An observation while cursing the bad timing of my final exams (and not being
able to address this issue last night):
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 9:57 PM, inode0 <inode0(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> * FADNA
> - Larry Cafiero sent mail to f-a-l indicating willingness to take
> ownership of hosting FADNA at SCaLE in February.
> - Discussion about several possible alternate sites and timing.
> - Agreed to let Larry run with this, need to discuss it in more
> detail during the coming week and sign off officially at next
> week's meeting if all goes well.
> - Not likely to be very much in our Q4 budget for this so we need
> to try to proceed prudently.
> * Q4 Budget [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/NA/Budget]
Until last night, I don't believe Linuxfest Northwest in April was brought
up as an option for FADNA. Until now, my impression, wrongly it appears, was
that we were locked into either SCaLE or SELF, the latter of which was
deemed to be too close to FUDcon.
If LFNW is an option, we should look at it closely, not only because of the
time factor involved -- both in organizational terms as well as financial
terms (this falls in Q1, right?) -- but also in the fact that this is an
historical year for LFNW, it's 10th anniversary.
I'll retain ownership of this, needless to say, but I think it might be best
to take a closer look at LFNW rather than rush to make SCaLE. I'll do the
legwork on both and report back during the course of the week and have
something for Tuesday's meeting. But those are my thoughts after reading the
minutes and, naturally, I welcome input on the issue. Lots.
Sometime ago, I was asked to help organizing a shared meeting with
EMEA and NA to share ideas about initiatives and have a better look at
I want to ask all the interest to think about it, once again, maybe
trying to find a time/date to make this important meeting happening.
I translated the website talk.fedoraproject for brazilian portuguese and I
am interested to use this project in Brazil.
Is there a documentation about configuration in twinkle or ekiga? Because
for both case in website there is this information "(Coming Soon)"
I configured twinkle and ekiga and it is very easy, I think. Can I do this
documentation or already is there other one?
Consultor em TI
I am really elated to let you know that we have successfully automated
the Fedora Freemedia handling process.
So far the freemedia request handling has been manual.
A form was filled, a mail sent to the mailing list, postal addresses
copied from the mail and updated to the wiki. This was pretty complex,
and time consuming too.
Now the process will be as easy as this:
1. Now the requester will come here. Fill in the data, and will
continue to the next page.
2. On continuing the trac ticket will be already filled with the data,
all the requester will have to do is to click the "Submit Ticket"
3. A ticket will be filed here.
4. The freemedia contributor will accept the ticket he/she is willing to ship.
5. When shipped, he/she will close the ticket.
If you have any comment/suggession, please let me know.
Also PLEASE play around with the system, file tickets, close tickets,
and do whatever you want and let me know any bugs that you may have
Lastly, thanks to all, who helped doing this possible.
Thanks and awaiting bug reports..
Are there any remaining questions, or organizational topics that need to
be addressed for FOSDEM?
For those of you who are receiving some sort of sponsorship from the
Community Architecture budget, please read over
and be ready with your receipts as quickly after FOSDEM as possible. I
need to get all of the FOSDEM-related expenses into the Red Hat system
by the middle of February, so it won't leave much time.
We have been having weekly meetings on Tuesday nights now for 6
months. A lot has been accomplished and perhaps it is time to
reconsider the frequency and timing of our meetings again. Several of
us feel that moving to twice a month meetings would be appropriate now
to keep our initiatives moving forward without being overly burdensome
on ambassadors who want to participate.
Are folks ready to renegotiate this for the new year? Are there
ambassadors out there who would like to join us for meetings but for
whom Tuesday night just won't work? If so, please make suggestions now
and we'll see if we can accommodate everyone's schedules.
right now some so called FOSS events appear with a target audience which is
more focused for government agencies and bussines. To have Speakers at that
events could be a great chance for Fedora to attract them for sponsoring or
contribution. Here are some points i have made already in a discussion with a
small group of people before. Francesco suggested to invite all Ambassadors to
participate in this discussion.
There are several topics that we could place to attract government agencies
and business, i am sure they will not know about that right now - and i hope
that we find more here on that list - or like Francesco suggested collect in a
- Company & Inhouse Builds! - a company who build software as FOSS or modify
FOSS for their own Enterprise Servers can use the benefit of Fedora Processes
and Infrastructure as well as the wide spreading of our Distribution with
contributing to Fedora + EPEL - this is good for the company and for Fedora.
This could be enhanced by a technical Track, to show them how they can package
and spread their Software within own Fedora Spins ...
- Community Consulting! - show them the brilliance of our technology with
spacewalk, cobbler, func, puppet, FDS, KVM, FEL, our OLPC Success... Talk
about the possibility that a Fedora Contributor teaches a company for a
donation to the Fedora Project technicaly to see what the future will bring
and to use that knowledge for their enterprise enviroments because this
Enterprise Servers are build from our roots (or whatever) ...
- Build a FOSS Career! - show the government why they should support using and
teaching of FOSS in educational institutions
Show them success stories we have learned from Kushal or Chitlesh or Rodrigo
or Paul - show the bussines why they should hire FOSS Contributors (peer
certification, ...) - show the bussines why they should sponsor local FOSS
Communities ... - show them how to become a FOSS Contributor inside Fedora.
Imagine a government which decides that kids in school get teached leading
edge software without licencing cost and with the possibility to enhance and
change that. Imagine a Fedora Artwork Contest in all Schools of your Country
We can enrich Events with valuable content and give them real FOSS
Joerg (kital) Simon
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Looking for thoughts on this.
What would the Freemedia\Ambassadors think,
if we cannot include Unity-Respins as full Project sponsored spins.
Could we try work on them as an upgrade option.
John (inode) voiced something similar previously:
Where requester is sent the Official Media,
and the closest Unity-spin to the request date.
It will cost ambassadors a bit extra on media\time\p+p.
But it will save the requester time\money, and
give them a fairly concurrent box.
If feedback is positive, would others be willing to help me bring this
forward, to the relevant groups\committees?