Just two words about this vfudcon, i've presented and explained how to join
different fedora projects.
The following points were approached :
* Fedora ambassador
* Fedora triage
* Fedora Extras
* Fedra arts
* Fedora docs
* Fedora Website
* Fedora legacy
The explanation was simple, for each projects:
* 1) What the goal of each project is
* 2) How to join the project
* 3) Answer about each questions
Personally, i think that time too court, besides that, the vfudon is a
First let me apologize for taking so long to respond to your email.
It's not that I had forgotten, I just didn't know what to say.
I didn't want to turn down an offer to help, but I didn't know how to
accept your gracious offer.
Again, so sorry for the delay, but I think I have something... Tell me
what you think.
If you browse to this page [link 1 below], you'll see there are a lot of
Free Media  request still waiting to be filled.
One way to get people off the waiting list and Fedora Core 5 discs out,
is the same way you'll get yours - through Sponsored Media 
The more sponsors we can get, the more free media requests can be filled
in a timely manner.
The Fedora Ambassadors and myself would love it if you could help spread
the word about Sponsored Media.
Then as we get more sponsors then we have Free Media requests, I may
call on you to spread the word about Free Media.
Thank you again for your Free Media request and your generosity to
help. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
Owner, Webpath Technologies
On the Web at:
zeeshan chawdhar wrote:
> Thanks for the DVD.
> Keep up the good work.
> I am a Linux Addict if in future, I can be of any help to you or your
> company, please let me know.
> Thanks and Regards.
> Zeeshan Chawdhary.
I'm helping head up development of a broad set real-world objectives
that covers Linux-based directory services. To this date, the early
focus had only looked at OpenLDAP, prior to the FDS project's
existence. Being a longer-term Netscape Directory Server
administrator myself (and thank God that Red Hat bought it), I would
like to change that by ensuring the objectives reflect "real-world"
directory service capabilities in FDS as well as OpenLDAP.
So I'm looking for peer experts who have deployed NsDS/RHDS/FDS in
the past, ideally with OpenLDAP (or other, general LDAP capabilities
of another directory service) experience as well, to help build a set
of objectives. It's also welcome to FDS developers as well --
although if you are a Red Hat employee, I understand there might be a
"conflict of interest" since Red Hat offers certification/training in
its RHCA program. These objectives would cover, in real-world tasks,
what an enterprise Linux administrator should know about in deploying
and maintaining LDAP (FDS, OpenLDAP, etc...) in an enterprise
If anything, it's a good opportunity to expose FDS to many people
that assume OpenLDAP is the only option out there. And ensure it in
a broad, vendor-neutral, peer-professional organization. If you are
interested, please contact me _off-list_.
-- Bryan J. Smith, LPIC-2, RHCE
Bryan J. Smith Professional, Technical Annoyance
Americans don't get upset because citizens in some foreign
nations can burn the American flag -- Americans get upset
because citizens in those same nations can't burn their own
How about having a secret Fedora Milk^H^H^H^H^H Handshake?
This way we can identify other ambassadors, and just think about how
much it will improve our social lives ;).
Just think, we can go around saying:
You want to try gentoo? Those guys would *die* to know our handshake.
And we can teach the handshake to all the new fedora users :)
Just imagine the possibilities :)
<a href="http://www.gja.in">Tejas Dinkar</a>
<tejasdinkar AT gmail DOT com>
I would like to mention The MythDora Distribuiton which is a mixture of
Fedora core 4 (Updated) and Myth-TV Package.
I think all of those distroś could be summarized in a Wiki Page on Fedora
RHCE - 803005755016943
Fedora Ambassador, ISRAEL, Western Asia
Good morning, everyone.
Thomas Chung was kind enough to add Sponsored Media  to Issue 43 of
the Fedora Weekly News. 
As of this morning, Free Media  requests were already backed up 4
days with more than 20 un-filled requests. A good number of requests in
the list are for Fedora users in developing nations.
It is imperative that we encourage Sponsors for these international
requests. After all, the main point of Free Media is to get Fedora to
those who may not have the means to get it any other way. It would be
an absolute shame if the only requests getting filled were for the USA.
(again, thanks to Thomas)
It's time to pull out the stops and begin working any and all contacts
you may have.
If you're a regular on a forum, please make a post about Sponsored Media
and the good it will do.
If you know (or know of) someone who "mass communicates" either as a
member of the Media, has a Blog or a Fan site, please talk with them.
If you're not comfortable making the pitch on your own, if you could get
me an introduction, I'll be happy to talk with them.
The group here can also help you come up with contact/site specific
points if you need something tailored.
Points to remember with Sponsored Media.
*Sometimes all people need to get their generosity flowing is to be asked.
*The sponsor need not get a disc if they don't want one. (At least at
On-Disk.com  We could still use other vendors too)
*Fedora itself isn't asking for cash for the project, but there are
folks out there who, in the past, have asked to support Fedora
financially. If they are still out there and still feel supportive,
they can help keep Free Media requests filled.
O.K. gang, now let's get down to some good ol' fashion Marketing!
Last update. The event was a success, we found a lot of users interested in our Project, big companies that we shall work with to publish their cases, some people interested in Install Parties and other stuff.
In all the event was delivered 150 DVDs burned in the event, 1000 flyers talking about the Project and 1000 people talking with us (very good). We made two lectures, the first was with full room and the second one was to show FC5 and talk with the users about the Fedora Project (answer questions).
Pablo Barrera was in the event too, we are planning to meet again in Latinoware (I think this will happen in September).
Now we are ready with the budget, we'll burn DVDs that will be sent to the users through our website (www.projetofedora.org), we are searching new events and creating a Action Plan to work with companies the we talked in FISL.
Thank you all for the support, see you all next time.
puneet batura <puneet_batura(a)users.sourceforge.net> escreveu:
On 4/21/06, Rodrigo Menezes <rodrigomenezes12(a)yahoo.com.br> wrote: Hi guys,
We are in the second day of FISL event, below you can find some photos. We'll update the website as soon as the event is running.
We found some guys from Red Hat, Christofer came with OLPC, some Juan Ruiz and other guys. They seen to be happy with ou presence here. We wanna says thanks to you all.
Thanks for the update.It seems u have done it with all the best u had. Cheers! and keep up the good work.. :-)
Our webdesigner (Jayme Ayres) says: "I'm sorry", because the templates in the website is not good. We'll fix this as soon as we find some time.
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I posted this else where but it was suggested I post this to the list serve
so here goes
Fedora Core 5 is a truly amazing OS and one I think has the potential to
really do great things. Looking forward to what the Fedora Project has the
potential to do, especially with its new focus I decided to give some
suggestions as to what could possibly be done starting with Fedora 6 and
onward. Some of my suggestions are definitely based on the OS itself but
others are also concerning the general focus and outlook of the Fedora
Project itself. I hope my suggestion are not regarded as offensive in anyway
and they are only meant to highlight the greatness of Fedora as well as to
reflect my strong desire to see this project take off and propel the Linux
OS to new heights.
First suggestions has to do with the software side of things. We users need
a competent software installer which is graphical based. One that functions
much the same way that the windows installer works. This installer should
track dependencies naturally and place icons on the desktop or give the
option to have icons for the software just installed to be placed on the
desktop of the user as well as in the applications menu. Also when watching
the Boston Linux conference the suggestion was made to offer a hard disc
manager much like windows offers for formating and receiving hard drivers
etc after installation.
My second set of suggestions will deal with the over all focus and
structure of the fedora project. I was listening to a pod cast interview
with the head of the fedora project where in, the topic came up of some how
generating revenue to put back into the project and make it more self
sufficient. So I have a few suggestions which I think the Redhat company
itself should take note of. Firstly Redhat while promoting Linux among
enthusiast is also in the business of making money. On that front I believe
that they should not only attempt to evangelize Linux in the government,
education, and corporate sectors; they should also attempt to get Linux in
each and every home. The reason being is if people are starting to use Linux
in their homes and they are comfortable with it, employers will be more
likely and willing to deploy a operating system which is different in many
ways to windows on the interactive level. Reason being is when people have
to stop to learn new technology this cuts down on productivity and as a
person who works for a IT department in a major university I can also vouch
for the fact a IT team will not be willing to suggest an infrastructure
restructuring when they know, supporting users on something foreign to them
is going to increase their workload 10 fold. So bottom line, more users both
advanced, intermediate and beginners need to be converted to the Linux
faithful but now the question becomes how?
The Fedora project is the perfect tool for this and here is how. The fedora
team should focus SOLELY on making the operating system run as smoothly and
as fast as possible, interacting with a HUGE number of hardware
configurations. Installation needs to be as smooth as silk and upgrading
needs to be fail proof from version to version. Previously installed drives
with personal user data needs to be able to be retained without fail from
upgrade to upgrade if the user isn't doing a clean install. Now I would like
to move on to "partnerships" Fedora project should look into making
"partners" or some other creative term to define other Linux projects and
organizations. In this partnership Fedora will tightly enforce standards
which will ensure that any software created to run on fedora is following
say the OIN and the GPL standards to the letter to ensure an user friendly
and secure/stable operating system that runs smoothly. Many people in the
Linux community may grumble about this suggestion however life is about
progression and when things do not change and evolve and progress to new
levels then they are doomed to become extinct (think dinosaurs here) or at
the very least remain niche applications. If Fedora project implements such
a model, they do not have to worry about making certain software for the OS
which would take far to much time and man power to create. Prime example
would be the hard disk manager or even the software installer. This sort of
work could be left to groups who's soul purpose is to make such software and
by following strict guidelines they would become Fedora project "partners"
and in turn they would be promised that their software will be included in
the fedora core release. Also by following strict guidelines this software
could be implemented in other Linux distributions which are also following
said guidelines. This would take the pressure off of Fedora and they can
then focus on whats important which is making their OS run like silk. Again
let me stress this approach is keeping in mind that projects such as Fedora
and other Linux distributions desire to penetrate more into the home desktop
market, which then also means more users will or could eventually equate to
greater adoption of the platform in other industries as a result of user
awareness and user comfort with the Linux platform. I should also mention
that those software development groups that do not comply could be offered
as Fedora extras so the community still has choices which is really part of
the appeal of Linux.
Okay so with all that said how could this generate income? Well lets say
Fedora project comes up with one of the first 100% standard enforced
distributions which is as user friendly or even more so than MS windows. Now
say a "ambassador" from Fedora can start making the rounds to Dell and other
companies and attempt to get them to start offering this FREE Linux
distribution on some of their PC models, which would also allow for lower
prices on the retail side for them (ie Dell, Gateway etc.) as the OS is FREE
and that cuts down on cost which the end user ends up incurring. But we
still have not addressed revenue for the Fedora project, and this can be
done by following the Redhat model of offering technical support. Fedora
project could basically offer technical support certification and training
to Dell staff as an example so they (the PC manufacturer) can then take over
supporting the platform for their end users, which also equates to revenue
for these companies in the long run because they can offer extended tech
support to end users at a premium. Fedora core could charge a VERY minimal
fee for this training, so say charge enough that it would generate revenue
that can then be pumped back into the project and at the same time would
still make it cheaper for Dell and other companies to go with Linux on some
desktop offerings as opposed to having a windows only offering.
The future of Linux if to be taken seriously should not be relegated to
just the business, government, and education world as far as standards,
reliability, and software / hardware vendor support is concerned. The brand
will grow far more rapidly if consumers are adopting the standard at home
and at work so basically this is a bottom up approach. This of this, more
desktop users in the home also means more software sales for major companies
because you will have more people buying video games and other such things
which will also mean more companies willing to adopt the platform because
software offering become greater.
There needs to be a consorted effort on the parts of all parties involved
to take Linux to that next phase of existence other wise Linux as a brand,
while it may grow some what will not see its full potential. With the
software being a open and free model we still have to realize with a flurry
of hodge podge coding and no standards insight the end user ends up losing
at least as far as the home front is concerned. Most people are forced to
run duel boot Windows and Linux systems because software makers and hardware
manufactures have not fully bought into the Linux model and we as a
community only have ourselves to blame for that. This approach will also
take some evangelizing to the software makers of such things as yum and KDE
however I believe that those who do not see the need and importants of doing
such things will render themselves obsolete in the long run. Just look at
the Unix model, and we can see what the disasters of not doing this can