Well, I have started my pilgrim mission. Gosh, it was not so obvious!
Indeed, last saturday I went to a french engineering school where I
talked to the principal about fedora and the fact to do in a first
time a fedora project presentation to students.
He was very enthousiast to do it and told me that teachers
could also be really interested.
During our conversation, he gave me his visit card and I was a little
bit embarassed to give him mine cause I haven't got any fedora project
vist card on me. - Could the fedora project provide us visit cards or
could we print one based on a standard available on the fedora project
web site ? -
So he asked me where I can be reach at the fedora project. Then I had
to give him the email address coming from my company.
He was a little bit confused cause he did not understood why I gave
him an e-mail address having no relationship with the subject of our
conversation. Ok, I can admit that this kind of situation permit to
explain deeper the base of Open source and how the community works.
However, it was not so obvious to be convincing when you are in face
of peolple who they know nothing about open source.
So, little details can be really helpful.
Well, we talked more than hour.
In addition, he asked me some questions which I had some difficulties
For instance :
- how is structured the fedora project organization - in term of
organizational tree - ?
- Does it exist a program of partnership between schools and fedora?
- Can they use the reference "fedora project" in there school's
presentation brochure if they are interacting with the fedora community ?
- and so on and so for ...
Anyway, we have planned to do a presentation of fedora -overview- to
students as soon as I would have done my presentation slides and an
offcial have commited them.
Thank you in advance if you can give the answers to the previous question.
BTW, if you have any remarks, feel free to contact me.
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*Subject:* [Fedora-ambassadors-list] @fedoraproject.org and experience
Concerning the last meeting!
We talked about many stuffs.
Among these, I think tchung pointed out that it would be good
that ambassadors could get @fedoraproject.org
alias for emails.
I was wondering if its possible to get it.
Secondly, I was among a group of friends last night "marketing
I found it very useful to have a wallpaper with all the major
websites listed onto it.
It is easily when you have their eyes and mind glued on the topic
for example, on my wallpaper there were 2 addresses
when i was talking about what is fedora and saying that this is an
open source project.
They pronounced the word "project" with me.
same happened to the word "forum" when i said that the best way to
get most of fedora
is having contact with people on forums and mailing lists.
This was my little experience of last night.
Ive enhanced my wallpaper and posted it on kde-looks.org
It would be nice if everyone shares their experience as a fedora
ambassador so that other
ambassadors can learn from it.
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