It is really nice to hear about the install fest to be organized in
Kalyani Govt. College. Ratnadeep Debnath and Kishan Goyal from DGPLUG
plan to be there too.
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Rangeen Basu <sherry151(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> We have made all necessary arrangements for the installfest and FAD. We will
> even get required funds from TEQUIP (college has approved).
> Date: 21st Feb '09
> Time of Registration: 10:30 am
> Time of Commencement: 11:00 Noon
> Venue : Seminar Room. (all facility available).
> We are also trying to get Labs for that will give a good us good Networking
> and Internet. Bandwidth: upto 2MBPS. (Not confirmed)
> We are doing intensive publicity. 100 participants are well expected.
> The event will be well conducted.
> How to Reach KGEC:
> 1. Durgapur:
> a) Intercity Express (7:20 AM in Durgapur, arrives Naihati at
> 10:00 AM. You will have to catch "Kalyani Simanta Local" - 10:22 AM from
> platform 3 and Reach "Kalyani Ghosh Para" (20 min). There will be Richshaw
> (Rs. 10-15) and VAN (Rs. 5) availiable from station to KGEC Campus).
> b) Train Route: Durgapur - Bardhaman - Bandel - Naihati -
> Kalyani main - Kalyani Ghosh Para.
> c) Bus Route: Catch a BUS from "Citi Centre" (time - 5:15 AM) to
> Kalyani. Bus Stop: Kalyani Ghosh Para - ITI More.
> 2. Kolkata:
> a) Catch "Kalyani Simanta Local" from Sealdah and Reach "Kalyani
> Ghosh Para" Station (Rs. 12). Duration: 1:30 to 2 hrs. There will be
> Richshaw (Rs. 10-15) and VAN (Rs. 5) availiable from station to KGEC Campus.
> b) There are bus service availiable from Esplanade (Kalyani
> Express). Bus Stop: Kalyani Ghosh Para - ITI More.
> c) There are many locals availiable from Sealdah to "Kalyani
> main" like Ranaghat local, Khrishnanagar local, Gede local, Shantipur local.
> You will have to reach "Kalyani main" and catch an auto (Rs. 5) "ITI More -
> Kalyani ghosh para". Then you can catch a Richshaw (Rs. 10-15) and VAN (Rs.
> 5) availiable from ITI-More to KGEC Campus).
> Kalyani Simanta Time table from Sealdah:
> 4:12 AM, 5:35 AM, 6:30 AM, 7:25 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:20 AM, 11:20 AM, 12:25 PM,
> 2:40 PM, 3:25 PM, 4:50 PM, 6:12 PM, 7:10 PM, 8:10, PM, 10:05 PM.
> for trains to "Kalyani main" there are many.
> Request: If possibe, arrange for few "Fedora Electronics Lab" DVD's.
> Electronics students are very interested.
> Many Many thanks for your initiative and approval.
> Rohit Gupta.
> Event Co-ordinator
> Rangeen Basu Roy Chowdhury
> !!!Windows is "micro"-soft[ware]..I like bigger things!!!
> Fedora-india mailing list
It was great to see everyone. Thank you to the entire team of
Ambassadors that helped to organize the event, that spoke, and that took
care of the booth.
See you all soon!
Here is my trip report:
We have made all necessary arrangements for the installfest and FAD. We will
even get required funds from TEQUIP (college has approved).
Date: 21st Feb '09
Time of Registration: 10:30 am
Time of Commencement: 11:00 Noon
Venue : Seminar Room. (all facility available).
We are also trying to get Labs for that will give a good us good Networking
and Internet. Bandwidth: upto 2MBPS. (Not confirmed)
We are doing intensive publicity. 100 participants are well expected.
The event will be well conducted.
How to Reach KGEC:
a) Intercity Express (7:20 AM in Durgapur, arrives Naihati at
10:00 AM. You will have to catch "Kalyani Simanta Local" - 10:22 AM from
platform 3 and Reach "Kalyani Ghosh Para" (20 min). There will be Richshaw
(Rs. 10-15) and VAN (Rs. 5) availiable from station to KGEC Campus).
b) Train Route: Durgapur - Bardhaman - Bandel - Naihati -
Kalyani main - Kalyani Ghosh Para.
c) Bus Route: Catch a BUS from "Citi Centre" (time - 5:15 AM) to
Kalyani. Bus Stop: Kalyani Ghosh Para - ITI More.
a) Catch "Kalyani Simanta Local" from Sealdah and Reach "Kalyani
Ghosh Para" Station (Rs. 12). Duration: 1:30 to 2 hrs. There will be
Richshaw (Rs. 10-15) and VAN (Rs. 5) availiable from station to KGEC Campus.
b) There are bus service availiable from Esplanade (Kalyani
Express). Bus Stop: Kalyani Ghosh Para - ITI More.
c) There are many locals availiable from Sealdah to "Kalyani
main" like Ranaghat local, Khrishnanagar local, Gede local, Shantipur local.
You will have to reach "Kalyani main" and catch an auto (Rs. 5) "ITI More -
Kalyani ghosh para". Then you can catch a Richshaw (Rs. 10-15) and VAN (Rs.
5) availiable from ITI-More to KGEC Campus).
Kalyani Simanta Time table from Sealdah:
4:12 AM, 5:35 AM, 6:30 AM, 7:25 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:20 AM, 11:20 AM, 12:25 PM,
2:40 PM, 3:25 PM, 4:50 PM, 6:12 PM, 7:10 PM, 8:10, PM, 10:05 PM.
for trains to "Kalyani main" there are many.
Request: If possibe, arrange for few "Fedora Electronics Lab" DVD's.
Electronics students are very interested.
Many Many thanks for your initiative and approval.
Rangeen Basu Roy Chowdhury
!!!Windows is "micro"-soft[ware]..I like bigger things!!!
> To what end?? Are we going to kick out people who aren't performing up
> to some predefined amount of work??
> I find it awfully difficult to justify adding yet more overhead to
> people who are already working (and most likely quite busy)
Suppose, someone is not any more interested contributing, neither they
plan to do it again in future.
What we currently do is to keep their junk pages in the wiki.
People coming for help visits them, mails for help and get no reply.
Should not we ping our ambassadors periodically and ensure they are
still contributing or atleast interested in contributing? If someone
is contributing, fine. If someone is not available for sometime, let
him/her reply back that he/she will be unavailable for a specific
period of time.
Someone may be busy for a certain period of time, but that does not
mean he/she can not reply back his/her unavailability. If someone does
not reply in a month, it is for sure that he/she is not interested any
What we can do is mail all the ambassadors asking if they are still
"alive", if someone does not reply in a couple of week, send him/her
another ping and even he/she does not reply in a month, remove
My suggestion is not to kick out people, for a start, identify those
who are dead for Fedora and remove them.
> Don't get me wrong, I think accountability is a good thing - and in
> volunteer organizations it's the way to ensure that things get done,
> but not sure that mandatory reporting is the way to go. Generally I
> have found that within a volunteer organization the people who are
> going to do the work are going to go and get it done, occasionally
> they need some motivation. Periodic meetings are great from that, but
> I'd say that probably less than 10% of Ambassadors attend their
> regional meetings, and reporting would likely have even less effect.
Our goal this coming Friday is to be connected to a Fedora Talk
conference room throughout the Activity Day. In addition to IRC, this
will facilitate communication with people involved in the User Guide,
font packaging, or OLPC/Sugar related to the activity day goals.
You can set your VoIP password via your Fedora account, and read up on
the talk service:
For example, if you cannot get a softphone or hardphone VoIP client to
work, you can use a dial-in number instead.
According to the schedule, we'll work to keep a conference line
open during these times PST (UTC):
10 am (1800 UTC) to 6 pm (0200 UTC)
There is a lunch in there, but ideally we'll be ordering take-out.
There is a dinner on the schedule, but we also have BoF in the same
room starting at 7 pm PST, so it's probable that dinner will also be a
take out affair or conducted late (after 8 pm.)
Talk with you then,
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener
(08:00:02 PM) inode0: FAmNA Meeting - Roll Call
(08:00:17 PM) ***lcafiero is Larry Cafiero, packed and ready to go to SCaLE
(08:00:31 PM) ***laubersm is Susan Lauber
(08:00:49 PM) DemonJester: .fas DemonJester
(08:00:50 PM) zodbot: DemonJester: bpowell01 'Brian Powell'
(08:00:58 PM) djf_jeff: .fas jfsaucier
(08:00:58 PM) zodbot: djf_jeff: jfsaucier 'Jean-Francois Saucier'
(08:01:50 PM) inode0: welcome laubersm
(08:02:15 PM) inode0: KarlieRobinson: are you here for the FAmNA meeting?
(08:02:24 PM) KarlieRobinson: Yep, just getting here
(08:02:30 PM) inode0: excellent
(08:03:15 PM) inode0: We have two main objectives tonight - Meeting
Schedule & Budget
(08:03:34 PM) inode0: Are there any announcements before we hit those
(08:03:49 PM) lcafiero: SCaLE is this weekend in Los Angeles
(08:04:13 PM) inode0: quick question about that
(08:04:18 PM) lcafiero: okay
(08:04:35 PM) inode0: there was talk of remote participation, is
anything set in that dept?
(08:05:32 PM) lcafiero: There was talk, but I don't know where it
stands. quaid may know more, but I know for the Fedora Ambassador Day,
we were going to try to set up something where folks could participate
(08:06:13 PM) inode0: let's be sure to get something out to the list
if that develops, I'd love to if it is possible
(08:06:26 PM) lcafiero: FAD = Friday, all day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST.
(08:06:26 PM) lcafiero: Fedora Activity Day, sorry.
(08:06:26 PM) lcafiero: I'll have to put that info on the mailing list, right.
(08:07:04 PM) inode0: I think that would be good so people can drop in
if they can
(08:07:23 PM) djf_jeff: pst is gmt -8 iirc?
(08:07:34 PM) inode0: yes I think
(08:07:37 PM) lcafiero: right -- quaid was working on getting some of
the hardware needed, but I don't know where we stand on that.
(08:07:47 PM) lcafiero: djf_jeff, oui
(08:08:09 PM) inode0: shall we move to scheduling?
(08:08:21 PM) lcafiero: yes (and I'll be right back)
(08:08:32 PM) inode0:
(08:09:01 PM) inode0: has some options that have been discussed,
although the Tue/Thu one we might suggest switching the days around on
(08:09:46 PM) inode0: I guess what I want to do is consider each, then
go through and take a straw poll
(08:09:51 PM) KarlieRobinson: all I can tell you is that 9EDT is a
killer for a certified morning person
(08:10:19 PM) inode0: yeah, I understand
(08:10:37 PM) inode0: but in the evening going any earlier is a killer
for west coast folks
(08:10:58 PM) KarlieRobinson: I know
(08:11:10 PM) KarlieRobinson: the good thing is you don't have to
schedule around me
(08:11:31 PM) inode0: I suggested a weekend around mid-day but that
didn't seem to excite people
(08:11:53 PM) KarlieRobinson: Yeah, that could be worse
(08:12:16 PM) KarlieRobinson: I'm not a big fan of Thursday because
all the Linux groups in Rochester meet on Thursday
(08:12:21 PM) inode0: my hope was to make it possible for people not
in NA to attend from time to time, there has been expressed interest
(08:12:55 PM) KarlieRobinson: Is it possible to alternate the time
(08:12:58 PM) KarlieRobinson: ?
(08:13:09 PM) inode0: let's start by stating whether either Tue or Thu
just makes it impossible for you
(08:13:33 PM) inode0: yes, I was thinking once about one Tue evening
which works well for most and one other day around mid-day
(08:13:58 PM) inode0: I'm open to meeting at different times and days
(08:14:08 PM) laubersm: Tue is better for me than Thu.
(08:14:29 PM) laubersm: Late night 2x/month is doable
(08:14:40 PM) inode0: herlo isn't present tonight but for the next few
months Tue is impossible for him
(08:15:00 PM) inode0: djf_jeff: is Thu still impossible for you?
(08:15:19 PM) djf_jeff: everything "normal" for GMT -5 is good for me except Thu
(08:15:36 PM) djf_jeff: but I understand the need to make meeting
available to more people
(08:15:59 PM) inode0: and we have one ambassador who wants to come who
has never been able to on Tue but Thu would work for
(08:16:20 PM) inode0: so neither day is perfect for everyone, changing
days can be confusing
(08:16:33 PM) laubersm: are we still talking 1st and 3rd weeks?
(08:16:38 PM) djf_jeff: Thu would work for me if it's before 19:00 GMT -5
(08:16:41 PM) inode0: I'm willing to accept confusing if we get more
(08:16:57 PM) KarlieRobinson: the Marketing meeting use to alternate
between 10am gmt-5 and an afternoon every other week
(08:16:58 PM) inode0: laubersm: I'd like to stay with twice a month
(08:17:23 PM) inode0: others have expressed to me an interest in going
back to weekly
(08:17:50 PM) inode0: weekly makes alternating days more difficult and
promotes burnout imo
(08:18:05 PM) laubersm: LUG here is 2nd thursday (and I almost always
have other things that week) but others are not as busy
(08:18:41 PM) ***DemonJester likes the bi-weekly unless event require otherwise
(08:18:44 PM) inode0: does anything think it would be really bad if
some people only could meet once a month?
(08:19:10 PM) inode0: we would meet twice but with slightly different
casts of characters
(08:19:17 PM) KarlieRobinson: That would be more in-line with other
clubs/orgs we're all involved with
(08:19:17 PM) djf_jeff: inode0: do you think herlo would like to keep
the current time on Thu or make it a little sooner?
(08:19:41 PM) inode0: I don't think anyone wants to move the time if
it is in the evening
(08:19:44 PM) laubersm: inode: works for me
(08:19:52 PM) DemonJester: are they currently participating in
meetings now? if not then no, if so then maybe
(08:19:55 PM) inode0: going earlier makes the west coast people not
home from work
(08:20:31 PM) inode0: four time zones to deal with makes the evening tough
(08:21:04 PM) inode0: ok, I'll give you my current preference
(08:21:08 PM) djf_jeff: I don't really mind testing Tue and Thu for a
few weeks, but if nobody show up on Thu, I would like it to come back
(08:21:29 PM) inode0: 1st Thu and 3rd Tue plus we can always call
additional meetings as needed
(08:22:18 PM) inode0: that opens the door for both herlo and
LinuxKnight to attend once a month
(08:23:04 PM) inode0: seems most here are happy with twice a month as
the routine arrangement
(08:23:19 PM) DemonJester: LinuxKnight = West Coast?
(08:23:23 PM) inode0: let's do some voting
(08:23:25 PM) inode0: yes, he is
(08:23:44 PM) inode0: but all of Tue is impossible for him
(08:24:00 PM) DemonJester: Yeah I remember..
(08:24:19 PM) inode0: does anyone even want to vote on weekly options?
(08:24:27 PM) ***inode0 watches for +1 -1
(08:24:33 PM) DemonJester: -1
(08:24:35 PM) laubersm: -1 weekly
(08:24:37 PM) djf_jeff: -1
(08:24:45 PM) inode0: -1
(08:24:51 PM) KarlieRobinson: -1
(08:25:10 PM) inode0: ok, let's look at the others
(08:25:39 PM) inode0: alternating Thu and Tue twice a month?
(08:25:46 PM) KarlieRobinson: +1
(08:25:47 PM) DemonJester: +1
(08:25:58 PM) djf_jeff: +1
(08:26:04 PM) inode0: +1
(08:26:09 PM) laubersm: +1
(08:26:30 PM) inode0: Tue twice a month?
(08:26:41 PM) DemonJester: +1 as well
(08:27:09 PM) djf_jeff: +1 as well
(08:27:14 PM) laubersm: +1 as well
(08:27:15 PM) KarlieRobinson: I'm good for anything other than weekly so +1
(08:27:36 PM) inode0: -1 to promote including some who haven't been
able to participate
(08:28:28 PM) inode0: shall we agree to give this Q1 to run and see if it works
(08:28:41 PM) djf_jeff: +1
(08:28:41 PM) ***DemonJester assumed herlo and ke4qqq had a vote as well
(08:29:02 PM) inode0: I'll send out reminders leading up to meetings
since there will be some confusion
(08:29:15 PM) ***DemonJester thanks inode0 :)
(08:29:17 PM) inode0: It is an open meeting, they are free to vote :)
(08:29:39 PM) inode0: actually, herlo wants the Thu/Tue option but
(08:29:41 PM) laubersm: +1 but email reminders more than 24 hours in
advance will be helpful with alt days....
(08:30:12 PM) inode0: laubersm: yes, I'll try for 2 or 3 days in
advance and another maybe on the day of the meeting
(08:30:31 PM) ***laubersm got a few lines behind :)
(08:30:47 PM) inode0: ke4qqq did not tell me his position so I can't
proxy for him
(08:30:55 PM) djf_jeff: so just to be sure, 1st Thu and 3rd Tue for Q1?
(08:31:15 PM) inode0: correct, both days at the current time (sorry it
(08:31:25 PM) KarlieRobinson: +1
(08:32:01 PM) inode0: and if someone feels we need to squeeze in
another meeting we can always do that
(08:32:31 PM) djf_jeff: yeah, and there is always the ambassadors channel
(08:32:38 PM) inode0: any other discussion about this? I'm happy with
the level of agreement
(08:33:15 PM) inode0:
(08:33:26 PM) inode0: Budget, Q4 is basically over today
(08:33:38 PM) inode0: At least we can't spend any more Q4 funds
(08:34:18 PM) inode0: although I believe in addition to the 2500
buttons I ordered this morning we are getting around 3000 case badges
produced from Q4
(08:34:51 PM) inode0: some items, notably SCaLE/FAD are slipping into Q1
(08:35:32 PM) inode0: we did purchase a second Event Box in Q4 but
need to provision it with banners and such before it goes into service
(08:36:28 PM) inode0: Q1 is expected to be funded a bit less than Q4
was, we expect 7000 - 8000 to be allocated to us but that isn't final
(08:37:01 PM) inode0: Q4 had major media expenses that Q1 won't have,
Q1 will have lots more events to fund
(08:37:38 PM) inode0: all ambassadors are encouraged to consider our
budget and make suggestions/changes to the budget page on the wiki
(08:38:05 PM) inode0: if you identify a need that we should be funding
that we aren't you need to tell us!
(08:38:07 PM) ***kuei hi how are you
(08:38:26 PM) inode0: kuei: are you here for the FAmNA meeting?
(08:38:50 PM) ***kuei what is the FAMNA meeting?
(08:39:29 PM) inode0: this channel is for meetings, the meeting of
Fedora Ambassadors from North America is the current meeting
(08:39:30 PM) ***kuei I guess I am not, I am just test the channel for
my thursday meeing?
(08:39:51 PM) inode0: ok, back to the meeting :)
(08:39:57 PM) inode0: nice to meet you kuei
(08:40:34 PM) kuei: Thank you, I wish you a good evening!
(08:40:43 PM) inode0: other thoughts from anyone regarding the budget?
how Q4 went? anything we need for Q1?
(08:41:09 PM) KarlieRobinson: I got nothing
(08:41:12 PM) ***kuei quit
(08:41:20 PM) inode0: The Q1 stuff is just a first thought from herlo,
it will be changed quite a bit in the coming days
(08:41:40 PM) KarlieRobinson: I am working on a few events in NYS for
the spring, but most will be spur of the moment, Fedora/OLPC SIG type
(08:41:43 PM) inode0: and we'll find out what our budget is soon as well
(08:41:51 PM) DemonJester: KarlieRobinson: are you just speaking at
(08:42:00 PM) inode0: KarlieRobinson: have you requested an ambassador kit?
(08:42:08 PM) KarlieRobinson: Yes, and there's an EdTechDay at Ithaca College
(08:42:13 PM) inode0: we have those ready to deliver
(08:42:19 PM) KarlieRobinson: No I haven't I was just going to pop over
(08:42:32 PM) KarlieRobinson: I can make my own discs and such
(08:43:12 PM) inode0: so everyone knows they can request ambassador
kits from FAmNA - sort of a small kit of swag to have handy for short
(08:43:38 PM) inode0: we also have plenty of pressed F10 media
(08:44:00 PM) DemonJester: KarlieRobinson: would a booth be beneficial
(08:44:03 PM) inode0: so don't be bashful about asking for some to use
at any events large or small
(08:44:27 PM) KarlieRobinson: DemonJester: The last time I went it was
in and out of class rooms, so a booth wouldn't work well
(08:44:50 PM) KarlieRobinson: I may ask for some stickers and such,
but I'll probably make Sugar Spins to take to complement the OLPC SIG
(08:44:56 PM) DemonJester: KarlieRobinson: thats what I was looking
for. I am thinking of attended regardless
(08:45:08 PM) inode0: barcamps should be added to the event page if
you know about them in advance, we might be able to give some funding
(08:45:28 PM) KarlieRobinson: There are about 50 people so far but
like all barcamps could change day of
(08:45:53 PM) KarlieRobinson: this event has been added
(08:46:10 PM) KarlieRobinson: EdTech at Ithaca College is still
unknown so I haven't added it
(08:46:14 PM) inode0: if we are done with the budget recap, let's just
go to open floor and discuss events or other topics that you have on
your mind now ...
(08:46:51 PM) inode0: I don't want to cut off this conversation though
(08:47:21 PM) inode0: I have one small thing to raise
(08:47:28 PM) KarlieRobinson: NP - I do have to call about edtech
again tomorrow but you can check their site at
http://www.ithaca.edu/edtechday/ in case you're curious about it
(08:47:47 PM) inode0: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Summit_2009
(08:48:22 PM) inode0: I am intent on changing the first thing on that
page - we should definitely have a booth at the Summit
(08:49:00 PM) inode0: I will be contacting people right after this
meeting about arranging that
(08:49:00 PM) djf_jeff: yeah, that's what I was thinking
(08:49:09 PM) DemonJester: no booth?? they are kidding right?
(08:49:50 PM) inode0: well, I'll follow-up, but I plan to make sure
there is a booth
(08:50:24 PM) DemonJester: I will help out with it.
(08:50:26 PM) inode0: get it confirmed and change that page to
advertise our presence
(08:50:50 PM) inode0: ok, great, I'm sure others will help out too
(08:51:33 PM) inode0: Even though it won't be a FUDcon this year, we
can do a FAD if there is interest and FAmNA can allocate resources as
it wants to the event
(08:51:54 PM) DemonJester: +1
(08:52:05 PM) inode0: RHEL customers have an obvious self-interest in
Fedora, very natural place for us to have a strong presence
(08:52:29 PM) DemonJester: agreed
(08:52:48 PM) inode0: that is all I had on that
(08:52:50 PM) herlo has changed the topic to: Fedora Ambassadors North
America (FAmNA) Meeting
(08:52:53 PM) ***herlo is not here
(08:53:08 PM) inode0: we noticed you are not here
(08:53:17 PM) herlo: shhhh
(08:53:42 PM) inode0: any MLS news djf_jeff?
(08:54:07 PM) djf_jeff: not for the moment, I think in the background
what I would like to do there
(08:54:19 PM) djf_jeff: do you have any news if there will be a bus from Boston?
(08:54:44 PM) inode0: no, someone will need to touch base with the
contact mdomsch has
(08:55:00 PM) inode0: and that someone is named djf_jeff :)
(08:55:08 PM) mdomsch: inode0, good evening
(08:55:16 PM) inode0: mdomsch: hey
(08:55:32 PM) mdomsch: djf_jeff, contact for Linux Symposium Montreal
is Andrew J. Hutton <ajh(a)linuxsymposium.org>
(08:55:38 PM) inode0: we have an ambassador to handle something for
the linux symposium now
(08:55:40 PM) mdomsch: and he's looking forward to hearing from you soon
(08:55:43 PM) djf_jeff: inode0: good! I will check with him
(08:55:48 PM) djf_jeff: mdomsch: hi!
(08:56:38 PM) djf_jeff: good I will take care of that before the end of the week
(08:56:46 PM) djf_jeff: I will keep you informed
(08:56:47 PM) mdomsch: djf_jeff, thank you much
(08:57:01 PM) inode0: so I'd suggest finding out what is available to
us, how many folks are expected, whether we want a booth, etc.
(08:57:06 PM) mdomsch: ajh is trying to finish up space planning for
the conference center
(08:57:13 PM) mdomsch: no booth
(08:57:27 PM) mdomsch: (there's no expo or booth space)
(08:57:27 PM) inode0: nix the booth
(08:58:05 PM) inode0: but we can basically have a room?
(08:59:23 PM) inode0: well, find out what you can about logistics and
we'll help however we can with resources
(08:59:42 PM) djf_jeff: if we setup a bus from Boston, how many people
do you expect to come?
(09:00:13 PM) inode0: I don't think we can do that, but they suggested
they might be doing it
(09:00:43 PM) inode0: I really don't have any idea about how many
people might come at this time
(09:01:13 PM) KarlieRobinson: yawn... Bed time for me guys
(09:01:22 PM) inode0: night KarlieRobinson, thanks for coming
(09:01:24 PM) djf_jeff: ok good, I will get in touch with him and see
what come from there
(09:01:31 PM) DemonJester: good night KarlieRobinson
(09:01:33 PM) djf_jeff: good night KarlieRobinson
(09:01:36 PM) KarlieRobinson: good nigh everyone
(09:01:46 PM) KarlieRobinson: :-*
(09:02:34 PM) inode0: anything else?
(09:02:44 PM) ***DemonJester has nothing
(09:03:06 PM) ***laubersm is falling asleep
(09:03:08 PM) djf_jeff: not from my part
(09:03:23 PM) inode0: ok, let's wrap until the 1st Thursday in March
(09:03:26 PM) inode0: 5
(09:03:28 PM) inode0: 4
(09:03:29 PM) yn1v: I have a question, but is not jus FamNa
(09:03:41 PM) inode0: is it for FAmNA at all?
(09:03:54 PM) yn1v: I wonder about the freemedia
(09:04:03 PM) yn1v: it is not open for frebruary
(09:04:05 PM) inode0: ok, we will pause for this
(09:04:24 PM) inode0: it normally is only open at the very beginning
of the month
(09:04:57 PM) yn1v: yeap, and haven't opened
(09:05:03 PM) inode0: we can't process requests continuously, so it
opens at the beginning, we get overwhelmed with requests, and close it
while we get those out
(09:05:14 PM) yn1v: I am member of the freemedia and was expecting to
send some DVD
(09:06:03 PM) inode0: checking
(09:06:31 PM) inode0: you are right, I'm not sure what happened
(09:07:11 PM) yn1v: there was a work for automating freemedia, but the
form never open on february
(09:07:27 PM) inode0: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ScottHarvanek not
runs the program, so perhaps we should ping him?
(09:07:59 PM) inode0: now runs
(09:08:01 PM) jds2001: maybe just a newbie oversight
(09:08:13 PM) jds2001: god knows i've had a ton of those with FESCo :)
(09:08:18 PM) inode0: well, they are working on the new TRAC system
(09:08:46 PM) yn1v: I did some testing for the TRAC
(09:09:29 PM) inode0: but while we are interesting and many of us are
freemedia contributors too, let me close this meeting and we can
(09:09:39 PM) inode0: 5
(09:09:40 PM) inode0: 4
(09:09:42 PM) inode0: 3
(09:09:43 PM) inode0: 2
(09:09:46 PM) inode0: 1
(09:09:53 PM) inode0: Thank you everyone for coming tonight
(09:09:55 PM) inode0: EOF
- SCaLE/FAD is this weekend in Los Angeles.
Will announce on f-a-l if there are any developments on remote
* Meeting Schedule Beginning in March and Continuing Through Q1
- After discussing several options for the when to meet in the next
quarter the following was agreed to:
1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday at the current time (9pm in the east
and 6pm in the west, 02:00 UTC the morning of the following day).
So the schedule for now will be to meet on the following evenings:
Thursday March 5
Tuesday March 17
Thursday April 2
Tuesday April 21
Thursday May 7
Tuesday May 19
We hope this will allow some new ambassadors to participate in the
meetings as we continue to develop the Ambassador program in North
It was also agreed that should anyone feel the need exists we will
call additional meetings as necessary.
* Budget Review [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/NA/Budget]
- Q4 is at an end, very productive quarter for NA.
- Q1 budget development needs to be done now.
* Tasks [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/NA/Tasks]
- No report
* Open Floor
- KarlieRobinson reported about some events planned in her area.
- inode0 discussed creating a Fedora presence at the Red Hat Summit.
- djf_jeff/mdomsch coordinated some details for getting started with
the Montreal Linux Symposium.
I would again like to thank all the participants, especially the new
ambassadors joining us for the first time tonight.
** english translation below **
nur noch wenige Tage bis zum ersten "Fedora Stammtisch" in Karlsruhe.
nachfolgend nochmals die wichtigsten Daten:
am: 28. Februar 2009
um: 16:00 h
im: Der kleine Vogel
Sinn und Zweck des FRT soll es sein, lokale Gruppen zu fördern, zu
unterstützen und selbst ins Gespräch zu kommen. Dieser FRT wird
regelmäßig alle ZWEI MONATE im süddeutschen Raum (KA, S, FR)
durchgeführt und soll ein 1/2 bis 3/4 Tag sein.
BTW.: Wir haben schon bereits mehr als 20 bestätigte Anmeldungen;
darunter auch Fedora Prominenz ....
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
not many days left, untill the first "Fedora Round Table" starts ...
please find below the important dates for your attention
time: 16:00 local time
where: "Der kleine Vogel"
Target audience and goal of the FRT should be, that we want to support
local groups, come together, get in touch and also to meet each other in
person. We want to establish the FRT in a TWO MONTH periodical meeting
in the south of Germany around KA, S, FR; a meeting for 1/2 or 3/4 day
and opened for everyone.
btw.: We have more than 20 confirmed registrations, also with Fedora
VIP, check out at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/FRT
C U soon in Karlsruhe
Just want to make a quick report that nobody else made it to the APAC
meeting last Sunday as scheduled. Even though I already half expected
it, I was still surprised by the no show.
So here's what I discussed with myself:
1. Philippines has two upcoming events that I know of - the ITE
Roadshow and the Summer Geek Camp 2 (both of which are now already on
2. Harish just promised to provide media for the ITE Roadshow and he
has my lots of thanks.
3. APAC needs an event that will bring the community together -
something like this FOSDEM I've been hearing a lot of lately :D