[Ambassadors] Ambassadors Meeting EMEA - IRC Log 2008-03-12

Matthias Kranz matthiaskranz at gmx.de
Wed Mar 12 21:16:26 UTC 2008

21:00 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Hi folks!
21:01 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> hi!
21:01 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Anybody here for the EMEA Ambassador
meeting? :)
21:01 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Hi Max!
21:01 #fedora-meeting:  * spevack waves
21:01 #fedora-meeting: < jmbuser> jsmith-teaching: just finished the
meeting - moving to fedora-docs
21:01 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> mkranz: yep ;-)
21:01 #fedora-meeting: < jsmith-teaching> Perfect timing
21:01 #fedora-meeting: < quaid> feel free to just grab the /topic
21:01 #fedora-meeting:  * jsmith-teaching unlurks
21:01 #fedora-meeting: < quaid> since I can't get to the original on the
wiki page atm
21:02 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> hi
21:02 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Okay, does not sound like hundreds of
Ambassadors ... :)
21:02 #fedora-meeting:  * spevack tries to pull up the agenda on the
21:02 #fedora-meeting: < tc1415> hi all
21:02 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> ZiedFakhfakh
21:02 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Hi, welcome all to our monthly EMEA
Ambassador call.
21:03 #fedora-meeting: < tc1415> BenLewis
21:03 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> hi all
21:03 #fedora-meeting: < jmbuser> JohnBabich
21:03 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> Max Spevack
21:03 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Matthias Kranz
21:03 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> FrancescoCrippa
21:04 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> tc1415?
21:04 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Milanito?
21:04 #fedora-meeting: < tc1415> BenLewis
21:04 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> tc1415: Ah, sorry, Ben!
21:04 #fedora-meeting: < tc1415> mkranz, thats ok
21:04 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> actually im not yet an ambassador i'm
here to learn ^^ but i did ask to be one
21:05 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> MatthieuRondeau on the wiki
21:05 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Milanito: Merci beaucoup!
21:05 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> Milanito: welcome
21:05 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> ty
21:05 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> thanks*
21:05 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Okay, then let's start with the first
topic on the agenda.
21:05 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> Milanito: welcome!
21:06 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> - News from Famsco
21:06 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Anybody?
21:06 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> If no one else from famsco is here, i
can say a few words
21:06 #fedora-meeting:  * mkranz hides since he has no clue.
21:06 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> I am here
21:06 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> AndreasR: why don't you go ahead, and
then I
21:06 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> but at the moment I ve nothing to say
21:06 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> will add on
21:06 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> ok, I'll go then :)
21:06 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> Max
21:06 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> thx
21:07 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> So I am not an "official" member of
FAMSCo, but one of the things that I am spending more of my time on now
21:07 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> is being a "mentor" and "helper" to
21:07 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> there are a few things FAMSCo is
working on
21:07 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> that will be of interest to Fedora
21:07 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> the first is making sure that every
event can have financial support
21:07 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> Famsco will be sending an email to
fedora-ambassadors-list soon
21:07 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> but basically
21:07 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> if you look at the Events page on the
Fedora wiki
21:07 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> Dimitris Glezos
21:08 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> :)
21:08 #fedora-meeting:  * jmbuser got distracted - continue Max
21:08 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> you will see that we break the year
down into 4 quarters
21:08 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> and we are going to plan the funding
for events based on those quarters
21:08 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> because that is how Red Hat handles
its budgets
21:08 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> For EMEA
21:08 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> the only event left on the schedule
until the end of may is linuxtag
21:08 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> and that has a "separate" budget
21:09 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> but for the June - August quarter, we
will try to have all worldwide ambassadors update the event page by May
1 with the events that will be in June-August, and then we will be able
to give funding.
21:09 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> the email that will come out soon will
have more detailed explanations
21:09 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> any questions right now?
21:09 #fedora-meeting: < tc1415> ?
21:09 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> go ahead
21:09 #fedora-meeting: < tc1415> I assume that that May 1st date is the
deadline for having funding?
21:09 #fedora-meeting: < tc1415> eof
21:10 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> Well, we want to make a deadline of
"getting the list of all events" 1 month before the beginning of the
21:10 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> So March - May is one quarter
21:10 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> but the only event left is LinuxTag
21:10 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> June - August is the 2nd quarter, and
we want to try to know by May 1 all the events we need to fund
21:10 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> so that there is 1 month to plan
21:10 #fedora-meeting: < tc1415> right, ok, just wondering
21:11 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> similarly, the 3rd quarter will be Sep
- Nov, and we will try to have an August 1 deadline
21:11 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> ok.. good question!
21:11 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> any other questions or comments?
21:11 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> ?
21:11 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> go ahead
21:11 #fedora-meeting: < spevack>
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents in case anyone doesn't know
where the events page is.
21:11 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> might seem silly but i was wondering
how do you define event because in my school we might be organising a
linux event
21:12 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> the definition is fairly loose.
21:12 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> in my opinion, an event is any time
someone or a group of people
21:12 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> is going to speak about Fedora, or
"represent" Fedora in an official kind of way
21:12 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> Some events are huge, like LinuxTag
21:13 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> some events are small, like someone
going to speak at a school or university.
21:13 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> from the perspective of framsco
21:13 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> s/framsco/FAMSCO/
21:13 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> what we want to know about is events
that the Ambassador requires assistance either with planning, or with
materials, or with content, etc.
21:13 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> does that answer your question?
21:14 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> yeah pretty much the event will be
more like a presentation of linux, with fedora ubuntu etc...
21:14 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> so i guess it can be considered as an
21:14 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> That is definitely something that we
would be happy to assist with
21:14 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> thats great then
21:14 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> feel free to add it to the page, and
then as it gets closer, we will discuss/plan for it
21:14 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> If there are no other questions, we
can move on to the next agenda item.
21:14 #fedora-meeting:  * spevack looks at mkranz :)
21:15 #fedora-meeting:  * mkranz feels observed.
21:15 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Okay.
21:15 #fedora-meeting:  * spevack looks at AndreasR instead
21:15 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> not at this point
21:15 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> thx
21:15 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> later
21:15 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Max, anything else to add from Famsco?
21:15 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> no, that's all from me.
21:15 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Okay.
21:16 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Then next point of the agenda.
21:16 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> !
21:16 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> AndreasR: go ahead!
21:16 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> I think it is important that we get
the agenda points... if it is okay I want to say something at the end
21:16 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> eof
21:16 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> AndreasR: Yes, of course.
21:16 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> No problem.
21:17 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> I think we will be through very
21:17 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Next point is:
21:17 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> - Report current status of Ambassadors
Materials Tracker and Ambassadors Membership Verification
21:17 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Anybody?
21:17 #fedora-meeting:  * mkranz hides because he had no fingers on the
21:17 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> The Tracker is empty.  Lots of swag is
being made.  As requests come in, we can fill them.
21:18 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> ?
21:18 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> zydoon: go ahead.
21:18 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> ?
21:18 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> as we will organising F launch day (s
install party
21:18 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> we gonna need some media
21:18 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> in Tunisia
21:18 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> !
21:18 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> would you please tell me how long will
take to have them shipped,
21:19 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: go ahead!
21:19 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> so I can prepare my self, if I will
burn them here
21:19 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> eof
21:19 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> I think that we need to make media
somewhere in EMEA that can ship to other places in EMEA.  And we make
media in USA for places in USA.  But it is a waste of money to ship CDs
across the ocean, and pay for customs.
21:20 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> Fedora can pay the bill, but I need
help from locals in Europe to find a good manufacturer and price.
21:20 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> indeed
21:20 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> !
21:20 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> if someone wants to work with me
offline, I can explain the requirements and price range.
21:20 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> EOF
21:20 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> glezos: You first, then me!
21:21 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> glezos: Or I would like to add
something to the current thread.
21:21 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: I could help out probably.
21:21 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> mkranz: oh, I was just wondering a
similar thing to zydoon. I'm presenting at a medium-ish event in Athens
next Friday and I was wondering if there was any possibility to have
some media with such late notice.
21:21 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> As you may know I am working for Red
Hat in Munich, Germany.
21:21 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> We are producing the DVDs for our local
21:22 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> glezos: nothing i can do to help,
unfortunately.  we're completely out of F8 media.  maybe you could offer
to take people's usb keys and turn them into LiveUSB's?
21:22 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> And we are able to get them produced
for very small money.
21:22 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> mkranz: maybe you and i can talk
offline then about options for Fedora 9
21:22 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> spevack: excellend idea, thanks.
21:22 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> and LinuxTag
21:22 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> glezos: How many DVDs do you need?
21:22 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: Yep, we will do.
21:22 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> mkranz: 100-150 I guess.
21:22 #fedora-meeting:  * spevack makes a note to follow up
21:23 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> glezos: Please send me an email to
mkranz at redhat.com with your contact details.
21:23 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> glezos: When do you need them?
21:23 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> It's a FOSS community event, ie target
audience not users but contributors, so I think a strong presence would
be important. But I neglected letting you guys know earlier, too much
happening recently.
21:23 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> mkranz: By Thu 20/3
21:24 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> glezos: Where are you located?
21:24 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> mkranz: stuff could be shipped to
Athens, Greece
21:24 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Ah, I see, in Athens, Greece.
21:24 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> !
21:24 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> maybe we could take this offline, and
let the meeting continue.
21:24 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> glezos: Pretty sure.
21:24 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> zydoon: go ahead!
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> we will holding f9 launch day 10 days
after release
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> so  if you think it's better I make the
media locally, please tell me
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> eof
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> zydoon: That's a pretty tight schedule
when it comes to procuding the DVDs here in Munich.
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> ok
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> zydoon: if i were you
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> I'll do it here
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> i would begin looking into a local
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> ok
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> fine
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> I don't think that we are going to make
it in time.
21:25 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> because the F9 bits only are finalized
3 or 4 days before release
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> That's the problem.
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> understood
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> it is very hard to turn around media
in that kind of timeframe with any shipping
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> it's not a problem :)
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> zydoon: we can help pay!  please stay
in touch :)
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> I'll handle it
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Okay.
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> ok thanks
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> eof
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Next point in the agenda:
21:26 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> - Report current status of upcoming
Fedora Events in EMEA. See Fedora Events page.
21:27 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Okay, anybody here who could speak
21:27 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz>   - Lolug Pillole at Lodi (formally
"Fedora by Night")
21:27 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz>   - FOSDEM 2008
21:27 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz>   - Chemnitzer LinuxTage 2008
21:27 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz>   - (OpenExpo 2008 Berne)
21:27 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> ?
21:28 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> !
21:28 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> I mean, in addition to the great
reports we have seen on our beloved mailing list.
21:28 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> fcrippa: go ahead!
21:28 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> I reported about "Fedora by Night"
event during last Fedora EMEA Abassadors Meeting (one month ago?)
21:28 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> I don't know why it's still in agenda
21:28 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> by the way, you can find all
information and photos here:
21:28 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> !
21:28 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> fcrippa: Do not know it, too.
21:28 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa>
21:28 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa>
21:29 #fedora-meeting:  * spevack remembers hearing great things about
Fedora By Night and FOSDEM.
21:29 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> eof
21:29 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> glezos: go ahead!
21:29 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> ! (after glezos)
21:29 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> I found FOSDEM (once again) a *great*
conference for EMEA to get together. I propose to try and somewhat
advocate it as something like an annual meetup for EMEA and the L10n
21:30 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> glezos: +1
21:30 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> For example, we could try and cover
some expenses for making sure the EMEA folks and the (soon to be
created) Fedora L10n Steering Committee could be there.
21:30 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> (eof)
21:30 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: go ahead!
21:30 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> glezos: on the subject of FOSDEM
21:31 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> glezos: the CommunityArchitecture team
(which I am now part of) has listed LinuxTag and FOSDEM as the two
*major* European events.  Each gets its own separate funding.  We have
$15,000 USD set aside for FOSDEM 2009, so your vision will be reality.
21:31 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> on the topic of events in general
21:31 #fedora-meeting: < glezos> fantastic.
21:32 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> I think the reports on
ambassadors-list and Fedora Planet have been very high quality lately,
and I am happy.
21:32 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> EOF
21:32 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: I think we all are happy about
21:32 #fedora-meeting: < jmbuser> +1
21:32 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> :)
21:32 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> AndreasR always tells me I need to
smile more :)
21:32 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> right
21:32 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Okay, last minor topic in this major
bullet point is:
21:33 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz>   - News about LinuxTag 2008         
21:33 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Anybody?
21:33 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> well, Gerold is not here right now,
but I have been paying attention and I believe that everything is on
21:33 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> +1
21:33 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> We should be sure to get a big update
next month, since it will be only 5 weeks before LinuxTag
21:34 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> EOF
21:34 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: I will talk to Gerold about
21:34 #fedora-meeting: < valent> npr. za placanje standova za
21:34 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> !
21:34 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> By the way, for all people who are
21:34 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz>
21:35 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> AndreasR: go ahead!
21:35 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> mkranz: you will be at LT?
21:35 #fedora-meeting: < valent> sorry wrong irc window
21:35 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> you are right I talked to him
yesterday... they are doing well
21:35 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> but I think it is better to wait...
till next week
21:35 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: I will try to make it, yes.
21:35 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> Gerold or someone else will give us
an update
21:35 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> eof
21:36 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> Gerold is very busy at work right now,
I believe.
21:36 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> yes
21:36 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: But as you know, it is the
most important quarter in the history of ...
21:36 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Okay.
21:36 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Next point.
21:36 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> mkranz: LOL
21:37 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> - Status of the NPO
21:37 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> We have seen the reports about FOSDEM
and the "side note" of the NPO :)
21:37 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Anybody here wants to add something to
21:37 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> I don't think any of the Board Members
of the NPO are here right now.....
21:38 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> Gerold, Jeroen, and Robert
21:38 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> I would propose that Gerold should give
an update/introduction about this next month as well!
21:38 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> !
21:38 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> AndreasR: go ahead!
21:38 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> spevack: ...and Fabian  ;-)
21:39 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> I will talk tomorrow with gerold...
he will be informed
21:39 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> eof
21:39 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> AndreasR: Great! Thanks a lot.
21:40 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Last point on our agenda: Open floor!
21:40 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Anybody wants to speak about anything?
21:40 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> i have one
21:40 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Let's gather some points.
21:41 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> AndreasR: You wanted to add something?
21:41 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> jep
21:41 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> is it the time
21:41 #fedora-meeting:  * spevack will go after andreas
21:41 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> As a famsco member I wanted to add a
small (maybe mid size) comment -
21:41 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> As you know currently famsco got some
tasks for what they (we) are ... EventBudget... helping with events...
etc... you can read it on the wiki...
21:41 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> but everything will not work if we
will not get information from you...
21:41 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> so as Francesco did it in the past I
want to do it again -
21:41 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> We need you to do this job -
Information is the key.. and you are the source -
21:42 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> so please if there is a problem or
anything else we can be helpfull please don't be (don't know that
term)... let us know  - please send us mails - send us informations -
reports... everything we can work with
21:42 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> Max something to add ....
21:42 #fedora-meeting: < rsc> mkranz: sorry, I'm very late. Status of
NPO is, that we'll be on monday at the register court to get e.V. and we
can really start hopefully soon.
21:42 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> eof
21:42 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> AndreasR: +1
21:42 #fedora-meeting: < jmbuser> As a fellow member of FAmSco, a big +1
21:42 #fedora-meeting: < jmbuser> eof
21:43 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> rsc: Thanks for the update.
21:43 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> +1 to Andreas also
21:43 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Okay, spevack go ahead!
21:44 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> I just wanted to add quickly -- some
of you already have seen on my blog (http://spevack.livejournal.com) but
Red Hat will be sending me to Europe in May to take a leadership role in
community building and fedora through the EMEA region.  Very exciting
for all of us, and gives me a chance to work much closer with folks like
mkranz and all our Fedora Ambassadors
21:44 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> My job will be to lead Fedora/Red Hat
community efforts throughout EMEA.
21:44 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> EOF
21:44 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> !
21:45 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Milanito: go ahead!
21:46 #fedora-meeting:  * mkranz feels sorry for being unresponsive.
21:46 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> ok since I'm not yet an ambassador,
it a message for the future, but I try to get involved in the community,
actually working with the french trad team, and we are gathereing some
people from the french forum in paris
21:47 #fedora-meeting: < valent> ?
21:47 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> and I'd be very happy to meet and
share information with people based in europe
21:47 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Milanito: You probably know that there
is a quite active Ambassador community in France?!
21:48 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> yeah I know I"ve also made contact
with them
21:48 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> valent: You will be the next, just hang
on for a second.
21:48 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> but since I'm here why not say so too
21:48 #fedora-meeting: < valent> where will these EMEA meetings take
place? Which countries? In Croatia for example I just statred to be
21:48 #fedora-meeting: < valent> sorry
21:48 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Milanito: You're welcome of course!
21:48 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> I just wanted to make sure that you
know about it :)
21:48 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> for example there will be next friday
a meeting about fedora with some guy of the french forums
21:49 #fedora-meeting: < Milanito> eof
21:49 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> valent: What do you mean with "EMEA
21:50 #fedora-meeting: < valent> where will these EMEA meetings take
place? Which countries? In Croatia for example I just statred to be
21:50 #fedora-meeting: < valent> and there isn't really some community
but I'm willing to travel somewhere to a fedora emea meeting in a
country not too far from croatia.
21:50 #fedora-meeting: < valent> I mean emea meetings with max
21:50 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> valent: i will be traveling to many
events throughout emea
21:50 #fedora-meeting: < valent> eof
21:50 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> valent: one of the goals that we have
with our increased funding for events
21:50 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> is specifically in order to help
Ambassadors with travel costs from time to time
21:50 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> so that people who are spread in
different countries
21:50 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> all have a chance to meet face to face
21:50 #fedora-meeting: < valent> ?
21:51 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> go ahead
21:51 #fedora-meeting: < valent> That is clear to me... but you still
don't know where exactly
21:51 #fedora-meeting: < valent> that is why I wanted to know.
21:51 #fedora-meeting: < valent> eof
21:51 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> well, LinuxTag in Berlin is the next
really big event that many Fedora people will be at.
21:51 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> beyond that, I have to look at the
21:52 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> one of the things that we will discuss
21:52 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> as a community
21:52 #fedora-meeting: < valent> ok, I'll be reading your blog and
stocking you :)
21:52 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> once I am settled in Europe
21:52 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: By the way. Do you already
know where exactly in Europe you want to settle? :)
21:52 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> is having one or two "Fedora
Ambassador Days" where we gather people together.  Maybe one in Western
Europe (using LinuxTag) and something else in Eastern Europe.
21:52 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Not that Europe is really big but ...
21:52 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> ;)
21:53 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> mkranz: all the conversations I have
had with HR have focused on my "home base" being the Netherlands.
21:53 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> but i will do a good bit of travel to
various places... compared to getting around the US I am not too
worried :)
21:54 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> any other questions for me?
21:54 #fedora-meeting: < valent> nope
21:54 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> hi all
21:54 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: Ah, great. Bring some
Regenstiefel then.
21:54 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> valent: we'll stay in touch.  we know
where to find each other ;)
21:54 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> hi GeroldKa!
21:55 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> GeroldKa: Great to see you.
21:55 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> sorry for beeing late :-(
21:55 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> GeroldKa: No prob at all.
21:55 #fedora-meeting: < fcrippa> GeroldKa: jusy in time
21:55 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> well, unless GeroldKa wants to give a
quick update about LinuxTag, I think we are almost done?
21:55 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> was with a accident (Volleyball) at
the hospital
21:55 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> but not me :-)
21:55 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> GeroldKa: Lucky you!
21:56 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> GeroldKa: I wonder, if you would like
to give a brief status of the preparation of LinuxTag?
21:56 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Just a quick one?
21:56 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> And then we are through for tonight.
21:56 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> well ...
21:56 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> I asked the team for an update but I
don't receive any responds till now
21:57 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> we have a reserved booth ...
21:57 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> we have a lot of things planed
21:57 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> we have a confirmed and reserved room
contingent in Berlin
21:57 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> and we have a lot of VIPs at Linuxtag
21:57 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> that's all at the moment :-(
21:58 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> AndreasR: tell Gerold to smile!
21:58 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> unfortunatly I'm waiting for trouble
shooting contest, also confirmation of FUDCon
21:58 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> sir , yes , sir
21:58 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> GeroldKa: No prob at all.
21:58 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> Gerold smile
21:58 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> :-)
21:58 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> max..
21:58 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> That's a big smile, indeed.
21:58 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Okay.
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> one "leader" to rule them
all ........
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> *g*
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> I'd like to finish then with the
official part of the meeting.
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> And then we might have some virtual
beer together.
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> ;)
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Anything to add by anyone?
21:59 #fedora-meeting:  * spevack will buy people real beer in Berlin
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> 5
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> 4
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> 3
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < valent> +1
21:59 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> !
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Shit.
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> thank you everyone -- please email me
with anything you need
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> GeroldKa: go ahead!
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> I take that point Max, and I'll
remember you ....
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Ah, okay.
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> day by day :-P
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> 2
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < GeroldKa> eof
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> 1
22:00 #fedora-meeting:  * mkranz is ringing the bell.
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> See you next time then.
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < spevack> mkranz: thanks for leading the meeting
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < jmbuser> :-D
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> have a good night or whatever
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < AndreasR> will need coffee
22:00 #fedora-meeting: < zydoon> good night everyone and thank you
22:01 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> spevack: You're welcome!
22:01 #fedora-meeting: < mkranz> Thank you all for attending this call
tonight. I wish you a pleasant night - Gute Nacht! See/read you next

Matthias Kranz

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