[Ambassadors] FUDCon APAC bids

Itamar Reis Peixoto itamar at ispbrasil.com.br
Tue Jun 28 19:19:11 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Alejandro Perez <aeperezt at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Well I have been reading all about these bids and I think they did a
> great job and the two of them has a great opportunity to make a
> marvelous FUDcon. There are only two thinks I like to comment:
> One of the things that was against Panama bid on Latam was the fact that
> there were no many contributors on Panama, only 4 ambassadors and 2 of
> them working on others areas of Fedora Project. So our goal was to bring
> as many people that can contribute and show the local community how to
> do so, that has lead us now to have 8 new translators and some more
> packagers, with 8 working on become a packagers, this is small numbers
> as contributors(but big numbers for Panama), but as I mention on the
> Latam bid. If we only do FUDcon's where there are many contributors then
> it is going to be difficult to empower local communities to become
> Fedora Contributors. Not sure as what is the goal of a FUDcon but his
> name mention Users and Contributors, in Panama we mix Contributors
> bringing them from outsite with users and now we have more locals as
> contributor. So to me FUDcon is also a way to identify local talent and
> encourage them to become contributors.
> As many have said it is a thought call to decide witch one should be the
> host, and India can be a good place to bring more people together and
> work on Fedora. China can be a great place to show how to become
> contributors and empower that local community as happens on Panama.
> As I have no other experience on FUDcon my opinion can have a very small
> perspective.
> My two cents.

Alejandro is totally right, we must use fudcon to recruit new


Itamar Reis Peixoto
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