Fedora Ambassadors Meeting 2006-02-09
Next meeting: 2006-02-16 1400 UTC
tchung (meeting lead): ThomasChung
1 Review upcoming events
1.1 solartrooper requests to add Linuxweeks in Austria to FedoraEvents
1.2 We should move past events to FedoraEvents/PastEvents
and we should combine FedoraEvents/PastEvents with FedoraEvents/Archive
we can simply move content of Archive to PastEvents and remove Archive
Also I think we should move any events without owners to HelpWanted/Events
1.3 SCALE 4X (Feb 11-12, 2006) Owner - ThomasChung
Well, good news folks, Warren Togami accepted as a speaker at the
SCALE at the last minute. :)
tchung has added Talk Title in
we haven't received exact schedule yet but I'll post it there as soon
as I hear from SCALE staff. I believe Warren will provide his
prenstation so they can post on their site and our site.
1.4 Fedora Day (Feb 25, 2006) Owner - ThijsHulshof
ThijsHulshof not here to report on Fedora Day
1.5 FOSDEM (Feb 25-26, 2006) Onwer - FredericHornain
FredericHornain not present
1.6 Jornada Software Libre y Aplicaciones (Mar 13-16, 2006) Owner -
JoseTarazona not present
tchung received email from JoseTarazona via list: "Conferences about
research projects, topics about open source sofware and
telecomunications, ideas, experiences and results from projects around
the country in many univesities."
The Description needs to be updated in English
tchung will contact him off the list
1.7 Free Desktop Event (Mar 16-18, 2006) Owner - MauricioPretto
MauricioPretto not present
1.8 LWCE Boston 2006 (Apr 3-6, 2006) Owner - MatthewMiller
tchung spoke to MatthewMiller and he'll be joining us in the next
meeting.He'll give us update on FUDCon Boston 2006 (Apr 7, 2006) at
the time as well
1.9 nman64: Oh, a quick note about PyCon: In Addison, Texas, it is a
relatively small event, and does have a registration fee. The total
cost for me to get there and participate makes it, IMHO, not worth
bothering with. (Addison is in the Dallas area, BTW.)
1.10 FISL 7.0 (Apr 19-22, 2006) Owner - RodrigoPadula
RodrigoPadula not present
1.11 German Linuxtag 2006 (May 3-6, 2006) Owner - GeroldKassube
ChitleshGoorah: I'll do my best to assist GeroldKa during linuxtag
GeroldKa: Yesterday I met Florian Brand aka BruderTux and we discussed
a lot of things, also the FUDCon which will be organised from
BruderTux. Have a look at
We'll organise a lot of and we think we'll fill a 50 square meter stall
1.12 solartrooper: Austria has a bit another concept of "Linuxdays":
we have the countrywide linuxweeks, which always begin about May and
go until June. date of the first dissertation isn't fixed right now,
but will come soon
As soon as solartrooper has details, he'll add them to the FedoraEvents page.
ChitleshGoorah: I really need support for the FedoraLibrary project. I
tried to launch discussions in the list. But nothing. I feel no one
is interested to work it out
tchung thought the owner of Fedora Education Project is interested
William: ChitleshGoorah, i'm new here but I could help you in France ...
ChitleshGoorah has scheduled a meeting with the directory of his Uni
to launch it here in Strasbourg
tchung: ChitleshGoorah, if you send me some introduction of your
project, I'll post in my next FWN.
3 Schwag pipeline - Owner - AlexMaier
We are happy to report our Steering Committe is making some progress
in this issue
Alex will give us update in the next meeting
4 Funding for attendance - Owner - AlexMaier
Alex will report at the next meeting
5 ChitleshGoorah: Does the Steering Commitee (famsco) discuss among
themselves or on the list?
tchung: Yes, FAMSCO has a list called famsco-list(a)redhat.com. It is
private list. If you have any request or suggestion to FAMSCO, please
email me and I'll forward to them. :)
nman64: Or, post to the Ambassador list, as all SC members watch it.
6.1 tchung won't include FreeMedia in the Schedule until he has a more
sold idea and more participants
6.2 EVERYBODY: Note that we cannot perform any fundraising activities
at this time and so we cannot sell anything at events!
6.3 Getting your own Fedora Project Email address is important for All
solartrooper: do I have to use GPG for getting an account?
nman64: Yes, you'll have to have a GPG key to get the account set up.
7 Presentations for Ambassadors
We need to provide Ambassadors with some slide decks for various
presentations. We should probably aggregate the ones we already have
and make them available. We should also figure out our policy for
licensing these presentations!
tchung thought Rahul was working on *Official* or *Standard* slides for us
We'll need contributors to complete the CLA (as all Ambassadors
should), and will probably be licensing them using the OPL without
8 Standard Ambassadors kit
this is either already done or Greg is still working it :)
The content of the kits is just about finalized, but production and
distribution will still take time.
Greg will be back to give us update on Standard Ambassadors kit in the
At present, it looks unlikely that shirts will be part of the standard
kit, but will be available for < $10 USD to Ambassadors.
The *current* plan is to include reasonable quantities of install DVDs.
We're having to watch production costs, so that really isn't feasible right now.
Next meeting: 2006-02-16 1400 UTC