These days, Im kinda busy, It might happen I wont be present for
Tomorrow, I have a 30 minutes presentation to first year undergraduate
kids at my university.
Just to let you know :)
My impress presentation is uploaded there :)
The theme (For me) will be LIVE CDs, the overall topic is "opensource and you"
I built a livecd, added gcc and man pages as my lecturer wished.
There will be 12 copies of this livecd available which will be
launched on our lab's computers. Eventually if someone wants to have a
copy, will have one too.
The presentations will be held in a computer lab which can accommodate
about 25-30 humans.
Afterwards, there might be a chance the afterwards my uni will give my
access to host my livecds :)
but that's only words for the moment, we'll see afterwards.
for the package list, the wiki doesn't seem to like the list b'coz it
threw python exception over me. Ill see afterwards to add it again.
tchung you may move the wiki page
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ChitleshGoorah/LicenseESA to the
to a proper place but do leave a forward at ChitleshGoorah/LicenseESA please.
Ive added it this little event to FedoraEvents;
Just free thinking here. Stop me if I'm an idiot. :)
We've clearly got LOTS of demand. What we need is more participants.
BUT... we don't want to burden participants like we've burdened poor
Maybe we need more structure and tools to scale participation -- and a way
to "guarantee" response times. So let me bounce this structure off you:
1. THE RECRUITER PAGE.
Maybe we make a real easy webpage that says something like this:
Join Up! Lots of messaging here about how you're sharing the fun!
* Name and email;
* Where you live;
* Whether you prefer to send CDs, DVDs, or both;
* Where you're willing to send CDs/DVDs;
* How many per week you're willing to send.
2. THE INPUT QUEUE.
Same as what we have now, except the request goes into a simple database
that tracks address, date of request, and who's handling it, if anyone.
3. THE REQUEST ENGINE.
Basically, it goes through and matches volunteers to requests -- at a rate
that precisely matches the volunteer's desire to help. If someone can
send one DVD / set of CDs a week, that's exactly what we ask them to send.
4. THE BACKLOG.
We show the backlog on a webpage, and given the number of requests we
have, we estimate a delivery time for every single CD/DVD request we have
in the queue.
5. THE RATING. :)
Once someone promises to send CDs/DVDs to someone, we need a way to find
out if it happened. Actually, what we *really* need is a way to find out
if it *didn't* happen. Maybe an "Oops!" counter. If someone accumulates
a few Oopses, they'll get a gentle reminder that they made a promise. If
they accumulate a bunch of Oopses, they're dropped from the rotation.
There's some work here, but for a reasonably competent web programmer...
it's really not tough. Just requires someone with hands and time. :)
Might also be nice to donate such an application to the community at
Greg DeKoenigsberg || Fedora Project || fedoraproject.org
Be an Ambassador || http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors
Hai there :)
Well, Im invited to give a speech on free software/opensource to about
60 18-years old kids on 22-23 april 2006
Of course, a village nearby Strasbourg, France
Place: Salle des loisirs de Lapoutroie (next to the church)
This event is about video games on lan, CounterStrike 1.6 (5 vs 5) and
Warcraft 3 (1 vs 1)
Each participant needs to subscribe for a 7 € ticket which includes.
- a sandwich, a drink for one euro
- unlimited coffee, just to keep the rhythme
- Free Parking
- and much more.
This event is organised by my friends, who happen to be those to whom
I've introduced Fedora :)
This explains my invitation :)
So about my speech :)
My speech will be mostly on opensource software equivalent to
propriety softs. Sure, of course more than once the word "fedora" will
come out of my mouth.
Afterwards those little geeks will eventually have time to ask me
questions or share their doubts.
I am Pawel Sadowski and I am from Poland. Actually I am 18. I am Fedora
Ambassador in Poland, I just love this operating system ;) I want to
promote Fedora and try to convince everybody to use Open Source
Software. That's my main goal :)
I'm going to be unavailable until the 10th, as I'm going on holiday.
I WILL have limited access to gmail, so if you have the sudden urge to
flame me, or to generally get my attention, please send a mail to
tejasdinkar AT gmail DOT com, or CC me if you are sending to the list.
Thanks a Load
Good evening, all.
Greg DeKoenigsberg suggested I join this list and introduce myself.
First off, I'm Karlie Robinson. I am the Owner of Webpath Technologies
in Rochester, NY, USA. Our current focus is On-Disk.com and the
Developers Portal at http://portal.on-disk.com
What makes On-Disk.com different from the countless other FOSS-on-a-disc
vendors, is that we want to be a vehicle for independent software and
digital media developers. Allowing them to fund their projects when a
user orders a CD/DVD with their release.
I won't trouble the list with all the details since most of them can be
found on our websites. But, please feel free to email me with any
questions you may have. I'm happy to answer them.
Now to the reason Greg asked me to write...
Background - On-Disk.com will do custom downloads to disc and we get
requests for Fedora. So I asked Greg about listing with us via the
portal. Due to the vow never to monetize Fedora, listing with us
doesn't really work.
Since C5 was released, the requests for custom burns warrants adding
Fedora to our catalog (which isn't done yet).
Today while I was digging in the wiki for fodder for the listing, I came
across the FreeMedia project and had an idea.
Below is the email I sent to Greg for you to comment upon. (FYI, Todd
is my husband/business partner/*nix monkey)
I look forward to talking with you,
On Sun, 26 Mar 2006, Karlie Robinson wrote:
> I'm finally beginning to write the Fedora listing for On-disk.com.
> While I was digging around in your wiki for the listing, I came across
> more on the FreeMedia project.
> What about using On-Disk.com as a Fedorian Embassy? (yes, I know.
> Todd's sense of humor sneaking in)
> You've got people who want to donate money to Fedora, but you're also
> saying that you don't have the capacity to keep up with the FreeMedia
> requests. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FreeMedia
> Now on to the raw idea... And keep in mind there is probably more than
> one way to go about this.
> The price of the DVD at On-Disk will be at the minimum of $4.99 plus
> $1.76 Domestic shipping.
> We can add an option to the disc listings so that people ordering Fedora
> C5 could add to the price they pay. Say they add $5.75... They would
> get the disc they paid for, plus now, they've paid for someone else to
> get a disc via the FreeMedia Project.
> Another Option would be someone not wanting a disc from us... they could
> pay for a disc and change the ship-to address to trigger it as an
> ambassador disc (Fedorian Embassy c/o Fedora Foundation...)
> What we would need to figure out is the reporting system so that
> everyone can be on the same page and that we can get discs out in a
> timely manner.
> Will it fit within the guise of a contributor willing to burn the DVD's
> at their own expense? Just that we'll have a way to get users with
> money hooked up with the Ambassadors and more discs out via the
> FreeMedia project.
> Your thoughts?
> Karlie Robinson
> Owner, Webpath Technologies
> On the Web at:
On Mon, 2006-03-27 at 17:57 -0600, Robert 'Bob' Jensen wrote:
> One question I have for Development is can we then roll these new
> updated release notes and translations in to a package update for our
Traditionally, we haven't done updates to the fedora-release package to
avoid some potential confusion/snafus. It's something we could consider
doing I guess.