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This is the main page for the 2015 Globalization Group FAD, which is a FAD (a mini-conference) focused on working on Fedora 24 development plans, brainstorming on Fedora globalization workflow and deciding strategy for different Fedora products.


Fedora Globalization group involves 4 project Internationalization, Localization, Language Testing Group and Zanata. These group has spread across the regions. We are proposing 3 days of FAD and we would like to do following activities/tasks.

Task list:

  • Fedora globalization
    • synchronize l10n, i18n, Zanata and FLTG.
  • Deciding g11n mission in the rise of Fedora.Next products. Workstation, Server and Cloud.
  • Fedora 24
    • Development plans
    • Change proposals
  • Test day improvements plan.
  • Listing out Fedora language support status. Crosscheck with CLDR or Wikipedia list.
  • Deciding on Fedora locale related default fonts selection procedure.
  • Working on Glibc locale-archive split into different locales.
  • L10n Sprints planning for Fedora releases.
  • Fedora language spins - Defining process to get requests.
  • What should mentors for G11N do? Reviewing quick start documents.
  • Identifying and Filling missing bits of "How to loosely organize a community"


The completion of these goals will create the following positive change within the project.

  • Fedora G11N activities are going very silently, with FAD dedicated on G11N will help to create buzz and help to get more activities and more contribution in this domain.
  • Synchronization between 4 groups i18n, Zanata, l10n and FLTG under the globalization initiative.
  • Getting mentors and quick start guide will attract new contributors to G11N.
  • Test day improvement. Better planning, more relevant test case and more contribution on testday.
  • Globalization plans for Fedora products Workstation, Server and Cloud by understanding there requirements.
  • Completion of long time pending task from Globalization.

These outcomes connect with the following Fedora Community Objectives by:

  • Fedora.Next initiative :- Understanding and planning for globalization requirement of different products.
  • Creating a Free (as in Freedom) distribution
    • Produce robust time-based releases every six months :- Development plans just after F23 will help to complete change proposals well in F24 release cycle.
  • Building open source software communities
    • Be on the leading edge of free and open source technology :- Fedora distribution has been remained leading the globalization development. Most of innovations first happens into Fedora and then other distribution adopts it. Example. IBus, Locales, Predictive text input method and Various fonts.
    • Getting mentors and quick start guides will motivate and ease contribution from community members.
  • Promote a global perspective by supporting as many languages and geographic locales as possible
    • We will identify Fedora present situation from language support and will plan to cover more languages.
  • Developing the science and practice of building communities
    • Use existing models that work, (re)building on them only as needed in each case :- i18n, l10n, zanata and FLTG groups already doing most of the things out of this. Going through this can provide more inputs on how can we build more community around it.

Detailed Work Items & Final Attendees

Name Remote/Local/Travel Sun Mon Tue Core Tasks
Pravin Satpute Travel Organizer + Documentation + Development
Akira TAGOH Local Organizer + Development
Michelle Kim Travel Organizer + Zanata + G11n Operation
Jens Petersen Travel Development
Peng Wu Travel Development
Parag Nemade Travel Development
Alex Eng Travel Zanata + G11n Operation
Carlos Munoz Travel (will be in Tokyo around those dates for OpenStack summit) Zanata
Takao Fujiwara Local Development
Mike Fabian Travel if possible Development
Mohamed Fawzy Remote new member, Localization
anish Travel Development
Daiki Ueno Local Development
Noriko Mizumoto Travel Localization
Ani Peter Travel Zanata & FLTG

Planning Prerequisites

See the How to organize a FAD list; you can keep your to-do list here.

  • Completed work item
  • Decide on Dates and Location
  • Work out budget
  • Arrange Facilities
  • List Resources
  • Be Somewhat Structured
  • Arrange Lodging
  • Arrange Refreshments
  • Arrange a Social Event

Time and Place

  • Location: Red Hat office, Ebisu Neonato 5F, 4-1-18 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan (map)

(note office will be closed on the public holidays on 1st and 3rd Nov so we will meet outside for access - details will be sent later)

  • Date: 1-3th November, 2015


Sunday Schedule

Time Scheduled activity Session Lead
TBD Fedora G11N - Where we stand? TBD
TBD Glibc locale archive split TBD
TBD Automated Testing (L10N-I18N) TBD
TBD Fedora Language support matrix TBD
TBD Localization status in Fedora TBD
TBD L10N Sprint TBD
TBD Zanata feedback survey TBD
TBD Hangout with FPL TBD

Monday Schedule

Time Scheduled activity Session Lead
TBD Fedora Language spins TBD
TBD Strategy for different Fedora products TBD
TBD Building translation different than Softwares TBD
TBD L10N of Fedora Magazine TBD
TBD F23 Release Party: History and Present TBD
TBD F23 Release Party: Fedora 23 G11N features L10N TBD
TBD F23 Release Party: Fedora 23 G11N features I18N TBD
TBD Open House TBD

Tuesday Schedule

Time Scheduled activity Session Lead
TBD Zanata and Fedora TBD
TBD Fedora 24 plans? TBD
TBD L10N of Fedora Magazine TBD
TBD Mentoring new contributors TBD

    • Participants arrive at THIS_TIME_AND_DATE
    • PravinS arrive on 29th Oct 2015 date
    • ParagN arrive on 29th Oct 2015 date
    • Mfabian arrive on 31th Oct 2015 date
    • Will add other people who are travelling
    • Participants leave at THIS_TIME_AND_DATE
    • PravinS leave on 7th Nov 2015 date
    • PravinS leave on 4th Nov 2015 date
    • Mfabian leave on 11th Nov 2015 date
  1. Important skills (any of the following)
    • Fonts
    • IME (IBus, SCIM)
    • Encoding (Unicode)
    • CLDR.
    • Language experts.
    • Zanata
  2. Personnel (people who might fit the bill)
    • Name (location, role) Confirmed? (Y/N)
    • Name (location, role) Confirmed? (Y/N)
    • Name (location, role) Confirmed? (Y/N)
    • others?
  3. Other considerations
    • Contributor V can offer a living room for evening social gatherings.
    • Contributor W has a car and is willing to do airport pick-ups.
    • Contributor X needs as much advance notice as possible.
    • Contributor Y has a schedule that is better on Fridays than on Tuesdays, and prefers weekend times after 4:28 AM.
    • Contributor Z is allergic to peanuts.


Snacks/Beverages: Details go here.

Lunch: Details go here.

Dinner: Details go here.


If you want funding from Red Hat, ask the OSAS team. If you can find other ways to fund your FAD, that's great too! Ticket for Fedora Council trac

Attendee Status Arrival Departure ~Travel cost Hotel Notes Allotted to Individual (US $)
1. Carlos Munoz NA TBD TBD 0 0 RH
2. Jens Petersen NA TBD TBD 0 0 RH
3. Alex Eng NA TBD TBD 0 0 RH
4. Michelle Kim NA TBD TBD 0 0 RH
5. Pravin Satpute NA TBD TBD RH 265 0265
6. Peng Wu NA TBD TBD 450 265 0715
7. Parag Nemade NA TBD TBD 700 265 0965
8. Mike Fabian NA TBD TBD 650 265 0915
9. anish NA TBD TBD 700 265 0965
10. Noriko Mizumoto NA TBD TBD 770 265 1035
11. Ani Peter NA TBD TBD 700 265 0965
Total 3970 1855 5825

  1. Travel: $A $3970 for airfare, bus, train, etc. funding needed to get attendees to the FAD
  2. Housing: $B $1855 for hotel, etc. needed to have attendees sleep during the FAD.
  3. RH : 5 Attendees are directly sponsored by Red Hat Globalization group.
    • link to hotel room booking website, if applicable
  4. Space: Red Hat facility in Toyko office.
    • address and travel details for the space
  5. Social Events: $C 2 Working Lunch + 1 Dinner for FAD participants. $500
  6. Supplies:
    • Not presently.

Total budget: $(A+C) = 5825 + 500 = $6325


Name Cost TEL Address Map
Hotel Excellent Ebisu > 78 USD +81-3-5458-0087 1-9-5 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0021 Japan
  • Recommended: Hotel Excellent Ebisu. (Attendees are not restricted to recommended hotel, but any extra cost needs to be self covered)
  • Note that Cost shows the approximate rates for cheaper one. not reflecting to the actual rates during the period nor for sharing room.