Hello EMEA Ambassadors,
I completed the trac migration from fedorahosted to pagure. The
visibility has been set to private, since there is sensitive information
like home addresses, receipts, phone numbers, etc attached to the
tickets. There are a couple of active tickets in the trac, that I will
transfer to the new issue trackers soon. You can find the migrated trac
here. Please do not open new tickets there, use the other issue
trackers to request funding or swag.
I have created another issue tracker for funding requests, that is
set to public for the time being. This will be our primary issue tracker
for funding requests or other expenses that will be reimbursed from the
EMEA Budget. In the next meeting we have to make a decision weather or
not we want to move forward with bex's idea to have 2 issue trackers for
funding requests (one public under the EMEA group, and one private were
receipts will be uploaded at, under the fedora-budget group). There is
also an issue tracker for swag requests that is set to private
(because it contains private information like addresses and phone
All of the repositories/issue trackers I mentioned can be found under
the EMEA Ambassadors group in pagure. Members of this group can see
the private issue trackers, add comments to private tickets, change the
status of tickets, and many more. I added some EMEA Ambassadors to the
group. If you have not been added, you can ping me(off-list or in
Telegram) or someone else that is in the group to add you. Please don't
add people to the group that are not EMEA Ambassadors.
By default people that are in the EMEA Ambassadors group in pagure
receive email notifications for ticket creation, new comments, status
updates in tickets, etc. You can stop receiving notifications by
visiting the specific project and click the stop watching button. For
example, you might want to unsubscribe from the swag_requests tracker.
I'm still exploring the capabilities of pagure, so please correct me if
I did something wrong.
Many thanks to jflory7 and nmilosev for their help during the migration!
<mitzie at mitzelos dot com>
mitzie on freenode
This is edited from the note I sent to the booth team for LinuxFest
I would like Marketing and Ambassadors to see what we are doing to make the
interaction with guests a memorable experience. By focusing on a spin, a
subject, we can engage at a deeper level, and using an activity we give the
guest an experience. I wonder what a fest visitor on Monday tells a
friend. Their memorable experience was probably an excellent talk or the
salmon lunch or rolling dice to make a passphrase.
The theme is ‘The Mechanics of Freedom’ so we will feature the Fedora
Security Lab spin (FSL). One thing I have learned about the spins is
someone has a passionate reason for them. These three videos tell the
story of FSL and Hacker Highschool with Joerg’s what it is, Pete’s why, and
then how it was used to protect people in Tibet.
Joerg Simon presents the Security Lab spin, shows a few examples and talks
about OSSTMM, the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual.
The slides for his talk are here if you want to follow along.
Jeorg Simon is a Fedora contributor and works at ISECOM the sponsor of
They also developed a 3 volume Security Essentials Study Guide and Workbook
used by ‘Hacker Highschool’. I will have copies of these books on the
table, the labs are based on the OSSTMM and can run on the Security Lab
spin. Let me know if you want to borrow one of the books to check out some
of the labs.
The author of the books and the head of ISECOM is Pete Herzog who gives a
great talk about security. His concepts are clear and compelling and easy
to communicate to the public.
ISECOM also publishes The Open Source Cybersecurity Playbook that covers
threats and protection for every computer user. You should read the 25
pages to discuss security with guests.
This FudCon talk about Fedora in Tibet was recommended by Joerg. Fedora is
used because of the localization capabilities, the reduced attack surface
and the open-source relationship to Buddhism. At 22:00 to 33:30 he talks
about Hacker Highschool used to protect them from Chinese hackers. The
remainder of the talk is about other interesting Tibetan projects.
I cued this up because the beginning is a discussion about Tibet while
waiting to start.
I hope you can spend some time watching the videos.
For an activity guests will create a pass phrase with dice. We are getting
custom engraved dice to give to guests who sign in at the kiosk, make a
pass phrase, engage us in Fedora or ask (limit one). We should have 300 to
give away. This is a test sample:
Could you look through the proposed sessions and identify Fedora related
speakers and talks so we can promote them?
Please register even if you might not go and let me know your ID so I can
get you the vendors badge.
See you all May 6-7:
You are kindly invited to the meeting:
APAC Ambassador's bi-weekly meeting on 2017-03-31 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.
I will probably be unavailable this Wednesday to chair the EMEA meeting as I'm travelling. I was wondering if someone could step in (just this Wednesday) and chair the meeting?
I tried contacting Ardian and Giannis, however both seem unavailable. Hopefully someone will be available.
If there is no replacement, I propose we postpone the meeting and do it in 7 or 14 days.
As it seems, no one is available to chair the tomorrow's meeting, so it is canceled. The next meeting will be in two weeks, regular time.
Please contact FAmSCo members if you have time-pressing requests pending or need further assistance with something.