I am a student from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur. We organise
a FOSS festival, Mukti(http://mkti.in) every year. Last year we had some
Fedora contributors here during our fest. In continuation with that we are
hopeful to get some more speakers from Fedora.
1. I would like to know if we can get to some speaker to show their projects
like a small hack session with the hope that we may get some contributors to
the project. We will provide the necessary requirement for conducting the
2. There is a panel discussion around the topic "Free software. Why is it
important for students like us to contribute to them. Software Patents.".
The number of speakers participating in this event will be 3-4.
Date: 5-7 Feb 2010.
Timings of all the events are yet to be decided.
We are open to suggestions.
Roshan Kumar Singh
I am Surya Prakash Garg, right now at Kanpur, India.
i'm 25 Years Old.
Currently, I am working as a Technical Head, with a Redhat Training Partner,
ICA Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Moreover, I also work as a Corporate Redhat Trainer.
But my area of interest is Fedora.
Dear , i want to be a Fedora Ambassador, for that i have sent a request to
i don't know other Fedora Ambassadors from india, & to get to know them, i
have subscribed this list,
Please guide me , what else i can do with Fedora Project....!!
Moreover, i have planned to Emphasize , Open Source and Fedora in all of my
Technical Presentations & Seminars,
i also have filed a ticket #49, #50 at fedoraprojects.org , by which, you
may have a clear idea of my road map, *
Basically i wanna promote the Open Source at the Grass-Root level that is* *The
*PLEASE I NEED YOUR GUIDANCE.....!!!!*
Surya Prakash Garg
ICA SHINE - Kanpur
I had conducted a one-day Fedora, Free Software workshop at the
Bachelor of Computer Applications department, Maharaja Sayajirao
University of Baroda (Vadodara), Gujarat, India on Saturday, December
Thanks to VGLUG  for coordinating with me for the past few months
in organizing this event. I would like to thank the Fedora project for
sponsoring the travel.
* The BCA department lab systems were equipped to run on Fedora 12,
and we used it for couple of the hands-on sessions:
- Use of git: di-git-ally managing love letters 
- Packaging Fedora RPM 
* I had also addressed the following topics:
- i-want-2-do-project. tell-me-wat-2-do-fedora 
- Badam Halwa of Embedded Systems 
* Participants were from the BCA department, and had also come from
Ahmedabad . Vadodara (Baroda) connects to Ahmedabad via a 95km
* Free/Open Source Software is officially included in the Gujarat
state school syllabus for higher secondary (XI and XII). In the coming
years it is expected to be even introduced from standard VIII.
* The Department coordinator and Professor V A Kalamkar is happy to
facilitate work between VGLUG, and the students for Free/Open Source
Software projects. We hope to have more interaction with them in the
* VGLUG members are also keen on participating in the Fedora project
at various sub-projects of their interests.
* Due to the political crisis  in Hyderabad, I was uncertain about
reaching the Hyderabad airport, and thus making it to the workshop.
The bandh was withdrawn for December 25th, and when I made it the
airport on the 25th, the scheduled flight was cancelled. So, I had to
re-schedule a different flight, but, the airline officials said they
couldn't guarantee if I will make it to my connecting flight in
Mumbai. This re-scheduled flight got delayed even further. Luckily, my
connecting flight also got delayed, and I finally managed to make it
* As customary, here are some photos taken during the trip:
 VGLUG. http://www.vglug.info.
 di-git-ally managing love letters.
 Packaging RPM.
 i-want-2-do-project. tell-me-wat-2-do-fedora.
 Badam Halwa of Embedded Systems.
 Ahmedabad. http://wikitravel.org/en/Ahmedabad.
 National Expressway 1.
 Bandh hits life at Telangana.
I am moving to chennai today, and it will take some time for me to settle
down. So i may not be available online for some weeks. I request shakthi and
chitlesh to take care of some packages i maintain. Thanks
This is Dhawal from Hyderabad and have recently applied for fedora
ambassador community.I am 24years old and am working as a network engineer
at HMRI(104) service at Hyderabad. After years of headaches of using Windows
I switched to fedora in MAY 2009 and since then never have looked back.
I have started teaching my friends and colleagues the basics of Linux and
have encouraged them to use Linux on their home systems. I frequently take
classes at home on the basics of Computer to school students who can't
afford to buy a computer.
Hope to hear from my mentor soon,
Thanks and Regards,
A reminder regarding the Fedora India meet we have scheduled at 1200
noon(IST) for December the 20th, 2009.
The agenda as it stands currently:
- Feedback on foss.in
- zer0c00l's experiences ;)
- Feedback on F12
- New folks on the team can introduce themselves
- Open floor (anything not on the agenda)
If you'd like to talk about something that isn't on the agenda, please
just come to the meet and use the open floor.
I request all to please be present, even if you think you've got nothing
Another reminder, people whose blogs are not on the planet, please add
Some reading for the meet:
PS - dronebl.org keeps banning me saying I'm running a SOCKS server
which I'm not. It's something to do with BSNL, I think. In case I get
banned from freenode (again), I'll miss the meet :(