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Fedora Ambassadors Meeting Minutes 2008-04-16 - EMEA

Meeting Time


This week's Ambassadors Meeting will be lead by FabianAffolter.

  • The participants will be posted after the meeting.

Meeting Protocol


Ambassadors, update this agenda with your latest items before the meeting has started.
  1. News from FAmSCo
    • F9 Release Events organization
  2. Ambassadors Membership Verification
  3. Report current status of upcoming Fedora Events in EMEA. See Fedora Events page.
  4. Status of the NPO
  5. Open floor




Release events

Clean-up the Ambassadors parts on the wiki

  • The members of FAmSCo deleted a lot of obsolete pages but there are still many pages left. This pages needs some work on them. Check Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee/CleanUpPages if you are able to help us improve our part in the fedora wiki. BTW, soon we will migrate to mediawiki. The test instance is available at . MaxSpevack said that the impact of the migration on Ambassadors should be minimal. But Fedora Infrastructure will be very pleasant to hear from you if you have experience with mediawiki, especially with the migration from moinmoin to mediawiki.
  • FrancescoUgolini sent the announcement
  • Please check your personal wiki page if all data are up-to-date. We have several Ambassadors with invalid email addresses and some who still have there addresses on the wiki. Please verifiy also if your CategoryAmbassadors(+Country) entry is still valid.

Polo shirts

Ambassadors Membership

  • As of 2008-04-14, 352 Ambassadors have been verified (signed CLA and joined 'ambassadors' group). The Ambassadors statistics page ( ) will hopefully be updated soon with more accurate numbers. FabianAffolter will use his script as long that we have no better option to generate some statistics through FAS2.
  • FrancescoCrippa made some improvements his "stats" script. Now it runs also for "EditGroup" page or other "group" pages. He have also made a small project based on turbogear to put charts online automatically. Helping hands are welcome.



DimitrisGlezos reported about the FOSSComm that the event was a success. His talk attracted a lot of people (mostly FOSS contributors, not new users) and he recruited 2 Google Summer of Codes for L10n/Transifex. They handed out 200 CDs, too. There is a Greek blog post: and some pictures

Fedora day, Cairo

  • DiaaRadwan will have Fedora day on one of the largest universities on Egypt. So far there are some issues with the customs. MaxSpevack sent DiaaRadwan a bunch of Swag to support Fedora Day in Egypt. The outline on the sessions will be: FOSS and history of GNU/Linux, fedora, benefits, and how to contribute. The second: Preparing development environment on fedora based server or shell scripting session.This the first event I co-organize as fedora ambassador. First session will be FOSS and history of GNU/Linux, fedora, benefits and how to contribute. second one would be either preparing development environment on fedora based server or shell scripting session. <diaa> the expected attendees are 90 on the first one and 40 on the second. <diaa> unfortunately, the event is before the release of 9.
  • Grazer Linuxtage, Linuxdays in Geneva, and OpenSource Expo will be removed from the Fedora Events list because there will be no attendance. JoergSimon said that OpenSource Expo will be not far from his place but the problem is that it is right in front of LinuxTag . MaxSpevack wants to focus all our effort on LinuxTag . GeroldKassube mentioned that we are to less Ambassadors to handle every event and we have to less money for covering all this things. Another issue is that we have no support by Red Hat (in Europe) right now.


  • MaxSpevack will submit a talk and plan to attend the show, if it is accepted. JeroenVanMeeuwen will submit a a talk, too.


  • LucaFoppiano said that they will go to use the automatic Fedora Live USB Key creator. FrancescoCrippa will give a talk about the Fedora Community


  • We have 21 attendees and a place to sleep. But there is still a lot of work left. The booth setup call is already out .
  • GeroldKassube said that our booth will be raised up to max. 20 sqm (not only 16qm). He will have a meeting with the LinuxTag projects board on 2008-04-26 (also) to discuss that point. But there are only 450 sqm for more than 75 free projects and we will get one of the biggest size :-( Because of that issue he decided to cancel the troubleshooting contest (because it's not ready right now) and we try to keep our focus on the gadget with "get your USB stick filled here". The order of the Fedora Ambassadors Polo shirt will be done next week.


  • JensKuehnel is working on the preparation of the FUDCon. He is looking for some speakers, especially for a speaker about FreeIPA or cobbler. JoergSimon confirmed the talk from ThibaultNorth. And JeroenVanMeeuwen will send an abstract before midnight. MaxSpevack will try to organize a talk about cobbler.

Status of the NPO

  • We are still waiting for official confirmation. GeroldKassube believe the registration will be fullfilled within the next days.

Open Floor

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