On 5/28/20 7:54 AM, Tushar Kumar wrote:
> Hello Fedora Team,
> My name is Tushar and I am really excited to add value in the Fedora
> However, I'm not sure where to begin as I'm no Linux guru and I may have
> to spend more time learning about different things.
> Professionally, I work in marketing department and I will do my best to
> grasp the technical concepts with little guidance from others.
Hi Tushar, welcome!
If you are interested in open source marketing, there is a Fedora
Marketing team you could say hello to. They are not the most active but
there is a lot of room for creativity there.
Would you like to spend more time working on development / coding
opportunities? There are also other places we could point you if you are
interested in picking up new skills.
Justin W. Flory (he/him)
Hello Fedora Team,
My name is Tushar and I am really excited to add value in the Fedora
However, I'm not sure where to begin as I'm no Linux guru and I may have
to spend more time learning about different things.
Professionally, I work in marketing department and I will do my best to
grasp the technical concepts with little guidance from others.
On 5/22/20 8:34 AM, Álvaro Castillo wrote:
> What's differences does have mentors with ambassadors? Maybe we can
> flexible this way.
The Fedora Join SIG is doing excellent work on people-focused mentorship
into the Fedora Community. Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD), a long-time
Ambassador, is leading this work with a group of others:
The blog post link mentions how to join the Join SIG. It would be great
to have older community members participate as mentors in this group.
There is experience in this group / mailing list that would make great
additions to the Join SIG.
Justin W. Flory (he/him)
On 5/23/20 4:46 AM, onyeibo(a)schemefusion.com wrote:
> First off, if mentoring was the issue with Ambassador Programme then the
> Join SIG seems to be addressing that --although it might be helpful to
> find out what went wrong with the Ambassador's Mentor programme.
In the 2010's, Ambassador mentorship focused first on events. Sometimes
mentors guided for other things in Fedora.
Today, the Join SIG focuses on general mentorship. The Join SIG can
provide mentorship and guidance on planning events as an Advocate. They
also provide mentorship on Fedora packaging as a Fedora Packager. The
Join SIG might also point someone to translation or localization.
So, Ambassador mentorship and Join SIG mentorship are similar, but still
unique. The Join SIG wasn't meant to replace Ambassadors. It was meant
to provide general mentorship for anyone who wants to contribute to
Fedora. This could be event organizing or something else.
> I tend to think being an Ambassador is much more than the mentoring
> process. It is mostly what happens after being mentored or after you Join.
> How is the Join SIG managing the following?:
> 1. Event Planning
> 2. Fedora Representation in Events
> 3. Event Reporting
> 4. Fedora Representation in Local or Regional areas
Join SIG does not manage these things. This is what the Mindshare
Committee manages (at least since 2018).
I want to call out two things:
1. Fedora Advocates
2. Marie Nordin's proposal for future of Ambassadors
First: In the last two years, Mindshare Committee tried to improve event
organizing process. This is done through the Advocate program, managed
by Mindshare Committee. I see this process working well for folks who
use it. But I don't think we have done great at getting the word out:
Second: Marie Nordin (riecatnor) wrote a proposal for "Digital
Ambassadors" and "Event Advocates". It is still under discussion but I
encourage others to share their feedback on this proposal:
I like this path forward so far, but still thinking on it.
Justin W. Flory (he/him)
There is this task that is stuck.
Someone was working on it, but it is some time that I'm unable to
contact him (since a couple of months). I really hope that he is fine
and he is simply busy in something good.
So, if someone is interested in taking this task, please get in touch
with us here in the mailing list or on Telegram/IRC.
What's to be done:: there is a draft of the document on the wiki. We
need to review the steps, if they are working. Then to write a quick
doc and submit it for a review.
Here are some random info: F30 EOL, i3 window manager, Java, QA.
Fedora 30 will reach EOL (End Of Life, that is, it will no longer
receive updates) on May, 26.
A new SIG (Special Interest Group) is being born. It is about the i3
tiling window manager. If you like such window manager, and you would
like to see a new Fedora Spin in the future, keep an eye on this new
There are some efforts to relaunch the Java SIG. If you are interested
in maintaining some Java package, get in touch with them. 
Fedora QA (Quality Assurance) team is planning an onboarding call. If
you are interested in QA and you would like to take part in the tests,
you could consider to join the QA team and attend the video call. 
I am Akashdeep Dhar (t0xic0der) from India - I have been distrohopping
since 15 and finally found my home at Fedora. Recently, I had posted a
guide about enabling NVIDIA as Primary GPU on Optimus laptops which
garnered a lot of attention in both Fedora Forums and the subreddit.
I am adept in programming languages like Python and C++ and know Qt 5. Here
(https://github.com/t0xic0der/) and (https://github.com/astrosonic/) is a
collection of projects I have been into. They pretty much speaks about my
interests and how I would like to contribute to Fedora.
I'm Peter Lilley; I live in Sydney, Australia. I've been using desktop Linux for a long time, and figured it was time to get off my duff and contribute ;)
My FAS username is "couchfox", which is a long-running joke between my wife and me.
I have 15+ years working for B2B tech companies, and with a specific passion for the cybersecurity space. I love using Fedora as my personal OS-of-choice, so I thought I would start here on the journey to, as they say, give something back.
I have quite a bit of experience in tech marketing and was hoping to contribute in areas such as how-tos and other short-form or long-form writing.
I look forward to collaborating with you!
As you know, Fedora 32 was released this week.
For each release, the marketing team use to take screenshots of the
various Spins, Editions and Desktop Environments.
The initial purpose of this work was to make available some images that
could be freely used by magazines, bloggers and so on.
Another purpose, probably more current nowadays, is to keep an historic
library of each release (it could be always useful in the future, and
it is interesting to see how an old release looked like).
So. Your help is needed to take some screenshots.
You can look at Fedora 31 screenshots  as an example.
The work could look tedious, but it is pretty simple. It will be less
tedious if more people take care of each single Spin/Desktop
The work you are supposed to do is as follow:
- comment the related ticket  notifying other people that you will
work on the selected Spin/DE/Edition
- download the appropriate ISO 
- create a VM using virt-manager and boot the ISO
- perform the installation
- in virt-manager select the "Virtual Machine" menu then select "Take
Screenshot". Do that for various screens (login scree, clean desktop,
browser, settings, file manager, etc.)
- go to the wiki  and upload the images (look at the previous
release page  to see the structure)