I'll get around to posting Hack At Random 2009 as a Fedora Event
sometime in the not too distant future. HAR is a technology and
hacking conference cum camping experience in the Netherlands this
coming August. I plan on being there, but if there is interest, i
would also like to have a bit of a Fedora presence. I had a fun
experience at eth-0 last summer, and i can definitely recommend it as
the 'alternate' conference. These events have been compared to the
Woodstock and Burning Man of the computer world, but there's also a
pretty serious element in it as well.
I bring this up now, because the call for papers was issued today. If
the event is anything like eth-0 last year, the process for getting a
paper in is very simple, and can even be done last minute. (Such as
when you show up at the door.) For those of you that like to do
things in a more timely fashion, i'm forwarding this on to the list,
so you can decide if you want to present. The call for papers can be
If you are interested in submitting a paper and would like to see a
Fedora presence there, please reply on this list, so we can figure out
what kind of interest there is.
IOTA, a society under the Dept of IT, Govt. Of West Bengal is
organising a convention on "Freedom in Computer Technology".
There will be eminent speakers here. Also there will be people from
corporate and universities.
Participation if free.
I have managed to secure a booth for Fedora.
Also it gives the ambassadors from Eastern India the opportunity to
meet up. (Unoffcially though).
So we need volunteers to attend the booth. Also I shall request all
the Ambassadors from Kolkata and nearby to please come up so that we
Please register here http://iotawb.org/registration.html
I have talked with them and they are open to extend the registration
period, in case anyone left out.
The date of convention is 26/27/28 Dec. 2008.
For any other questions please let me know.
I was perusing the Media Art page today looking for label and sleeve
art for the x86_64 architecture. NA is ordering LiveCDs and Install
DVDs for these arches in addition to the x86 media. My concern is
that there is not any artwork for the x86_64 architecture on the wiki
as of yet.
per this discussion:
There was a follow-up in irc #fedora-ambassadors (unfortunately, I
don't have the log of the info off-hand, I'll try to find it)
discussing the labeling for x86 vs x86_64. I believe the results
x86: For Intel compatible PC's
x86_64: For 64-bit Intel compatible PC's
I'm planning to take the labels / sleeves from the F10 Media Art
page and update them to include new scribus, pdf and eps versions
for the 64-bit arch. I should have the new media art up by tomorrow
evening at the latest. As soon as I have this art, I'll follow-up
asking for a few +1s so we can pass them onto the media company. If
anyone can get them up faster, I would love the help, just let me
For those not familiar with this discussion, I wanted to make sure the
reasoning is explained here. Many computers in NA (and EMEA as I
understand it) are now shipping 64-bit processors. Most manufacturers
are moving away from the 32-bit model. The thing is, that while the
32-bit spins will work on 64-bit machines, they are not taking full
advantage. Because of this, NA decided to ship 64-bit as well as
32-bit media. The cost of media has been reduced and thus we are able
to produce more media for less cost.
this is the 2008 (FY09) FAmSCo Activities and Events report, I hope it
could help new FAmSCo members to figure out what the past FAmSCo has
done with some suggestion to improve the future experience.
This report is for all Ambassadors too: I hope you'll find a brief,
simple scheme of what was done, thank, primarily, to the marvelous job
you have done and, I'm sure, you'll continue to do.
My big thanks to you, fellow Ambassadors, who made FAmSCo job really
easy and helped it focusing on your necessities, ideas and proposal.
Former FAmSCo, moreover, want to wish you a happy New Year and all the
best for you, as ambassadors and persons.
on behalf of former FAmSCo
We had a successful fedora day in Egypt, it was organized by Mufix
community. the event went great.
The event held on 16-Dec-2008, we have started first with checking the
On registration process attendees answered several questions such as
(do you know what is FOSS? did you used fedora linux before? do you
have any GNU/Linux installed?), almost everyone checked on hearing
about foss and fedora.
Here is the full report
As the election process is on, I am reluctant to have the meeting
tomorrow. (Second Sunday as fixed in the previous meeting)
How about the third sunday of this month? That is 21th Dec 3UTC.
Guys I seriously need your help, my brother was messing around with my f10
laptop and now everytime i search for packages or try to install anything it
gives me this error, please we need your help:
Error Type: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>
Error Value: 'NoneType' object is unsubscriptable
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2202, in
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2199, in main
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 610,
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 561,
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 479, in
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 363, in
pkgs = self.yumbase.pkgSack.searchNames(names=name_list)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py, line 592, in
pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py, line 435, in
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/repos.py, line 223, in
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/repos.py, line 71, in doSetup
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/plugins.py, line 176, in run
func(conduitcls(self, self.base, conf, **kwargs))
File : /usr/lib/yum-plugins/rpm-warm-cache.py, line 31, in
if commands in ('upgrade', 'install', 'remove'):
This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2008-12-21 / 19:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
qui aura lieu ce dimanche (21 déc.) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur
IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
L'ordre du jour est disponible depuis cette page :
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