I was talking to some friends about Fedora and trying to use my new
found position of ambassador to help convey my message about fedora. I
ran into a question that I am sure is way over my head I told them i
would attempt to find out and get back to them so here it is
Can someone use Fedora Directory server to attach a local machine to the
FAS system? That is to say can you login to your computer at home using
your same login for the FAS.
Now they asked this because they were used to a windows domain and
thought this would allow them the experience of what a Linux based
domain equivalent would be.
Any ideas on how to explain this or links on where i can send them?
This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2008-12-28 / 19:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
qui aura lieu ce dimanche (28 déc.) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur
IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
L'ordre du jour est disponible depuis cette page :
N'hésitez pas à le modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent
I am wondering if our community leaders (Paul, Max, Greg, anyone else)
might have one or two books they recommend that bear in important ways
on community management that might be of interest to ambassadors?
Please share if you do as I need some winter reading.
As posted on my blog today, I'd like to make the following
announcement and provide information to help North American
The Fedora Live CDs arrived this past week, right in time for
Christmas. They look great. (see
If you are interested in obtaining some pressed media to distribute at
an event or Local User Group (LUG), please make a request on the new
FAmNA Resource Request tracker. (A special thanks to Jon Stanley
for setting this up.) Make sure to include the following information
* Name and Address
* The number of LiveCDs you'd like
- Currently, we only have 32-bit LiveCDs. The order has
been placed for 32-bit and 64-bit install media, delivery is expected
around mid-January. When this media arrives, I will announce the
* A short explanation of your request and how it might promote Fedora
* Phone Number (optional)
* How you would like the shipped (Choose Ground unless you can
justify faster shipping)
* Your region (shown as component)
- Do Not assign the task to anyone, it is automatically
assigned to the correct person based upon region.
In addition, you will likely get a 'TICKET_VIEW privileges are
required to perform this operation' error. We do this because we are
asking for mailing addresses and do not wish to share them with anyone
else. Check your email, if you received a confirmation of the ticket,
it has been filed and we'll address it as quickly as possible.
If you are interested in who is getting your request, you may wish to
head on over to the North America regional list.
If you are an Event Owner for Q4 2009, please do not send requests.
Events are handled by the FedoraEvents page. We are aware of the
events and will coordinate with you individually.
In addition, at the upcoming FUDCon, we'll be building an
AmbassadorKit. The AmbassadorKit is designed to be a small package
delivered to any Fedora contributor who wishes to spread Fedora. The
AmbassadorKit will include the following (at minimum):
* Between 10 and 20 bits of Media (LiveCDs, DVDs)
* A display box for holding media
* One or Two Fedora t-shirts
* A few sheets of Fedora Stickers
* Fedora Buttons
Other items can be included in the AmbassadorKit, such as:
* Fedora Temporary Tattoos (while supplies last)
* Fedora LiveUSBs (in the future, or if some sponsor would like to
donate them hint hint)
* Anything else you can think of that would be useful for promoting Fedora.
Once the AmbassadorKits are designed and can easily be built and
delivered, we will add them to the FAmNA Resource Request tracker so
they can also be requested.
I look forward to delivering massive amounts of media over the next
few months to those who need it.
0 - http://sexysexypenguins.com
1 - https://fedorahosted.org/famnarequests/
2 - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/NA/Regions
3 - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents
4 - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon/FUDConF11
5 - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/AmbassadorKit
It would be nice if we could have a more organized approach on the
Fedora USB creation stick. There is a view on it  which is pretty
well done, but we (Kostas Antonakoglou and I) thought we could give it a
So we created a wiki page on it . We need some help on the creation
of the Live DVD for it. Anyone interested may contact me.
Hope this idea grows up and ends up to the creation of at least one USB
Stick Kit for every region (EMEA, NA , APAC, LATAM) or even more
preferably the integration of the kit to the regional Event Box.
If we manage to create the the Kit by February we could turn up in
FOSDEM2009 with it :)
PGP key: 0x6130DBF8
liknus @ GRnet , Freenode
To all Ambassadors,
Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this
loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness.
Personally I wish every one of you a wonderfull christmas time and a
more wonderfull "Happy New Year 2009".
Friendly yours from Germany
It's my pleasure to announce the election result for FAmSCo.
Here the communication made by Nigel Jones, the Elections
Administrator, with the election result:
Election Results for FAmSCo - Fedora 11 Cycle
Voting Period: 07 December 2008 00:00:00 UTC to 20 December 23:59:59 UTC
* David Nalley (ke4qqq)
* Francesco Ugolini (fugolini)
* Hector Gonzalez (hagr182)
* Joerg Simon (kital)
* Larry Cafiero (lcafiero)
* Max Spevack (spevack)
* Rodrigo Padula (RodrigoPadula)
* Sandro Mathys (red_alert)
* Susmit Shannigrahi (susmit)
* Thomas Canniot (MrTom)
As defined in the election text, the seven (7) candidate(s) with the
greatest number of votes will be elected for full 2 release term.
At close of voting there were:
126 valid ballots
Using the Fedora Range Voting method, each candidate could attain a
maximum of 1260 votes (10*126).
1. Max Spevack (spevack) 917
2. Joerg Simon (kital) 695
3. Francesco Ugolini (fugolini) 684
4. Thomas Canniot (MrTom) 561
5. Rodrigo Padula (RodrigoPadula) 548
6. David Nalley (ke4qqq) 487
7. Susmit Shannigrahi (susmit) 442
8. Sandro Mathys (red_alert) 356
9. Larry Cafiero (lcafiero) 346
10. Hector Gonzalez (hagr182) 252
As such, Max Spevack, Joerg Simon, Francesco Ugolini, Thomas Canniot,
Rodrigo Padula, David Nalley and Susmit Shannigrahi are elected to
FAmSCo for a full 2 relase term.
Nigel Jones <nigjones(a)redhat.com>
Congratulation to all the winners and big thanks to all the
partecipants of this amazing race: your name, along with your ideas,
will help next FAmSCo and Ambassadors Project having a better future!
Many thanks to Nigel for his precious work and to whoever helped
organizing this election.
on behalf of former FAmSCo