On Fri, 2012-06-15 at 11:32 +0700, Teguh DC wrote:
This is probably the first time in Malang there are Fedora Release
Party Event, Fedora users in Malang are not as many as other distro
users, so it was natural that not many events held by us.
Sunday (10/6) at the Information Technology Laboratory, 5th Floor
Gedung Kuliah Bersama (GKB) 3 at University of Muhammadiyah Malang
(UMM), Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" Release Party was finally held.
The event itself started a bit late, delayed about 50 minutes away
from the original plan. Promptly at 9:50 AM the event started. That's
not the committee fault anyway, because at 9 AM the committee is
already prepared, only the participants who came rather late.
How lucky, friends in KaliUMM (Linux Users Group in UMM) can simply
improvise, to fill the silence they play several short films/video
clips about Linux and open source.
When the participants had arrived, the chairman of KaliUMM, Yudhi
directly open the event. The first opportunity given to Zen Rooney,
chairman of KOLAM, who stepped forward and introduced KOLAM (Linux
Users Group in Malang).
After that, it was my turn to bring material on Fedora, I regrouped
into three topics: Fedora Project, Fedora 17 Features and Common
On the first topic, Fedora Project, I invited the participants to know
more about the Fedora community, not just known fedora as a linux
distribution (distro). How this community that supported by Red Hat
has contributed greatly to the development of Linux in particular and
the world of Open Source in general. I also explained about fedora's
core value: freedom, friends, features, first.
I emphasize how important collaboration and how the fedora developers
are always trying to work as close as possible to the upstream
project. That is not important for fedora to have unique application,
rather than became exclusive application in a single distro, an
application will be much more useful if it is available in many distro
(can be used by many people) instead.
I was slightly introduced on the terms "Remix" and "Spins" and what
purpose and give them some examples.
I did not forget to invite the participants to join the fedora project
and I was informed about the Fedora Indonesia Community.
Because not many participants that are fedora users, when I talk on
the topic of "Fedora 17 Features" I did not linger to discuss what's
new in Fedora 17 but I would rather talk more about the other powerful
features that have long existed in the fedora. Presto, SystemD,
SELinux, PackageKit, Kickstart is a few of the many features that I
think is interesting. And here, I was mention again how unselfish
fedora developers is, they want to communicate and collaborate with
developers of other distributions to developing PackageKit. And how
fedora to be a pioneer distro that adopt SELinux, a kernel security
feature developed by the NSA (National Security Agency).
While in the last topic of "Common Installation Tips", I explain what
steps should be done after we install fedora. I was again reminded why
fedora by default do not support the mp3 format and do not include
proprietary software like nvidia drivers, dropbox, skype, etc..
Indeed, we as end users feeling a bit "uncomfortable" because we
should install many application from 3rd party repository.
For simplicity, I suggest to install fedorautils, autoplus and gnome
You can download my presentation slide from SlideShare or Scribd
if you interested.
Aris Setyono from KaliUMM start to demonstrating the internet radio
using Icecast 2. Yudhi in the introduction was informed that this is
one of the research activities that have been done by KaliUMM.
These steps are demonstrated very easy to follow. Hopefully there are
participants who are interested to participate in this internet radio
implemented in their respective places.
Last turn, Rachmad Tsalaatsa guide the Webserver Load Balancing
workshop. The workshop begins with an explanation of what it is load
balancing, the types, how it works, the algorithms used, etc..
Continued by the participants directly involved attempting to install
and configure load balancing on each desktop that has been provided by
This event was closed by party, taking picture, eating hotdog and
drinking accompanied by the strains of house music.
Thank you for KaliUMM, KOLAM and all the participants who have
attended the event. See you again at the next events :)
Photo documentation can be downloaded from:
- photos from Rachmad's camera 
- photos from My camera 
This event plan is already in fedora wiki 
You can read this report at my blog in Bahasa Indonesia 
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