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This is the main page for the 2015 Globalization Group FAD, which is a FAD (a mini-conference) focused on working on Fedora 24 development plans, brainstorming on Fedora globalization workflow and deciding strategy for different Fedora products.


Fedora Globalization group involves 4 project Internationalization, Localization, Language Testing Group and Zanata. These group has spread across the regions. We are proposing 3 days of FAD and we would like to do following activities/tasks.

Task list:

  • Fedora globalization
    • synchronize l10n, i18n, Zanata and FLTG.
  • Deciding g11n mission in the rise of Fedora.Next products. Workstation, Server and Cloud.
  • Fedora 24
    • Development plans
    • Change proposals
  • Test day improvements plan.
  • Listing out Fedora language support status. Crosscheck with CLDR or Wikipedia list.
  • Deciding on Fedora locale related default fonts selection procedure.
  • Working on Glibc locale-archive split into different locales.
  • L10n Sprints planning for Fedora releases.
  • Fedora language spins - Defining process to get requests.
  • What should mentors for G11N do? Reviewing quick start documents.
  • Identifying and Filling missing bits of "How to loosely organize a community"


The completion of these goals will create the following positive change within the project.

  • Fedora G11N activities are going very silently, with FAD dedicated on G11N will help to create buzz and help to get more activities and more contribution in this domain.
  • Synchronization between 4 groups i18n, Zanata, l10n and FLTG under the globalization initiative.
  • Getting mentors and quick start guide will attract new contributors to G11N.
  • Test day improvement. Better planning, more relevant test case and more contribution on testday.
  • Globalization plans for Fedora products Workstation, Server and Cloud by understanding there requirements.
  • Completion of long time pending task from Globalization.

These outcomes connect with the following Fedora Community Objectives by:

  • Fedora.Next initiative :- Understanding and planning for globalization requirement of different products.
  • Creating a Free (as in Freedom) distribution
    • Produce robust time-based releases every six months :- Development plans just after F23 will help to complete change proposals well in F24 release cycle.
  • Building open source software communities
    • Be on the leading edge of free and open source technology :- Fedora distribution has been remained leading the globalization development. Most of innovations first happens into Fedora and then other distribution adopts it. Example. IBus, Locales, Predictive text input method and Various fonts.
    • Getting mentors and quick start guides will motivate and ease contribution from community members.
  • Promote a global perspective by supporting as many languages and geographic locales as possible
    • We will identify Fedora present situation from language support and will plan to cover more languages.
  • Developing the science and practice of building communities
    • Use existing models that work, (re)building on them only as needed in each case :- i18n, l10n, zanata and FLTG groups already doing most of the things out of this. Going through this can provide more inputs on how can we build more community around it.

Detailed Work Items & Final Attendees

Name Remote/Local/Travel Sun Mon Tue Core Tasks
Pravin Satpute Travel yes yes yes Organizer + Documentation + Development
Akira TAGOH Local yes yes yes Organizer + Development
Michelle Kim Travel yes yes yes Zanata + G11n Operation
Jens Petersen Travel yes yes yes Organizer + Development
Peng Wu Travel yes yes yes Development
Parag Nemade Travel yes yes yes Development
Alex Eng Travel yes yes yes Zanata + G11n Operation
Carlos Munoz Travel (will be in Tokyo around those dates for OpenStack summit) yes yes yes Zanata
Takao Fujiwara Local yes yes yes Development
Mike Fabian Travel if possible yes yes yes Development
Mohamed Fawzy Remote new member, Localization
anish Travel yes yes yes Development
Daiki Ueno Local yes yes yes Development
Noriko Mizumoto Travel yes yes yes Localization
Ani Peter Travel yes yes yes Zanata & FLTG
Sundeep Anand Remote yes yes yes new member, Development
Tomoyuki Kato Local yes yes yes new member, Localization

Planning Prerequisites

See the How to organize a FAD list; you can keep your to-do list here.

  • Completed work item
  • Decide on Dates and Location
  • Work out budget
  • Arrange Facilities
  • List Resources
  • Be Somewhat Structured
  • Arrange Lodging
  • Arrange Refreshments
  • Arrange a Social Event

Time and Place

  • Location: Red Hat office, Ebisu Neonato 5F, 4-1-18 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan (map)

(note office will be closed on the public holidays on 1st and 3rd Nov so we will meet outside for access - details will be sent later)

  • Date: 1-3th November, 2015

starting 10am and finishing 6pm with lunch around 1pm


From Narita Airport easiest access is probably with the JR (Japan Railway) Narita Express Airport train which runs from the airport stations to various stations in around Tokyo: the nearest station it stops at is JR Shibuya which is one stop from Ebisu Station. They have a 33% [discounted round-trip (return) ticket currently|] available to visitors at the airport train stations, making it the cheapest way to get quickly into the city and back.


Day I Sunday Schedule

Time Scheduled activity Session Lead
9:30 - 9:40 Meeting point: JR Ebisu Station East Exit Akira
09:50 - 10:10 Welcome and Introductions Jens
10:10 - 10:45 Fedora G11N discussion and planning Pravin
11:00 - 11:45 Fedora L10n status and discussion Ani Peter, Noriko
11:50 - 12:20 Fedora i18n status and discussion Akira
12:25 - 12:55 Fedora Zanata status and discussion Alex Eng
13:00 Lunch
14:00 - 18:00 Hackathon All

Day II Monday Schedule

Time Scheduled activity Session Lead
10:00 - 10:30 Fedora Project Leader hangout Matthew, Pravin
11:00 - 12:30 G11n Governance discussion
11:00 - 13:00 Hackathon All
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 Hackathon All
14:45 - 16:15 Break-room discussion time All
16:15 - 18:00 Hackathon All

Day III Tuesday Schedule

Time Scheduled activity Session Lead
9:30 - 9:40 Meet outside Neonate building on Ground Floor Akira, Jens
10:00 - 12:00 Hackathon All
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 14:00 Hackathon Lightning Presentations All
14:00 - 15:00 Fedora 24 Planning All
15:00 FAD Closing All
16:00 - 18:00 Fedora 23 Release party All

Hackathon Sessions

  • GLibc locale sub-packaging prototyping and testing (Mike, Jens, Pravin)
  • Automated Testing for L10N and I18N (Tagoh, Jens, Daiki)
  • Updating Fedora Language support matrix (Pravin, Parag, Ani)
  • Mentoring: how to get more contributors (Parag?),
  • Fedora Language Spins (Pravin, Parag)
  • L10N of Fedora Magazine (Alex, Carlos, michelle)
  • Next generation G11n architecture design (Jens, Carlos)
  • Make zanata-python-client compatible with Zanata 3.7 (Anish, Sundeep)
  • Hunspell dict infra planning (Anish, Parag)
  • Determine important packages (including Gnome for QA test) for localization (noriko, jens, pravin, ani, michelle)
  • Fedora Wiki G11N improvements (noriko, ani, pravin)
  • Containers i18n - Evaluation and Testing (Anish, Jens, Peng)
  • In-app translation (Tagoh, Jens, )
  • Web-based input methods (Anish)
  • Manpage translation (Mike, Tagoh, Jens)
  • ITS for translation (Daiki)
  • ibus future development (Fujiwara, Peng)
  • Fedora G11n Governance (Jens, Pravin )

    • Participants arrive at THIS_TIME_AND_DATE
    • PravinS arrive on 29th Oct 2015 date
    • ParagN arrive on 29th Oct 2015 date
    • Mfabian arrive on 31th Oct 2015 date
    • Will add other people who are travelling
    • Participants leave at THIS_TIME_AND_DATE
    • PravinS leave on 7th Nov 2015 date
    • ParagN leave on 4th Nov 2015 date
    • Mfabian leave on 11th Nov 2015 date
  1. Important skills (any of the following)
    • Fonts
    • IME (IBus, SCIM)
    • Encoding (Unicode)
    • CLDR.
    • Language experts.
    • Zanata
  2. Personnel (people who might fit the bill)
    • Name (location, role) Confirmed? (Y/N)
    • Name (location, role) Confirmed? (Y/N)
    • Name (location, role) Confirmed? (Y/N)
    • others?
  3. Other considerations
    • Contributor V can offer a living room for evening social gatherings.
    • Contributor W has a car and is willing to do airport pick-ups.
    • Contributor X needs as much advance notice as possible.
    • Contributor Y has a schedule that is better on Fridays than on Tuesdays, and prefers weekend times after 4:28 AM.
    • Contributor Z is allergic to peanuts.


Snacks/Beverages: Details go here.

Lunch: Details go here.

Dinner: Details go here.


If you want funding from Red Hat, ask the OSAS team. If you can find other ways to fund your FAD, that's great too! Ticket for Fedora Council trac

Attendee Status Arrival Departure ~Travel cost Hotel Notes Allotted to Individual (US $)
1. Carlos Munoz NA TBD TBD 0 0 RH
2. Jens Petersen NA TBD TBD 0 0 RH
3. Alex Eng NA TBD TBD 0 0 RH
4. Michelle Kim NA TBD TBD 0 0 RH
5. Pravin Satpute NA TBD TBD RH 265 0265
6. Peng Wu NA TBD TBD 450 265 0715
7. Parag Nemade NA TBD TBD 700 265 0965
8. Mike Fabian NA TBD TBD 650 265 0915
9. anish NA TBD TBD 700 265 0965
10. Noriko Mizumoto NA TBD TBD 770 265 1035
11. Ani Peter NA TBD TBD 700 265 0965
Total 3970 1855 5825

  1. Travel: $A $3970 for airfare, bus, train, etc. funding needed to get attendees to the FAD
  2. Housing: $B $1855 for hotel, etc. needed to have attendees sleep during the FAD.
  3. RH : 5 Attendees are directly sponsored by Red Hat Globalization group.
    • link to hotel room booking website, if applicable
  4. Space: Red Hat facility in Toyko office.
    • address and travel details for the space
  5. Social Events: $C 2 Working Lunch + 1 Dinner for FAD participants. $500
  6. Supplies:
    • Not presently.

Total budget: $(A+C) = 5825 + 500 = $6325


Name Cost TEL Address Map
Hotel Excellent Ebisu > 78 USD +81-3-5458-0087 1-9-5 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0021 Japan
  • Recommended: Hotel Excellent Ebisu. (Attendees are not restricted to recommended hotel, but any extra cost needs to be self covered)
  • Note that Cost shows the approximate rates for cheaper one. not reflecting to the actual rates during the period nor for sharing room.