Some of us fedora volunteers are getting together this Saturday around
1100 hours at the food court, Forum, Koramangla. It isn't an event, just
folks getting together: maybe some hacking, planning, fun.
I've gotten in touch with quite a few folks who've jumped at the chance
of getting together. I've also made an announcement on the Bangalore LUG
mailing list, and on my blog (It should've showed up on the planet by
If you're around, we'd love to have you there! More the merrier!
Dear Fedora Ambassadors!
The Insight team is looking for help, aid, we would like to grab more
people for the development of the project called Fedora Insight.
But what is that Insight? Those who don't know this project here is an
Fedora Insight is a Drupal-based website that serves as a place to
publish and share news, articles related to Fedora and Fedora
marketing materials in various formats. Insight makes it easy for
users, developers, and journalists -- people who aren't yet a part of
the Fedora contributor community -- to keep up with recent highlights
without following a dozen different blogs and mailing lists.
We believe you can help us in Insight development. Currently we are
looking for the following people:
1. Theme creator
Knows the combination of HTML, CSS and a little bit of PHP. To this
you need only some Drupal theme docs  and you could successfully
contribute, to be available an Drupal 7 theme for Insight. If you are
interested, you'll find our wiki  how can you make contact with us,
and where you could find the Drupal theme (sample) files.
2. PHP (+Drupal) developer
If you know PHP, but would like to learn Drupal either, then you're
our perfect candidate.
Currently we have an actively maintained FAS auth module  for
Drupal 6, what we would like to update to Drupal 7. Also we could
provide an documentation  for this, what is available on
drupal.org. We use the Feature module, what makes easy the development
flow. More about this - check at  here.
3. Testers, Use case testers
It's important, that we must test it out every piece of code, an we do
it as we could. Sadly, sometimes some bugs are appearing when it's
unwanted, or it's stays hidden, or we haven't met. Therefore we
appreciate anybody who could help to discover and report bugs. Tester
can be anybody from the community, no need any special knowledge. We
need also people who help to test out the mentioned FAS auth and
Drupal 7 Mediawiki modules, the calendar module, and the site itself.
All this can be done on our testing site . But here
pre-registration is required, because the FAS module has been
To be able help our work, please send an mail to our mailing list ,
with an short introduction that includes FAS, and the job that would
like to help us. After this you'll receive the necessary access
rights, if the work needs that. (eg. like you would like to make an
Also, you as a future important contributor of the project, we
awaiting you - and everyone else online at Fudcon Blacksburg 2012,
where we'll put great emphasis to the calendar module , and we ask
you to share any kind of idea, critics around it, or just contact with
us through the IRC - at fedora-mktg channel. We gladly help your first
My name Alexjan Carraturo (axjslack on FAS), and I0m an ambassador since 2008.
Looking at the list of ambassador (
), I noticed that I'm not in that list, but until recently times I was
I checked my account on FAS, and there is still "Approved" as
ambassador. There may have been some technical problems, although I do
not know the nature, what can you do about it?
thanks in advance
Free Software User Group Italia administrator (http://www.fsugitalia.org)
member of FSFE Italian Team
This mail is a reminder for today's meeting for the French speaking community.
2012-01-09 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion de la communauté francophone, qui aura lieu ce lundi ( 9 janvier) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
L'ordre du jour est disponible depuis cette page :
N'hésitez pas à le modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent intéressants.
Merci de répondre à ce message en cas d'indisponibilité.
Finally, here is my event report!
The release party took place the 3rd of December in the same place as usual
There were many Fedora contributors (thanks for coming guys!).
We first enjoyed a pizza together, and then met people, spoke about Open
Source and the Fedora Project, and installed Fedora when asked to do so,
or helped people discovering Fedora.
We have also distributed many Fedora medias, and shown to people how to
create live USB.
There were more people as last time at our talks, that was great.
There were recorded (with slides) but we still need to create the
webpage to hold them.
* Christophe Fergeau held a talk about Spice,
* Michael Scherer held a talk about common firewall security
* Bertrand Juglas has introduced OpenStack
* With some other we spoke about projects wide translation
We also had a chance to met some contributors that we see everyday in
irc but we never personally met before.
One more time, I forgot to take a group picture, which is something more
important to me than a room picture showing people beeing helped.
Action written for the next event!
If you have any questions, I am around!
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We are planning a GPG Key Signing event at FUDCon Blacksburg, which
will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 1600 (4pm). If you are
interested in participating, please add your info to
so we can compile a list of participants and keys. So far we have 22
keys signed up and we hope to have even more. That wiki page also has
more information about how we will conduct the event.
I intend to print copies of the GPG key list on either Monday or
Tuesday, I will probably be waiting until Tuesday, but please sign up as
early as you can. I will also publish on my fedorapeople site a gpg
signed copy of the key list. The current version is at
http://nb.fedorapeople.org/keys.pdf and the signature will be at
http://nb.fedorapeople.org/keys.pdf.asc after the final list is
If you don't get signed up in time, you can still participate, just
bring printed slips with the output of 'gpg --fingerprint YOURKEYID'
printed on them to hand out at the event.
We will also be hosting a CAcert assurance event immediately
following/in conjunction with the GPG keysigning event. Please see
for more information and a place to sign up for that. We will have
enough assurers present for you to receive well over the 100 points that
you need in order to qualify to become an assurer yourself. Please note
that if you intend to participate in the CAcert event, the name in your
government issued photo ID must match the name recorded in your CAcert
For more information on either event, feel free to contact me at
nb(a)fedoraproject.org or nb(a)cacert.org
Thanks and see you at FUDCon!
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I've just created a survey to collect information from ambassadors
regarding RH certifications and Fedora Training.
This is a small survey and please spend few minutes to complete it. :)
The idea behind this survey is to collect information from ambassadors
about their desire to learn Fedora and get certified from RH.
After the collection of data, we can ask for the support from FAmSCo and
come up with a better solution.
dramsey, our fellow APAC ambassador, was the person who was originally
brought this idea to the floor. Credits goes to him. ;)
The survey :
(Survey URL is brought in as a frame, under the official LK Community
website to keep the URL simple instead of complicated google URLs)
- Uditha Bandara Wijerathna -
- Fedora Project Ambassador for Sri Lanka -
IRC: udinnet | Fedora Profile<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Udinnet>
| Email: udinnet(a)fedoraproject.org
In case anyone is interested :)
-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Antriksh Shah <antriksh911(a)gmail.com>
> To: sanjay_ankur(a)yahoo.co.in
> Subject: nullcon Security Conference Goa, 15-18 Feb 2012
> Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 10:34:58 +0530
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> 3. Rahul Sasi - IVR Security: Internal network attacks via phone lines
> 4. Atul Alex - Binary God
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> 6. Anant, Prashant, Pardhasaradhi - Haxdroid: Empowering Android
> 7. Bishan Singh - Node.js: The good, bad and ugly
> 8. Don A. Bailey - War Texting: Weaponizing Machine 2 Machine
> 9. Justin Searle - Attacking and Defending the Smart Grid
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> The villages are an informal, hands-on, learning, discussion Setup
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> only 6-8 attendees at the max.
> 1. Android Village - Anything and everything you wanted to know about
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> 2. Hardware Village - Teensy Hacking
> Expert Security Trainings on 15-16th Feb 2012
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