On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 2:18 PM, Brian Pepple <bpepple(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-09-07 at 13:21 -0500, inode0 wrote:
>> A bit more than one year ago I blundered into being part of the
>> rebirth of the Fedora Ambassador program in North America. gregdek
>> made a commitment to empower ambassadors to take control of their own
>> activities and this fundamental change in ownership resulted in the
>> creation of FAmNA. It has been a joy to make a small contribution to
>> the work of Clint, David, Brian, Pascal, and the rest of the FAmNA
>> community over the subsequent months.
> John, congratulations! You going to be at the Ohio Linux Fest again
> this year?
Thanks Brian. With the Summit this month and FUDcon and the New Mexico
GNU/Linux Fest in December I wasn't planning on anything else. But now
that you've reminded me about OLF and I think back on how much fun it
was I'm beginning to think about it too. And why stop there? UTOSC is
Marketing! Logistics! Documentation! News! Design! Ambassadors! (If I've
missed a group that should know about this, please forward it on and let
Linux Pro Magazine (LPM) has proposed to make a special Fedora print
issue for F12 - thousands of magazines out on newsstands internationally
with an F12 DVD tucked inside. This would be very, very cool. We're
trying to figure out whether this is possible, whether we should do it,
and (if both of those are "yes"), how the balance of work would be
distributed between the Fedora community (perhaps with help from the Red
Hat Brand team) and LPM.
We'd love your thoughts and feedback. This is moving quite rapidly (it
first came up on Wednesday afternoon; we need to give a yes or no for
F12 next week), so I've summarized the current state of things on a
project page at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_print_magazine. We
would particularly love your ideas for
Rikki Kite from LPM is being absolutely awesome about transparency for
this entire process, has made a version of the proposal for public
consumption (it's all the information that we have, minus financials and
If you have any questions, please add them to
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_print_magazine#Questions - myself,
Max Spevack, Karsten Wade, and David Nalley will be calling Rikki and
the folks at LPM tomorrow (Friday), so that'll be a first chance
(definitely not the last!) to get some of these questions answered.
PS: One of the most surprising things I've learned in the last 24 hours
is that the good folks down in LATAM are already doing a Fedora magazine
I see LinuxCon (hosted in conjunction with the Plumbers Conference) in
Portland, Oregon, listed on the events page.... coming up very soon.
I don't know anything about the structure of the event so forgive me if
it has already been discussed here.. Will there be a Fedora booth? I
might be interested in helping, but need to do some advanced schedule
rearranging to be there.
I have been meaning to make this announcement here on the Ambassadors
list about UTOSC 2009 being held in Salt Lake City October 8-10. It
looks like it is shaping up to be a bang-up year with over 50
presentations throughout the three-day event. We're including Ian
Weller and Fedora's Project Leader Paul Frields in our presentation
schedule. We're very excited to have them come out and talk to the
eager crowds in Utah and the Mountain West.
If you happen to be in the area and want to enjoy a nice fall weekend
in Utah, come on down. The leaves will be changing about then, the
weather will be nice and cool, and the activities should be lots of
fun.Here's some of the activities we have planned in addition to the
* Fedora Activity Day, Thursday, October 8 all day.
* Ignite Salt Lake 3.5, Thursday, October 8 @ 7pm
* Geek Dinner on Friday, October 9 at Spaghetti Mama's
* Family Day on Saturday, October 10 Bring your family to the
conference for family friendly presentations
* Try-It Lab and Workshops throughout the conference
In addition, we're working on a presentation from the Open Document
Format Alliance and a Day of Linux Training on Thursday from Guru
I hope many of you can make it if you are in the region. We have tons
of information available at our website http://2009.utosc.com,
including lodging, events and more.
Fedorans who volunteer their time at the booth can sign up on the
Fedora wiki and will get in for free. We have given a few free passes
to Larry Cafiero (lcafiero in #fedora-ambassadors) for those of you
willing to spend a little time talking about Fedora to a bunch of
geeks in Salt Lake City and the Mountain West.
To sign up for the booth or the FAD, visit:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTOSC_2009 or e-mail Larry at
If you are just interested in coming to the conference, there is a
discount for Fedora contributors which can be used to register for 50%
off. Use the following code at http://attend.utosc.com: FDRA
I appreciate your friendship here at the Fedora Project and look
forward to seeing as many of you as possible in October.
It's that time again, getting ready for next year!
----- Forwarded message from SCALE Team <scale-announce(a)socallinuxexpo.org> -----
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 16:11:13 -0700
From: SCALE Team <scale-announce(a)socallinuxexpo.org>
Subject: The SCALE 8x CFP is open!
The Eighth Annual So Cal Linux Expo is coming! It will be February 19th-21st, 2010, and will again be at the Westin LAX.
The Call for Papers for the conference is now open. Besides the regular conference tracks, SCALE 8x will include specialty tracks for both developers and beginners.
If you'd like to speak at SCALE 8x, see http://socallinuxexpo.org to submit your presentation proposal.
Mark your calendars – be in Los Angeles February 19-21st, 2010 for SCALE 8x!
----- End forwarded message -----
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener
As I stated before my parents are having there 50th Anniversary
celebration that weekend so I can not really commit to being there on
the 20th, the 21st and 22nd should not be a problem if everything
works out will not really know until this weekend we are working out
all the details for the party this coming weekend..
If I can make it Monday to set up the booth I will not really know
until this weekend ( Sunday 13th ) is the earliest that I would
know... did anyone get a hold of John Poelstra?
What time would the booth need to be set-up, is a table supplied is
there wifi or ethernet ...is there a 'Theme' for the booth since this
is going to be very Techy.. and Linus Torvalds [ the chief architect
of the Linux kerne ] will be there I think this should be as
professional as we can get it.. Flyers...pens hand outs case badges
shirts etc etc a theme to work in the AOS Spin , Electronic Lab Spin ,
SUGAR and the great work being done with distrubutions working
together such as of the delta RPMs and Presto [ Novell, Seth Vidal,
Luke Macken and others in Fedora infrastructure ] and Empathy with
Fedora and Ubuntu ... etc. etc. and so much more; we are the leader
others just do not just follow they collaborate..
This being the first LinuxCon held in Portland we should also try to
make a GREAT first impression.
..."Speakers include Linus Torvalds, Mark Shuttleworth, Greg
Kroah-Hartman, Matt Asay and many more industry experts and
Hi, it's time to start talking about a plan for F12 Release Events. We
have some months before, and we can use them to improve this amazing
experience in order to simplify the organization and giving more
people the possibility to organize one.
This time it would be great to have a plan (with some deadlines) so
that we could be able to work together the other sub-projects.
In primis, take a look at
You'll find the list of all the tasks planned by the other sub-project
towards the GA. Meanwhile, as Ambassadors, we should be able to follow
some of these passages working for what comes next to General
Going into the depth, I want to point you to
According to marketing schedule, and FAmSCo agreed upon this, starting
from September 15th (ending a week later), there will be "Brief FAMSCo
and Ambassadors on Talking Points".
So, here it the schedule I have in mind:
- September 15th - September 22nd: work with Marketing on Talking
Points (as they have planned)
- September 23rd - October 15th:
1. have some meetings in order to see what we need and propose ideas
2. create a wiki page with events and see the possibility
to spread the calendar all over the internet
3. ask Fedora Design about flyers design and collateral
4. FAmSCo budget availability/distribution discussion
- October 30th: having a meeting with Ambassadors, FAmSCo and Local
Contacts (most of them are part of FAmSCo) to discuss about the status
and to answer all the open question/solve the last open issues.
- General Availability: starting keep track of all events trough the
planet, M-L and so on.
I hope we can all agree with these schedule (tell me if something is
Thank you for your precious attention