I hope you're all doing well. According to this page, there are 31
ambassadors in Fedora India.
I'd very gently like to remind all 31 of us of the duties of a Fedora
> Duties and functions
> organizes the general structure of Ambassadors project;
> distributes resources globally;
> organizes global initiatives;
> coordinates membership management and the mentoring initiative.
> promotes the cohesion between Ambassadors and Regions;
> nominates the Ambassadors Membership Administrator;
> promotes the diffusion of the Fedora Project's principles.
> resolve any disputes brought before it
I'd request each one to please check how many of the duties listed above
one is carrying out. If you feel you're doing them, well enough,
however, if you aren't doing *any* of these, I'd request you to please
find ways of carrying these duties out. (The other alternative being to
respectfully hand in your ambassador status. You can be a developer, a
contributor to another team, but that does not make you an ambassador by
default. It is voluntary, but once you sign up, you are accountable to
I'm very disappointed with the response to the Local Contacts scheme.
It was supposed to be India-centric, but more foreigners have signed up
than Indians! The mail was sent out to the -india and freemedia mailing
lists, and I have, therefore, received more help from the freemedia
mailing list here! Out of the entire list of 31 Indian Ambassadors, only
*2* have signed up (that is *one* person other than me). Some of us are
in the free media program, other than that, no one seems interested.
Please contribute. Spreading Fedora is the *main* duty of an ambassador.
If you're not doing this, what are you doing? It's an earnest request.
I'd also like to remind you that in spite of repeated requests for help
on the freemedia front to the India list, we still have very few active
PS: cc'd to the Ambassadors' list to keep them informed.
Hi , I am Lokesh Walase, and had attended several talks of Fudcon11 ,
Is there a link where we could get all the presentations of all the
speakers of Fudcon11 ??
Some of the speakers had already uploaded their presentations at
fudcon.in, we have got them , but we want all of the remaining , at
the earliest .
Lokesh Walase( TY-Comp, College of Engineering , Pune )
On Thu, 2011-12-08 at 20:58 +0800, Gerard Braad wrote:
> I am really happy to see some of the feedback.
> Especially the call for help. Please, if you need... we at FAmSCo, and
> regional mentors are available.
> Just send a message and I am more than willing to help you.
Thank you Gerard. I hope to bring up the issues at the FAmSCo meetings.
On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Kévin Raymond <shaiton(a)fedoraproject.org>wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 4:19 AM, Shakthi Kannan <shakthimaan(a)gmail.com>
> > Hi,
> > --- On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 10:07 AM, Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur(a)gmail.com>
> > | I've made a small survey I request everyone to fill up. It has 3
> > | questions, of which one asks your name :P
> > |
> > | It is intended to collect data on what people have been doing and what
> > | difficulties they're facing while carrying out ambassador activities.
> > |
> > | The survey:
> > |
> > |
> > |
> > | The results (publicly viewable):
> > |
> > \--
> > It would be good to use the Fedora Infrastructure if you intend to
> > collect information from Fedora users. Not everyone necessarily uses
> > other third party services.
> I was just about to send the following:
> As Fedora Project contributor, we are proud to use only Free Software
> in the whole process. From the marketing to the infra through the
> I don't know if there is any alternatives to google doc, but there should
> Have you at least looked for one?
> If there is no web hosted facilities, we should consider asking the
> infra to host some.
> I don't know UNG docs ("UGN is Not Google") but looks great.
> same for doodle, we all use this site, but there are free (I mean Open
> Source) alternatives, like dudle
> Do we have a wiki page where we can find all available tools for
>  http://www.ung-project.org/
>  https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/about.cgi?lang=en
I understand what you are trying to say. However, requesting infra to set
it all up and then conduct the survey would delay the survey quite a bit.
As long as this survey is transparent, it is okay IMO. Please feel free to
work on setting up a survey mechanism on fedora infra.
As a closing note, please start a separate thread for the discussion on
such tools. I'd like this one to remain on track.
> Kévin Raymond
> GPG-Key: A5BCB3A2
> Well, it depends. If one of the goals of the site is to ultimately fit
> in with the look & feel of other Fedora-hosted applications, I think it
> makes the most sense to follow the standard guidelines because the
> templates and basic design are designed around that style of logo.
I guess that would be one of the goals. But thats for everyone else
involved with this initiative to decide. We can go ahead with
designing only if we know the proper direction. I'd ask other
stakeholders in Ask Fedora to comment on this as well and make things
a bit clear.
> However, if the site's design is meant to be more flexible / less
> in-step with the rest of the Fedora web applications, I don't see any
> problem with doing something else, especially if there are designers
> with the creativity, time, and energy to produce something great (like
> you, if you have the time! :) ).
Hmm..lets see if I can get more people involved to drastically alter
the design (if we plan to deviate from the standard one) :)
> It might make sense to set up a wiki page for the logo & mascot design
> process so we can easily look over everything that's been sent out and
> do proper critiques / store our notes about each mockup in-page? Or
> would it be helpful for me to go through the backlog (is everything
> posted to design-team(a)lists.fedoraproject.org at this point?) and
> provide you folks critiques to help figure out what direction to go in?
Currently, the india-list and the design list as well is cluttered
with unorganized mails about design ideas and stuff related to Ask
Fedora look and feel. It definitely makes sense to organize the design
> Sound like a plan? Does anyone have time to put together the wiki page
> real quick? You could put it under the Design namespace (e.g.,
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design/AskFedoraLogo )
Definitely its a plan! Refer  and  in future for design
progress in Ask Fedora. Thanks a lot for helping us out 'mo' :)
> Just a suggestion: if you want the app to match other Fedora web apps
> that are being built (not sure if that's the ultimate goal or not) you
> may want to use the standard Fedora application logo template:
Is it mandatory to have a logo on these lines or we can suggest
something else? Also, is it ok to have a separate mascot and a
I had conducted a one-day introductory workshop  on Fedora at
Foresight Institute of Management and Research  , affiliated to
University of Pune, Maharashtra, India on Saturday, December 3, 2011.
I started the day's proceedings with an introduction to free/open
source software. Most of the students who participated were studying
towards their bachelor's programme in computer applications (BCA), and
were familiar with C, C++ and Java development. I gave a demo of the
Fedora desktop, and also showed them the plethora of software that
they can use.
I also introduced them to revision control with examples on using git.
I also addressed the various communication tools that we use, the
basic communication guidelines, and the Fedora sub-projects that they
can participate in.
During the post-lunch session, I explained to them about copyright,
trademarks, and licensing, and how to use them. I explained the basic
concepts in installation, and gave them a demo of installation of
Fedora. I have given them CD/DVD images of both Fedora 15 and 16.
Thanks to Antriksh Shah for working with me for a month in organizing
 Audience. http://shakthimaan.com/downloads/glv/2011/foresight-2011/1-audience.JPG
 Foresight Institute of Management and Research.
 Foresight Institute. http://www.foresightedu.com/