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After many months of planning, doing meetings with Italian ambassadors and contributors it’s time to act. Why only now? Because a lot of task were blocked by the Fedora 10 theme selection.
Linux day, will be in October 25th, and, right now will be held in about 77 cities. Next week will start the final rush.
It’s the first time Fedora is promoted in Italy; I don’t know how many people use Fedora and I know only one LUG (the LUG I belong to: LOLUG) which has more than 3 Fedora users.
There are more than 200 LUGS (both Linux User Groups and Free Software Lugs) in Italy but only about 20 of them have shown interest in Fedora. I’ve noticed that even if they don’t count Fedora users among their active members they see Fedora as a new (and fresh!) player in distribution’s universe.
By the way, I my humble opinion, in Italy, there are four LUG’s type:
- LUG relatively new which mainly supports Ubuntu
- LUG with old background, composed by veterans hackers which use old glorious distributions, like Slackware, Gentoo, Debian…etc..
- LUG (IMHO) with a lot of contradictions because their members are old linux supporters but now MAC OSX supporters (and they consider MAC as UNIX as Linux).
- Other LUGs not present in the above types.
I repeat to avoid misunderstanding…this categorization is only my personal opinion.
Our main goal is to spread about fedora. We’ll provide (for free) to each LUGs interested:
- a box with all the stuff necessary to build a fedora usb key station
- a lot of DVDs
Our second goal, is to find some people interested and maybe recruit new fedora Ambassadors.
What we wish to receive from people who collaborate with us?
- a lot of photos
- videos (if possible)
- a report (which every ambassador must write)
- few statistics data (which will be presented during FAD, in November) about:
- how many people attend local event
- how many key burned
You probably are asking yourself how the organization’s status is. We have made a lot of headway but there is a lot of work to do.
We have a lot of DVD taken from FUDCon Brno which are enough to send about 20 DVD for each LUG.
By the way, I think we must bet only on fedora USB station, but DVDs are needed to make known Fedora for this first time.
For fedora USB station, we have 2 weeks to close all the tasks, and then send it. I will give you a report about work progression soon.
I just added to my desktop the last release of my own best-application…
….now the circle is closed. My desktop will p0wnz!
[lfoppiano@sboing ~]$ cat ~/.scripts/kill_adobe_shit.sh
killall -9 npviewer.bin;
killall -9 acroread;
killall -9 nspluginwrapper
I’m so happy to write this post.
I did RHCE exam in Friday 19 September, and it was not so simple. The only problem I got was when, during troubleshooting, I destroy my grub installation but, after a lot of reboot-try it, reboot-try, … I fixed it and resolve the real problem in that machine.
I got my result on Friday night: I was talking by phone with my mother and while she asked me about exam result…I pressed “send and receive”…and…Wundabar: result: PASS!!!
Best congratulation with Paul for his RHCE
Thanks to Marco Mornati, now on youtube you can find the amazing “Czech crash course” we attended during FUDCon Brno 2008.
I was in FUDCon (Fedora Users and Developers Conference) in Brno, from September 05th to 07th:
Day 1 – 05th September
I woke up at 5:20am (without alarm!! I don’t know how I did it!!), and I met Simone at 6:00am. We went together to Malpensa Airport, one of the worst Italian ones and, so far (in italian we say “è in culo ai lupi”).
After arrive to Malpensa and met Marco, we wait our flight (scheduled at 9:15), and arrived in Prague about at 11:00: Francesco was there, waiting for us (he arrived directly from Dublin). We rent a car and, after 2 hours trip we arrive in hotel.
The hotel was strange, it was more similar to an hostel than an hotel, except for the reception. The most strange stuff was the elevator…without internal doors. Rooms were nice, beds comfortable, IMO the only problem was the too small bath towel.
We arrive in university at 15:00, we caught tram and we asked to people about university, because we weren’t sure about direction, but nobody know anything about it. It was strange and a bit funny.
In university we met Gianluca and other guys I saw in Linux Tag, by the way, most of them there weren’t, in particular the German and French one.
The afternoon wasn’t hard because the hack meeting sessions ended before we arrived; in the evening we went to eat for dinner with Max. He brought us in a nice place he tried the day before.
We spoke about a lot of things, like and we had a nice dinner.
We complete the Italian delegation when Ugolini Francesco arrived (after 9:00 pm) and we started an Italian ambassador meeting. I reported the actual organization status and a lot of thing we wish to organize, like release events, scheduled in November.
During all time, Francesco was very funny and we laughed a lot (especially about his love issues).
Day 2 – 06th September
The second day was the most important FUDCon day because there was BarCamp.
I was a bit worried because I had to do a talk and:
a) it was my first talk in English language
b) My English sucks a bit
After Max introduction, all the speakers presented their topic and chose when they wish to speak about.
My talk was about Func (Fedora Unified Network Controller), an awesome software/Python API useful to manage a large network using bash or python scripts and designed to be a basis on new management applications. If you wish to get my slides, you can find here (PDF) and here (ODP).
Marco spoke about symbolic which is basically an open source func-frontend sponsored by byte-code and written in grails, characterized by a lot of features.
I attended the Spacewalk talk, by Miroslav Suchý which was interesting, because I saw spacewalk running, for the first time. Francesco Ugolini spoke about Fedora Localization, and Ambassador issues.
During his presentation there was an interested slide about organized events: EMEA rocks a lot with 39% of organized events, and I think its importance will increase next year.
As last speech, Czech people organized a “Czech crash course” (or survivor course). What amazing and funny session!! Here the video.
The social event was nice, the location was a bit hot but after dinner, we stayed outside restaurant and the temperature was better. About at 22:00, I went with a lot of people in the downtown and I made nice pictures about it.
Last day Me, Marco, Simone and Francesco organized func & symbolic hacking session. While I showed func I’d got a couple of bug, one in func delegation and another in jboss module I wrote months ago.
Marco and Francesco worked on Symbolic RPM (they fix ACL to fix func call); Simone and Miroslav installed SpaceWalk.
In the afternoon we returned to Prague and we did a two hours trip in the city.
In conclusion I think Czech crew did a very well job. I think this FUDCon was nice and important because was the first FUDCon in EMEA zone.
If you are interested to see my photos, just come here.