a while back we agreed that the media we produced for the F13 cycle will
be shipped to some anchor points within the EMEA region. From there they
will be distributed locally to the event owners. 
We now need to make sure that we get the media out to the anchors ASAP.
We have a large number of media this time and it would be a great loss
if we cannot spend them in time.
So I'm asking everybody to send us orders of through the EMEA Swag
tracker at https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking
1. Log in
2. Select new ticket
3. Fill out the fields and assign the ticket sspreitzer. We need to
know the number of media (Live, Install, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, what
architecture, etc) and your shipping address of course.
Please get in touch with the other ambassadors and event owners in your
local community to find out how much media you need.
REMEMBER: If you are ordering media, YOU are responsible for
distributing them in your country or region. I suggest to distribute the
media when you meet other community members at events, but sometimes you
might aso need to send smaller amounts of media by mail. Postage should
be low and in this case we might cannot reimburse you for small sums of
2 or 3 EUR because the bureaucratic overhead and the fees for many
transfers are to high compared to the money spent. Please don't order
media that you cannot spend or ship to others.
We have a lot of nice and shiny media, let's all work together to get
them our to the community ASAP. Thanks for your cooperation!
Am Samstag, den 24.07.2010, 15:50 +0300 schrieb Arthur Buliva:
> I get the same error even when viewing your own ticket :-(
I guess this is a permission problem. In order to protect privacy,
people are only allowed to see their own tickets or tickets that are
assigned to the. I cannot see your ticket and you cannot see mine. Can
> Anyway this is what I would like to order for Kenya:
> Gnome-Live - 15
> KDE-Live - 15
> Install i386 DVD - 30
> Install x64 DVD - 30
I think you should request more. We have a special set of 1000
additional media only for Africa. Here in Europe most people have high
speed internet, so they can download Fedora and we only use the labeled
media for promotion on events.
In Africa things are different:
* People don't have high speed internet and therefor I think it's
ok to distribute media without having an official event. I'm
sure people are curious to try them.
* We don't have a big community in Africa yet. I have been talking
to Twohot recently and he told me that the reason for Ubuntu
being so popular there is their free media program. Our free
media currently cannot compete with that, so we should take some
of the event media.
This being said I really think you should request more. I have already
volunteered to send Twohot 200 Media (I will pay for shipping, it's not
that expensive) and I can send you the same amount. Do you think you
could spend 200 media wisely in a manner that will help Fedora to spread
P.S.: What I have written about Africa also applies to parts of Asia and
we if we all agree to what I said we should think about enlarging this
Estimados y estimadas:
Tuve el agrado de participar en la FUDCon 2010 en Santiago, Chile, en donde
don Guillermo Gómez (Gomix) dictó el taller de empaquetamiento RPM en
Para aquellos que no pudieron asistir, pero que el presente tema les
interesa, dejo presente la grabación del taller pues está muy bien
Muchas gracias Gomix por tan excelente taller y por la autorización de
Administrador GULIX - www.gulix.cl
Fedora Ambassador - www.fedoraproject.org
> It would be difficult to encrypt a message on a list that could be read
> by everyone because GPG is generally asynchronous encryption. You could
> all share a public/private key set which would work but that's an iffy
> solution as well.
So it seems there's no way around it apart from individually sending
to list users. But this may become more cumbersome when the lists
expands and the subscribers become too many. I guess that would do for
In the recent days, I have received requests for F13 (And by that I mean
personal emails) probably because things did not go well for them on the
Fedora media request section. I tried my best to get them a Fedora DVD
(Through pointers on where to get free DVDs on magazines like
That was when I thought:
Is it wrong to suggest a person to go for free Ubuntu CDs if there is no way
for the person to get Fedora? What is the stance of Fedora as a distribution
on other distributions.
Just a casual question. Popped up into my head.
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm (GNU/Linux's not Windows)
FUDCon Santiago 2010 has ended, I created a Flickr group  and I hope
that other ambassadors and users upload their photos and share with
FUDCon Santiago 2010 ha finalizado, he creado un grupo en Flickr  y
espero que otros embajadores y usuarios suban sus fotos y las compartan
con la comunidad.
Eduardo Villagrán Morales
Embajador Fedora - Chile