On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 8:58 AM, nitesh narayan lal
> But do you have any specific plans such as conducting events etc for
> making Fedora-women active (its a good idea).
> Then you can certainly share it here, We will try to help you as much
> as possible .
I will see what can be done.
0. I am seeing a lack of direction (apart from inactivity) at
1. The goal of improving collaboration within Fedora is definitely
sensible, but we need to look beyond.
2. Initiatives within Fedora : A FAS group will be useful.
3. If we need to reach out/ expand free s/w network then apart from
s/w related aspects we need to look at other avenues.
4. Different regions and cultures of oppression exist. We need to
address them differently.
5. A Fedora distribution (or any spin) is not customized for any group
of people: by way of themes, information (that go beyond
documentation). Can we have spins that address
a. rights including things like the s/w in
http://www.huridocs.org/research-development/ and related
b. lack of basic knowledge among people that lead to social evils.
c. Other kinds of basic knowledge that can empower people. This is
going beyond the education spins.
and free software that provide the same (instead of dumping entire
Wikipedia / links on people).
(that is some work)
6. There are innumerable rights to be fought for and rights are a way
of reaching out to people.
Events will keep happening ... but there should be different kinds of events.
CU, ASL, AMS, CLC, CMS
I've been doing the English press stuff and updating the list.
I see quite a few press releases in other languages too. However, since
I don't speak them, I can't really handle them myself. Could some folks
please help out with this?
You need to:
1. Find press releases
2. Check the press archive to see if an item already been added to
3. If not, add it to the archive with notes if necessary.
4. Send a mail to the marketing list with [In the news] subject line,
the summary and a link.
A good place to start is a Google search for "Fedora 19 news". Page two
in my search shows quite a few non English press releases.
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Added the following brief report at
We were trying to get more people interested in free s/w and other
issues using new strategies and it seems to have worked. But did not
really try and reach out to schools and colleges. Other events in sync
might have been a good idea.
A poster competition on Women's and LGBT issues was jointly organized
by WFS-India in collaboration with GLUG-Kolkata and Fedora during
This will be one competition that provoked plenty of debate and in my
opinion, exposed the lack of awareness of a wide spectrum of FOSS
contributors and others. The idea was definitely supported by large
sections of the FOSS and many other communities, but some had
The original background text in the announcement minced no words:
"India is a backward country in which majority of the people are
illiterate and most of those who are literate have no sex education.
Most of the people are brain-washed by the decadent patriarchy that
has merged itself with cultural, religious and business practices at
the cost of basic human values. Even the country's laws are sub-human
It is no wonder that the human rights abuses of women and LGBT people
is the norm. This poster competition is for highlighting various
facets of the problem and possible egalitarian solutions."
The long debates on this started much later and the second revision
said as much. The final version came up later after a meeting on 13th.
We did not have too many submissions though, the number of submissions
were less than the available prizes. So all eligible submissions were
awarded prizes. These were all submitted by the 13th. The extension of
dates, modified 'positive' text and publicity did not help in getting
any new submissions.
The prizes included Live Fedora design and TexLive'2013 in the Flash drives.
The names of the winners are
C. Srividya (2 prizes)
Ani Dalal (1 prize)
All things considered, this stands as a great and successful community effort!
CU, ASL, AMS, CLC, CMS
On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM, A. Mani <a.mani.cms(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Added a brief report at
All in all it is a very difficult and sensible topic to discuss - even
outside a geek world! Fedora is about Software, but also as a Community
Project it is dealing with people and values and about "doing the right
thing". We especially as Ambassadors have to be careful if a campaign
hurts people feelings with extreme statements - how good your intentions
might be - obviously there are feelings hurt.
And if you are using Fedora to co-brand a political campaign, please put
some extra brain in the preparation.
Why was this event a success? Because of the discussion started? I can
not say if the statements in the report are too extreme or just meant as
a provocation to get a discussion going on. At least - imho - the people
i met in your incredible country and the discussion around IPC section
377 to decriminalise LGBT people in India show a different picture to
the outside world.
btw. where can i see the winner posters
Joerg (kital) Simon
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