Hi, my name is Alejo Cerrato, and I'm Marketing Director of a medium
size company in SoFla.
I'm very interested in improve my skills on Linux and colaborate with
the Fedora Project.
So far I've found that if you are not very skilled in Linux it is hard
to follow all the steps as they are indicated to succesfully become a
contributor. And I guess that there may be people willing to
colaborate, but without the minimum Linux skills to do so.
For some reason (and I'm not trying to get any help here in this list)
I can't validate my CLA. I wonder how many people got discouraged in
becoming a contributor because of the complexity of the process, and
the intrinsec bureaucracy.
I understand at the same time that it has to be done in a secure environment.
I'm going to keep on trying and get my CLA validated asap.
But at the same time I'll like to help make this process easier for
the contributors-to-be, people that may lack Linux knowledge but have
other skills that could help.
When I use Fedora a lot more for my own uses, I will write more about it,
since I chose it for my main Linux OS. Right now, I am trying to hook up
with other writers, I am not a Programmer,
just a Super User, looking for alternatives to ALL of the apps I used to use
on Windoze and what
I use on my MAC as well. My mission is to convert regular folks who don't
know Windoze, MAC,
or Linux, and convert them into Linux Users, IT guys can help me out with
this task! Onward and forward!
Dear Fedora user,
All the French Fedora Team is glad to announce you the creation of the
association of the French speaking Fedora users.
We will need your help to drive this project where all the users of
Fedora are working for the same goal, the promotion of Fedora.
Why an association ?
* In order to promote Free software in general and the Fedora
distribution in particular. This promotion will lead to the creation of
support for the Fedora promotion, from simple flyers to CD/DVD for the
installation of Fedora.
* To support our website, one of the most important tool for the French
* An association helps to increase the presence of the French community
and gives more weight to his talk, indeed an association has more
credibility in front of its partners, ie Fedora project, Red Hat or
You should notice that the association has no link with the Fedora
project itself or Red Hat. The project has been informed of the
creation of the association but did not encourage it or support it in
What are the goals of the association ?
* Promote free software around a central element: the GNU/Linux
* Promote Fedora on different associations and events or meetings.
* Create a network integrating users and developers of the Fedora
What are our resources ?
* The French ambassador team, localized all around France, involved in
different Linux User Group and other association.
* The dues from our members.
* The sell of goodies (T-shirts, mugs, hat...) should financially help
to the association.
Who is at the head of the association ?
The member of the board are:
President: Thomas Canniot (MrTom)
Vice-president: Armel Kermorvant (armelk)
Treasurer: Johan Cwiklinski (trashy)
Secretary: Guillaume Kulakowski (llaumgui)
Other members of the board:
Maxime Carron (Pingoomax)
Thierry Delmonte (Titax)
Charles Vinchon (littlecharly)
All are Fedora ambassador.
Why becoming a member ?
* Because you wish to be imply in the association's activities.
* Because you wish to financially support the association to promote
the distribution GNU/Linux Fedora and Free Software, without being
actively involved in these actions.
* Because you can become a member from 10 euros.
Who can become a member ?
The association accepts all French speaking people who wish to help the
promotion of the Free software and the GNU/Linux distribution Fedora.
How to become a member ?
We invite you to have a look at the procedure described on the
association's website http://asso.fedora-fr.org/Comment_devenir_membre
How to do a simple donation ?
If you wish to do a simple donation, you can have a look at the website
How to be involved in the Association actions ?
One of the first goal of the association is to create support for the
Fedora promotion during different the events and meetings. If you wish
to be involved, actually there are several projects for which we are
looking for help:
* Small books presenting Fedora
We are also looking for partners to create Fedora CDs/DVDs.
Where to find information about the association ?
One website for all information, http://asso.fedora-fr.org
All the team of Fedora-fr association is available to answer your
questions and help you to lead your projects.
OK, so it's just one comment but it's pretty cool :D
"You know, Fedora was one of the first distributions that I really got
started with, but I got to say, in my eyes (and in the eyes of many)
it got pushed aside when Ubuntu appeared almost out of nowhere.
However, with this new set of tools, it makes me really excited to
take a look at Fedora 8. Good job!"
Before I put this interview up, would some people take a look over the
video I've put together for it...worried it's a bit vague/lacking
direction - some feed back would be welcome!
The address is:
"Fedora's main reputation is for being the first distro to include new
innovations. For instance, Fedora was the first distribution to include
tools that allowed average users to work with SELinux's detailed
security options. In the same way, Fedora 7 was the first to include
Smolt, a program for collecting hardware information about users;
Revisor, a program for creating custom install disks, and the Liberation
typefaces that provide the metrical equivalents of Arial, Helvetica, and
Times Roman in free fonts. Although some users on Fedora mailing lists
suggest that this innovation makes Fedora unsuitable for servers and
mission-critical operations, an increased attention to testing is
starting to make that generality obsolete. After a slow couple of years,
Fedora is also well on the way to realizing its goal of creating a
thriving community in which Red Hat is important, but no longer
completely dominates decision-making."
Just planning ahead here. During the last release there were a couple
of links given out that did not exist or weren't what the Infrastructure
team thought they were. Can someone compile a list of the canonical
links we're giving out as part of our release and can we make sure the
content only exists at that spot? In particular I'd like to know where
the release notes officially are. My preference would be
docs.fedoraproject.org. I guess I'm asking what our press release will
I wrote a little call to help post today as well as a comparison of
where our users are vs mirrors. This is using a small sampling of
people that have connected to our mirrors site. Not an exact science
but interesting none the less, thought I'd share.