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Old 04-06-2010, 08:12 AM
"Jan Wildeboer"
 
Default Activities in KSA

Agreed wrt legal stuff but that is Syria and Iran mainly. KSA, UAE, Jordan
should be no problem. First step is to focus on practical issues -
localization. In parallel reach out to interested people/universities -
maybe a POSSE in KSA or Dubai?

Just brainstorming, though.

Jan

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Subject: Re: Activities in KSA

Hi Jan,

I totally agree with you, but ...
1.) there were some barriers (legal and embargos) from E to MEA,
2.) the first step must be from the MEA region as well

or should be bring something into the dust? because of not knowing
infrastructure fo a county, people who needs AND want our help is very
difficult.
maybe a "You're interested in ..." - page could help to find the correct
"first contact".

All the best

Gerold


> All,
>
> I am right now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in my role Red Hats Evangelist. It
> seems there is virtually no Fedora community here.
>
> Am I missing something or do we need to change that? There definitely is a
> lot of interest and some enthusiasm to build upon. Simple stuff like
> better
> localization, more comples stuff like having usergroups.
>
> So do we know of any work in the MEA area? Should we start focusing a bit
> more on this area?
>
> Jan
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:54 AM
John Babich
 
Default Activities in KSA

Jan:

I am currently working in Riyadh. Let's get together. Send a private
email to my
Gmail account and I will respond.

John Babich
Fedora Ambassador

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Jan Wildeboer <jwildebo@redhat.com> wrote:
> Agreed wrt legal stuff but that is Syria and Iran mainly. KSA, UAE, Jordan
> should be no problem. First step is to focus on practical issues -
> localization. In parallel reach out to interested people/universities -
> maybe a POSSE in KSA or Dubai?
>
> Just brainstorming, though.
>
> Jan
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: marketing-bounces@lists.fedoraproject.org
> <marketing-bounces@lists.fedoraproject.org>
> To: For discussions about marketing and expanding the Fedora user base
> <marketing@lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Sent: Tue Apr 06 03:58:03 2010
> Subject: Re: Activities in KSA
>
> Hi Jan,
>
> I totally agree with you, but ...
> 1.) there were some barriers (legal and embargos) from E to MEA,
> 2.) the first step must be from the MEA region as well
>
> or should be bring something into the dust? because of not knowing
> infrastructure fo a county, people who needs AND want our help is very
> difficult.
> maybe a "You're interested in ..." - page could help to find the correct
> "first contact".
>
> All the best
>
> Gerold
>
>
>> All,
>>
>> I am right now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in my role Red Hats Evangelist. It
>> seems there is virtually no Fedora community here.
>>
>> Am I missing something or do we need to change that? There definitely is a
>> lot of interest and some enthusiasm to build upon. *Simple stuff like
>> better
>> localization, more comples stuff like having usergroups.
>>
>> So do we know of any work in the MEA area? Should we start focusing a bit
>> more on this area?
>>
>> Jan
>> --
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>> marketing@lists.fedoraproject.org
>> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/marketing
>>
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:32 PM
"Paul W. Frields"
 
Default Activities in KSA

Great idea for you guys to get together, John.

We do have an Arabic translation community, and L10n is a great way to
get people involved in the mainstream of Fedora community. There's a
mailing list available at
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/trans-ar where
translators can introduce themselves.

Paul

On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 01:54:42PM +0300, John Babich wrote:
> Jan:
>
> I am currently working in Riyadh. Let's get together. Send a private
> email to my
> Gmail account and I will respond.
>
> John Babich
> Fedora Ambassador
>
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Jan Wildeboer <jwildebo@redhat.com> wrote:
> > Agreed wrt legal stuff but that is Syria and Iran mainly. KSA, UAE, Jordan
> > should be no problem. First step is to focus on practical issues -
> > localization. In parallel reach out to interested people/universities -
> > maybe a POSSE in KSA or Dubai?
> >
> > Just brainstorming, though.
> >
> > Jan
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: marketing-bounces@lists.fedoraproject.org
> > <marketing-bounces@lists.fedoraproject.org>
> > To: For discussions about marketing and expanding the Fedora user base
> > <marketing@lists.fedoraproject.org>
> > Sent: Tue Apr 06 03:58:03 2010
> > Subject: Re: Activities in KSA
> >
> > Hi Jan,
> >
> > I totally agree with you, but ...
> > 1.) there were some barriers (legal and embargos) from E to MEA,
> > 2.) the first step must be from the MEA region as well
> >
> > or should be bring something into the dust? because of not knowing
> > infrastructure fo a county, people who needs AND want our help is very
> > difficult.
> > maybe a "You're interested in ..." - page could help to find the correct
> > "first contact".
> >
> > All the best
> >
> > Gerold
> >
> >
> >> All,
> >>
> >> I am right now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in my role Red Hats Evangelist. It
> >> seems there is virtually no Fedora community here.
> >>
> >> Am I missing something or do we need to change that? There definitely is a
> >> lot of interest and some enthusiasm to build upon. *Simple stuff like
> >> better
> >> localization, more comples stuff like having usergroups.
> >>
> >> So do we know of any work in the MEA area? Should we start focusing a bit
> >> more on this area?
> >>
> >> Jan
> >> --
> >> marketing mailing list
> >> marketing@lists.fedoraproject.org
> >> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/marketing
> >>
> >
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:24 AM
Tareq Al Jurf
 
Default Activities in KSA

Hi JanWelcome to Riyadh
About the Fedora community,
I know only one contributer in Riyadh, but there are some users.During the past few months I've been introducing Fedora to a lot of my friends.


If you're wondering about the reason of the number of users who use Fedora here, that's because of the availability of pirated products. Which won't make an economical problem for people.

That problem is in most Asian countries, except some like Hong Kong, Japan ...etc.So most people here know nothing about Open Source things, so I'm trying to spread the Open Source understanding, and Fedora here.


If you need any help with Riyadh, feel free to contact me
Regards

On 6 April 2010 10:45, Jan Wildeboer <jwildebo@redhat.com> wrote:


All,



I am right now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in my role Red Hats Evangelist. It

seems there is virtually no Fedora community here.



Am I missing something or do we need to change that? There definitely is a

lot of interest and some enthusiasm to build upon. *Simple stuff like better

localization, more comples stuff like having usergroups.



So do we know of any work in the MEA area? Should we start focusing a bit

more on this area?



Jan

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Old 04-07-2010, 02:58 PM
Diaa Radwan
 
Default Activities in KSA

Hello Jan,

I am happy that you will be focusing on the ME area. I am fedora
ambassador located in Egypt I have conducted 6 fedora events during
2008 [1] and 2009. There's no legal issues dealing with
fedora/redhat. the only thing that might take time is sending fedora
swag as there is tariff and CD/DVD inspection (odd).

The FOSS community is active in terms of creating events; when we have
some place to host us. Unfortunately fedora doesn't capitalize huge
user base, so people tend to distribute customizations of ubuntu
instead of fedora. [2][3].

I wish if we can organize a fedora event for masses; it would be great
as universities has a limited number of visitors. especially if the
event was linked with JBoss, it would attract more audience.


[1] http://fossology.net/taxonomy/term/6 , I didn't report 2009
events; I will do it soon .
[2] http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/open-source-computing-masses
[3] http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggieosama/sets/72157623638114083/


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On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 9:45 AM, Jan Wildeboer <jwildebo@redhat.com> wrote:
> All,
>
> I am right now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in my role Red Hats Evangelist. It
> seems there is virtually no Fedora community here.
>
> Am I missing something or do we need to change that? There definitely is a
> lot of interest and some enthusiasm to build upon. *Simple stuff like better
> localization, more comples stuff like having usergroups.
>
> So do we know of any work in the MEA area? Should we start focusing a bit
> more on this area?
>
> Jan
> --
> marketing mailing list
> marketing@lists.fedoraproject.org
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/marketing
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