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Re: [Ambassadors] Summary 2007 - View of an ambassador from a very small country

Hi Fabian and Hi to all,

thanks for the summary, Fabian -

due to illness and my new job at the university of Basel I was a little
inactive - Sorry for that and thank you for the great work on the

For all who don't know me in person a small introduction.

My Name is Andreas Rau and I am living at Karlsruhe (Germany) and work
at Basel (Switzerland). I startet my work with Fedora as an Ambassador
since about 2006. The past events I have been for Fedora are FAD EMEA
2006, FAD LinuxTag 2007, LinuxTag 2007, FUDCon LinuxTag 2007 and FAD
EMEA 2007. 

In the meantime I worked as System/Networkadministrator for an bigger
erp software company. So I can say I know the difference between the
different Distris in private and in business. At the moment I work
mainly on Cisco doing networking at the University Basel. I hope I am a
nice, peaceful and folksy (hope this fits) person. I esteem teamwork and
know that big targets can only reached by acting in concert.

I think this is enought - acctually I only wanted to wish a nice
christmas event and a happy new year to ALL of you

.. but I haven't send an introduction until now - sorry for being late
now you know - I am existing in person ;)

Greetz/kind regards/el saludo
Andreas Rau

Ambassador (Germany)

Skype: MacWarth
Yahoo: bop80medic
msn: don't know yet - long time ago


Am Samstag, den 22.12.2007, 23:39 +0100 schrieb Fabian Affolter:
> Hi all,
> The year 2007 is almost over and the ambassadors have done a lot of
> things to promote Fedora all over the world.  Let me do a little review
> over the past 12 months.
> Ambassador Membership
> Today we have 283 ambassadors in 59 countries [1].
> Africa : 16
> America : 107
> Asia : 97
> Europe : 89
> Oceania : 5
> Unfortunately there are still a lot of potential ambassadors how have
> not sign the CLA yet [2].  Every month some new ambassadors joined us.
> That's great.
> Events
> We covered almost 60 events [3] during 2007.  This means that Fedora
> Ambassadors were present ordinary every week at an event somewhere.  I
> believe that we are going to cover the same amount of events in 2008
> when we will go on with the same effort.  Add your events to this page [4].
> Freemedia
> Thomas, Karlie, and many many others (sorry for not naming everyone)
> shipped in the name of the Freemedia Program over 1000 DVDs to people
> how wanted to have a Fedora Install Media and can't pay for it.  Thank
> you guys for spending your time (and money) to fulfill all this requests.
> Meetings
> After a break with our weekly meetings at the end of October, we
> restarted with monthly meetings [5] in December.  So far my feelings
> about the new meetings are mixed.  There are still some annoyances we
> have to fix.  I hope that the meetings will bring the ambassadors more
> together and that the exchange will improve our work as ambassadors in
> the future.  The co-leadership issue is NOT solved right now and we are
> still looking for a contributor to lead the APAC area...please, if you
> are willing to support the meeting leader sign up as a co-leader or as a
> leader for APAC. Thanks in advance.
> - Ambassadors Meeting EMEA - 2007-12-12
>   IRC log :
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2007-December/msg00043.html
>   Summary :
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2007-December/msg000
> The Fedora Ambassador Day was held twice in EMEA, one was at Berlin in
> front of LinuxTag [6], the other at Rheinfelden at the end of November
> [7].  Both events were a success.  A lot of stuff were discussed in a
> friendly and constructive atmosphere.  I can only suggest to have FADs
> all over the world because they are more effective and personal than
> communication with IRC or mailing list.
> Some points we discussed at the latest FAD
> - Preparation of the the events in 2008
> - NPO in Europe (easier for Sponsoring, legal stuff and taxes)
> - Fedora Membership/Fellowship
> - EventBox	
> The next FAD will be hold before LinuxTag 2008 [9] at Berlin.
> European NPO
> JeroenVanMeeuwen translated the initial version, GeroldKassube
> translated the "goals" from into German and sent the letter to the
> financial department to check out if the goals are good enough for the
> german law to be confirmed as "allgemeinn├╝tzig" which is related to pay
> taxes or not.  Everybody will get the opportunity to see the statutes
> when they are ready.
> The name will be Fedora EMEA (it has been agreed upon by MaxSpevack).
> It aligns with another NPO initiative JeroenVanMeeuwen is involved with
> in the USA, as well as with "Fedora Project" being the official project
> itself.
> The Steering Committee was not so loud this year [9].  After the release
> of Fedora 8 has tobe an election for the next 2 release cycle. The
> Nominations were: AlejandroMoncada, FrancescoUgolini, JeffreyTadlock,
> JohnBabich, PabloBarrera, RodrigoPadula, SandroMathys, MukulDharwadkar,
> and myself [10].
> The voting period will start in January 2008 because first is the
> election of the Docs Steering Committee members.
> By the way, FAMSCo Election 2007 Nomination is open until Dec 28th.
> Kind regards, merry Christmas, and happy new year.
> Fabian
> [1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/CountryList
> [2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/MembershipService/Verification
> [3] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/PastEvents/2007
> [4] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents
> [5] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/Meetings
> [6] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAD/FADLinuxTag2007
> [7] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAD/FADEMEA2007
> [8] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAD/FADLinuxTag2008
> [9] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee
> [10]
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee/Election/2007Nominations
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