Hello Dear FAm,
It is great and nice ting to see fedora project on the GSOC accepted
Therefore we can look forward to have some students working with projects to
Keep improving the idea page.
*Buddhike Chandradeepa Kurera*
The Editor in Chief - FOSS User Magazine
Fedora Ambassador - Sri Lanka
We haven't had a compelling affirmation for a Fedora Insight FAD on the list, proposed to take place at ILF in three weeks, so in the interest of time and allowing people to get reasonable airfare, I would like to suggest that we not have a Fedora Insight FAD at ILF, and that we go with the budget that we've articulated thus far. In this past week's FAmNA meeting, Ben Williams also expressed interest in attending, and so I added airfare for him.
Our itemized budget request is outlined at:
The total request, with some buffer, is $2200 for six Ambassadors to attend; some of us will also like take part in the DrupalCon which follows the main conference day, on Sunday, March 27.
Could I ask FAmSCo to please consider this budget request and let us know ASAP? Many thanks!
Please find below the confirmation of my workshop proposal about
virtualization which was refused at FOSDEM.
I plan to show Fedora can host KVM guests running Debian hosting LXC containers.
It was first to inform you.
Have a good weekend.
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Subject: Concerning your LOAD talk proposal
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(crosspost: I hope everyone here isn't too upset to possibly get this
As you probably know, I've been hanging around Fedora for a few years
now. I helped improve the events that Fedora attends by creating the
Fedora EventBox. It's been going really well, but this week, I saw a
big improvement because of just a few people at SxSW. I would like to
thank Mo, Emily, Spot, Jared and anyone else who helped make the booth
If you haven't seen the booth, that's okay, but here's a few pictures
of what is going on:
http://ping.fm/roiOI - (Guy Kawasaki and Tux)
(another attendee with Tux)
All of these and others can be found at
In our Fedora Ambassadors North America (FAmNA) meeting tonight, I
followed-up a short email by Max, asking about what thoughts others
had and improvements could be made to make this a regular thing at our
events throughout Fedora. I came up with a few things about how we
could improve it and make it feasible for North America. I'm sure
there are ideas for other regions as well, so feel free to join in the
Now, the reason I figured marketing and design should be involved is
that they have a large say in how things are designed and how we tell
people why Fedora's important. I think there's an opportunity here
for better collaboration too, so please, please, please, feel free to
improve upon the ideas I'm going to propose.
First off, the photobooth idea is amazing. I'd like to say that we
should be doing something similar at every event, encouraging people
to get their pic taken at our booth. But making someone where a
costume for 2-3 days could be challenging. So I propose we build a
portable photo board to include in Event Boxen. Probably of
something more goofy, I actually thought the Beefy Miracle would be
a good choice, since it's easy to come up with.
In addition, one would need a web cam and a dedicated laptop to take
the pictures and upload them. This should be an easy to-do. Having a
web cam could prove invaluable for other things as well, like doing
Logistically, this could be a bit challenging when you have only an
8'x8' space, but this can be handled pretty easily. One way is to
move the table and chairs to one side and stand in the booth, or sit
behind (tightly) the table and work from there. The other half of the
booth could easily be used to take pictures and show off our cool
But there's more we can do with this, and that's where I think the
value lies. For one, it is cool that each participant get's a nice
little card printed right there with a QR code so they can go retrieve
it. But it would also be nice to let them share their photos on
social networking sites like Facebook, identi.ca, foursquare, twitter,
etc. I can also see gaining contributors from this concept, in that
they are now 'part' of Fedora's legacy. Maybe having them show up on
the FedoraProject front page when an event is happening? I seriously
think that this is stuff that everyone in Fedora would love.
Anyway, I'm sure I have more ideas, but I hope some of you can help
with more great ideas that I know I won't. Please help us build a
better booth and better Fedora presence at events all over the world!
PS - Vote for beefy miracle as the F16 code name. That's my pitch, and
I'm sticking to it!
1 - http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/photo-board-667243/
2 - http://beefymiracle.org/
On Tue, 15 Mar 2011, Larry Cafiero wrote:
> My bad: Tonight is the North American ambassadors' meeting in
> #fedora-meeting at 9 p.m. Eastern time. (0200 UTC 3/16).
> Agenda is here:
I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of folks on the SXSW
presentation, and how we can leverage some of the superb
design/marketing/booth setup/swag that they unveiled at SXSW for the
Pictures on Mo's blog show tons of stuff that has never before been at a
Fedora booth, and it all looks really good and it looks like SXSW
becomes the new bar for Superb Fedora Presence at Top Tier Event.
I can't say enough nice things about how the Fedora presence there
looks, and the whole SXSW team deserves a ton of credit.
I will like to extend this short words to express our support to all our
people living in Japan, and also to those Japaneses living in other
countries, our prays are with all of you. Fedora is not only a group of
people working and enjoying foss technologies, but also is a big family that
supports each other in every moment.
A huge hug to everyone and hope everyone is ok in this difficult moment.
Maria Gracia Leandro
GPG Public Key: E1CDCC56
"Be yourself... Don't be anyone else"