in FAmSCo, we've been discussing how to appreciate people who organize
release parties. In the past, we always picked the best parties and gave
their organizers some budget for a nice dinner. But picking just a few
parties was not IMHO very fortunate because all organizers deserve some
"thank you" gift.
This time, we'd like to try something new. One of the ideas is to give
every release party event owner a special Fedora 19 T-shirt.
Before we spin off something, I'd like to start a broader discussion.
I'm especially appealing to the regions if they can figure out what cost
it would bring to send a T-shirt to every release party in their region
and if they're able to produce the T-shirts locally or if it's better to
produce them centrally for the whole world.
The outcome of the discussion should be what the whole thing would cost
and if ambassadors even like it and it's worth the effort. Alternative
ideas are also welcome.
the CfP for FrOSCon for talks as for projects and devrooms will end soon.
Felix Kaechle already requested an booth for us -
We had last year an DevRoom where we had in cooperation with Mageia,
openSUSE, Centos a nice schedule about RPM packaging.
The question now is do we want an DevRoom again and what to do in it? Any
make me rich, buy my Inkscape book http://is.gd/yq5OD0 ;)
This mail is a reminder for today's meeting for the French speaking community.
2013-05-14 / 21:00 (hour of Paris)
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion de la communauté francophone, qui aura lieu ce mardi (14 mai) à 21h00 heure de Paris sur IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting-1 .
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.
I am Gent, a currently-silent Fedora ambassador based in Huntsville, AL,
for at least three more weeks, since I am doing an exchange program and I
am going back to my home town in Prishtina, Kosovo.
A dear friend of mine who is also a part of the exchange program is
co-organizing a conference in Lousville on *May 18 to 19*.
This is very late but I was just wondering if there are Ambassadors in the
area who could attend or even set a table for Fedora would be cool. I am
finishing my final exams and didn't have time to fly over there to present
Fedora because otherwise I would be ready in months ahead and proudly ready
to present Fedora. And yes I could have notified you guys ahead too but I
am really sorry, indeed.
To attend the conference costs $35 online or you could pay $50 at the
entrance. There will be tables offered to you if you are planning to
present Fedora, just saying, I am sorry again.
Find more information about the website in the text below:
*Free & Open Source Software has, for years, brought together the best and
brightest developers to produce software products that rival, on every
level, the proprietary solutions with massive marketing budgets behind
them. Online, the community grows everyday; more and more, businesses of
all sizes are realizing the power that open source solutions give their
operation; off-line, the open source community is scattered. *
*MOSSCon** (Midwest Open Source Software Conference) brings together these
developers, product managers, users, businesses, thought leaders,
educators, and more to network and learn about the newest advancements in
open source products, and the benefits these products provide to the
operation of these businesses. Through a combination of sessions, keynotes,
workshops, exhibit space, and networking times, MOSSCon delivers the
perfect venue to reach, meet, and mingle with the Open Source Community.*
*MOSSCon team **is** look**ing** forward to create an event that the entire
Open Source Software community can benefit from! Available to both the
general public and the technical community, with the lowest price possible,
this conference will **be** offer**ing** the attendees**:** 22
presentations and 6 workshops **from **1**9 local and regional s**peakers.
Big players in today's OSS community (Apache Software Foundation, CISCO,
RedHat, Mozilla, Eucalyptus etc) covering topics in areas such as security,
high performance computing, cloud systems, web and mobile development, open
government data, maps and much more!*
MOSSCon is a community driven conference; *"By the people, for the people"
as we like to say it, o*rganized for the first time in Kentucky by KYOSS
(Kentucky Open Source Software Society) and a group of enthusiasts who
share the same vision that the software should be Free and Open to the
community to develop and adapt it to their needs. A* group of enthusiasts
of all age groups that is established to promote software freedom, open
source software, free culture and open knowledge, a global movement that
originally started more than 25 years ago.*
*REGISTRATION FOR MOSSCon 2013 IS OPEN!*
*For more info, please visit:* http://www.mosscon.org
Please join us for our weekly FAmNA meeting this Tuesday at 9:00pm
Eastern in #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net.
I'd like to remind everyone that it is important for us to get some work
accomplished at these meetings and staying on the topic is important
to that end. All comments are welcome from ambassadors during the
meetings but please wait until the Open Floor to add any subject
matter not included in the meeting agenda via a ticket.
Feel free to add to the agenda. The easy way to add an agenda item is
described at the bottom of this announcement. Especially if you have
an event coming up that needs some attention.
This week's meeting leader: inode0
== Meeting Agenda ==
=== Announcements ===
Time for brief announcements.
=== Budget ===
The regional support budget has been announced and details can see here:
Since we are one month into Q1 we need to begin to address Q1 spending
immediately. So let's spend what time we need this week to do this.
=== Tickets ===
Tickets scheduled for discussion at this meeting can be found at
Please read through each ticket in advance so you can be prepared to
discuss them at the meeting.
=== Select Next Meeting Leader ===
=== Open Floor ===
Unscheduled topics can be raised during the open floor if time
permits. Discussion of any topic will generally be more productive if
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
the ticket system when possible.
If you would like to add a topic for discussion at our meetings please
open a ticket at
and set its milestone to meeting.
I'm in San Francisco for a couple of days. I got a ticket for Google I/O ,
the Google annual developers conference.
I would be very happy to meet Fedorians .
FAS : pandaconstantin
Fedora Ambassador - Burkina Faso
« La Terre est le berceau de l'humanité, mais on ne passe pas sa vie
entière dans un berceau. »
- Constantin E. Tsiolkovski
I was recently approved as a member of the Fedora Ambassadors so thought I'd introduce myself.
I am Cândido Raphael (crsesilva in FAS and crsesilva on IRC) and I'm a network administrator computers, Linux and consultant information technology-focused solutions in free software and open source from the northeastern Rio Grande do Norte-Christmas Brazil.
I am a professor of computer science in voluntary non-governmental organizations in my city where I use Fedora as an operating system for my students, and present the project also my students also want to talk about the Fedora Project to more people of my city and my country, I am interested in speaking at local events on the Fedora Project and want to organize events to promote the Fedora Project and show the advantages of participating in a project.
My future goals for the Fedora project is becoming packers and package maintainer.
Happy to be on board and do my part for Fedora and his community.
Seja Livre, use Linux!
Hello Ambassadors (and FAmSCo)!
Hopefully by now, you have heard about Flock, the new Fedora contributor
conference in Charleston, SC, USA (August 9 - 12, 2013).
I wanted to extend a personal invitation to all Fedora ambassadors to
attend Flock. Each and every one of you represents the heart and soul of
the Fedora Community. We will have some funding available to cover
travel and lodging costs, but priority will be given to those who are
accepted to speak (or lead a workshop, hackfest/sprint), so please,
consider submitting a talk/workshop/hackfest/sprint for consideration now!
For more information about Flock, see the website:
To register and submit a talk/workshop/hackfest/sprint proposal, go to:
Additionally, I wanted to extend a special invitation to the active
members of FAmSCo. We would LOVE it if you could have an in-person
FAmSCo meeting at Flock
Finally, I would like to ask FAmSCo to appoint one of its members to
serve on the Flock scheduling committee. This committee will meet to
review the submitted sessions (and the votes given to those sessions by
the community), and determine the final Flock schedule. This work will
likely not happen until June, but we want to get the committee in place