This mail is a reminder for today's meeting for the French speaking community.
2011-02-28 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion de la communauté francophone, qui aura lieu ce lundi (28 février) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
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N'hésitez pas à le modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent intéressants.
Merci de répondre à ce message en cas d'indisponibilité.
FYI on a couple of really cool Fedora 15 Test Days this week! :)
was at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fedora_15_Test_Days and
looks like this week is for the Internationalization Testing. :D
This is another excellent opportunity to help try out Fedora 15's new software and to learn something during the process. :)
Sending positive Fedora 14 and 15 energy to your computer now. :v)
Please have a great day and/or evening! :~)
- David -
Even monkeys fall from trees.
Even experts make mistakes.
Fedora Project's Japan & Maryland Ambassador dramsey(a)fedoraproject.org http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Dramsey
* Three (3) dual core systems with 8.0 GB of RAM running the Fedora 14 (Laughlin)
kernel - 18.104.22.168-83.fc14.x86_64
* One (1) dual core system with 8.0 GB of RAM running the Fedora 15 (Lovelock) kernel - 2.6.38-0.rc6.git6.1.fc15.x86_64
* One (1) dual core system with 8.0 GB of RAM running the Fedora 16 (TBD) kernel - 2.6.38-0.rc6.git0.1.fc16.x86_64
* Two (2) dual core systems with 3.0 GB of RAM running the Fedora 14 (Laughlin)
kernel - 22.214.171.124-83.fc14.i686.PAE
* One (1) dual core system with 3.0 GB of RAM running the Fedora 15 (Lovelock) kernel - 2.6.38-0.rc6.git6.1.fc15.i686
* One (1) dual core system with 3.0 GB of RAM running the Fedora 16 (TBD) kernel - 2.6.38-0.rc6.git0.1.fc16.i686
* One (1) dual core system with 3.0 GB of RAM running the Red Hat 6
(Beta) kernel - 2.6.32-19.el6.i686
With sixteen (16) x86_64 computing cores, 80 GB of RAM and eight SATA
Seagate 7200.12 - 500 GB harddisks.
[hopefully, this isn't too much crossposting]
I believe it’s a very common desire to improve your skillset as a tech
geek. I believe there are many people out there who just want to
learn how to do a few things so they can get their job done. I also
believe that many people would like to make more money at their job,
either as a System Administrator or to become a sysadmin.
The question is, how do you gain the skills to become a better sysadmin?
In my opinion, one of the best ways to gain experience quickly, is to
participate in training classes, such as the amazing classes run by
Red Hat. But sometimes, those cost a ton of money, and the current
company doesn’t want to foot the bill. Of course, you are trying to
save your pennies to get to there, but that can take time.
However, there are cheaper alternatives. I believe the community is
the best way overall to gain this knowledge. While it takes a bit more
time to get there, over time, you can learn a major portion of what it
takes to become a skilled sysadmin.
Local User Groups
I suggest attending a Local User Group that specializes in Linux
administration. These groups take one topic per month and can educate
you (usually) for free. I really enjoy my LUGs and have gained tons
of knowledge over the years.
Many conferences, like SCaLE, offer space to communities to run day
long activities. The Fedora Activity Day at SCaLE is a good example
of where you can quickly gain skills as a system administrator for a
very low cost. If you are looking to improve your system
administration skillset, I highly recommend attending the FAD at SCaLE
Sysadmin Study Group at SCaLE 9x
When: Friday, February 25, 9am to 5pm
Where: Los Angeles Airport Hilton, Century B
The study group is about helping you become a better system
administrator and there will be experts on hand to help you study. We
will also be providing an installation server with Fedora 14, which
will be used to build your virtual or physical machine and give you
real hands on experience with the sysadmin tasks.
KVM capable system with approximately 20GB of disk space free
Physical Laptop with ethernet and PXE (preferred), USB or CD/DVD
I look forward to seeing you all come and improve your skills on
Friday, and the entire cost is just what it takes to get into SCaLE,
$70. Register now!
During the past month FAmSCo has pushed forward the creation of the
Ambassadors SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
An SOP is essentially a How-To to guide you through a process of doing
something within the Ambassadors Project. They act as reference and
training material for the newcomers too. The also document processes
that few people do and must be documented to make sure someone may
continue their tasks.
As expected we used our beloved wiki, and with a little help from our
Infrastructure team (they already have many SOPs) we kickstarted ours.
You may find our landing page for the SOPs here :
and some sample SOPs here :
We even have an SOP on creating an SOP :) So make sure you read it
Our goal is to transfer all the How-to knowledge throughout the wiki
pages of Ambassadors and consolidate it as our SOPs.
Thus they can be easily referenced, maintained and modified.
Some SOP titles that we will work from now on are:
"Requesting Swag SOP"
"Setting up a booth SOP"
"Creating material SOP"
We hope you like the idea, and will help us with edits and comments :)
Please feel free to step up and create yours, and do not forget to
announce it on our mailing list so other can join you on creating it!
Chair of FAmSCo
PGP key: 0x6130DBF8
liknus @ GRnet , Freenode
As one of a large group of ambassadors and non-ambassadors who is
committed to empowering Fedora contributors to achieve their goals and
who has been working to make budget available to them to help them in
their endeavors I think it is time to rethink how we are trying to
During the time I've been involved what might be thought of as
discretionary Fedora budget has been the province of the Red Hat
Community Architecture team and FAmSCo as portions of those funds have
been delegated in the past. There has been a consistent and I think
very positive direction of pushing budget decisions closer and closer
to those who need the funds throughout my years with the project.
There are still issues involving paying for things (who can, what is
needed, getting reimbursed, etc.) and those issues are being worked on
currently. I want to be clear those aren't the issues I am now
After much discussion with new and old friends from around the world
at FUDCon Tempe I've concluded that FAmSCo probably isn't going to be
the best place for non-ambassador budget decisions to happen as we
expand our efforts at increasing funding of various new events (FADs
with explicit work product to be achieved for example) as well as
non-event funding of efforts as they might arise.
While FAmSCo has done a superb job with budget issues and I expect
will continue to do so, as more budget decisions move from the Red Hat
Community Architecture team into the Fedora Project proper, to many
people it just feels wrong for it to flow through an ambassador group
to the rest of the community. As an example, for a packager who isn't
engaged with the ambassador community but who wants to organize a FAD
asking FAmSCo makes no more sense than asking the Documentation team
or QA. Some people are quite offended by this and while I don't think
they should be the reality is that they are, it just doesn't feel
right to them.
There was a subtle suggestion at FADNA last year that we consider a
new organization. I was resistant to this, I thought FAmSCo has stuff
in place and has experience dealing with budgets, etc. Now after
talking to more people, especially non-ambassadors, I think I was
wrong to be resistant. Now I think that if we can modify our structure
a bit to encourage more engagement from more contributors and have
those contributors be comfortable asking for funds we should do it.
There are lots of ways this could be done, I'm going to suggest one
We could create a budget or finance specific group but I think we
might want to consider one with a broader community mission. I'm
tempted to suggest a Fedora Community Architecture group, but I'm not
sure that really captures what I want. I don't want another elected
body and would like to see this group grow in a way similar to the
packaging committee (if my understanding of that one is correct).
Perhaps the Red Hat Community Architecture team (who will necessarily
be working with whoever is making budget decisions) could seed the
team with one or two people from wherever in the project. Those folks
could expand the team to include representatives from various areas
within the project. They or a subgroup they designate can be tasked
with helping solve funding issues for the Fedora community at large (I
think of this as non-ambassador event/swag/media sorts of things).
The benefits I see of doing this are that it helps the Red Hat
Community Architecture folks continue to move more funding decisions
into the Fedora Project proper. It gives contributors a place to go to
get funding for their events or other needs that isn't tied to a
specific group within the project, having a neutral nature by its
composition. If and when we get to the point that hard decisions need
to be made about whether to fund FAD X or FAD Y, I hope this body as
constructed will have diverse enough understanding of the issues
related to the work proposed to make informed decisions for the
benefit of us all.
Projects grow, sometimes that natural growth leads to problems no one
intended. It just happens. I think this is an opportunity to fix one
problem by taking a small step back and empowering others.
Flame away :)
a short reminder to us EMEA Ambassadors from the FUDCon Planning Group,
i saw that Francesco Crippa added his name as owner for Milan in
February 2011 to
is this the actual page for collecting the bids for EMEA?
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: FUDCon EMEA Bidding now open
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:12:45 -0600
From: Dennis Gilmore <dennis(a)ausil.us>
Reply-To: FUDCon/FAD planning group
To: FUDCon/FAD planning group <fudcon-planning(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
On Friday, February 04, 2011 07:49:31 am Jared K. Smith wrote:
> Now that FUDCon Tempe has successfully finished, it's time to open the
> bidding process for FUDCon EMEA 2011.
> The bidding process is described at
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon_bid_process. Any interested
> parties are invited to submit their bids. Once you have prepared a
> bid, please send an email to the fudcon-planning list. Bids will be
> accepted up until the end of the day on March 15th, 2011.
> We look forward to seeing your proposals!
Just curious what cities will be submitting proposals, ive not yet
any. and march 15 is getting really close now.