This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2009-08-28 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
qui aura lieu ce dimanche (28 aoû.) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur
IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
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Just for some clarification for my part.
What is the status of FreeMedia Donations:
Is it still there, or is this an old scheme.
If working, can a proper "Paypal Donation" button be included on the
page, for those that wish to help out their brothers\sisters
where it is needed most.
If dead, can be it reborn.
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>> We had some slides prepared by our volunteers. We showed them the
>> of windows applications available for linux, like for media player we have
>> rhythmbox. We also had some "Tux v/s Windows" fight videos. We told them
>> about benefits of installing fedora (A distro which comprises every latest
>> stuff and yet it is highly stable). All this made up an environment for the
>> install fest which was scheduled the next day. We also invited feedbacks in
>> the nd. Most of them were positive though some were a bit disappointed that
>> we didn't bashed windows to a greater extent.
>> Photographs : http://picasaweb.google.com/lug.bitmesra/10August2009
>I find this approach of contrasting very useful. Can I have a copy of
>the presentation you used and/or any supplementary materials?
>I'd really appreciate it.
You know, the problems I've had with showing off Rhythmbox, Totem, VLC, other media players when doing installfests and demos is the codecs. It's getting around that there are 3rd party repos available (for any distro) that can provide patent encumbered codecs to areas of the world (unfortunately U.S.) where this would constitute a huge no-no. It needs to be driven home that MP3 (Fraunhofer), AAC/M4A (Apple), WMA (Microsoft), DVD decoders & codecs all require moneys to be paid to each holder for the use of their patents which is why Windows is so expensive. Currently I see multimedia codecs available direct from the guys who make the gstreamer framework but I think the packages are only for Ubuntu & opensolaris. I don't know why I'm hijacking the thread or bringing it up now but nine times out of ten when I meet & discuss or present it always turns into a "Windows equivalent" app to app issue where when you get to the multimedia, it's not as cut & dry. I guess, bottom line, be careful when explaining benefits of FOSS to the newly initiated.
>Fedora-ambassadors-list mailing list
The series of Linux workshops highlighting Fedora11 ended on 16 evening.
These workshops were organized by *BIT Linux User Group* with the help of
the two Fedora Ambassadors (Me and Debjit Saha).
*Workshop 1* : Date 10 Aug 2009.
This workshop was organized for newbies and especially for the fresher batch
of our college. We started off by showing some cool compiz effects on
fedora11 gnome. Even after attending the classes from 8:00 to 5:00, more
than 60 people turned up, some out of enthusiasm others out of curiosity. We
had some slides prepared by our volunteers. We showed them the alternatives
of windows applications available for linux, like for media player we have
rhythmbox. We also had some "Tux v/s Windows" fight videos. We told them
about benefits of installing fedora (A distro which comprises every latest
stuff and yet it is highly stable). All this made up an environment for the
install fest which was scheduled the next day. We also invited feedbacks in
the nd. Most of them were positive though some were a bit disappointed that
we didn't bashed windows to a greater extent.
Photographs : http://picasaweb.google.com/lug.bitmesra/10August2009
*Workshop 2 : *Date 11 August 2009
It was a holiday and yet one of the busiest day for us. We had permission to
use the college lab. As we reached there, we found a couple of enthusiast
already waiting for installation eagerly. We had a total of 7 volunteers and
slightly above 80 installations. Fedora11 DVDs were also distributed for
free. Since we have a local repository in our campus we thought it to be
wise if we write a script for the installation of some common softwares and
to add the local repositories. For desktops Debjit had arranged for network
boot. The fest was a huge success as till date we have people who are
approaching us after seeing the laptops on which we installed fedora on
Photographs : http://picasaweb.google.com/lug.bitmesra/11August2009
*Workshop 3* : Date 16 August 2009
This workshop was organized for more advanced users. We expected about
80-100 participants but we were astonished to see the rush. We had about 200
participants! So we decided to take the same workshop twice. We started off
by telling basics of shell scripting and then made our way towards
"Virtualization on Fedora". We had a little Question-Answer session after
that. We also invited users to share their experiences with fedora. At the
end we had a small slide show about "How to Contribute to Fedora Project".
We had the sides made with the help of "join Fedora" page on wiki.
Photographs : http://picasaweb.google.com/lug.bitmesra/16August2009
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
With any luck one week from now we will all be together enjoying the
opening night at the Summit.
We do have a little bit of work to get done on that opening night and
it would be great if we could all meet up at the booth as close to 3pm
local time as we can to begin the booth set up. We have from 3pm to
9pm to get the booth in shape but it would be nice if we could get it
done before 6pm if possible. Paul perhaps can shed some light on where
we need to gather.
After we set up the booth, which really shouldn't take very long as
all the booth supplies should be there waiting for us, Paul would like
to talk with us for a short time about our activities at the Summit
Then we can get registered and head as a group to the welcome
reception to enjoy each other's company and eat some Chicago style
food including deep dish pizza and hot dogs (Chicago style hot dogs
might be a little different than your every day hot dog).
I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone next week, can't wait
to get there and help in some way make this a great event for Fedora.
See you all in Chicago!
Hi Ambassadors (in particular the regional leaders),
September 1 marks the beginning of a new quarter for Red Hat, and for us
that means our Fedora budget for event sponsorship, swag production,
etc. all over the world is "refreshed".
As you have your regional meetings in the next weeks, it would be great
if each region of the world could figure out a few things about its
plans for September - November/December.
(a) what its plan is for getting Fedora 12 media in November, and how
much it thinks it needs.
(b) What the big events that need funding are, the plans for those
(c) What kind of swag (flyers, shirts, stickers, buttons, etc.) are
needed in the region, the plan for producing them, and potential cost.
By mid-September, I'm hoping we can have a clear picture of what is
needed to support Fedora all over the world through the end of F11 and
beginning of F12, so that when our final budget for FAMSCo is set, we
can divide it up and spend it appropriately worldwide.
Dear *Anirban Laha*,
Susmit is very by you, i am forwarding this mail to mailing list also,
one of them will short out your request very shortly,
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anirban Laha <anirbanlaha(a)gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 11:33 PM
Subject: Fedora Free Media Request
I am sorry to say that I am unable to afford Fedora 11 Desktop
Edition DVD. Neither do I have a fast internet connection to download the
I shall be very much indebted if you kindly arrange to send me
a Fedora 11 DVD(x86) DVD to the following address:
* Anirban Laha,
** 9,Avenue South,
*My email id: *anirbanlaha(a)gmail.com
*Phone: (+91) 9836015214
Thanking you in advance,