[Ambassadors] Fedora and Italian communities: What-a-Mess!

Gianluca Varisco gvarisco at redhat.com
Mon Mar 31 14:56:20 UTC 2008

Hi guys,

I'd like to discuss with all of you the current situation we have in 
Italy regarding the Fedora Project and its unofficial communities.

# Fedora-it.org [ http://www.fedora-it.org/ ]

Maintained by ILDN (Italian Linux Distro Network), they provide both a 
forum (total users registered: 457) and a mailing list [1] in which 
there are registered, at the moment, 53 users:

- 36 non-digest users
- 17 digest users

# Fedora Italia [ http://www.fedoraitalia.org/ ]

Maintained by one guy, Glauco Zuccaccia; His site provide both news and 
a forum. He was one of the guys behind the website maintained by ILDN 
before the split (due to internal problems with the other guys, IIRC).

As I wrote above, both of them have also a lot of user base that could 
be better helped and trained regarding the Fedora project and its 
amazing community.

I already discussed about my thoughts with some of the italian guys that 
did a great job with Fedora byNight (members of LOLUG, probably the most 
active LUG in Italy at the moment regarding Fedora) and we thought about 
  have an official mailing list hosted by Fedora itself: fedora-it-list

We could also try to merge existent italian mailing lists regarding 
Fedora in fedora-it-list and declare it as 'official'.

Next step with this mailing list would be, definitely, working with the 
existent communities and try to establish a bridge where work all 
together: OUR goal should be Fedora, how to spread it and how to help 
users, not doing personal wars for stupid things! And possibly, an 
unified, STRONG, system/community ;-)

We already have an IRC channel on Freenode, #fedora-it, and we would 
like to discuss these tings here with other ambassadors and read what 
they think about our ideas.

Best Regards,

[1] http://www.ildn.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fedora-it-lists.ildn.net

Gianluca Varisco, RHCE
Intern - Web Engineering, Red Hat Italia
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