Thank you for this info, I'm planning several short presentations about
Fedora Project at the University of Galati, Romania, and I did not know from
where / how to get Fedora 11 CDs / DVDs.
The 16th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and
Systems, ICECS 2009 , will be held in Tunisia on the 13th to 16th
The wiki page  says we have 7 ambassadors in Tunisia. Can anyone of
you represent FEL at that conference ?
- writing and sending a paper (will be done by me)
- prepare local ambassadors with the talking points (will be done by me)
- attend the conference and distribute your Fedora business cards (eat
good food too :) )
- if our paper is selected by the chair, the ambassador will give a
brief introduction about Fedora&FEL
You may find other publications, screenshots and presentations on .
I believe that FEL should be sending papers to technical conferences
around the world. These papers will describe our opensource EDA
solutions and Fedora's key features eventually.
If you are aware of such conferences in your locality, please let me know :)
Free software and the Operative System Linux
Preparation, since I was recently appointed to this new task and the
event invitation came with only one day to prepare, talk to my sponsor
[User:tatica tatica] she kindly give some ideas on what we could do for
the event so, make some Fedora stickers using the art that are on the
wiki and manage to make a Fedora Button to wear on a blue Polo (not the
Fedora Blue but some blue) it was the best I could do with the amount of
This event was organized by the http://www.flspma.org Fraternindad de
software Libre de Panamá with the sponsor of the
http://www.ciudaddelsaber.org Ciudad del Saber, they put together this
event really fast and prepare some fliers and invite must local
students, and the invitation was done buy email, location was great at
Ciudad de Saber hall, there we around 150 attendees, local news paper
cover the event.
It was a great oportunity to introduce Fedora and me as Fedora
Ambassador to the people at Fraternidad de sofware Libre the Panamá
(Free software Fraternity of Panama), since they have events all year,
and promote free software, we talk and offer them to help and to be
invited to participate on new events.
The conference was good Richard Stallman was interesting and show his
points on the Free Software and Linux.
We talk to some students and give away sticker and invite them to
participate on Fedora Project and the great opportunity it is to learn
and share knowledge with others.
There were not participation of any other distributions or groups, but
notice that people there were interested on Ubunto and Debian (most of
it because those to distributions are some how introduce to them on the
El software libre y el sistema operativo Linux
Preparación: Debido a la invitación a este evento fue con un dia de
anticipacion no estaba preparado para participar como embajador Fedora,
sin embargo con algunas ideas [User:tatica Tatica] logramos prepararnos
un poco para este evento, por lo que imprimimos unas etiquetas de Fedora
de los artes que estan en la wiki y preparamos un boton Fedora que
utilizamos para identificarnos como Fedora en el evento.
Este evento fue organizado por la http://www.fslpma.org Fraternidad de
Software Libre de Panama y la http://www.ciudaddelsaber.org Cuidad del
Saber se realizo en el salon de conferencia de la Ciudad del saber.
En general estuvo interesante ver la presentacion de Richard Stallman y
sus puntos sobre el software Libre y Linux.
Se aprovecho la oportunidad para tener contacto con la Fraternidad de
Software libre de Panama ya que ellos realizan eventos durante el año,
por lo que me puse a su disposicion para participar en cualquier evento
Se converso con algunos participantes sobre Fedora y se les invito a
participar en el proyecto, se repartieron los calcamonias y se
realizaron otros contactos para proximos eventos
Estas son unas fotos del evento
I'm wondering how much does it usually take for a mentor to response to
a new guy in the group?
I'm waiting for last four days and now its enough I think. I should look
for some one else in the region.
Another tip! Please stop to send html messages/mails when you communicate
within the Fedora Project - this format is unwished."
Sorry for that, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the tip, anyways.
*Bhavin H. Joshi
Developer's Network <http://drupaldeveloper.in>*
I think I told most people that I wanted to tell privately so it's time
to tell the list and out myself to the public. August 14th will be my
last day at Red Hat and of temporary daily direct involvement in the
In 1997 I got my first taste of Linux, Red Hat Linux 4.2, to be exact.
It was in the basement lab of the university that I was doing research
at during the second half of my freshman year in high school. It was at
that point the most fun and challenging thing I had ever done,
struggling to get the kernel to work with the crappy Matrox (I think)
video card that was the only spare piece of anything in that lab. I
aimlessly wandered down that path I had no idea that jumping down the
rabbit hole would lead to the 12 most pleasantly wondrous and amazing
years of my life.
Over the last 12 years this love affair has grown stronger and I have
had the unbelievable good fortune to travel the world, see amazing
places, explore amazing ideas, meet and work with some of the planet's
greatest, smartest and most passionate people and play my part to help
turn Linux, Open Source, Red Hat, Fedora and the concepts of free open
and democratic commons of content and technology from relatively
unknowns into the great revolution of our age. I have spent the better
part of the last 6 years working for Red Hat on Fedora and
Fedora-related projects in directed efforts to improve both the state
and awareness of those things I mentioned. Red Hat has been a warm home
and family to me and I am as much glad as I am in awe of how ferociously
dedicated we have been to our noble principles of freedom and truth,
while having accomplished, ascertained and executed and what I have been
able to imbibe, about so many diverse concepts, over these last few
years. What niche and facet have we not touched? What direction or
device have we not influenced? What proclivity have we not affected?
For this, I am proud.
Fedora has been my brother since the day it was conceived. The more
energy and time I invested into Fedora, to help it grow and mature, the
more it paid me back by proving to be the best platform for innovation,
and letting me be involved in that cause. Starting a community is no
small order and keeping it going all these years take passion on the
part of those willing to undertake the task. We have learned what it
means to be a community, to live, breathe, eat and be true to
community. To provide, so that others can have, to build so that others
can build upon and to be selfless so that we can embrace others and more
importantly so that others can embrace us, virtual strangers, and feel
welcome. It has been my distinct pleasure to work with every single
precious member of the Fedora community, from all over the world to help
build a very deep and intimate relationship with the concept of
community. We have accomplished such great feats, arising from a
turbulent and tumultuous genesis and virtually transformed and flipped
the world and the hearts and minds of people in a few short years. We
have become the paramount archetype of community. How many have
communities emulated and continue to emulate our success? How many have
our ideas spawned? How many have been lucky to be as true and real as
we have? For this, I am grateful.
The best part has been the people. I can't count on 100 sets of hands
the number and names of all the wonderful people that have affected me.
When I was on the Fedora University Tour, my speech was called "Crash:
How a Billion Little Collisions Defines Everything," and it was about
how working in a community and in real life, we are the sum total of the
people we interact with. I don't think one can find a better metaphor
and if I stick to my axiom then I can truly consider myself rich. Every
person I met and spent time with in the office, at a meeting, show,
conference or elsewhere, and online has helped shape my character, both
personal and professional, for the better. As a lover of people I am
both thankful for the interactions we have had and excited for what the
future holds. I owe thanks to many, like I said, even 100 hands can't
count, but I will try and pay homage to some of my closest, dearest and
most influential friends over the last few years.
First and foremost, Tom "Spot" Callaway, for urging me to get involved
way back when things started and helping me score a gig at Red Hat.
Greg DeKoenigsberg, for being a friend, a mentor and a visionary; if I
can say one thing about Greg it's that he "gets it" when no one else
does, he can put it in words, and above all else, he's real.
Max Spevack, because I can write a whole book of reasons to thank Max,
who has been a dear friend, a true buddy, a team player and a team leader.
Karsten Wade, for being the most chillin guy you will ever find, and for
being my west coast trade show and conference booth buddy.
Jim Gleason, for being first a friend for 9+ years of NYLUG and then a
mentor and being someone who cares.
Michael Tiemann, for being a genius, for always giving me something to
think about and someone to look up to.
John Flanagan, for being my first manager at Red Hat and being an all
around great guy and Jeff Needle, for being the guy who would let me
wander into his cubicle and talk about nothing for hours on end.
Mo Duffy, for being the best artist and designer in the world!
The original Red Hat QA team, Ed Rousseau, Bill Peck, Marty, John, John
and Zack for letting me encroach on their cube area and steal one when I
was an intern.
Jesse Keating, for being awesome, for being the workhorse upon much of
which the foundations of Fedora are built, and for being a cool guy who
I spoke to for almost 2 years online and helped me with everything
before I ever got a chance to meet him and buy him a drink.
Luke Macken, for all those games of Star Wars pinball on the 3rd floor
and for being the most uber hacker the world has ever seen.
Arlinton Bourne, for being a true friend and following my advice to join
Red Hat, where the hood at?
Paul Frields, for being a great leader and a real sweetheart while still
secretly being 007.
Yaakov Nemoy, for being my intern and not complaining and for being a
friend who will always listen to my crazy ideas.
Arjun Roy and Mohammed Morsi, for being great interns as well and for
accepting offers to come to Red Hat as well. Mo, real Red Hatters wear
Bill Nottingham, because I like him.
Moshe Bar, for being my international hangout buddy and being an all
around great human being.
The Red Hat Anaconda team, the Desktop team, Fedora kernel team (a.k.a.
Dave Jones), the Fedora Ambassadors, the Fedora Infrastructure team
including Mike, Dennis and Toshio, anyone who was ever been on the
Fedora board including Rex Dieter, anyone who ever volunteered to help
at an event or show, everyone in the Westford office, everyone in the
The Fedora Marketing team including Steven Moix, David Nalley, Bob
Jensen, Jon Stanley, Rahul Sundaram, John Rose and anyone else I'm
forgetting...we done good, real good.
To the next generation of leaders in Fedora, Mel Chua, Ricky Zhou, Ian
Weller and crew.
Last and certainly not least, to Matthew Szulik who believed in us and
led us finely as a teacher and friend and Jim Whitehurst, who keeps the
flame alive, the train running and still makes time to be a true leader.
Thanks everyone for an amazing time and ride. As I move on to other
ventures, I wish everyone blessing and success and hope to keep in
touch. I can be reached via email jack(a)jackfoundation.com, Freenode IRC
as themayor, and various and sundry social networks.
Thanks to the hard work of Braden Faulkner, M Yakub Mizan, Aditya
Patawari, Hisham Abdel-Magid, we have a brand new Presentation
page. Thank you guys for the hard work.
If you have a suggestion for improving it further or you think some
changes are needed, please suggest.
Sent from Calcutta, WB, India
Please ignore and as such indicate if this is not a proper post in this
I just joined the Fedora project and applied for ambassador group. But
there are few confusions about the work flow of the group as well as the
Fedora project itself.
I tried to check with localization project but could not figure out
things. Anyways, I wanna know about how ambassadors express themselves
to other ambassadors as well as what I can post in this mailing list?
You can point me to some useful links/urls as well.
Well, I believe that: "If you ask once, you are a fool for the moment.
If you don't ask, you are a fool for life".
Thanks and Regards.
*Bhavin H. Joshi
Developer's Network <http://drupaldeveloper.in>*