[Ambassadors] Self-introduction of Lcafiero

Alejandro Acosta aacosta at fedoraproject.org
Fri Jun 6 14:24:36 UTC 2008

Welcome Larry :)

On Thu, 2008-06-05 at 19:07 -0700, Larry Cafiero wrote:
> Hello, all --
> Allow me to join the parade of new ambassadors introducing ourselves.
> My name is Larry Cafiero, and most of my pertinent information can be
> found at my wiki page here:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Lcafiero
> In short, I am a journalist by profession, currently a copy editor at
> the Santa Cruz Sentinel in Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A. I am a
> returning student at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, studying
> in the Unix/Linux Administrator Certificate program. I am currently
> the president of the Cabrillo College GNU/Linux Users Group.
> I consider myself a FOSS evangelist after finding out about -- and
> using -- FOSS programs during my campaign as the Green Party candidate
> for California Insurance Commissioner in the 2006 general election
> (270,218 votes, 3.2 percent). I have been a GNU/Linux and FOSS program
> user ever since.
> I used to be a distro-hopper, but I started using Fedora regularly
> while working on a project to convert dbEntrance, a FOSS browser for
> MySQL, from Macintosh to GNU/Linux. I found Fedora covers all the
> bases -- to use a baseball metaphor -- and it has everything that any
> one could want in a distro. As such, it represents GNU/Linux best of
> all distros currently out there.
> I look forward to working with Karsten Wade, another ambassador who
> lives nearby in Santa Cruz, in promoting Fedora. Most immediately, I
> am involved in the Lindependence 2008 campaign, which introduces
> GNU/Linux and FOSS to the town of Felton, California, with the
> intention of having them go "Microsoft-free" for one week in late
> July, as well as another effort by the Cabrillo College GLUG to
> convert charter schools in Santa Cruz County, California, to Fedora.
> If you have gotten this far without falling asleep, thank you.
> Larry Cafiero
> lcafiero at fixedbylinux.com
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