Activities in KSA

Tareq Al Jurf taljurf at
Wed Apr 7 10:24:08 UTC 2010

Hi Jan
Welcome to Riyadh :)

About the Fedora community,
I know only one contributer in Riyadh, but there are some users.
During the past few months I've been introducing Fedora to a lot of my

If you're wondering about the reason of the number of users who use Fedora
here, that's because of the availability of pirated products. Which won't
make an economical problem for people.
That problem is in most Asian countries, except some like Hong Kong, Japan
So most people here know nothing about Open Source things, so I'm trying to
spread the Open Source understanding, and Fedora here.

If you need any help with Riyadh, feel free to contact me :)


On 6 April 2010 10:45, Jan Wildeboer <jwildebo at> wrote:

> All,
> I am right now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in my role Red Hats Evangelist. It
> seems there is virtually no Fedora community here.
> Am I missing something or do we need to change that? There definitely is a
> lot of interest and some enthusiasm to build upon.  Simple stuff like
> better
> localization, more comples stuff like having usergroups.
> So do we know of any work in the MEA area? Should we start focusing a bit
> more on this area?
> Jan
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Tareq Al Jurf
Fedora Ambassador
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
taljurf at
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