Archive for November, 2009

Fedora 12 Release Events

November 18, 2009

Fedora 12 has just been released.

If you want to discover more about it, and meet the people behind this marvellous job, I suggest you to take part of one of the F12 Release Events.

In the upcoming days the wiki will be updated with more events. Naturally, feel free to ping your local ambassador for one in your area 😉 .

Take a look at the page and see if there is a location that fits you: you’ll be really impressed.

To all contributors: it’s implicit but I like to make it public, you are all invited to join these ones. Without you nothing of this was possible. You are the real stars behind Fedora!

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FAmSCo Election 2009: Nominations are open!

November 12, 2009

Sirs, it’s election time!

Apart from the jokes, this is an important moment for the life of the project, especially for Ambassadors.

With this election Ambassadors will be called to choose 7 people, who will represent and manage more than 700 other ones from all over the world.

If you run, you could became a FAmSCo member!

Like any challenge, it has its difficulties but, if you are motivated and if you like to make your voice heard, you’ll find it as one of the most exciting and marvelous experience.

Is there any requirement? Passion and self commitment. With these two ingredients you’ll be able to face this job. Experience, naturally, will give you an important help.

What are the steps required in order to run for it?

First of all, add you name in the nomination wiki page (just click here).

In this page you’ll be able to explain the vision you have for the project, your ideas and the goals you want to achieve.

Don’t worry, it’s not required to write something complicate. Just write what you think, even if it’s only a brief sentence. Remember: sometime a word is worth 10000 words.

The deadline to nominate yourself is November 16th.

It’s normal to have doubts, but you haven’t to be feared of not being elected. The most important element is be there. Express your ideas! Make your opinion relevant!  You’ll be important just because you will run!

Everybody, at the end of the race, will win: candidates, even if not elected; Ambassadors and the whole Fedora Project.

What are the next steps?

I’ll write about them later this week and during the next ones. Thanks to John (inode0) this is the schedule for the upcoming weeks:

* November 10-16: Nominations are open.
* November 17-23: Candidate questionnaires.
* November 27 – December 3: IRC Town Hall-style discussions with candidates for the various elected positions will be arranged.
* December 8-15: The elections will take place.

P.S. Just a reminder for whoever want to organize/join a fedora 12 Release Event: visit http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F12_release_events.

Fedora 12 Release Event – A reminder

November 4, 2009

Have you considered holding a F12 Release Event?

If you haven’t done it yet, you are invited to visit fedoraproject.org/wiki/F12_release_events.

There, you’ll find the basic informations (for more ones see my previous posts) you may need. If you are interested, you, also, will be able to add your event.

If you like the idea and you want to give a try to this initiative, you are welcome!