Hi Fabian and Hi to all,
thanks for the summary, Fabian -
due to illness and my new job at the university of Basel I was a little
inactive - Sorry for that and thank you for the great work on the
For all who don't know me in person a small introduction.
My Name is Andreas Rau and I am living at Karlsruhe (Germany) and work
at Basel (Switzerland). I startet my work with Fedora as an Ambassador
since about 2006. The past events I have been for Fedora are FAD EMEA
2006, FAD LinuxTag 2007, LinuxTag 2007, FUDCon LinuxTag 2007 and FAD
In the meantime I worked as System/Networkadministrator for an bigger
erp software company. So I can say I know the difference between the
different Distris in private and in business. At the moment I work
mainly on Cisco doing networking at the University Basel. I hope I am a
nice, peaceful and folksy (hope this fits) person. I esteem teamwork and
know that big targets can only reached by acting in concert.
I think this is enought - acctually I only wanted to wish a nice
christmas event and a happy new year to ALL of you
.. but I haven't send an introduction until now - sorry for being late
now you know - I am existing in person ;)
Greetz/kind regards/el saludo
msn: don't know yet - long time ago
Am Samstag, den 22.12.2007, 23:39 +0100 schrieb Fabian Affolter:
The year 2007 is almost over and the ambassadors have done a lot of
things to promote Fedora all over the world. Let me do a little review
over the past 12 months.
Today we have 283 ambassadors in 59 countries .
Africa : 16
America : 107
Asia : 97
Europe : 89
Oceania : 5
Unfortunately there are still a lot of potential ambassadors how have
not sign the CLA yet . Every month some new ambassadors joined us.
We covered almost 60 events  during 2007. This means that Fedora
Ambassadors were present ordinary every week at an event somewhere. I
believe that we are going to cover the same amount of events in 2008
when we will go on with the same effort. Add your events to this page .
Thomas, Karlie, and many many others (sorry for not naming everyone)
shipped in the name of the Freemedia Program over 1000 DVDs to people
how wanted to have a Fedora Install Media and can't pay for it. Thank
you guys for spending your time (and money) to fulfill all this requests.
After a break with our weekly meetings at the end of October, we
restarted with monthly meetings  in December. So far my feelings
about the new meetings are mixed. There are still some annoyances we
have to fix. I hope that the meetings will bring the ambassadors more
together and that the exchange will improve our work as ambassadors in
the future. The co-leadership issue is NOT solved right now and we are
still looking for a contributor to lead the APAC area...please, if you
are willing to support the meeting leader sign up as a co-leader or as a
leader for APAC. Thanks in advance.
- Ambassadors Meeting EMEA - 2007-12-12
IRC log :
The Fedora Ambassador Day was held twice in EMEA, one was at Berlin in
front of LinuxTag , the other at Rheinfelden at the end of November
. Both events were a success. A lot of stuff were discussed in a
friendly and constructive atmosphere. I can only suggest to have FADs
all over the world because they are more effective and personal than
communication with IRC or mailing list.
Some points we discussed at the latest FAD
- Preparation of the the events in 2008
- NPO in Europe (easier for Sponsoring, legal stuff and taxes)
- Fedora Membership/Fellowship
The next FAD will be hold before LinuxTag 2008  at Berlin.
JeroenVanMeeuwen translated the initial version, GeroldKassube
translated the "goals" from into German and sent the letter to the
financial department to check out if the goals are good enough for the
german law to be confirmed as "allgemeinnützig" which is related to pay
taxes or not. Everybody will get the opportunity to see the statutes
when they are ready.
The name will be Fedora EMEA (it has been agreed upon by MaxSpevack).
It aligns with another NPO initiative JeroenVanMeeuwen is involved with
in the USA, as well as with "Fedora Project" being the official project
The Steering Committee was not so loud this year . After the release
of Fedora 8 has tobe an election for the next 2 release cycle. The
Nominations were: AlejandroMoncada, FrancescoUgolini, JeffreyTadlock,
JohnBabich, PabloBarrera, RodrigoPadula, SandroMathys, MukulDharwadkar,
and myself .
The voting period will start in January 2008 because first is the
election of the Docs Steering Committee members.
By the way, FAMSCo Election 2007 Nomination is open until Dec 28th.
Kind regards, merry Christmas, and happy new year.
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