I am planning to organize one Fedora 10 Release Party and Install Fest at
Imphal, Manipur, India on December 7, 2008. This will be my first project as
ambassador in my region. I hope this event will turn out to be a mega
success since this fest will be the first of its kind in Manipur. This event
is definetly going to boost the awarness for Fedora Linux in Manipur. The
main highlight of the event will be distribution and release of Fedora 10,
Demo and Live installation of Fedora 10. The duration of the event will be
for 1 day only. I have put up this event on the event wiki. I will be also
uploading the details regarding the event on the wiki very soon. So, i need
support from all of you to make this event a grand success. I will also try
my level best to make this event a mega event.
Imphal, Manipur, India.
It has been a long time we had a meeting for this region.
I want to organise Fedora Event, maybe Fedora 10 release or media
distribution in my region for the very first time. I am also the only fedora
ambassador in my region. So, i would like to organise fedora event for the
first time in my region. Please help and support me to organise such event
in my region for the first time.
Imphal, Manipur, India.
David Nalley led the meeting.
* News from FAmSCo - Jeffrey Tadlock, no meeting this week, budget is
* Current status of tasks
+ No progress made contacting existing ambassadors.
+ Potential sponsors for hardware to include in Event Boxes were
contacted this week. We hope to acquire small notebooks for each
event box. We will also attempt to acquire one XO for each box.
+ Plans to produce media for F10 proceeding, one or two runs of 3000
+ FAD update and planning.
+ Planet aggregation continuing - some new ambassadors are on the planet.
+ Musts/Shoulds/Coulds - will try to get this out of draft in the next
week or two.
* The Education Strategy - Jack Aboutboul returned to discuss issues that
were raised on f-a-l and to further discuss the work he is doing in this
area. More discussion is expected.
* Dealing with News Media - Larry Cafiero introduced us to a draft he is
working on to help us more effectively deal with the media. This opened
a discussion of whether a policy is needed to guide ambassadors in
dealing with various media issues. Regardless of policy I think it is
fair to say the work Larry presented will be a great help to the many
ambassadors who may come in contact with the press in various situations.
I would again like to thank all the participants, especially the new
ambassadors joining us for the first time tonight.
As I said on 29th, I had a talking event at a local engineering college.
As the day progressed, excitement grew.
It was morning when the organisers called us up and asked if they
could shift our talk to open stage. They were having space problem :)
No, we said. we are no bollywood stars..are we?
Around 10:30, we assembled. It was around 11:10 when we reached the college.
Upon entering the room we found that there was around ~100 students,
mostly from first and second year. Unfortunately, there was a power
cut as soon as we entered the room and though they had backup and
generators, they were unable to fix it.
Time was running and audience was getting bored, so we decided to
start without the microphone and projector.
First was the talk by Indranil Das Gupta, upon enquiring the audience
let us know, that they have heard of Linux in general, they have no
detailed idea but now that they have an opportunity want to know
specifically what Fedora and Linux was all about.
And there was the HOD of the Computer Sc. who wanted to know more
about Fedora as they were migrating a whole lab to Fedora.
Interestingly, a few students honestly confessed that they were here
because the tech fest was on and they had to come to it anyway. ;)
In the middle of talk, power came back and everything was back to normal.
After that there was my talk. The audience was listening to it
carefully, they asked a few questions, and after the talk a few came
up to me and asked that they have already installed Fedora and they
were having such and such problems. As I didn't have much time, I told
them to follow it up with mail.
The scenario there is not much encouraging, as people never heard of
sourceforge and kernel et. al., but that give us a lot of opportunity
to teach them new things.
What I found, they have a LUG, had an install fest and then they had
no idea how to proceed.
So, I talked to them and asked them to make it a in a workshop format.
Probably, I shall go back there soon. :)
Next, Sayamindu from OLPC spoke, and demoed the sugar desktop, people
was entertained. Unfortunately, time ran out and he had to cut his
speech short. (He did a 2 hour presentation in ~20 minutes :D.)
So that was all about the event.
On our return leg, there was rain, so we had to walk a bit, cross a
bamboo bridge with toll tax....("bamboo bridge with a toll tax") and
went into the china town to have some nice...but that's a different
I am Anwarul Mamun, a Free and Open Source software enthusiast working to
foster the advancement of Free and Open Source software, Open Standards and
F/OSS community since long. Bearing the responsibility of OpenDoc Society,
Bangladesh Chapter as Chairman(www.opendocsociety.org). I will represent
Bangladesh as an Ambassador and feel great to coordinate with anyone from
any region to embrace Fedora.
I like and enjoy to present on Free and Open source software matters. My
upcoming presentation "Community Development, Marketing, Fund raising -
Three pillars of the future of OOo" will be at OOoCon 2008 in Beijing,
China on this November.
Would like to build a strong community around Fedora through engaging in
massive advocacy for Fedora.
Thank you and best regards,
Build it and All will be involved
This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2008-08-31 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
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