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I think it is a good idea. Later suggestions for alternative solutions
can be added.
For example: I am trying to find a company that will make 300 copies of
Fedora5 to give away at 2 different events. I have spent 4 hours with
search engine and the yellow pages with one possible candidate. I have
emailed them. This is in the Greater Cincinnati Region 2 Mil.+ pop.
Such places may be common in other areas, but not here. I may end up
going to someone on the web. I have gotten that suggestion from one
place I talked to.
Having some alternatives on the locally done materials will be helpful.
Fedora Ambassador to the Midwest USA
Patrick C. McKelvey PE
(License E-45489 expires 12/31/2006)
3315 Ashwood Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45213
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I am pleased to announce that tomorrow I will have a speech (maybe more
than one) in my school. The topics will be generally about Open Source,
Fedora Project and also a little bit of a commercial Open Source aspect.
I am just going to finish reading my mailbox and for printing some
leaflets to post up it on the schools bulletin-board. I hope I will
convince some people to try Fedora. Unfortunately, I will not have any
DVDs containting Fedora Core, but I will offer downloading and burning
on somebody's DVD - oh I have just figured out a great idea! - I will
have a Fedora ISO image and if someone will wanna try Fedora, I will be
able to burn it just after a speech ;) I will report you as it went
Good day / Assalamualaikum / Peace upon you.
I would like to introduce myself to the group.
My name is Mohd Hanafiah bin Muhamad. I'm from Malaysia (Country in
South-easten Asia). I'm 24 years old. Maybe the younger in this group. I
have begin with linux since 1998 starting with Redhat Linux (Manhattan). My
counter in http://counter.li.org is #287947. I also participate in Malaysia
Lastly i hope our community will more success in future.
This is my first time writing to the group as I just joined a few days ago. Mr. Chung was very patient in helping me get started. So, I want to thank him again!
I am a network administrator and systems security analyst. My company's major clients are big government organizations.
My goal in joining the group is to gain as much information as I can to help spread the word about Fedora in particular and open source in general to the clients I work with. My clients are rapidly adopting open source as a viable alternative to expensive closed-source platforms. But, much ground still needs to be covered.
Also, I work on the side doing small business network installs. Up until about 5 years ago, I only installed MS products, but now ALL I offer to work with is Fedora-based solutions. I'm hesitant to take on a new client if they aren't willing to give Fedora a fair try.
So, that's pretty much it in a nutshell. Thank you for allowing me to join this very exciting team. I look forward to contributing any way I can!
Please join me in congratulating Thomas Chung to his election to
vice-chairmanship of the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee.
In the months past, Thomas has been doing a great job keeping our
project on track and organized, by keeping meeting notes, running our
meetings, and maintaining project pages--all this in addition to his
running of fedoranews.org, AND his day job!
Kudos to Thomas for his commitment and his hard work!
Check out the new content on Fedora Project page! http://fedoraproject.org
This just went on the wire. Please distribute as you see fit. A PDF
CREATIVE COMMONS ANNOUNCES OPEN VIDEO CONTEST WITH THE FEDORA PROJECT
San Francisco, USA - June 20, 2006
Creative Commons and the Fedora Project are pleased to announce the
Open Video Contest taking place now. The contest promotes flexible
copyright, open media formats and the Fedora Project.
Entries must be 30 seconds or less, in OGG Theora format, promote
freedom and openness, and be released under the Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license.
Visit http://creativecommons.org/video/openvideocontest/ before July
20, 2006 to enter.
The contest will be judged by representatives of the Fedora Project
and Red Hat, Creative Commons jurisdiction leads from Brazil,
Nigeria, and Poland, and a representative of the Wikimedia Foundation
Special Projects Committee.
"This contest spreads the message that a combination of open
licensing, open formats and open source software gives creators,
consumers, and developers infinite freedom" says Alex Maier, Chair of
Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee.
About OGG Theora
Theora is an open, royalty-free video codec developed by the Xiph.org
Foundation as part of the Ogg multimedia framework. Theora is
released to the public under a BSD-style open source software
license, completely free for commercial or noncommercial use. For
more information about Theora visit http://theora.org.
About the Fedora Project
The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported
open source project. The goal? Work with the Linux community to build
a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free
software. Public forum. Rapid progress. Open process. A proving
ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red
Hat products. Fedora Core is an operating system and platform, based
on Linux, that is always free for anyone to use, modify and
distribute, now and forever. It is developed by a large community of
people who strive to provide and maintain the very best in free, open
source software and standards.
About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that promotes the
creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works – whether owned or
in the public domain. Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible
range of protections and freedoms that build upon the "all rights
reserved" concept of traditional copyright to offer a voluntary "some
rights reserved" approach. Creative Commons is sustained by the
generous support of various foundations including the John D. and
Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Omidyar Network Fund, the
Hewlett Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as
members of the public. For more information about Creative Commons,
visit the organization's Web site (http://creativecommons.org/).
Creative Director, Creative Commons
Check out the new content on Fedora Project page! http://fedoraproject.org
I know I am not often on the list neither on the IRC but :
- talk about Fedora and Linux to people
- go to Linux events.
- convince managers, and IT staff
- explain my experiences with Open Source.
- explain what is Fedora and how to use it to students.
- do not loose good friendly relations to people who are part of the project
- and so on...
And I am pretty sure you know what I mean.
However and you are right. You have to know what have been done.
For instance today,
I went to the HP Linux and Open Source roadshow EMEA in Brussel.
I met people who are members of the Fedora project community -development
part - who did not know a Fedora Community
was present physically in Belgium. So I just invited them to join to the
Community in our country.
Cause electronique communication tools have their limitations. You know what
It is more funny to chat, to share you experiences when you are phystically
together than via network.
I am pretty sure you agree with me. Even if it is working well via network.
I met the Red Hat Regional Manager which help me to know belgian people are
working on the Fedora Project.
And then she have a point of contact with the Fedora Community of her
We share experiences and so on...
I met the manager of a Univesity and tell her that the Fedora Community
could help her to organize Linux events for students.
So on and so for.....
It is just a win-win situation for Fedora, the Open Source community, Red
Hat and myself.
I beleive that I will stop for today cause I will risk to write a Linux
novel "not novell :)".
Rem : I have to recontact other Belgian Ambassadors.
See you soon friends.
If you have any remarks, questions, suggestions feel free to contact me.
P.S. I am not writing that in order to have an award - see previous mail of
I am just writing that in order to be transparent opposite you - do not know
if is correct :) but I hope you understand the meaning- and to share my
Fedora Ambassador experience.
Belgian Fedora Ambassador
Fedora-ambassadors-list mailing list
I have an idea, maybe a little bit crazy, but after a while of thinking,
I will post it here ;) Maybe we could run on the Fedora Project's pages
somethink as Red Hat runs. I mean our own blogs, so every Ambassador and
Project participant could write what is going on. The address for a blog
like that could be for example
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraBlogs/ParticipantName or something
like that. What do you think about this? ;)