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This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Ambassadors Project[1].

Contributing Writer: Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay

  1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors

Welcome New Ambassadors

This week the Fedora Ambassadors Project had a couple of new members joining.

Henry from Lithuania mentored by Robert Scheck

Yong Yuan from China mentored by Gerard Braad

Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list

Gianluca Sforna posted [1] about EuroPython event [2] and enquired if anyone was considering participating.

Igor Pires Soares posted [3] FAmSCo Report for February 2011 [4]

Christoph Wickert posted [5] Meeting Minutes from the EMEA Ambassadors Meeting on 2011-03-09

David Ramsey provided [6] some 'Food for Thought URLs on Fedora 15' or, a set of talking points [7]

Rangeen Basu Roy Chowdhury informed [8] about an upcoming Fedora Electronic Lab talk at the State Level Academician's Convention [9] organized at Bengaluru, India.

Zied Fakhfakh announced [10] the availability of the first Tunisian mirror for Fedora and EPEL [11]

Pierros Papadeas posted [12] Minutes of the FAmSCo meeting [13] for 2011-03-12

Christoph Wickert requested [14] EMEA Ambassadors with swag to update the inventory [15]

María Leandro expressed support and prayers for the people living in Japan [16]. She was joined by others [17]

Francesco Crippa bid [18] for Milan as a venue for FUDCon 2011 [19]. The thread [20] received support

Clint Savage discussed [21] the idea of the 'PhotoBooth' and the future plans around it. Máirín Duffy added [22] some additional notes

Neville A. Cross wrote [23] about marketing and promotional efforts by Microsoft at Nicaragua involving funding events on condition of talking about/demonstrating inter-operability. Fedora Ambassadors contributed from their experience [24] in similar situations and provided guidance about how to deal with situations arising out of such partnership requests.

Bertrand Juglas informed [25] about the acceptance of the virtualization workshop at LOAD

Buddhika Kurera informed [26] about Fedora Project being accepted at the GSoC2011.

Igor Pires Soares posted [27] Minutes of Meeting from FAmSCo meeting of 2011-03-19 [28]

Adam Miller informed [29] about the plans for the Texas Linux Fest 2011 [30]

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017150.html
  2. http://ep2011.europython.eu/
  3. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017154.html
  4. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAmSCo_report_2011-02
  5. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017157.html
  6. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017162.html
  7. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_15_talking_points
  8. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017164.html
  9. http://www.fsmk.org/node/66
  10. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017166.html
  11. http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist
  12. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017179.html
  13. http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2011-03-12/famsco.2011-03-12-13.11.html
  14. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017181.html
  15. https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/wiki/Inventory
  16. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017185.html
  17. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/thread.html#17185
  18. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017193.html
  19. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Bid_for_Milan_2011
  20. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/thread.html#17197
  21. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017204.html
  22. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017205.html
  23. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017212.html
  24. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/thread.html#17212
  25. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017224.html
  26. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017230.html
  27. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017231.html
  28. http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2011-03-19/famsco.2011-03-19-14.10.html
  29. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017235.html
  30. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Texas:LinuxFest_2011

Summary of events reported on Ambassadors mailing list

Nilesh Vaghela reported [1] on a Open Source/Linux seminar organized at the SAL Engineering College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Heherson Pagcaliwagan reported [2] on the SGC2011 event [3]

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017152.html
  2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-March/017178.html
  3. http://testmsg.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/sgc-2011-event-report/

Summary of traffic on FAmSCo mailing list

Caius Chance posted [1] about specious fraudulent transactions in reimbursement in the Bangladesh Community. Max Spevack suggested [2] that all sides of the story need to be heard and listened to before an accusation of impropriety. Pierros Papadeas pointed out [3] that this specific thread was "officially halted" until the issue is resolved and addditionally informed that FAmSCo would have a private meeting with all parties.

Max Spevack provided an update [4] about the Budget [5]

Pierros Papadeas proposed [6] re-organizing tasks upon which Rahul Sundaram was working. Gerard Braad suggested [7] about the need to inform FAmSCo about an upcoming busy period so as to coordinate involvement in tasks.

Max Spevack proposed [8] two topics for the EMEA Ambassadors meeting and assigned their ownership to Pierros Papadeas

Neville A. Cross asked [9] about the time for the FAmSCo meeting in conjunction with the time changes associated with DST. The thread [10] includes discussions around a time that is good for FAmSCo members to attend. And further discussions around meeting time occurred on a different thread [11]

Larry Cafiero asked about [12] a possible mistake in months (March in place of April) in the meeting minutes and received confirmation that it was indeed a mistake and the intended month is April.

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/000697.html
  2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/000699.html
  3. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/000702.html
  4. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/000698.html
  5. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Community_Architecture_expenses
  6. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/000704.html
  7. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/000707.html
  8. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/000711.html
  9. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/000712.html
  10. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/thread.html#712
  11. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/thread.html#721
  12. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2011-March/000722.html