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Mot-clefs : Fedora (en)

Not that bad...

Thomas Canniot

[mrtom@localhost ~]$ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 3240ms (kernel) + 3616ms (initrd) + 19751ms (userspace) = 26608ms

My today FOSDEM experience

Thomas Canniot img_0343.jpg

I have been to FOSDEM today. This was a terrific moment. I first attend FOSDEM in February 2006. See the photo upwards. We were three on the booth. Today, I don’t even attend the booth to welcome people as it is very very crowded by Fedora Ambassadors. This is so great to see so many Fedora people at the same time. About my personal experience, FOSDEM is no conference day. 99% of them are much too difficult for me to understand as I am no developer at all. However, this is a great place to be to meet people and talk about how things are going inside the French Community.

So nearly as soon as I arrived, I met Frédéric Hornain, my first Belgium buddy I set up a booth with back in February 2006. Every year, I have a little chat with him. Today, I explained how my feelings were mixed inside the Fedora Project as a contributor. Actually, I feel sometimes tired about explaining the same things to people about Fedora again. I’m looking for another way to contribute inside the Project and certainly a place where I could avoid the very user base of the Project. Deeper inside translation and maybe inside some learning Project that I talk about later in this blog post.

Once I could reach the Fedora booth (wow, FOSDEM is even more crowded this year than it was last year!!) I met Dimitri Glezos and exchanged about our lives, about how good the Indifex company is. We were joined by Max Spevack and Jared Smith, who I first met today. It was a delight to see all of you at the same time. Jared, you’re right. We have to meet people to achieve a full circle of right communication. We decided to run a meeting with Pierre-Yves Chibon, vice-president of the French Fedora NPO and looked for Nicolas Chauvet to join us.

We discuss about the future of the French NPO. I’m glad to say that we are doing everything we can to be really back in business. The last two years were a bit confusing and slow pace unfortunately. I refuse to bear this again for the two upcoming years. Communication, again, is the key. Meeting Max and Jared was so good, that we dealt with all our topics in 40 minutes no more. At the end of the discussion, we talk about having Moodle inside the Fedora Project Moodle with Max and Jared and we were so excited about all this! I really want to help doing the right thing on this project. I just can’t wait for it.

We then decided it was time for lunch. We went to eat a very nice couscous in Brussels with some ambassadors, of whom two Tunisian ambassadors. I was very happy to meet them again and see they are safe after what they endured in their country few weeks ago. Guys, you really rock!!! I had a talk with Gerold Kassube which helped me understand the death of the Fedora EMEA e.V. NPO. Too bad it ended like this. During the meal, I listened to some very interesting conversation about “what does being an ambassador mean?”. Very hard question to answer, even 5 or 6 years after the creation of the first ambassador group by Alex Maier.

When we came back to the booth we tried to settle a money problem with the last CD order of the Tunisian guys. This is going to be solved very soon thanks to the good will of everybody and the French NPO. Glad it exists. Then I met up my former colleagues from Mageia, bought them a t-shirt and discussed how they are doing. I’m really looking forward testing the first ISO of this new distribution.

Finally, I had some quick talks again with Dimitris about how Transifex.net could save the Fedora Translation Project and how far we can delegate translation management in the hand of the community. These are really great stuff I’m looking forward to playing with. Just before I left, I met Pablo Martin-Gomez and we discussed about translation and again how Transifex.net seems to be the last valuable option we have to enjoy a workable translation environment that would not afraid people anymore.

I can’t wait for all these projects to get realised. I can’t wait for next year FOSDEM, to look back on what we have achieved in that friendship altogether. Thank you to all of you guys, you rock, see you next year!!

My today FOSDEM experience

Thomas Canniot img_0343.jpg

I have been to FOSDEM today. This was a terrific moment. I first attend FOSDEM in February 2006. See the photo upwards. We were three on the booth. Today, I don’t even attend the booth to welcome people as it is very very crowded by Fedora Ambassadors. This is so great to see so many Fedora people at the same time. About my personal experience, FOSDEM is no conference day. 99% of them are much too difficult for me to understand as I am no developer at all. However, this is a great place to be to meet people and talk about how things are going inside the French Community.

So nearly as soon as I arrived, I met Frédéric Hornain, my first Belgium buddy I set up a booth with back in February 2006. Every year, I have a little chat with him. Today, I explained how my feelings were mixed inside the Fedora Project as a contributor. Actually, I feel sometimes tired about explaining the same things to people about Fedora again. I’m looking for another way to contribute inside the Project and certainly a place where I could avoid the very user base of the Project. Deeper inside translation and maybe inside some learning Project that I talk about later in this blog post.

Once I could reach the Fedora booth (wow, FOSDEM is even more crowded this year than it was last year!!) I met Dimitri Glezos and exchanged about our lives, about how good the Indifex company is. We were joined by Max Spevack and Jared Smith, who I first met today. It was a delight to see all of you at the same time. Jared, you’re right. We have to meet people to achieve a full circle of right communication. We decided to run a meeting with Pierre-Yves Chibon, vice-president of the French Fedora NPO and looked for Nicolas Chauvet to join us.

We discuss about the future of the French NPO. I’m glad to say that we are doing everything we can to be really back in business. The last two years were a bit confusing and slow pace unfortunately. I refuse to bear this again for the two upcoming years. Communication, again, is the key. Meeting Max and Jared was so good, that we dealt with all our topics in 40 minutes no more. At the end of the discussion, we talk about having Moodle inside the Fedora Project Moodle with Max and Jared and we were so excited about all this! I really want to help doing the right thing on this project. I just can’t wait for it.

We then decided it was time for lunch. We went to eat a very nice couscous in Brussels with some ambassadors, of whom two Tunisian ambassadors. I was very happy to meet them again and see they are safe after what they endured in their country few weeks ago. Guys, you really rock!!! I had a talk with Gerold Kassube which helped me understand the death of the Fedora EMEA e.V. NPO. Too bad it ended like this. During the meal, I listened to some very interesting conversation about “what does being an ambassador mean?”. Very hard question to answer, even 5 or 6 years after the creation of the first ambassador group by Alex Maier.

When we came back to the booth we tried to settle a money problem with the last CD order of the Tunisian guys. This is going to be solved very soon thanks to the good will of everybody and the French NPO. Glad it exists. Then I met up my former colleagues from Mageia, bought them a t-shirt and discussed how they are doing. I’m really looking forward testing the first ISO of this new distribution.

Finally, I had some quick talks again with Dimitris about how Transifex.net could save the Fedora Translation Project and how far we can delegate translation management in the hand of the community. These are really great stuff I’m looking forward to playing with. Just before I left, I met Pablo Martin-Gomez and we discussed about translation and again how Transifex.net seems to be the last valuable option we have to enjoy a workable translation environment that would not afraid people anymore.

I can’t wait for all these projects to get realised. I can’t wait for next year FOSDEM, to look back on what we have achieved in that friendship altogether. Thank you to all of you guys, you rock, see you next year!!

French Community Webstore : Free Shipment Costs during this weekend !!

Thomas Canniot

Hello everybody !

You may know the French Fedora community has an online store for goodies. From today till August, 1st, shipment costs are offered by spreadshirt, wherever you live !

It’s time to get all the Fedora goodies you’ve always dreamed of !!

To enable this offer, just enter the “WEEKENDGRATUIT” voucher during your order.

Enjoy !!

Fedora 13 release party in Paris : video available !

Thomas Canniot

Hello !

The Fedora 13 release party happened this weekend in Paris. Unfortunately I could not attend… but one of our community member, firesofting, just unveiled the video he made during the event !

You can also watch Mathieu Bridon’s interview, one of our most implicated Fedora user and Ambassador. Of course, he speaks French.

Have a look ! And happy Fedora 13 for everybody !

/me Now On Twitter !

Thomas Canniot

It happens unofficially some weeks ago, but let’s say it now to the world! I twit! I do it in English, in French, about my job, about Fedora, about movies, about my life. Hope you’ll like it !

HowTo run a successful Release Event?

Thomas Canniot

Fedora 11 is going to be released at the end of the month and very soon, our massive army of ambassadors will want to spread how proud they are of their Fedora 11 release to the masses. But HowTo run a successful release event?

What kind of event?

On the one hand, you have to define what you would like to do for your event. There are lots and lots of things you could do to present Fedora. First you can have a classical ‘Install Party’. You already guessed the purpose: help install and configure Fedora on people’s computer. Even if it is a classical release event to run, it is not the easiest. Having to deal with many different devices and laptops requires you to be gifted in some advanced Linux configuration if you encounter a still reluctant device. Moreover, if you are installing a laptop, you would certainly have to stay with the future user to help him doing his first steps on Fedora. An efficient install party you would need to be quite numerous, to be able to install PCs without having people waiting for you. The little things that matters: prepare a disclaimer of liability for install people. Its purpose is to cover you from any data loss and hardware failure that you would not be responsible of. Of course, you remind everyone of the risks for their data and that they should first save them before attempting to install any operating system installation.

There are other things you can do around a release event… You can have several presentations about Fedora. There are so many subjects you could cover! What is Fedora? How does virtualization work? How to create an RPM? How does YUM work? What are the new features of Fedora 11? There are so much subjects to cover…

If the room you chose is big enough, or if you have several rooms, maybe you can have workshops, so as people can manipulate their new OS and see how easy it can be to do basic configuration. Workshops have the drawback to need some already configured computer with Fedora. Then a demonstration can be done as an alternative.

Finding the best place for your event

All these clues have to be linked to the room(s) you would be able to get. Space is the clue to assign activities to areas.

Ordering a room is also some tricky topic. The best advice you could be given is not to be alone to look for it. You should for example get in touch with your local lug. They may have some experience in running these kind of events and may also know the good people to order the room you need.

What kind of room do you need? A large one of course! or several if you can. Is there any university or grammar school nearby? They have lots of rooms, lots of table and chairs! You also need lots of power-plugs in your rooms. Some installation would be tricky and you may spend some time on them.

Lets add on this you would need some internet connexion to do the post install updates and to look for documentation here and there, and you’ll have all the criteria to choose the perfect room for your release event. Last point about the room, if you can, do your best to order a room near a populating place. It will draw people to your event, curious people about what is happening with all the computer addicts.

Make a successful event communication

Organizing an event is great. But telling people they can join is greater. Again, do not stay on your own, but contact every people that are able to buzz about your event. Your local LUG may have again some good contacts to get introduced to. Go to every websites you know FOSS and tell them about your event. If you have a blog, blog it again and again.

Newspapers or TV are also very good contacts. Of course, it is very difficult to have them join and make a report about your activity. But try, again and again.

Be very precise on your communication. Where is it? At what time? How to come? What can I expect from this event?

Having concrete things to say to people

Having an Release Event means being in contact with users. First users, you know, the one you used to be some years or months ago. This means you have to stay at their own level of knowledge. Don’t try to answer to their questions in so much details. Answer their questions briefly and ask them to try on their own, with you at their side. For example, if someone asks you ‘How can I install a bank account manager?’, show them _one_ way to do it. If you feel the person is not ready for command line and the yum story, don’t even tell him t exists, and show him how to install with the graphical installer tool. Always remind from where they come from. They have in mind one process for doing something, it first needs to be replaced by another one. Not by two or three.

Answering questions means to know what you are talking about. Are you able to talk about Fedora for some times without refering to notes or websites? If yes, you may be ready. If not, there are some places you should not forget about.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview
This first page explains you very quickly what the Fedora Project is about and the links it has with Red Hat.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Foundations
This second page details the four foundation about the Fedora Project. As you would see, it is not about software only, it’s about human being. With this page in your pocket, your have the four keywords to explain what Fedora is all about.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FeatureList
Revise your features. Giving the 5 best new features of a release is perfect to answer to the ‘What’s new in this release?’ question.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/LatestIssue
This last link to stick to the latest news of the Fedora Project.

What questions you may be asked

I have ran some Release Events and stood on booth. The most frequent questions which falls into my ears are the followings:

  • What is Fedora? I have not heard about it before.
  • What is the difference between Fedora and the others Linux distro… because, you’re all doing the same thing aren’t you?
  • Why a 6 months release schedule? It’s so fast, I can’t get use to a release that the new one is already out!

The first question is not a tricky one. However, one can easy be trapped by answering the two other questions. Keep in mind to always stick to the Fedora Project objectives. We are not doing the same thing, we are working on Fedora to make the software stronger and enhance its development. That’s why we need a 6 months release schedule. It helps and motivates us a lot to go as fast as possible to improve the user experience through Fedora.

Having concrete things to give to people

People should not leave your Release Event with nothing in their pocket or in their notebook. A new user will have questions to ask about his brand new system, so giving him you mail address or a forum page will help him a lot. Moreover, as a good organizer, you will also give him the good links listed above to keep in touch with the Fedora Project.

If you have Live media, do not hesitate to give them. If someone introduce himself as a teacher give him plenty for his computer science students. What is important here is that people have something they can expect something from. A live media, documentation, a mail address or a forum on the web. People should not be left on their own, alone with unresponded answers. Don’t forget, the Fedora Project is also about friends. What would you do for a friend?

2nd and 3rd days at Solutions Linux

Thomas Canniot

The second and third days of Linux solutions were rich … with encounters. One can really tell Armel takes his new role as president very seriously.

Indeed, on Thursday, Armel was the voice of Fedora with journalists of VNUnet and Silicon.fr. You can also read an interview with Franz Meyer, CEO of Red Hat EMEA.

In the evening we had dinner at the restaurant Chez Clément, to thank all those who have help organiszing the booth for this event. Carlos, we’ve missed you…

The third and final day was also very busy. A first meeting with Christophe Sauthier (Chairman of Ubuntu-fr), Didier Roche (Secretary of Ubuntu-fr), Vincent Vuntz (Head of community OpenSuSE), Anne Nicolas (Mandriva Community Leader), Armel Kermorvant (President Fedora-fr) and myself, Thomas Canniot (Treasurer Fedora-fr) to organize an event in Paris, all before the summer to promote free software and our respective distributions.

Later in the day, meeting with William Quiviger this time from Mozilla, also very interested to participate in this event, as Parinux could confirm us, through Thomas Séchet during our last meeting.

Roll on summer :)

1st day at Solutions Linux

Thomas Canniot

The day begins at Solution Linux with a sense of deja vu. As usual during the past few years, Fedora was there thanks to the Fedora-fr Association. This year the device was somewhat more elaborate. Thanks to the Fedora Project, it is with great pleasure we welcome the ambassadors of Tunisia during the exhibition period. It is a real pleasure to have been able to do this, and shows that free software is not only about software but also about the human being who supports it.

It is with great pleasure to have seen Carlos Vassalo and the team of French ambassadors struggle to make this event a success story. As you will see from the photographs to come, Carlos has worked on all the goodies in this edition of Linux Solutions, taking the whole procedure on his own from the creation to the contact with the chosen provider. Chapeau bas, Carlos, sincerely.

We have, of course, talked and explained again and again Fedora, the difference between Linux distributions themselves, the importance of free software in IT.

Tomorrow, the day promises to be even more exciting, with a book of very rich encounters. I will write about them as soon as possible.

Cavashawn on Jamendo : free music !

Thomas Canniot

Just to say that I really like them tonight :)

Pulseaudio CPU nightmare

Thomas Canniot

I have never hated a software so much… I mean it. Since Pulseaudio had the bad idea to came out, listening to music has never been so horrible. It has been like this since Fedora 9, with no improvements over Fedora 10 and Fedora 11 that I just installed this morning.

Look at this:

Do I really need to buy a Intel Nehalem Corei7 to listen to a poor .ogg file? Really? I know, I only have a Sempron 3100+, but, damn!! Before Pulseaudio, everything was working so well!

FOSDEM Day #2

Thomas Canniot

I had one of the best night I ever had in any hotel on the world. Incredible! Breakfast was also very good, I really don’t have any regret about the hotel, except the wifi connection. Even if it is annoying, I can live without it 2 days.

Day #2 was very busy as well. First, we had talks with Max and Yaakov. These were very productive and we were able to give the roadmap of Fedora-fr like we were never able before and how we could handle our wiki and the Fedora Project wiki in a smarter manner. Human resources remains the problems we are all facing. We all have big dreams and very limited resources to achieve them. We may look into means to motivate people to get involve, there are few things we would like to try. We then attend two conferences in the theatre, like ext4 for example, and I feel very enthusiast to install Fedora 11 alpha as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, we talked very quickly with Luca Fappiano and it seems Fedora Italian guys may need some advices for their community. We stay available for anything that is able to help anybody, so don’t hesitate to contact us directly and have a good talk about what you want.

Finally, I shook everybody’s hands and finished talking into the train station with Armel and Xavier. I really love when someone had always something to share

I was very happy to attend this year FOSDEM. I’m really looking forward next year FOSDEM, because it means we will have lots more to talk about what has been achieved everywhere around the world.

FOSDEM Day #1

Thomas Canniot

FOSDEM is always great! But it is not the same great as I used to practice it. Four or fives years ago, I came to FOSDEM to meet people to know what they had to show and what they were promoting.

Today, I come to FOSDEM because it is the central European point where you can meet everybody important in every community.

This first day was busier than I planned. I stood in the Fedora presentation room and attended the RPM package conference. This was quite difficult to follow, as the heat of the room made me feel sleepy. However, it relieved me a lot because I find packaging more doable that I thought it was.

I then attended the openSUSE conference then in the big and impressive theatre. It is really fun and curious how the Fedora Project organization is seen as a model for others important communities. I could not attend all the conference because mine was just starting.

I was doing a Fedora-fr conference, to let people know what is our next big challenges. This conference was great! Armel and Pierre-Yves were there to respond and explain many things as well. In fact, we were three doing it and really working as a team. Fedora-fr big challenge will mainly be not to stay working inside France and for France, but to try and find ways to help other French communities. We also have big plans for France community, stay tune, you’ll hear about them soon I hope.

Chistrophe Sautier was attending the Fedora-fr conference, and this was really really cool from him. But maybe you don’t know Christophe. He is the ubuntu-fr NPO president. Doesn’t it rock? We had a great talk with him and Armel about all the problems we are facing in France and it happens we are having the same (about creating CD for example). We are going to try and work in a more efficient manner with him and to contact as well other communities and enterprises. There are lots of things we would be able to achieve all together.

Finally, we went back to the hotel and had a quick an Italian restaurant and fell asleep.

FOSDEM 2009

Thomas Canniot

And I can’t wait to see you there :)

Fedora 10 Install Fest Report

Thomas Canniot

You know it, last weekend was Fedora Meetings (Rencontres Fedora) at Carrefour Numérique in La Villette in Paris.

These days were organized by Parinux and Fedora-fr, a team work that we are very proud of. These meetings last two days, during more than a hundred of people came to see Fedora, workshops and conferences. They could choose to install Fedora on ther computers or learn how to use the operating system or attend conferences about Fedora, the Project and the Community.

For this occasion,we had Fedora 10 LiveCd created... about 500 live cds that we decided to have created to cover the whole Fedora 10 life cycle. It was a very pleasant surprise to have half of them gone away. It is with a much greater surprise that the LiveUSB creator laptop over very busy : our friend Carlos spend these two entire afternoon plugging USB keys. And none of them was fast enough :)

There was lots of schwags as well, that we can produce thanks to the members of thr French non-profit organization, the gift of others generous people and thanks to the foundings of the Fedora Project. By the way, here are the photos of the event, about what you all missed !

Finally, I would like to thank everybody : Parinux, Thomas Séchet, OLPC France, Thierry Stoehr, Fedora Ambassadors, visitors and the security guard of the Carrefour Numérique, who also made all this possible !

The conferences will be online soon, stay tuned !!

Have you taste Fedora-fr.org documentation?

Thomas Canniot

I know it is Google translated, but have you already tasted the French Fedora-fr.org documentation?

What do you think about it?

Running for FAMSCo again

Thomas Canniot

As I woke up this morning, I decided to run for FAMSCo again. Isn't this day getting off for a good start?

Meeting minute from Paris

Thomas Canniot

10:40. I am in the train. Not in any train, the one that takes me away from Paris. See you soon Paris, you again made me spend a moment with the Fedora community. THE Fedora | Paris user group, who knows the lower recesses of the capital, who knows how to organize meetings and festive winy meals and to meet and forge the bonds of community. So just to thank you that you struggle as much for the community, to do what it is today, active, involved, rigorous, but also cheerful, smiling and motivated to move forward in the best atmosphere that is .
I left Paris and, alone on my seat toward Saint-Quentin, I have a toe in the heart. I wished it continued, that we meet again to work and organize the future, that we spend good nights like last night.

Flashback.

12:50. I'm walking on the Parisian pavement toward the meeting room reserved for the occasion. Not any occasion, but an opportunity that does not happen often, too often, a chance that we will not forget anytime soon: an American in Paris, no one can forget that! So let's go to the meeting room, but before I must join Pierre-Yves and Armel, who are already with Max. I was asked to bring dessert for their meals, it is with pleasure that I do it. A apricots tart and a coffee later, Guillaume joined us and we walked to the meeting room, two steps from here. The other participants join us, we will be able to work under the flash of Xavier, said the paparazzi. Once we have his photos available, you will see that he captured the most unforgettable moments of this event.

14.15. The meeting begins with an overview of what the francophone community has been able to achieve until now. The figures follow, comments, encouragements and congratulations as well. Fedora in Francophonie today is a thirty ambassadors gathered around a community portal and a non profit association to lead and organize the events of ambassadors. How to share the fruits of the Francophone community with the world community? How to help users of Fedora in the world to improve their knowledge of the system? That was the first big question, which we already had a reply for: translate the documentation of Fedora-fr. The French translators will not do it, the task is too great and we are too small. Google Translate will do it, then, the volunteers would continue the work within the Documentation Project.

It has also been talk of improving relations with Red Hat. Not that they are bad, but rather inexistant for the moment, in no way official. And yet we work together ... on the same projects and we aspire to the same objectives through the Fedora Project: the rapid and sustained development of free software. What Red Hat could bring us? Red Hat could for example provide us with a lot of elements advertising on Fedora. They could provide us with LiveCDs directly, posters, printing of stickers, we help ensure an effective presence at booths where we are together.

Regarding infrastructure made available by Project, opinions differ on the need to create and deliver images. Iso already in the language of the person who downloads it. Yet it is still easier to convince someone to install Fedora when he realizes that the software has been responsive to the individual and not vice versa. The user should not have to choose the language, the software must be available for the masses in their own languages. Since Fedora-fr provides French Fedora ISOs, we can announce it has been downloaded is more than 1000 times. For only Fedora 8 and 9, the figure stands at 760. Not that much? No, it's a beautiful figure, because it is achieved by a single system of downloading, Bittorrent, and we do not particularly help user to install and configure Bittorrent. The figure could be more important, with other means of downloading. The Fedora Project can remain close to its users by opening the doors of the hosting isos located within it.

Also in regard to infrastructure, Africa has no mirror server for Fedora. This is really a pity. But men are there and contacts have started with the Tunisian community to establish the first server Fedora in Africa. The Project can help build the infrastructure.

It was also the question of working more closely with the European Association of Fedora. There are opportunities not dissociate certain skills and pooling our knowledge. It must work, we have to be together to ensure that each of ambassadors has at its disposal all necessary resources to carry out its objectives. I am motivated to make that happen, I am eager to share my knowledge of Fedora-fr and the experience gained since. We'll get there.

We were also able to address the inherent question of the budget made available by the Fedora Project. The Max Draft Q3 is really very good. New elements have seemed important to fund during the meeting, I liked to do so perhaps earlier. Fortunately, the period is there to read it and have it improved a bit:)

Likewise, future events were discussed briefly. What can be done to Solution Linux, which promises to be huge? When do we invite foreign ambassadors to participate in local events? Without forgetting Parinux, who joined us. It is a very good thing Emmanuel was able to be with us. They see how we operate, he can now understand us better for our different needs. We'll have to discuss about the way to thank you either, we won't forget what you've done for us so far.

18.00. The meeting ends. We decide to go in a bar near the restaurant planned for the evening. Prime debriefing. How to put in place the next events? Pierre-Yves will be charged for determining the details. Thanks to this "details man" from the shadows to take over with as much fervor the careful organization of each element in Fedora-fr. I promise you that you have results soon at your disposal :) A beer further, we go in the restaurant "The wine that dances", few steps back in the street. I'm looking forward Max' reaction to the dishes at our disposal. And by the way, they were excellent. The concept is very simple: bread, wine, and what to put on one's bread. Prime shelf ... cheese, which was eating soooo quiclky. We had "brie", "bleu d'Auvergne", "Cantal" and "goat cheese". Mmh France, mmmh Paris:) The second shelf has been as successful: charcuterie (smoked ham, saucisson sec, the andouillette). Very well, indeed, it is quite my habit whent being back from my job to take a piece of bread with a slice of saucisson. I felt as if I were at home. The third shelf, fish, was less convincing. I began not to be very hungry. The last one, however was much more refreshing, with vegetables and cold olive oil ratatouille. Similarly, opening a ratatouille box and eat directly from it is part of my favorites weakness.

23:30. Wine and a piece of chocolate cake later, we returned to our homes for a well deserved rest. We walked a bit more so as Max does not leave Paris without having had a tiny glimpse of what extraordinary places the city can offer in terms of culture and tourism. Notre Dame has made his job and has imposed its presence in the eyes of our guest. Final and quiet discussions in the subway and on the way home. A good shower later, I was in an extra bed rocked by Guillame grumbly belly and his "Damn! No more mussels and chipsat will!". The loo will probably remember him for a long time.

8:45. "Tell me Thomas that someone is calling you and that it is not the sound of your alarm clock." Unfortunately it was. I slept very well. Sephi thank you for the invitation, the shower and the bed. I still had time to retrieve my mail and can install notification-daemon-engine-nodoka, strangely absent from my machine and set it up correctly.

9.30. Departure in direction of the Gare du Nord. I am on time, I am happy. I was able to move quickly to the Quick Restaurant in front of the train station to look for what to fill my stomach: strawberry milkshake and muffin.

The loop is completed. Thank you all again and again.

A little bit of report

Thomas Canniot

Here is a little bit of report about the Fedora Install Fest that we had last Sunday.

Everything started on Saturday, in fact, as our Fedora local Paris user group organised a meal at a restaurant. Being altogether and speaking abour Fedora is always a great moment to live and I would like to thank everybody who attend this meal. We were 22 people at the restaurant and the room was very busy. It was hard to talk to people and I regret not having been able to talk everyone. So I also would like to apologize for not having been able to be with every one of you.
I aslo would like to thank Yaakov for his visit. Having someone from the Fedora Project for an event here in France was the first time for the community. I really hope everything went well for him and that he had a great journey and time with us all.
Finally, I wanted to thank Max for all the gifts he gave Yaakov for us. Be sure we will make good use of them for the sake of the Fedora Community.

Everything started slowly. And this was a bit of a relief, letting us time to acomodate and be able to organize ourselves for the conferences. We installed about 10 Fedora. Only on laptops.

Among all the topics that were discussed, I don't think people are very interested in at first sight about how the whole Project works, but much more in "how I can do this and this on my computer". Of course, these things are important for them to know about and it is our role to help them getting out of their problems and aware, little by little, of how all the Fedora project works.

We had conferences. all of the plained session could not have been done due to lack of time unfortunately. They were all very interesting ones, but it seems people were not that well informed about the planning. Moreover, it remains very hard to know what the audience will be. Some people among the crowd were aware and had already strong knowledge of what people were talking about. Unfortunately, this was not the case of every one. There are some solutions about this we could figure out to help people know if is is "experienced" enough to attend.

About schwags, we had badges, and we offered one badge for each person who came inside the Fedora room. People were happy about this it seems. We could sell stickers as well and we gave as many Fedora live cds as we could. Some ambassadors took more back to give to relatives of friends. More than half of the CDs Matthieu could brought back from LinuxTag are away then, we will us the remaining ones for the RMLL.

We could also sign 2 or 3 CLA this week end, for new very active people in France who were not Ambassadors *yet*. :)

A little bit of report

Thomas Canniot

Here is a little bit of report about the Fedora Install Fest that we had last Sunday.

Everything started on Saturday, in fact, as our Fedora local Paris user group organised a meal at a restaurant. Being altogether and speaking abour Fedora is always a great moment to live and I would like to thank everybody who attend this meal. We were 22 people at the restaurant and the room was very busy. It was hard to talk to people and I regret not having been able to talk everyone. So I also would like to apologize for not having been able to be with every one of you.
I aslo would like to thank Yaakov for his visit. Having someone from the Fedora Project for an event here in France was the first time for the community. I really hope everything went well for him and that he had a great journey and time with us all.
Finally, I wanted to thank Max for all the gifts he gave Yaakov for us. Be sure we will make good use of them for the sake of the Fedora Community.

Everything started slowly. And this was a bit of a relief, letting us time to acomodate and be able to organize ourselves for the conferences. We installed about 10 Fedora. Only on laptops.

Among all the topics that were discussed, I don't think people are very interested in at first sight about how the whole Project works, but much more in "how I can do this and this on my computer". Of course, these things are important for them to know about and it is our role to help them getting out of their problems and aware, little by little, of how all the Fedora project works.

We had conferences. all of the plained session could not have been done due to lack of time unfortunately. They were all very interesting ones, but it seems people were not that well informed about the planning. Moreover, it remains very hard to know what the audience will be. Some people among the crowd were aware and had already strong knowledge of what people were talking about. Unfortunately, this was not the case of every one. There are some solutions about this we could figure out to help people know if is is "experienced" enough to attend.

About schwags, we had badges, and we offered one badge for each person who came inside the Fedora room. People were happy about this it seems. We could sell stickers as well and we gave as many Fedora live cds as we could. Some ambassadors took more back to give to relatives of friends. More than half of the CDs Matthieu could brought back from LinuxTag are away then, we will us the remaining ones for the RMLL.

We could also sign 2 or 3 CLA this week end, for new very active people in France who were not Ambassadors *yet*. :)