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Basic FAmSCo activity

What is this section's purpose?
This section gives some quick health indicators about how much FAmSCo is communicating. Sometimes FAmSCo members can't make a meeting due to travel or conflict, but the combination of meeting attendance plus email is a nice metric.

FAmSCo meetings

FAmSCo held 3 meetings in January. Attendance was as follows:

  • 3 out of 3 -- Joerg, Max, Maria, David, Susmit
  • 2 out of 3 -- Rodrigo, Luca

Regional meetings

One of FAmSCo's goals this year is to make sure that at least one FAmSCo member is at each regional meeting that is held.

As of the time this report was prepared, 5 regional meetings held in January had been logged.

  • NA -- 2 meetings, both attended by David.
  • EMEA -- 2 meetings, both attended by Max, 1 attended by Luca and Joerg.
  • APAC -- 1 meeting, attended by Susmit.
  • LATAM -- no meetings logged.

FAmSCo mailing list

FAmSco's mailing list received 78 messages this month:

  • Max -- 23
  • Joerg -- 22
  • Susmit -- 12
  • David -- 6
  • Maria -- 5
  • Rodrigo -- 4
  • Luca -- 4
  • Francesco -- 1
  • Paul -- 1

General accomplishments or decisions

What is this section's purpose?
This section discusses the non-regional achievements within either FAmSCo or the larger Ambassadors project from this month.


Where does FAmSCo's budget come from?
The FAmSCo budget rolls up into the larger Community Architecture expenses. On that page, FAmSCo's budget is represented by the "Regional support" line item.

We are currently in Q4 2010 (December 2009 - February 2010). FAmSCo's total budget for this quarter is $32,000.

As of January 31, 2010:

  • Total spent and fully expensed and/or reimbursed: $13,195
  • Estimated amount that has not yet been expensed and/or reimbursed: $3,000

At the current pace, we are going to finish the quarter well under budget. This is fine if there are no urgent needs worldwide, but it seems like the flow of money into the regions that need it is currently stalled.

In short, FAmSCo is worried about what seems to be very little spending in LATAM, India, and APAC. We still have about two weeks left in this quarter to correct that, but it requires those regions to get their shopping lists together quickly. In your regional meetings, please make a list of the things that you need, and bring that discussion to the mailing list.

Regional breakdown

  • NA -- $5,690
  • EMEA -- $5,380
    • $4,640 -- Fedora 12 media
    • $680 -- Case badges
    • $60 -- Athens release party
  • India/APAC -- $1,785
  • LATAM -- $340
    • $340 -- Case badges


New tickets Still under mentoring Sponsored Rejected Month
50 28 9 57 January 2010 -- Joerg 15:45, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
63 5 10 56 December 2009 -- Joerg 11:35, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

One of the items on the FAmSCo agenda regarding mentoring is the automation of the membership service, which will improve the mentoring workflow, as described here.

Regional reports

What is this section's purpose?
This section lists the events that were on the global events page as happening in each region, during this month. This section examines the end-result of each of these events, and also reports any general news for the region.



Name Owner Link Event report(s) Comments
CampKDE User:rrix [1] [2]
College Park F12 Distribution User:dramsey [3]


  • DVDs/LiveCDs arrived.
  • Window clings were ordered.
  • Case badges (for the WORLD) were ordered and received.
  • T-shirts are in-process.



Name Owner Link Event report(s) Comments
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a


  • First 2010 ambassadors requests and Brazilian freemedia requests were shipped in Brazil.
  • FUDCon Santiago is announced, and in planning. An initial meeting was held with ambassadors from Chile to define tasks and roles.
  • Plans to build a strong Fedora community in Uruguay has been started.
    • First event in Uruguay with Fedora participation is in planning.
    • 2 new people from Uruguay were invited to join and build the local community as Ambassadors.
  • Brazilian Fedora community announced new project leaders [4] [5], and starts to plan actions for 2010 [6].



Name Owner Link Event report(s) Comments
Cerea Fair User:Lfoppiano Ambassadors/IT/Events/2010/CereaFair Event report Huge event, 25,000 people attended
Fedora Cafe User:Zoltanh721 Cafe_con_Linux Event report 9 people


  • FOSDEM 2010 is the main event in EMEA for Q4 (December - February). We will hold a Fedora Activity Day on February 5th, and FOSDEM itself is on February 6 & 7.
    • New Fedora poloshirts are ordered and will arrive February 4, in time for FOSDEM.
    • 41 listed Fedora contributors will attend FOSDEM.
  • Christoph Wickert and Michael Spahn will attend LIT-OL in Oldenburg, where they will present Fedora. Christoph will also give a talk about Fedora.
  • We have new swag for the EMEA region, and the EMEA swag inventory has been updated.



Name Owner Link Event report(s) Comments
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a


  • Inactive Ambassadors in India will be purged. The regional coordinators sent repeated mails asking Ambassadors to participate, and the mails that either bounced, or never received replies, will be purged.
  • India is going to have Gnunify 2010 in February.
  • Bangladesh is going to have BASIS SoftExpo 2010 & Fedora-BD get-together in February.
  • Malaysia is going to have FossDay'10 in February.
  • Indonesia is discussing about possibility of attending Gnome Asia. Not sure about the venue.
  • Philippines post healthy growth in number of contributors.

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