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.
The weekly FAmNA meeting came to an end a few minutes ago. Not a whole
lot of new tickets for discussion, but plenty of announcements to keep
aware of, including the Fedora Media Test Day from last week (a helpful
tool for creating Fedora live USBs, coming soon) and the test day for
internationalization features of Fedora 25, like emoji typing, Unicode
9.0, and the ibus typing booster. And more!
Minutes and the rest are below. See you all next week!
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Meeting ended Fri Sep 30 01:21:33 2016 UTC.
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#fedora-meeting: FAmNA - 2016 Sept. 29
Meeting started by jflory7 at 01:05:18 UTC. The full logs are available
* === Roll Call === (jflory7, 01:05:26)
* award3535 is unavailable to chair tonight and for the next two weeks
- jflory7 will chair in his place (jflory7, 01:05:43)
* === Announcements === (jflory7, 01:09:37)
* === "Change Checkpoint: 100% Code Complete Deadline" === (jflory7,
* LINK: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/25/Schedule
* As of this week, no more new code or major changes will be
incorporated into Fedora 25. This sets us on track for the Fedora 25
Beta release in another two weeks on October 11th, 2016. (jflory7,
* === "Fedora Media Writer Test Day – 2016-09-20" === (jflory7,
* This past week, the Fedora QA team organized a test day for the new
Media Writer tool, to help make it easier and more effective to
create live USBs (as compared to the current tool available). More
results should become available about the test day outcome soon.
* === "Test Day: Internationalization (i18n) features of Fedora 25"
=== (jflory7, 01:10:55)
* Still happening now, new features are being tested for Fedora 25
internationalization features, such as emoji typing, Unicode 9.0,
and the ibus typing booster. Read the post on the Community Blog for
more info. (jflory7, 01:11:47)
* === Migration to Pagure status update === (jflory7, 01:12:44)
* jflory7 is still looking into migrating the FAmNA Trac to Pagure.
There is a bug related to our Trac that the developer of the Pagure
importer tool is helping look into. For now, progress will be slow
on any new updates, but once jflory7 can set up a testing repo,
there will be another update. (jflory7, 01:13:28)
* === Tickets === (jflory7, 01:14:29)
* LINK: https://fedorahosted.org/famna/report/9 (jflory7, 01:14:34)
* === Ticket #154: FAmNA Budget sheet === (jflory7, 01:15:06)
* award3535 updated the latest numbers for the budget sheet for
October 2016. Please review the budget sheet at your leisure and
keep it in mind if you wish to plan any further events in the
region. (jflory7, 01:15:47)
* === Open Floor === (jflory7, 01:16:56)
* jflory7 is working on his HackMIT event report and plans to have it
published during the weekend (jflory7, 01:17:27)
* Southern_Gentlem received the event box and banners in the mail
today (jflory7, 01:20:14)
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Justin W. Flory
You are kindly invited to the meeting:
APAC Ambassador's bi-weekly meeting on 2016-09-30 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, September 28th, 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!
Because of recent troubles with customs in my country and not being able to
receive media and other Fedora materials, I started working on this wiki
As you can see it's a collection of shipping tips or more precisely how the
package should be marked so it can clear customs more easily. I know this
isn't an issue for folks living in USA or EU countries but it may be
helpful to others.
Please consider contributing by adding your country to the list with your
custom regulations so it is more easier to send packages between us
Hope you all are having a great day,
While talking to one of the package maintainers,
this feedback came up.
On Monday, 29 August 2016 11:40 PM, Mxxxx Cxxxx wrote:
>I know the right solution should be to grow a community
>that uses them, and eventually helps with the maintain...
>But I fear that the skills necessary to mantain the packages
>are too high and the overall system too complicated to attract
>many new packagers. I asked many time for help and always
>gratefully accepted every request for co-mantaining. I also
>tried to teach to various people in my lab and in others how to
>do that and they invariably got scared and back off.
Just wanted to share here, as many here may have faced similar issues
while grooming new contributors.
It'll help if you could share anyways you've found to keep new
contributors from being scared.
--- -P J P