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Report for February 2010

Edition 1

The purpose of this document is to update the community about the working, decisions and status of FAmSCo. This is also to summarise the activities around the world and to request feedback and suggestions from the community.
This document is available under Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence.

1. FAmSCo Activity
1.1. Meetings
1.2. Regional Meetings
1.3. FAmSCo Mailing List
1.4. General accomplishments or decisions
1.5. Budget
1.6. Mentoring
1.7. Regional Reports
1.7.1. APAC Report
1.7.2. EMEA Report
1.7.3. LATAM Report
1.7.4. NA Report

Chapter 1. FAmSCo Activity


This section gives some quick health indicators about how much FAmSCo is communicating. Sometimes FAmSCo members can't make a meeting due to travel or conflict, but the combination of meeting attendance plus email is a nice metric.

1.1. Meetings

FAmSCo held 3 meetings in February. Attendance was excellent:
  • 3 out of 3 -- Joerg, Maria, Susmit, Rodrigo, Luca
  • 2 out of 3 -- Max, David
So far this year, FAmSCo has held 6 meetings. Overall attendance has been:
  • 6 out of 6 -- Joerg, Maria, Susmit
  • 5 out of 6 -- Rodrigo, Max, David, Luca

1.2. Regional Meetings

One of FAmSCo's goals this year is to make sure that at least one FAmSCo member is at each regional meeting that is held. As of the time this report was prepared, 6 regional meetings held in February had been logged.
  • NA -- 2 meetings, both attended by David and 1 attended by Max.
  • EMEA -- 1 meeting, attended by Joerg.
  • APAC -- 2 meetings, with no FAmSCo members in attendance.
  • LATAM -- 1 meeting, attended by Rodrigo.

1.3. FAmSCo Mailing List

FAmSCo's mailing list received 33 messages this month:
Name Number of Mails
Max 12
Joerg 8
Susmit 4
David 3
Rodrigo 3
Luca 2
Paul 1
Maria 0
Table 1.1. Mailing List Stats

1.4. General accomplishments or decisions


This section discusses the non-regional achievements within either FAmSCo or the larger Ambassadors project from this month.
  • The first FAmSCo townhall meeting was held, and it was generally constructive.
  • Concerns were expressed about "bad" booth behavior after FOSDEM. FAmSCo discussed it and decided to leave the final decisions about booth behavior at events to the event owner, or the folks who are in charge of that event's booth.
  • FAmSCo has decided to create a page for "things to show on your laptop during an event".
  • FAmSCo was notified about a case of dispute between a mentor and a mentee. FAmSCo decided to create a standard operating procedure for ensuring prompt action for settling such disputes.
  • FAmSCo has decided to open up the FAmSCo trac, but not before Max deletes all the tickets with private info.
  • Paul Mellors is now a Mentor.
  • FAmSCo has decided to replace the Ambassadors FAQ with a page like this. Help is needed from the ambassadors for building this.
  • FAmSCo will triage all the outdated pages in the Ambassadors category. The pace will be 20 pages/week.

1.5. Budget


The FAmSCo budget rolls up into the larger Community Architecture expenses . On that page, FAmSCo's budget is represented by the "Regional support" line item.
Based on the Community Architecture expenses, FAmSCo has about $25,000 USD to spend across the world for regional Fedora support from March 2010 - May 2010.
FAmSCo is recommending earmarking the money as follows:
Region Detailed breakdown Total Budget
NA - $7000
  • $4,600 for Fedora 13 media
  • $2600 USD -- Fedora-fr yearly funding for local events and schwags
LATAM - $6000
  • $200 -- new set of stickers
  • $350 -- set of pens with Fedora branding
  • $3500 -- FAD planned in April at Pune (projected cost needs re-check)
Table 1.2. FY11 Q1 Budget

February marked the end of Q4 2010 (December 2009 - February 2010). FAmSCo's total budget for this quarter was $32,000.
We finished the quarter under budget, but the Community Architecture team used some of that extra budget for other purposes related to open source in education.
We definitely need to spend more money in LATAM, India, and APAC.
Region Detailed breakdown Total Expense
  • $930 for Hiemanshu's CLT sponsorship
  • $340 for Case badges
  • $290 for
  • $225 for
  • $4,640 for Fedora 12 media
  • $680 for Case badges
  • $2,110 -- FOSDEM 2010
  • $1,005 -- Transifex support
  • $580 -- Italian community support
  • $335 -- Hotel reimbursements for CLT 2009
  • $60 for Athens release party
  • $340 for Case badges
NA $6290
Table 1.3. Regional Budget

1.6. Mentoring

Month New tickets Still under mentoring Sponsored Rejected
February 66 10 10 75
January 50 28 9 57
December 63 5 10 56
Table 1.4. Mentoring

1.7. Regional Reports


This section lists the events that were on the global events page as happening in each region, during this month. This section examines the end-result of each of these events, and also reports any general news for the region.

1.7.1. APAC Report

Name Owner Link Event report(s) Comments
BASIS SoftExpo 2010 Mahay Alam Khan BASIS SoftExpo 2010 Report
Asian University (Dhaka) Fedora 12 Release Party Mahay Alam Khan Report
IIUM FOSSDay IzharFirdaus IIUM FOSSDay Report
GNUnify 2010 fedora-india GNUnify 2010 Shreyank, Kushal, Susmit
Table 1.5. APAC Events

APAC Updates

  • Fedora-India is working on a FUDCon at Pune.
  • Fedora-India has got their swags done (t-shirts and buttons).
  • Fedora-Malaysia is working on an Event Box
  • Fedora-Philippines is working on geekcamp and a FAD

1.7.2. EMEA Report

Name Owner Link Event report(s) Comments
FOSDEM FredericHornain FOSDEM 1 , 2, 3, 4, 5
4. LIT-OL Christoph Wickert 4. LIT-OL Report
Table 1.6. EMEA Events

EMEA Updates

  • No significant update

1.7.3. LATAM Report

Name Owner Link Event report(s) Comments
None reported
Table 1.7. LATAM Events

LATAM Updates

  • Brasil, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina are getting ready to be at FLISoL this year.
  • Some badges were produced for this event in Venezuela.
  • In Latam, Linux events start in April, so we are preparing ourselves for this.
  • Chile will have a FUDCon this year (We already know that all our ambassadors are OK after the earthquake. I guess we will have a few weeks before we start working on this.)
  • We had one meeting with ambassadors from Chile to set the FUDCon date and the date was fixed with the Universidad Central at 15-17 July.
  • Mexico is producing some wonderful marketing material (cheat cube).
  • Nicaragua continues on the Free Media project (we need some sponsorship in here).
  • Perú, Venezuela, Panamá and Rep. Dominicana has some new ambassadors.
  • A lot of new packages and projects were added to RPMDEV
  • We will have 2 new meetings this week to guide new contributors.

1.7.4. NA Report

Name Owner Link Event report(s) Comments
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Center for Open Source (RCOS) General Meeting Máirín Duffy Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Center for Open Source (RCOS) General Meeting Report
Schmoocon Ivan Makfinsky Schmoocon
Fedora Talks at CMU User:Mjg59 Fedora Talks at CMU
SCaLE Scott Williams SCaLE Report
Table 1.8. NA Events

NA Updates

  • No significant update