It's time to start planning for our annual EMEA FAD!
The EMEA FAD is an annual planning event for the EMEA community. Active
ambassadors from various countries get together to discuss what
activities we should do in the next year, what events to attend, and
what swag to produce. The main outcome of this event is the EMEA budget
proposal for the next fiscal year which includes a list of events we
will spend money on, Fedora media production, and swag production.
This 2-day event is usually hosted in early December, and we don't have
a location yet, so I'd like to ask you all to consider submitting a bid
for a potential location to host the EMEA FAD this year.
The German community was organizing these FADs over the past few years.,
and you can get an idea from the previous FADs:
There is also a FAD wiki template that you can use to organize your
Please post a link of your proposal here.
<mitzie at mitzelos dot com>
mitzie on freenode
during the last EMEA irc meeting, I proposed that we should make sure all active
communities within our region are equipped with basic booth equipment such as
roll-up banners and tableclothes.
Currently, there is just one or two tableclothes for the whole region. Not every
community has its own roll-up banners and while some do, these are not anymore
in a proper working condition (e.g. colors have started fading out, stands are
showing signs of heavy use).
Spending budget on such an initiative can be considered a good investment, since
the equipment produced will last for years and will enable our communities to
look overall more professional when representing the project during events and
conferences. We still have a significant amount of the current fiscal year's
budget unspent and we can definitely use some of it.
Does your community lack some booth equipment? Please visit the following wiki
page and let us know:
Ideas, thoughts, feedback?
giannisk on irc.freenode.net
from 5 November to 6 November there will the conference OpenRheinRuhr in
Oberhausen, Germany. Fedora participated there in the past  and I am
wondering if there are others that are interested in joining me to
promote Fedora there. If I get some positive feedback I will prepare
a new wiki page with up-to-date information.
As briefly discussed towards the end of this evening's FAmNA meeting, I
noted that the bug that was blocking us from testing a migration to
Pagure from Trac was fixed. I've created a ticket explaining the full
details of this migration and how it would work in the ticket.
We can vote on this ticket at the next meeting, but if you will not be
able to attend, feel free to leave a vote in the ticket. Since this is a
major change from a tool we've been using for over half a decade, I
figured it was worth highlighting this ticket on the mailing list.
After we have migrated our Trac, I would like to offer advice and
guidance to other regions looking to migrate in the coming future so
everyone can try to be on the same page (this is also a big opportunity
for all of the regions to follow the same format and help keep a "single
user experience" for all Ambassadors around the world in terms of what
tools we use and how we use them).
Thanks everyone. :)
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [FAmNA Trac] #159: Migrating to Pagure
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:17:07 -0000
From: FAmNA Trac <trac(a)fedorahosted.org>
#159: Migrating to Pagure
Reporter: jflory7 | Owner:
Type: task | Status: new
Priority: blocker | Milestone: meeting
Severity: urgent | Keywords: internal
= Phenomenon =
On February 28, 2017, [https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org
/fedorahosted-sunset-2017-02-28/ FedoraHosted is retiring] and will be set
into read-only mode. FAmNA needs to migrate our Trac to Pagure to ensure
we can continue working after Trac closes.
= Analysis =
A blocking bug was recently fixed in the [https://pagure.io/pagure-
importer pagure-importer] tool that was preventing the data from being
migrated. Now, this bug has been fixed and a first "test run" of the
migration is available in the staging version of Pagure. You can find the
**[https://stg.pagure.io/stg-famna/issues test repository for FAmNA
While the formatting for tickets has changed from wiki formatting to
markdown, the change is relatively minor. All things like attachments to
tickets (e.g. PDFs, images, etc.) have also imported.
Just like how Trac has things like milestones, severity, and priorities,
this can be replicated in Pagure. In the repository settings, we can use
milestones and roadmaps for tracking tickets for each release cycle (see:
[https://pagure.io/fedora-commops/roadmap example roadmap]). Tickets can
also be assigned severity levels for issues that need to be addressed
sooner than others.
Trac milestones would become Pagure tags. Issues can be tagged in a
variety of ways, e.g. "event", "meeting", "open", "budget", or any other
amount of ways we choose. Multiple tags can be used for a ticket. A good
example of how this would look is in the [https://pagure.io/fedora-
commops/issues CommOps Pagure].
If approved, I will migrate the FAmNA Trac to Pagure, set up the tags and
milestones as described above, and set this Trac instance as read-only.
After a month of using Pagure, we can request the FAmNA Trac URL to
redirect to our Pagure.
= Implementation =
1. FAmNA votes +1/-1 for migrating to Pagure after our next meeting.
2. Trac is imported into a Pagure repository.
3. New Pagure repository is set up with tags, milestones, and priorities
similar to our Trac.
4. Current Ambassadors are added to a FAmNA "group" in Pagure.
5. This Trac instance is set as read-only.
6. After one month to ensure everything is working as expected, we request
the FAmNA Trac URL redirects to Pagure (if for some reason data needs to
be recovered, it will still exist in Fedora Infra).
Ticket URL: <https://fedorahosted.org/famna/ticket/159>
FAmNA Trac <https://fedorahosted.org/famna>
This Trac contains all public business of the Fedora Ambassadors of
North America (FAmNA). Tickets tracked here include event planning, task
tracking, completing new objectives, and more.
Hi all, forwarding this message on to the Ambassadors list for anyone
who is in the upstate NY area.
The Rochester Institute of Technology's FOSS@MAGIC community is
organizing their annual hackathon on the election night in the US. I am
planning to be at this event as a Fedora representative. There should be
a fair number of people here (expected between 75-125), so this is a
great chance to help promote Fedora and open source software and
communities to students.
If anyone in the region is interested or thinks they would be able to
make this, please email me directly at jflory7(a)fedoraproject.org. Thanks!
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Subject: 6th Annual Election Night "Hackathon" on November 8
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:39:39 -0400
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With just 11 days left until election day, the MAGIC Center is excited
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place on Tuesday, November 8 from 5-11PM (or whenever the results come
in) in Student Innovation Hall, room 1600.
This is your opportunity to watch the national and regional election
results arrive in real time while you "hack" the night away on current
projects or propose new civic hacking projects with new friends!
With MAGIC's 9 projectors, you will be able to watch the election night
unfold in a way you’ve never imagined-enjoying the celebration of our
200 + year experiment in Democracy with the RIT community.
Pizza and other consumables will be provided. The Election Night
Hackathon is sponsored by Red Hat.
Please register at: http://bit.ly/ElectionHackathon2016
If you have any questions about the event, please contact: Dan
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You are kindly invited to the meeting:
APAC Ambassador's bi-weekly meeting on 2016-10-28 from 05:00:00 to 06:00:00 UTC
The meeting will be about:
This is a friendly reminder to APAC Fedora Ambassadors, about our bi-weekly IRC meeting tomorrow.
Please join in:
#fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net at 05:00 hrs. UTC.
Hey EMEA Ambassadors,
we're going to have our regular meeting tomorrow. See below for more
* Date: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
* Time: 20:00 UTC
* Location: #fedora-meeting @ freenode
* Meeting Agenda:
- Roll Call
- Ambassadors Schedule
- Action items from previous meetings
- Open Floor
If you have any requests that need to be discussed during the meeting,
make sure to file a ticket on trac.
Meet you there!