Sorry to bombard the global list with this.
I'd like to propose that we set the following expectation:
If we go to a conference, especially a Linux conference and:
Have a booth, have speakers, and/or have a FAD associated with the
event that we consider sponsoring it. (and by consider I mean we
should default to sponsoring and only with very deliberate reasoning
should we not sponsor the event)
Here is my reasoning.
We get benefit from showing up at these conferences (If we don't, we
shouldn't be going)
We often have FADs at Events - when we do this we are essentially
taking advantage of the draw of the conference to build our own
We should never be seen as a leech on these (often community organized) events.
Moreover it's in our best interest to grow these events, IMO. I think
we can and should do more than show up and man a booth if possible.
There are cases where we shouldn't do this, but those are really the
exception rather than the rule.
I'd even be willing to say that if we plan on a FAD at or in
conjunction with the event that we must sponsor the event itself, and
that be part of the FAD budget.
Heretofore it's largely been left up to the event owner to decide
whether to sponsor an event. So for some events, like OLF, SELF, UTOSC
etc we have funds set aside for Fedora to sponsor, and others we
don't. We've even sponsored BarCamps and LUG meetings (pizza at the
So - if you are going to talk at a LUG meeting - consider showing up with pizza
If there's a BarCamp - consider having Fedora sponsor it - and make
sure you pitch a lot of Fedora/FLOSS/Linux talks.
If there is a conference we are going to have a presence at we should
be sponsoring it.
Thoughts, Comments, Flames?
From: Mani A <a.mani.cms(a)gmail.com>
Subj: Re: [Ambassadors] mentorship, sponsorship, etc.
Date: Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:01 pm
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On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 8:25 PM, Clint Savage <herlo1(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Lastly, I think there are minimums people can achieve, but because
> Fedora Ambassadors can lurk in many places, having a set of
> requirements might be a bit tight. I'd like to suggest that the new
> prospective Ambassador and their mentors sit down with a list of
> *suggested* requirements, something they can tangibly look at and say,
> yes, I think I can accomplish X, Y and Z to become an ambassador.
> Here's a couple quick examples.
> All prospective ambassadors would complete some some minimal set of
> acknowledgement like Wiki page, introducing yourself, the open source
> projects you are involved in and a basic set of benefits you bring to
> Fedora. Something similar to what Joerg is requiring now.
Prospective Ambassador accumulates enough credits (integral valued)
through different Fedora related activities on Fedora site, in the
Internet and off line.
This requires some modifications in the present infrastructure, but
should prove to be useful for
other Fedora groups.
Member, Cal. Math. Soc
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Ok, let me just say, if you ask me for help - I will try to help you or give you advice of where to find help.
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Hi, all --
For those in North America keeping track of this, I'm getting the loose ends
tied up on LinuxFest Northwest and I am wondering if anyone has any
especially strong feelings about:
-- LFNW: I believe the date they're going to decide about speakers and such
is Apr. 1, ironically. But I have confirmed a room for FAD all day Saturday
(Apr. 25), and unofficially I have been confirmed as a speaker for an "Intro
to Fedora" talk at 10 a.m. in that room that day (but, logically, if we have
the room all day, I can do that talk anytime). But there's the more
important issue immediately below . . . .
-- The FAD topic/work: At FAD SCaLE we did Font Packaging and Documentation,
although I don't know if this work was completed. If there is some more work
to be done in these areas, would that fit the FAD LFNW bill, so to speak, or
are there any other tasks that might lend itself to FAD LFNW?
-- Head count: There's a place on the wiki at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LinuxFest_Northwest_(LFNW)_2009 to sign up to
staff the booth if you're going. If you're going to attend the FAD, you can
post your name on the wiki here:
I'd like to wrap this all up by April 1, so the only fool around here that
day will be me :-)
--- 09年3月1日，周日, "G" <balajig81(a)gmail.com> 写道：
发件人: "G" <balajig81(a)gmail.com>
主题: Re: [Ambassadors] Please REPLY to this mail (or you will be *removed* from the Ambassadors Country list.)
My activities so far as
1.I was successful in converting projects running Suse/Debian to fedora at my workplace but unfortunately these systems IP dont get updated in Smolt as everything is behind proxy and receiving securiy updates and using latest versions of gnome or kde doesnt seem to be a big necssisty聽 Hence most of them run F9 and some of the projects use F8 and even F6 (due to customer requirements) .聽
2. Have been part of the Fedora Free Media Program
3. i have done quite a lot of work in updating the wiki pages undert the Ambassador Section.
4. I have been in talks with my company to conduct some Workshops as install fests does not interest lot of them. Workshops would be more focused on how to contribute to an Open Source Project and the point of focus would be fedora.
5. I have been satisfying the DVD requests that i get from many people.
6. I interact with Susmit on quite a regular basis and help the community to share some of the work on wiki pages under ambassador section.
7. I have participated in ambassador meetings and have given my opinions and suggestions too. I am able to push fedora in my organization and use it in the workplace for telecom projects.
1. I have started to contribute to Packagekit
2. I write articles/HowTos to fedoraunity.org
3. I did some gardening work in the Wiki though i am not able to do it currently.
4. I would like to act as a mentor in fedora but am not sure the contact person for this.
WHAT I LOOK FORWARD TO ?
Currently i am not in need of anything apart from the support from the community which i get when i need it :). I would like to continue my efforts.
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 7:41 AM, susmit shannigrahi <thinklinux.ssh(a)gmail.com> wrote:
You are receiving this message because you are listed as a member of the
Fedora Ambassadors Project and You are from India.
I am performing some housekeeping as decided by FAmSCo.
If you would like to remain listed as an Ambassador, please respond to
this message letting me know that you are still with us.
Also please let me know what you are working on and if you need any
resources for that. We will work for arranging that.
If you do not want to remain listed as an Ambassador, please send me
an email saying that you wish to be removed.
If I don't hear from you by Saturday, 07 March, 2009, you will be
removed from this country list of ambassadors.
Thanks a lot for all the efforts you are extending to Fedora.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Sent from: Calcutta Wb India.
Fedora-ambassadors-list mailing list
I am very happy to let you know that finally, fedora is going to have
their much awaited calendering system. This is in response to
infrastructure ticket #1197 opened a month ago.
For testing purpose, I have tried out many solutions, but the two most
suitable contenders are
They are already on publictest15.
Please refer to this page,check them out, and put up your valuable comments.
The links of the test instances along with username/passwd is on that page.
With your help and feedbacks, we can move to production pretty soon.
Sent from: Calcutta WB India.
Just a reminder. In less than a week, the prices for tickets to HAR
2009 are going up 100 euros. I am not planning on asking for an
extensive budget for this event, because there is very little interest
in having a full Fedora presence. Still, i plan on having some
informal kind of Fedora Activity day if anyone else comes. I also plan
on branding a tent with a Fedora logo and making sure there is at
least some kind of presence there.
If you're interested in camping at a former communist activities
center, meeting other computer programmers and hackers, discussing
security and information issues, enjoying Dutch gezelligheid and
possibly even seeing the CCC spaceship, sign up. If you'd rather just
sit around at home, then don't. Just remember, tickets now are 155
EUR, but will soon be a full 250 EUR.
If you already have, or are about to buy tickets, let me know.
Sometime in the middle of June, i'm going to start coordinating the
rest of the details. If you've never been to the Netherlands, or are
just coming from far away, i will help organize all the little details
for you to make it easier to come. I'll be making sure there will be
tents, sleeping bags, train tickets, and any other housing you might
need before and/or after the event available.