Hi, all --
Of particular interest to North American folks: Over the past couple of
weeks Joseph Smidt and I have discussed an event to be held at the
University of California Irvine in the spring. Originally, I was going to
give a mere presentation at UCI, but after lengthy discussions, it has grown
into something larger.
What Joseph has come up with is Linux UC Irvine -- LUCI -- an event which
will take place in April of this year.
LUCI serves as an introduction of Linux to the students and faculty of the
university, as well as serving as a basis for starting a Linux Users Group
on campus and, as a long-range goal, holding twice-a-year Linux festivals
every year on campus.
While the format for this inaugural event needs to be hashed out -- I'm
imagining a presentation along with demonstrations of Fedora would be a main
ingredient of the event -- and other logistical facets need to be addressed,
I wanted to make everyone aware of this event and ask anyone in the Southern
California area (as well as anyone else who might be interested) who wants
to participate to contact either Joseph or me.
The wiki for this event is at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LUCI
Thanks, Joseph, for carrying the ball on this project and I'm hoping others
will join up.
This project, of course, is in the planning stages, and Joseph and I can
answer any questions (and, Joseph, if I missed anything, feel free to jump
On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Karsten Wade <kwade(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 03:25:05PM -0800, Karsten Wade wrote:
>> * User Guide for F10 -- all wiki work, can use the Ambassador hardware
>> as systems to write from.
> Left to my own devices and time having run out, I picked the User
> Guide as a good choice for bringing in new people with the lowest
So I say we get the word out about the FAD now.
We'll be working on the User Guide for F10 and Packaging of Fonts
during the day.
A full schedule can be found at
If you are interested, live near Southern California (even if it's a
few hours drive, like Las Vegas), come on down and participate for the
day. And hey, why not stay for the rest of SCaLE :)
Hello and welcome to this third FAMSCO weekly meeting summary.
The latest meeting was hold on the 29th January 2009 on #fedora-meeting
Francesco starts by announcing the meeting agenda :
2) Tasks status
As Max was unfortunately not attending this already incredible meeting,
the budget topic was postponed until the force may be with him again.
2) Tasks status
Kital has sent a mail to contact mentors on their mailing list and is
planning a stupendous meeting with them soon.
## Trac system
Susmit explains the trac system works in a gorgeous manner and is
waiting for complete usability from FAMSCo and ambassadors.
## Mailing list management
Kital and Francesco agreed that FAMSCo list has to be managed in a
smarter way. Some members are in the list for organization workflow
improvement purposes and a wiki page should be created to know « who's
in and who's out ».
## Release events
Francesco will soon get in contact with Susmit to discuss about release
events organization and plannings so as to improve Release event
organization and help organizers as much as possible, including with
## Marketing relations status
Francesco suggested that Release Events and marketing relationship
could be tasks to handled in parallels, and occasion to strengthen
links with Marketing people.
## French Ambassadors Organization
Thomas pointed out that a first official contact was made the day
before with Tunisian and Morocco Ambassadors to invite them to join
Solutions Linux event at the end of March. Positive answers were
received so far and we are letting them time to get organized to come
## Company contact in East European countries (Romania - Hungary)
Kital has contacted Hungarian University and Romanian Exhibitors and
invited regional Fedora People (including the outstandingly famous
Nicu) to explain them how their companies could benefit from getting
involved in Fedora (EPEL, Sponsoring ...). Francesco added that
including Marketing on this topic as well could help FAMSCo going
farther in this tremendous task. The fact is that there are few
opportunities to organize events there with community members, however
events are made for professional purposes, and Fedora has to be there
as well. Kital is trying to find topics to attract them inside the
And then there was silence. Francesco rises his finger in the air, and
decided He should adjourned the meeting.
Thanks for reading.
Your Dear FAmSCo
Hi, all --
I just wanted to touch base with North American ambassadors regarding the
Fedora Activity Day at the Southern California Linux Expo on Feb. 20, 2009,
as well as to put out on the list on a couple of potential FADs coming up in
next several months.
First things first: SCaLE. Here's the wiki page for FAD SCaLE:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Activity_Day_at_SCaLE_7x and we're
still looking for people to participate in the FAD event on Friday. We'll
probably extend the hours into the evening, so those who may not be able to
make it during the day could make it on Friday evening. Plus, on a side
note, I've talked with Joe Smith, who is sort of the de facto head of the
Ubuntu Local Community (LoCo) in California, and since they're having a Bug
Jam over the weekend, we agreed to post each other's events on our lists in
order to share brainpower, so those who are working on items on Friday are
welcome to help out over the weekend at the Bug Jam.
More on FAD to follow, but if you live in the West (or anywhere) and find
you can make it to L.A., come on down.
The booth at SCaLE: We're still looking for people to staff the booth at
SCaLE. Clint Savage has a presentation at SCaLE as well (and hopefully he
can tell us more about it. Clint?), so his time at the booth may be limited.
I will be there for as long as necessary, but there's always more fun in
numbers, so again if you're in the neighborhood -- okay, if you're in the
same country or same hemisphere -- and want to come, you get a free pass to
the event and the satisfaction of knowing you helped Fedora. What more in
life is there?
Looking further forward: We have the possibility of holding FADs at
LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, Wash., and at OSCON, which this year is
in San Jose, Calif. (and not Portland, as in years past). While I don't mind
doing the groundwork etc., for LFNW, I am hoping someone closer to
Bellingham (just north of Seattle, close to the Canadian border and
Vancouver, BC) might want to take the reins. If not, that's fine. I can do
it from the Central California coast. With OSCON almost within walking
distance (with a good tail wind and a few packs of trail mix), I don't mind
That essentially covers the West Coast -- are there any other events we can
hold FADs at, and more importantly, who wants to take the reins on these
I would like to get some feedback regarding the proposed program. You
can find the wiki page here:
Let the discussion begin. Any feedback is greatly appreciated, I hope
to get everything in order and announce this to the world soon.
Fedora 10, codename Cambridge released in 25 November, 2008. Here in this
tutorial, I have tried to cover everything most easiest way possible. This
tutorial specially for the users who want to switch to Fedora from other
distros (or even Windows) or who want to try something new beside Ubuntu (I
myself think, Ubuntu is boring).
Feedback is welcome.
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