From Fedora Project Wiki

Revision as of 11:57, 7 September 2008 by Jens (talk | contribs) (more info from jens)

Ambassadors Header AmbassadorsN1.png

Fedora Ambassador Day EMEA 2008

The FAD 2008 is an event intended to plan the ambassadors' activities in 2009 and to have some fun together.




  • City: Basel, Switzerland
  • Airport: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL)
  • Train station: Basel SBB

Basel was chosen by MaxSpevack and SandroMathys after weighing various options, including travel distance and time for people all over Europe.


See Accommodation.

Ride Sharing / Car Pooling

People who drive to the FAD by car or get to the airport by car and have some free seats available are asked to help others to get to the FAD. Please add below how many seats you have available, where you start the journey and where you could possibly pick up folks.

Driver Seats available Starting point Destination Possible pick up points
Henrik Heigl 1-2 Pirmasens Basel all the lane down, Flughafen ZW, maybe France
Joerg Simon 3 Stuttgart Basel Stuttgart, Strasbourg, and so on
Peter Reuschlein 3 Stuttgart Basel TBB, Stuttgart

People who'd like to join one of the drivers above, please ask the driver if he's still got a free seat and where he could pick you up. If you both agree on the terms (e.g. time, location, cost sharing, etc.) add yourself to the list below in order for other people to see which driver still has free seats available.

Driver Passenger Pick up point
Joerg Simon Robert Scheck Stuttgart
Peter Reuschlein Marco Ziesing Stuttgart


Now that we have a location, please indicate whether or not you will be able to attend. Please add a note if you have no choice but to arrive later/leave earlier (i.e. are not there on Friday and/or Sunday) or can't attend the dinner on Friday evening.

Responsible Ambassadors

  • Sandro Mathys (Contact him for organizational questions, remarks and rants)
  • MaxSpevack (Contact him for budget questions, e.g. if you need help with your travel costs)


Please fill in your details ASAP. Contact Sandro Mathys if you have questions.

# FAS Name &
Full Name
Hotel Friday's
Arrival Departure Snorer Sensitive
to Snorers
1 Sandro Mathys yes yes Friday, 15:00
Basel SBB
Sunday, 18:00
Basel SBB
no yes 100% Flexible with travel
2 Max Spevack yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
3 Fabian Affolter yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? Arrives late on Friday because of UAS.
4 Gerold Kassube no ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
5 Henrik Heigl yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
6 Henrik's girlfriend yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? Pays for herself, will sleep in shared room
7 Peter Reuschlein yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
8 Marco Ziesing yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
9 Jens Kuehnel yes yes Friday, late
Basel Bad
Basel Bad
no YES
10 Jeroen van Meeuwen yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
11 Joerg Simon yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
12 Francesco Crippa yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
13 Gianluca Varisco yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
14 Thomas Woerner yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
15 Robert Scheck yes ??? ??? ??? no yes
16 Simon Wesp yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
17 Christoph Wickert yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
18 Luca Foppiano yes ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
19 AndreasRau no ??? ??? ??? ??? ???


  1. ThomasCanniot 80% (+1)
  2. PierreYvesChibon (If possible according time/money)
  3. Francesco Ugolini (it's quite difficult but still tuned)
  4. StefanPosdzich (maybe, if possible -> money)



Feel free to add important topics to the list. But keep in mind, that we're very limited in time!

  • Status update for FOSDEM 2009.
  • Planning the Fedora EMEA priorities for March 2009 - February 2010, to coincide with Red Hat's budget year.
  • What do we want to focus on in addition to events?
  • What do we need from Red Hat?
  • What can we do (longtime Planing)?
  • What are the biggest problems Fedora faces in EMEA?
  • How are our smaller communities doing?
  • Fedora EMEA donations/sponsorship
  • FAD EMEA 2009: new concept idea
  • Linux day Italy:
    • Report about Linux day 2008
    • Linux day 2009
  • Ambassador Mentoring - We need a concept and measurability! (JoergSimon)
  • Fedora Logistic/former EventBox (JoergSimon)
    • Report - What do we have! Where is it!
    • do we need a Material Tracker?
    • what Material is needed on which event
      • which new Material is needed
    • How can Ambassadors promote further (non yet out) Releases and how can we help there

Other things:

  • Keysigning
  • CAcert Assurances? Henrik Heigl will bring CAP-Forms.


Feel free to add your own ideas. Please note, that we most probably won't make this decision public before the FAD has begun - see it as a little surprise. We might or might not take anything that was suggested here. But your ideas are a great help for brainstorming, anyway.


  • Augusta Raurica (old Roman city) -- red
  • Feldschloesschen Brewery, which is inside a very nice castle -- red
  • Eat some local food speciality on Saturday for dinner -- GeroldKa / red
  • Visit of the St. Jakob-Park station -- fab
  • Make a Birsig tour -- fab
  • Make one of the city tours -- fab
  • Visit the Zoo or the Port of Basel -- fab


Maybe it will be time to hold some short workshops. If there will be no time its an "pool of ideas" what can be made at future Events or meetings.

  • howto organize events --wonderer
  • package building --???


Where from

  • $2000 out of the Fedora Ambassadors budget. As we get closer to the end of FY08's Q3, this number may go up if other events didn't spend all their budget.
  • Fedora EMEA e.V. indicated that they might help with several hundred EUR if needed and asked for.
  • FUDCon might not need all of its separate budget. Max is trying to save $1000 which would go to the FAD.
  • Puzzle ITC has been asked for some financial sponsorship by Sandro and they decided to help us with generous CHF 500.-, isn't that great? Thank you guys!
    • Puzzle ITC, well known for their SourceForge-mirror, is a small Swiss company focused Java software development and Linux-based solutions for their customers. They are showing commitment to the open source philosophy over years already. They are member of the ODF Alliance, the Eclipse Foundation and the Swiss Open Systems User Group (/ch/open). In the past, they've organized an Ubuntu Release Party and a Linux Install Zone at the OpenExpo in Berne. They do too much for the open source community to list it all here!

Where to

Budget will be used in the following order (as far as it reaches):

  1. Working room
  2. Accommodation
  3. Dinner at Saturday night
  4. Fun event(s)
  5. Dinner at Friday night

We're 99% positive, that we'll get a free working room at the University of Basel. Additionally, we might be able to organize 1-2 great fun events that are free of charge. This way, we save around $600-$800 all together.