Activities in KSA

Diaa Radwan diaaradwan at
Wed Apr 7 14:58:29 UTC 2010

Hello Jan,

I am happy that you will be focusing on the ME area. I am fedora
ambassador located in Egypt I have conducted 6 fedora events during
2008 [1] and 2009.  There's no legal issues dealing with
fedora/redhat. the only thing that might take time is sending fedora
swag as there is tariff and CD/DVD inspection (odd).

The FOSS community is active in terms of creating events; when we have
some place to host us. Unfortunately fedora doesn't capitalize huge
user base, so people tend to distribute customizations of ubuntu
instead of fedora.  [2][3].

I wish if we can organize a fedora event for masses; it would be great
as universities has a limited number of visitors. especially if the
event was linked with JBoss, it would attract more audience.

[1] , I didn't report 2009
events; I will do it soon ;).

Diaa Radwan, RHCDS

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 9:45 AM, 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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