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"We look at the vibrancy of the Fedora Project, our open source
community. Fedora is Red Hat's vehicle for bringing advanced technology
really quickly to end-users. The last release of Fedora has been out for
about four months and we are averaging more than 100,000 downloads a
week and 1.5 million downloads total. Compare that 100,000 a week to
Oracle with their release of Oracle Linux. We reach in seven hours what
they reached in their very first month of releasing that source code."
Since we are actually track IP connections on updates instead of
downloads, I suspect our actual download numbers are way higher. It
appears we are going to hit 2 millions Fedora Core 6 users in a few
Not directly related to Fedora..and not that this article provides you
But worth taking a look. It's good to see that people are discussing
and advocating FLOSS.
'Here are two links
This is from a Bangla newspaper (A Indian regional language And
Official language of Bangladesh).
I am not translating the whole article..
It says that IT minister of West Bengal advocated for FLOSS and
encourges using Linux
in schools,colleges.He hopes that this reduction in cost will produce
more manpower and increase the reach of technology and will take
technology to a wider audience.
2. The second one is from The statesman.Titled: Digital freedom structured.
"Sometime ago, Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation was
quoted in the Associated Press as saying, "Proprietary software
companies hand out free copies for the same reason that cigarette
companies give sample packs to college kids ~ to encourage addiction."
Good afternoon Fedora Community,
the last week we have in France the major event about the Open Source and
Linux (10 000 Visitors).
In this event the major companies are present (RedHat, Novell, Mandriva,
IBM Open Source, Alcove, Bull,...) and in parallel a lot of free
associations or development are present to (Fedora, Debian, Unbutu,
During this event a lot of French Fedora Ambassadors are present and the
Fedora Users are present to. We have a lot of very interesting discussions
about the future of Fedora, issues, requests, .... It's very interesting
time for the Fedora French community to share the same knowledge and the
In the Linux community, we have a very good image and Fedora is a serious
distribution. But the French Ambassador Team doesn't play in the same
division of Unbutu, Debian,... WHY ?
No real support from the Fedora US, we waiting the Fedora DVD and Fedora
T-Shirt. Special thank to RedHat EMA, Frantz Meyer, William Hoffman, for
100 Fedora Core 6 DVD.
This is the second time we have the same issue with the Famsco, lot of
promise but nothing in the acts. The French ambassadors are really
I cross the fingers for the next event WE have a VERY STRONG SUPPORT from
the Famsco side, for your info, in France during the spring we have a lot
of local events (Install Party, Linux Day,...) and the next major event
for you is the Fosdem/Fudcon and I 'sorry I don't participate at this
Have a nice day.
French Ambassador & Vice-President Fedora-FR
As many of you, have heard about Fedora's presence in FOSDEM2007. We
are now annoncing another FUDCon in 2007 which will be held there at
FOSDEM, Brussels Belgium.
Location and Date
* Brussels, Belgium
* Feb 24-25, 2007
Attendance is free.
* room H2214
- http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/FOSDEM2007 (list of
Fedora FOSDEM team)
I've the pleasure to invite you and join forces to talk about your
beloved OS and how to work and improve it. MaxSpevack and TomTromey
are travelling from US to be among us as well. ThomasCanniot will sing
to us the great work achieved by the French Community and what they
are planning to do in the near future. He will also talk about the
infrastructure given to local teams and how they made use of it. We
have many colleagues from the Fedora Engineering Team to show you what
they are doing and planning to do.
The complete Fedora Schedule can be found here:
We will also be at the Fedora booth and invite you to come and share
your ideas and experience to us.
Look forward to seeing you & the other speakers later in the month!
ChitleshGoorah and the Fedora FOSDEM team
personally I think we have to decide what to do latest on FOSDEM in
PS.: Is Red Hat this year part of Linuxtag????
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> Von: Marko Jung|LinuxTag <mjung(a)linuxtag.org>
> Antwort an: projects-announce(a)linuxtag.org, Marko Jung|LinuxTag
> An: projects-announce(a)linuxtag.org
> Betreff: [LT06-Pro-Announce] Infomail #1, Februar 7, 2007
> Datum: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 10:35:44 +0100
> Dear Project,
> with this mailing we would like to inform you about:
> o Call for Projects
> o Project Workshops
> 1. Call for Projects
> Today we start the official 'Call for Projects' to exhibit at the
> 13th LinuxTag, May 30 - June 3, 2007 at Messegelände unter dem Funkturm,
> Berlin, Germany. Detailed information can be found at LinuxTag's website
> . Please take a look at our terms and read the FAQ. (An English
> translation of the FAQ will be provided soon.)
> The project committee has a very hard job to decide for some projects
> whether they will get a booth (sponsored by LinuxTag) or we have to
> charge them for it because of its strong commercial background. This
> decision is not easy to make and differs in each case, but we try to
> make it fair for everybody. Therefore we have updated the Virtual
> Conference Center  with some new questions concerning your projects
> contributors and community. By providing us as much information as
> possible, you can help us to ensure that only non-commercial projects
> can benefit from the sponsored booths.
> You should submit your application as soon as possible, because first
> application round ends February 23, 2007.
> 2. Project Workshops
> We would like to remember you not to forget to register for project
> workshops. Similar to the years before we will offer you so called
> "Workshop Rooms". Our plan is to jointly organise a "projects to
> projects program" or "developer to developer program". As last year the
> schedule will be published on LinuxTag's website, so the schedule will
> be announced more widely.
> The main purpose for these rooms is to provide attending projects an
> opportunity to talk to other developers (not necessarily from the same
> project) and to go into detail for a larger group than what would be
> possible at the booth. Please note: all workshops will be open to the
> public and will be announced so. In special cases we can make an
> exception, but we would like to discuss this in detail with you, if you
> think a session should be non-public. LinuxTag provides presentation
> equipment and probably Internet connectivity for all five rooms. You can
> register for a workshop using your VCC-account and submit it like a
> paper using category "Project Workshop". Normally a slot is 60 Minutes,
> if your workshop takes longer leave us a note within your abstract. Also
> do so, if you have a preference for the day.
> You can neglect the licence because it is not planned to distribute your
> submission (like a paper for the conference program). But please do not
> forget to choose the language for your workshop submission. English may
> be your language of choice, but it is a valuable information for an
> interested visitor.
> Please register as soon as possible.
> If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
> Susanne Pfeifer, Wolfgang Drotschmann, Marko Jung & Martin Schulte
> Project Committee LinuxTag 2007
>  http://www.linuxtag.org/2007/en/community/projects/cfpro.html
>  http://www.linuxtag.org/vcc/
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