Fedora 17 chính thức phát hành

Cộng đồng Fedora trân trọng gửi tới toàn thể các bạn hữu trong cộng đồng FOSS tại VN và trên toàn thế giới, Fedora 17 đã chính thức được phát hành với tên mã Beefy Miracle: http://vn.fedoracommunity.org/2012/05/29/announcing-fedora-17-relish-it/

Phiên bản mới đã ngay lập tức có mặt trên Virror. Các bạn có thể download tại địa chỉ: http://virror.hanoilug.org/fedora/releases/17/Live/

Và nếu bạn đang ở Hà Nội, đừng quên tham dự Fedora 17 Release Party Hà Nội với chúng tôi tại địa điểm thường lệ, LollyBooks Cafe, số 18, ngõ 131 Thái Hà vào 6:00 PM, chiều thứ 6, 1/6/2012. Thông tin chi tiết xem tại: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Release_Party_F17_Hanoi

Một lần nữa, xin cảm ơn những đóng góp của các thành viên Fedora Vietnam: Nguyễn Hà Dương, Nguyễn Năng Thắng và tất cả các bạn cho Fedora nói riêng và FOSS nói chung. Viva FOSS, Happy sharing!!!

Trương Anh Tuấn
Fedora Contributor

The 3rd day at FUDCon KL 2012

It’s the last day in KL. To be honest, this day is not so exciting as two previous days. It may simply cause by the feelings (everyone is more tired after several days working hard) or by the quality of talks or both.

I was impressed with the talk “Spam fighting with Postscreen” by Christoph. The presentation analysed spam issues, how they do effect onto the whole email systems (network, hardware, time, fishing, malware, etc.) and how we can do to fight against them with Postscreen. I saw it’s a big thing to learn then I will try it as soon as I come back.

The day was exciting back with closing ceremony from Red Hat guy. He shared about how FOSS community important, how Fedora, Red Hat as well as the remain FOSS community to collaborate to make a better world.

Last, but so exciting thing is the small lottery with two tablet gifts from OSCC-MAMPU. The day closed with a big luck for a volunteer (he got the bigger tablet :D). That’s also a big thanks from all of us to organizers and volunteers who make the FUDCon success.

Thanks to all for getting together to make the Fedora community stronger and stronger.

Truong Anh Tuan
Reported from Hanoi (after safe trip back from KL)

The 2nd day at FUDCon APAC KL 2012 – time for improving Fedora activities and contributions in APAC

This article is special for noting all our activities here for the goals of improving Fedora activities and contributions in APAC in the future.

Things need to be discussed have been prepared in APAC ambassadors weekly meetings and put all to a wiki page. Before the FUDCon, everything was in place. Firstly, I thought we should have a separated session where everyone can join together to discuss prepared things face to face. So, after discussion with KageSenshi (he’s also the main organizer), I recognized the, this is not a regular talk and it’s better to discuss internally, among Fedora contributors, not publicly for everyone since people who are not Fedora contributors may not understand what we discuss at all. That should save time for both Fedora contributors and other FUDCon participants. Then we were completely right.

A *small* discussion (about one and a half hour) among over ten Fedora contributors at FUDCon was decided and arranged so quickly. We discussed a lot of things about how to get the APAC bi-weekly meetings more efficient. They should be for making decisions, not for discussions, although we can sometimes discuss a little more before making decisions. Therefore, all discussions should be discussed via mailing list, trac, etc. as much as possible before the meeting. Agenda of meetings should be also reduced to focus on which should be opened in the meeting for decision making. That should be also good to get the most active ambassadors to come, although it’s still open for everyone.

Beside that, we discussed more about the budget allocation and budget approval process in Fedora world wide as well as in APAC, media/swags distributions process in APAC, FreeMedia program and Mentoring program. KageSenshi told us about his CampusCamp idea. I think, it’s good idea for making/encouraging the Sharing culture in APAC.

Budget allocation and approval processes with in APAC as well as all the Fedora community should be one of the most important things. You know, Fedora has been funded from several sponsors and the biggest one is Red Hat; but how to use that fund more efficiently is still a big question. IMO, funds should be put to right persons, for right activities, in right places and at the right time. To get this done, we (Fedora community) need to have a clearer budget allocation process and update that information to everyone; also, in APAC, we should have a more efficient approval process where fund requests would be reviewed carefully but faster, and reimbursement, e.g., would be done much faster. I know a proposal is being discussed within FAmSCo and some others. I will follow it and contribute more to.

In the whole day to tried to catch all up and got some other face to face meetups with other Fedora contributors who can not join previous discussion to discuss more with them. It’s great to see that all of them also agree with us.

I noted all discussed items in the memo. Then I will create a wiki to put these things all for everyone to contribute and discuss more later.

Thanks KageSenshi for your great idea and thanks everyone for all your contributions. I myself believe that APAC community must be better and better after FUDCon KL.

Last but not least, the 2nd day closed with a exciting FUDPub. See all funny pictures here.

Then now, the last day of FUDCon started…. 🙂

Truong Anh Tuan
Reported from KL

The 1st day in KL – Keynote from cwickert and Barcamp-style sessions

The day-0: flying to KL. It is not difficult to find to the venue. Thanks for Fedora Malaysia and organizers for your good preparation, especially the travel booklet. Then I can give my hands to help them get the last things done in time.

The FUDCon day-1 started with an interesting keynote given by Christoph Wickert about Leadership in Fedora. He got all understand how Fedora leadership organized, advantages and comparison with leadership in general.  Fedora does not have leaders in the same meanings as general leadership. Fedora “leaders”, if we can call that, should be more similar as guides. Everyone is equal in a flat situation, you can contribute things as many as you want. Fedora participating model is open, flat, flexible, mutating, autonomous and guidance.

The slide beside should be good to summarize what we got from the keynote.

And thanks Ankur Sinha for his nice video of the keynote.

After keynote is time for barcamp-style sessions. A lot sessions were introduced and then fifteen of them has been voted to be held in the afternoon. Honestly, the topics were not so hot as their names :). I saw, almost FUDCon participants are newbies. They are students at APIIT-UCIT. Over a half of them even have never used Linux. Therefore, the talks should be easy to understand for them.

Some other sessions, especially ones presented by Christoph (I attended) are more interesting (IMHO :). We discussed about a mechanism to collaborate with other available FOSS communities and then some LiveUSB stuffs/issues. Unluckily, there is no members from other FOSS communities attend the session then there is no final decision. This may be an interesting topic, however, so it should be continued on the mailing list.

For ones have Facebook access, you can see all my nice pictures shared on Facebook.

Reported from KL by
Truong Anh Tuan, Fedora Contributor