are types of contents that are useful for
FedoraProject and those that are not. A random survey without goals I
dont think it'll be useful.
Mohd Izhar Firdaus Bin Ismail
天野晃 「あまの ひかる」
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
ICT 2nd Year 1st Semester
Our first event made the day 24 of March in the build of the 24 ISEIT,
with the presence of Ambassadors GuillermoGomez, in addition with the
support of the community Fedora Venezuela and myself, approximating 20
machines was installed with Fedora 6, the favorite selection was
Ubuntu, some people after of proving Fedora LiveCD to choose install
FC6, the support of the Fedora community of Venezuela was
overwhelming, we had the aid of several volunteers who outstandingly
made installed reaching a satisfactory 99%. Everybody delivery a
number considerable of LiveCDs and DVDs install, we made shirts with
the logo of Fedora, also used a videobean to show Fedora/AIGLX/Beryl.
The day of today we received from the Amb. Rodrigo Padula a total of
80DVDs and POP for its distribution during next event to take place
day 28 of April FLISOL.
I leave with some photos of event:
Wilmer Jaramillo M.
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Currently Fedora News Project is looking for two or more writers
for up-coming-issue of Fedora Weekly News.
Selected writers are expected to pick out the several major topics
discussed in that week from following mailing lists and summarized
them in a few paragraph.:
* Development Section: fedora-devel-list, fedora-extras-list and
* Documentation Section: fedora-docs-list
* Events and Meetings: fedora-ambassadors-list and fedora-marketing-list
These paragraphs will be edited by our editors and eventually
published in our next issue of Fedora Weekly News.
If you're interested in this project, please contact me as soon as possible.
1st of all, Thank you for supporting Fedora :). I have face few problem
(unconfident situation) about declaring myself as fedora ambassador (even
stated in wiki (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CategoryAmbassadorsMalaysia).
This happen when I turn seriously to promote fedora Linux to local
university. I can only get into university which i have contact in it. Most
of people required some identification (like letter of appointed) to clarify
Promoting Fedora to company or university is like selling a product. People
that selling need to be clarify in oder to trust his product. (even no
profit to the seller). Therefor i would like to suggest FESCO to write a
letter of appointed to all ambassadors in oder to make promoting Fedora
became professional task and fun.
Mohd Hanafiah bin Muhamad
Fedora Ambassadors for Malaysia
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For your information.
Maybe interesting for all members of a LUG.
LUG Camp Interlaken / Switzerland
May, 17th till May, 20th 2007
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The event Dakshh07 was better than our expectation...
There were a lot of participation in the Fedora event.We managed to
provide everyone with Fedora DVDs and Ubuntu Cds.
We also provided each one with a jump start guide which contains few
basic commands,name of basic applications,Structure and philosophy of
GNU/Linux to get people started.
Also as far as Participation is concerned it was just great to see
people are getting really interested in Linux.I had to explain things
for a long time after my seminar. I expect atleat a few of them will
join the Fedora / Linux community.
And one more thing ,this event was a organised on a complete Linux
base. That is , each every competetion , Debugging , Presentation ,
Slide show , everything was on Linux..
That,I hope , will increase the awareness where Linux penetration is very low.
Next year, probably I can do a whole day of Linux event there.
And yes..A question.. * Can I upload my presentation made for this
event ? How ? Whom should I send it for review ?*
As because its on _Why and How to get involved into Fedora community_
, it may help somebody later.
Sorry guys, but there is no way I can make it to LinuxTag this year.
There is no more money in the Fedora budget for me to fly anywhere, and
the airline where I have all of my mileage doesn't fly to Berlin (or
anywhere nearby). Don't have the $$$ to pay it out of pocket.
Max and Mike will be there, you don't need me anyways. :)