Please join us for our weekly FAmNA meeting this Tuesday at 9:00pm
Eastern in #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net.
The meeting this week will have a focus on events for Q1 of the fiscal
year (March through May 2012). We hope to follow this up with event
planning for the subsequent quarters over the next few weeks so that
we can get an early start of event planning for the major events as
soon as possible.
== Meeting Agenda ==
=== Announcements ===
Time for brief announcements.
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=== Open Floor ===
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participants know about the topics in advance and have some time to
think about them, so please add your topics to the meeting agenda in
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I attended GNUnify 2012  on February 10-11, 2012 at Symbiosis
Institute of Computer Studies and Research , Pune, India.
The first day first session that I attended was on "Build your own
cloud computing infrastructure"  by Arun Khan . He addressed the
different concepts and tools available for setting up a private
computing infrastructure. After the first session, I moved to listen
to Saleem Ansari's  talk on "Torque Box - Ruby App Server" .
TorqueBox is small adaptation layer on top of JBoss's Java application
server. I then attended Srikant Patnaik's  talk on "Web based
embedded project design" . He demonstrated a simple example of
using an LED with Arduino and controlling it with a Python CGI
webserver. He also demonstrated the use of Fritzing to build the
demoed circuit. All the tools are available on Fedora:
$ sudo yum install fritzing arduino
After lunch, I attended the talk on "Btrfs - The next Generation
Filesystem on Linux" by Neependra Khare . He addressed the
different problems in the current filesystems, and how Btrfs tries to
solve them. For the last talk of the day I attended Dr. Abhijat
Vichare (from Computational Research Laboratories, Pune ) session
on "Portability concepts in GCC". It was a detailed session on the
internals of GCC .
I attended Suchakra Sharma's  session on "Developing QT Apps on
Android" . I then went to assist with the system programming
contest organized by Neependra Khare. The participants were given a
written test on the first day, and based on the results few were
selected to compete in the programming contest (sponsored by STEC
). For the contest, few programming problems were given to the
participants to be solved in C within couple of hours time. The first,
second and third prices were worth INR 5000, 3000 and 2000
respectively. Kiran Divekar (Marvell ) joined us, and we reviewed
the code and chose the winners. After lunch, we announced the winners
and the organizers and PLUG  members helped with the prize
I then went to attend Arun Khans' session on "Convert your old laptop
to an useful network device" . He had illustrated with numerous
examples on how he had used old hardware into functional, useful
network devices. It is extremely useful for beginners who are
interested in getting started in working with inexpensive hardware. I
then had a chance to meet and talk with Gen Kanai  and Rakesh
"Arky" Ambati  from Mozilla. It was also good to catch up with lot
of Wikimedia folks, with whom I went for dinner at the Vaishali
restaurant . Few pictures taken during the event are available in
 GNUnify 2012. http://gnunify.in/
 SICSR, Pune, India.http://sicsr.ac.in/
 Build your own cloud computing infrastructure.
 Arun Khan. http://www.gnunify.in/2012/KYS/ArunKhan
 Saleem Ansari. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Tuxdna
 Torque Box - Ruby App Server. http://gnunify.in/2012/KYS/SaleemAnsari#talk1
 Srikant Patnaik. http://gnunify.in/2012/KYS/SrikantPatnaik
 Web based embedded project design.
 Neependra Khare. http://wiki.embeddednirvana.org/User:Neependra
 Computational Research Laboratories, Pune. http://www.crlindia.com/
 GCC. http://gcc.gnu.org/
 Suchakra Sharma. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Suchakra
 Developing QT Apps on Android.
 STEC. http://stec-inc.com/
 Marvell. http://www.marvell.com/
 PLUG. http://plug.org.in
 Convert your old laptop to an useful network device.
 Gen Kanai. http://blog.mozilla.com/gen/
 Rakesh "Arky" Ambati. http://playingwithsid.blogspot.in/
 Vaishali restaurant, Pune. http://www.vaishalihotel.in/main.html
This mail is a reminder for today's meeting for the French speaking community.
2012-02-13 / 20:30 (hour of Paris)
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion de la communauté francophone, qui aura lieu ce lundi (13 février) 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.
Abdel (fas:potty) and I Constantin(fas:
pandaconstantin) have an interesting project that we would like to submit
The main objective of the project is to share knowledges and experiences on
Fedora from experienced contributors and ambassadors with local communities.
*Objective of the project : *
- Share knowledges on Fedora Project and FOSS with local communities from
- Increase the number of qualified contributors
- revitalize dying SIGs
- Help to "give a name to the face" of community members
- concretize idea from Abdel ( a answer to Maria Leandro on a ambassadors
mailling list thread posted on feb. 2).
*How we will do ?*
We have choosen a visioconference plateform called BigBlueButton
*What we need ? : *
The implementation of the solution requiers a server be hosted on a
physical server. As a tool of the community, we would like it to be host on
a server of Fedora Project.
We will need also consumers (ambassadors, developers, translators, etc) !
« La Terre est le berceau de l'humanité, mais on ne passe pas sa vie
entière dans un berceau. »
- Constantin E. Tsiolkovski