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Khmer Translation Sprint 3

Mai 25th, 2019 von buergermeister

Last sunday we had the now 3rd Translation Sprint in Cambodia for driving forward the translation to khmer. It did cost me a lot of time to find a place which would host us and not ask for an payment for the room. But with Open Development Cambodia I found a partner who even was willing to give us monthly the space but only on sunday (saturday is in Cambodia a regular working day). We will do with ODC’s help now bi-monthly sprints to drive the stage of the translation faster forward. You have to understand the mentality of khmer people, the are highly motivated when you get them convinced that it should be done but working remotely its not theirs. The civil war ended in this country not evne 3 decades ago and they started using IT technology in 2004/2005. You might laugh but IT students come here normally from the provinces and are sons and daughters of farmers and have very often never seen a computer before. They left out things like IRC and mailing lists, they are not used to them. They are not the people who can learn things by themself so easy and are more visual learners, so somebody has to show them. I doing this but it takes time. As long there are not enough without skills in remote team work it will be always the way that I have to do sprints, but it is fine. It is enjoyable to see how they work with each other in discussing how to translate some technical terms into their language and filling the glossary.

So what do we have achieve on that day. First and that is a bit part of the things above, I had to do with a lot the creation of the accounts. We have 5 new FAS accounts. So welcome to:

  • punwath
  • senghour
  • singhtararith
  • mardii

and

  • thytry

With them we have now 37 FAS accounts from cambodians and the translation team is grown to 21. Its just the hard thing to keep them all active and that is the hard part. We did start in the morning at 9am with creating the accounts and it took us 2 hours. As I did mention before a lot of things are unknown here, its not common to encrypt mails e.g. so I have to explain what GPG means and how it works. Privacy and security just becoming an issue now in this country there was no sensebility for it before. So it took us 2.5 hrs to do the the necessary things and create their accounts. Followed by a really short introduction of Zanata, I will be so hppy when it gets replaced. The usebility became more ugly as before not saying that there are more and more problems with login to it. So around 11 am we could start to translate.

As said before, right now we concentrate on translating all web pages as this is faster done and it seems more important to spread information about Fedora as translating our tools first. When it comes to our workstation we also hitting the problem that the stage of the translation of GNOME to khmer is shrinking, as the paid translators of Open Institute are not there anymore. But there is taken care of singhtararith and punwath already did join the GNOME translation team, we did work over the last 2 weeks on this.

Something negative is that Sarem Kui Rim from CIYA (Cambodia Indingenous Youth Association) not could join as, it was he who did ask me in December if we could start to translate to kui. I am careful with such interests but s I saw on Facebook that he registered on the event to come, I made the necessary steps to get a kui language team created so that he and his fellows could start. I wrote him now, so lets see what kept him away.

Then we started to translate, then we had a lunch break and enjoyed some pizza, and the insisted on some chicken wings (khmer love nibble on bones :D ) And they did enjoy, you could hear it :D After the lunch break we did continue with translation until the afternoon.

So what did we achieve, after the last sprint we had an result of translation of the web pages of 46%, which dropped down a bit through new strings to 45.33%. But after the web team did add the new getfedora pages the stage did drop to 29.53% Now we are back to 49.71%

start.fedoraproject.org  100% = 100%
getfedora.org  86.69% -> 100% -> getfedora.org-redesign 49.35%
spins.fedoraprojects.org  87.34% -> 100%
labs.fedoraproject.org  3.73% -> 11.94%
alt.fedoraproject.org  30.89% -> 80.3%
arm.fedoraproject.org  14.24% -> 57.78%
fedoracommunity.org  5.83% = 5.83%
boot.fedoraproject.org  3.66% -> 88.12%
budget.fedoraproject.org  0% -> 9.16%

as you can see the translation is in a pretty good stage now. I dont know what Fedora Cheatcubes have to do with the web pages and who putted them there, but the 0% and also the askbot-ng makes no sense to translate especially after moving to discord. If that two things would be not there the stage would be higher then 49.71%. Our glossary is also grown, currently the translation move not so fast because there is a lot of discussion amongst them how some terms can be translated, that is an advantage of having them in one room and work instead of doing the work remotely. With the next sprint, which will be on 7th July the web pages will be definitely done, except the come up with a lot of new pages or changes.

But this are not all the results for the day, I also showed Punwath and Singhtararith the way to GNOME translation. So that when we have translated Anaconda, ABRT and Co., can have an khmer workstation again. We had an usable khmer DE once just you could not install Fedora in khmer but that comes after the web pages are done. Btw. as the Ministery for Telecommunication made an regulation to use only new software when it is available in khmer and the Ministery for Youth, Education and Sports made an regulation to prefer in the future FOSS software, Fedora could have the advantage to be for a while the only translated Linux distribution and therefore could be used in the schools and public universities.
I also had the chance to speak with Thy Try about this years Software Freedom Day and we agreed to make together one and that we looking who can join this event.

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Khmer Translation Sprint 3

April 18th, 2019 von buergermeister

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An Awesome Week

April 16th, 2019 von buergermeister

Last week was one of the most awesome weeks, I ever had. Even the start was not so successful, I tried to get my bicycle repaired. Unfortunately as I came to the bike store in my area they was bringing out the furniture as it got closed. But on friday I got it repaired what was quiet an adventure and took the whole afternoon. I had to visit 5 shops to find the right size, but the ugly thing came later finding somebody who fixes the tire on the wheel. Normally you find here each ten meters somebody who fixes tires but nobody wanted to do it. 1.5 hours searching to find one, but now I can use my bicycle again, what saves me a lot of time and money.
The best day was by far the wednesday, first I got confirmed that Open Development Cambodia will host the next Translation Sprint and even more they would host us month for month. After a short consultation with the most active translators, we will do starting May bi-monthly Translation Sprints. I had 3 weeks ago a meeting at Open Development Cambodia and they just wanted me to note down what Fedora is and what we doing, just for their sponsors. The meeting took me the whole day, not the meeting itself but getting there was one hour for me without bike and of course one hour back. But now after 6 months searching and dozens of unsuccessful meetings I finished it and the next sprint can happen. I already made all the necessary tickets and after Khmer New Year we will announce it.


But the best what did happen, that my Moneypool for a new laptop got filled in not even 12 hours after I did blog about it. That really makes me happy, but since then I am not sure if I shall leave it open or close it. In case one I could try to get a better used one or even a new one, if some more donations get in. I did look what I could get, Thinkpads of the T-serie are over 1000US$ but some Edge seems to be in reachable distance. I would go for one even I had bad experiences with an Edge before. So far I decided to leave it open as I cant buy one right now during the New Year holidays anyway and to my birthday are 14 days left. So if you want to donate, you can do, you even can leave me a comment as I am not sure about it.

After I found a place for the next Translation Sprint and even for the following ones, I have now more time and energy again to work on the next “Different Release Party” together with PNC. I hope this works out.

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A new laptop is needed

April 9th, 2019 von buergermeister

In December the worst case did happen to me as I already did tell here, my laptop died during an event. Was really hard for me to deliver my talks and workshops at this event without one (luckily I had the slides already on my fp.o) Well he is back to life, but not really. He holds no power anymore and when I transport him I need several attempts to start him, he doesnt show then no BIOS so I need 5-10 attempts to start him. That he has no working battery anymore really hurts right now a lot, we have an drought wave here and the government switches the electricity off each day for 6 hours as they cant pay it. As I do not know when it comes, usually they change between starting morning and starting at lunch time, but on different times so I often loose what I am working on :( They plan to keep this power disconnections on until the end of the dry season in June.
I need a new working device, laptops are in Cambodia very expensive (even you have China around the corner) you get nothing really useful under 500$. I am aiming for a T440 which was availale for 530$. Why then 600EUR? Its simple Paypal wants always a small amount in fees already and at a certain point I have to make it to cash, means transferring it to my bank account which is in EUR and the conversion rates of Paypal are an impudence they have an around difference to the rate of 5 cents (means you get for each 100$ 5EUR less) thats why I collecting in EUR instead US$. So I get transferred it without furthermore loss and have to pay then only the fees the banks here want.

I thought that I can earn over the time a new one but that seems not the case, the electricity situation right now is a large setback and I already feel it in the pocket that I have lesser time to earn. The deficit is much higher as the “saved” costs for electricity, I have just a 2$ smaller electricity bill last month. Besides this there seems to be a conspiracy against me, my fan died to, also my phone just gave up to serve me and my bike needs a new tire after getting a nail into it, two weeks ago. So I never have a chance to save something. But I would like to continue with all my work but it becomes more and more harder, especially without an working laptop.

I did setup a while ago a moneypool on Paypal for collecting for my birthday gift. So maybe you can/want help me to finance my next working device. In case you want to use something else as Paypal contact me, I am sure we can work something out.

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Not posting here means not there is nothing done

März 22nd, 2019 von buergermeister

I looking with fears to this strange ideas Mindshare has for the future of the Ambassadors. You can not write reports if you not have an event, so I telling here now how hard it is in this country to organize an event.

Since October 2018 I search for a place which would host the next Translation Sprint. We have tons of co-working spaces or NGO’s which have space available. But is always the same I asked e.g. Open Institute, answer we can host you just on Saturday. And I had actually to write there several times and even make calls because I got no answer for the first contact. The same on The Desk, we can host you only on Saturday. This makes no sense in Cambodia, it is a regular working day, because they have 28 holidays. So most people have to work until 2pm. What sucked on this one, I was working on it since end of January. So first meeting was setup for 11th March, I went there but nobbody there to meet me. This is normal cambodian working style I dont tell I am busy and cant meet you and give you an alternative time. Well the promised mail with an alternative time never arrived, so I had to ask for it again. Second meeting was then this Monday, I spent an hour with them with the useless result of “just Saturday”. But there is light on the horizon OpenDevelopment might host us but here just on Sunday, which is for us better then just Saturday. So six months, hundreds of mails and several meetings and achieved nothing. How easy is it to setup a Fedora Womans Day in the Pune office, compared to this and then just travel around the world to visit other events and this is then called “active”

 

Also for the “different Release Party” I have a lot of trouble, I contacted PNC back in October to repeat the event. The sad news for me after Benoit Pitet also John Munger left, leaves me with Cambodians to work so again explaining things the Europeans did realize without the need to tell them. I show you here the quote I got back in November:

Dear Gnokii,
It is very interesting, but Fedora is not the one which matches with our students studying.
Therefore, I was wondering if you could offer our CentOS, it will be the best for us.

Best regards,

 

I never signed a mail as gnokii to them, that shows their level of education. I will try it again, actually I try to contact their “External Relations Manager” which I have amongst my friends on facebook but no luck so far. So I might write again and try to setup a meeting with Maud Lhuillier as head of PN in Asia. I have a bit of a wild idea, so let’s see if this works out. So let’s see….

So as you can see, there is a lot going on even something doesnt happen, so how wants Mindshare measure if there is activity or not?

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  • Happy Open Data Day

    März 2nd, 2019 von buergermeister

    First of March is Open Data Day, at least it was here in Phnom Penh. So I did join the local event organized by Open Development Cambodia. Actually I decided to join because it was announced as a Hackathon unfortunately people in Asia or at least here in Cambodia understand with this always something else. So it was lesser a day on working with open data and help people processing them as a day full of talks, with an ending of a short hackathon.

    Except the first talk, about open source social media tools from John Weeks all talks been in khmer (thats why I stay away from such events) Johns talk can be easily summarized – https://deleteyourfacebook.today/. For me the only sad thing is tootle as desktop client isnt packaged for Fedora yet, but maybe saying this here changes it. Next talk was from Vimoil, she did gave an 101 about Open Data, following with the slides I would have only to add that interoperability and machine processability base on the use of Open Standards and Open Formats. Otherwise it was a good 101. It followed a panel discussion about “Tracking Public Money Flow” very boring for me, because in khmer and sorry the introductional slides been very uninformative.

    After the coffee break a talk about the Concept of Data Driven Journalism was following, not just that the speaker did mess up, what a statement is but to say that PDF is evil and you should use XLS instead, was to much for me. I really had to say that you can not compare a document format with a spreadsheet. And comparing an at least ISO normed file format with something proprietary like XLS is not funny anymore. Before the hackathon started there been two other talks. Punwaths talk been the important talk, he did show where you can get data from and how to process data. As it was more an demonstration as talk with slides I was totally off.

    Then the hackathon started, as I did not get Punwaths talk I needed an update from him what the task is, next handicap was that all the data we had must be translated for me to english which took a lot of time. So no chance to be the winning team. But all in all it was a day of fun and I moved also some Fedora things on, as the Opendevelopment community has some things with in common and is interested in FOSS. There are some things cooking.

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    Fedora 30 – Supplemental Wallpaper

    Februar 5th, 2019 von buergermeister

    The submission phase for the Fedora 30 Supplemental Wallpapers ended a few days ago, now the voting is open and is until 25th. You have 16 choices you can make and are allowed to vote when you have CLA + 1 membership. This time we have not to many choices, just a bit above 50.  Here are my 3 favorites:

     

    The voting process happens inside Nuancier so you can go now and vote, dont forget to claim the badge, its not given by hand.

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    Cambodia – Statistics

    Januar 8th, 2019 von buergermeister

    We have a new year, so its time to look back, what was achieved in the old one. First for me this year was much shorter as 12 months, because me was forbidden to work for Fedora by our leadership. This had of course consequences on the results.
    First of all, during the research I figured out that there are some problems, so the data are a bit incorrect. The result from datagrepper shows just 32 FAS accounts, but it are 33. Also a lot of the accounts added during last years translation sprint dont have the “Egg” badge even they have now since a year a FAS account. Another problem is, I have among the zanata group one who has not an FAS account. So I will clean this problems during the next months, at least I hope so.
    So how does the statistic for Cambodia look like, first the amount of FAS accounts:

    One of the problems, I have is that the caching of datagrepper data takes very long and in case I have a connection break, I can start it again. So it no fun to make this statistics. For last year I made a comparison with Vietnam as neighbor country, just keep in mind the country is in population 7 times bigger. For this year I decided not to do it again, as it takes a lot of time to get all the data.

    For the CLA only accounts, a lot of them are added during ICT Camp in December and they will change soon to CLA+ status, when they start working. The unapproved groups, will also go.

     

    So how big was the activity? The only indicator I have for that is the amount of badges, but as said before there are some not awarded. So the result is not that big. The good thing is, slowly also the developer get more interest on Fedora, we had this year the first Copr build by a Cambodian.

    Next to make the name/brand of Fedora better known in Cambodia, one of my objectives is to drive the translation to khmer forward. Except the Translation Meetup we hold in January, there was no other one, Kuylim as Votey had from February to April no time and they at least would be needed as otherwise I might sitting there alone. After that well see on the begin. So there was not really progress on the translation and khmer people dont work online as we are used to, its better to do it event driven.
    So how looks the stage of translation, first the translation team size compared to other South East Asian countries:

    There are 5 new people in the translation team, they all joined during ICT Camp back in December and there is a high interest to drive the translation forward. There might be even kui as indiginous language be added, lets see. So what is the stage of the translation, of course through the missing events, the stage did shrink a bit. I tried to organize another sprint, but I still search for a venue for it (I have hopefully found one now).

    I like to compare here with Albania, as they started nearly the same time. But for me its interesting, that a team doubled in size and with much much more sprints has compared to Cambodia such a low result. With the next sprint, we will continue to work on web as priority, as this helps to inform local people. I am not so sure if it is a good idea to continue then with “docs” as this is huge and makes partly translated not fully sense or if we continue with rhel, priority and upstream as there are lesser strings. This all depends a bit on the amount of people showing up during the next sprint.

    Back in 2017 I have taken over the Facebook page, which was once created and fill it now with Fedora news, to have a communication channel. The mailing list is so far lesser successful but serves as point to speak to all cambodian contributors, I made it during the sprints and join-workshop mandatory to join it. I have not used the mailing list so far for announcements as there was nothing to announce, that will change with the next event.

    So how does the Facebook page results look like:

    The mass of the subscribers are really Cambodians, not as in other cases a lot of our own people. The average (not shared) post has between 50-300 views. Me absence from May until November did cost several subscribers as there been no news of course. Video posts get more attention as the normal links or posts. But there is not many shareable content so far, or better I dont have the time to spend hours searching for such one. The activity for posts in the group have grown during the year, as the group grows and more activity comes in this might grow in this year. Unfortunately fb let you look into the statistics, just for the last 28 days. I dont want to export the data month for month, to look for the development. For me its a side theater.

     

    Objectives 2019

    • Translation Sprint 3 – as I was “off” for nearly half a year, I could not organize the annual sprint, it was to late to find a venue. So sprint 3 will happen 2019 instead 2018. For the next sprint, I might have a person who can in the future take off this work from me. For number 4 that would mean I just have to support it and if it works out with 5 this person will organize the sprints. Hope that works.
    • Reviving the Translation Meetups
    • Finish the web part of translation – as mentioned before this is the highest priority, I still think about the next objective.
    • Starting kui as language team – here is a interest to start with this, to keep this language alive but its not so easy even there are 250.000 kui speakers, the problematic is kui is spoken in Thailand, Lao and Cambodia, and they use the alphabet of these countries.
    • Revive GNOME, hunspell translation – one of the problems coming up now is, that some idiots (namely SUSE) paid once for translation. GNOME has now only one translator left, marked as inactive and the stage shrinks. What at a certain point will create the opposite of the stage of today (Fedora install in english and usage in khmer). Same for some other free software projects, so big task.
    • Release party with PNC, also here damage been done by denying me to work.  I sent out a mail several month ago and as the old partners left the school I start here on zero again, for Fedora 30 it will not happen. Hopefully can be done for F31.
    • Barcamp – after doing this event not for 2 years, its time to do a presence there again at least bigger as a talk, to keep the awareness on Fedora alive. This might include the printing of material this time, I already working on this.

    When everything works out, the amount of FAS accounts should be end of the year over 40, so lets see.

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    Cambodia ICT Camp 2018

    Dezember 27th, 2018 von buergermeister

    Sunday – Day -1

    The day before the first day of ICT Camp Cambodia was mostly travel. I had to wake up early for going to the bus. I went through the city very fast, as it was sunday morning. But very often that doesnt mean anything, so to be on time you have to start early and sometimes that is right enough but sometimes you have then still time, especially the bus arrives later. So this time I was to early :D
    A bus ride from Phnom Penh takes 6-8 hrs, night bus is a bit shorter. It always depends on the traffic situation and what I figured out, its better to take the smaller buses with lesser people, then its lesser an issue to getting all back in the bus during the breaks.
    So I arrived at the hotel half past two, I unpacked my things and my room mate arrived, luckily the organizers picked Ar Arky as my room mate. I know him since a long time now but that doesnt mean we see each other regularly (thats the strange thing in this city) so we did catch up on a few things and planned to do some things to do some things together in near future (how near depends now for me, how fast I find funding for a new laptop) and we had even the chance to enjoy the pool before going to the welcome dinner.

     

    Monday – Day 0

    Before I talk about, what did happen on the first day of this event, I should tell you what it is and what is the idea behind it. The ICT Camp Cambodia, is definitely not an FOSS event, like we know it. Literally there are no such events in the region. The idea behind the camp is to solve problems, it is about getting people to new ways of thinking and teach them basic things about certain areas. This camp concentrated on Open Data, Cybersecurity and Open Source. At a certain point the participants was called to find problems which they could solve and one of the points for a possible solution was, that the solution will be Open Source.

     

    So the first day was opened with an welcome speech by Thy Try, Executive Director of the hosting organization Open Development Cambodia. It was followed  what I calling keynote marathon, participants of the FUDCon APAC 2016 here in Phnom Penh might know what I mean. Keynote means here kind of opening talk, so in this case just 3 related to the topic plus one hold by Mok Khemera, Director of e-Government department, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

     

    Since I living in Cambodia I am not that much interested in listening to such talks, its totally different to what I am used to. I had already enough of one of the opening “keynote” speeches at FOSSASIA where someone just did talk because his embassy was one of the sponsors, well Skype is so far from opensource, it was like a slap into the face. So I skipped most of these opening talks. Except the one of Norbert Klein, which was the part of “Open Source for Good” I already did ask Nobert the day before what he will talking about and I was already angry back then, Nobert sells Free Software/Open Source as free in kind of free beer, lesser as in kind of freedom. He has the typical end-user thinking of free and unpaid download, which never fits to the needs of government or business institutions. This kind of thinking is absolute poison and shows the wrong picture.

    I only can hope that my talk which was the follow up in the track of “Open Source for Good” made this more clear. My talk was entitled “Free as in Freedom, not as in Free Beer” so I showed the definitions of Free Software as this ones of OSI as well and made clear that in neither the one or the other does contain any restriction according to money or does it not allow to SELL the software. My biggest problem at this point was, that 15 minutes before my talk my laptop did die. So I had no slides to present with, for me no problem I can speak about this topic freely. During the time I could upload my slides and shared them with the participants, a thing I would have done anyway. But before I presented another thing did happen, the morning circle on the first day of course with an introduction of everybody on this point I have to say, its planned always and nobody seems to calculate the time before, when 100 or more people introduce themself its not done in the 20 minutes which was planned. So coffee break was a bit shorter as planned but this had also a short calculated time, 10 minutes. I am opposed on such “breaks” during working events anyway there is a pro and a con and the con, that you never get back everybody into the tracks/talks seems to be a big problem in SEA. So I hope there will be some format changes for the next event. But I like the idea behind, getting to know new people and their views on problems/things. But I never figured out who my “secret buddy” was I mean who dragged me out of the pot. My secret buddy was Lov Hongthakvika, we had some conversations to each other (actually I like the secret buddy idea but some bug fixes must be done to it to make it 100% working) he had some questions to me anyway as he is one of the few already using Linux (ubuntu) and had interest in switching to Fedora as it seems to be the better solution for him as a developer. And we shared also our “Smallworld” experiences.

     

    Tuesday – Day 1

    This day I had no talk by myself and time to join others (as long they been in english, made me a bit sad most had titles in english and was hold in khmer) I joined John Weeks talk about “ICT4D in Cambodia” thats an attempt to connect different NGO’s together to work more closely together. I heard in this talk about a funny solution, you know what a WIFI-Moto is, yes its a moto bike which brings you for a few hours a day connection to the internet. Sounds crazy or? I also joined Arky’s talk about “Internet in a Box” which is related to us, as this project started on our Fedora Summer of Open Hardware and Fun! Wow that was a long time ago. From the software perspective every problem is solved, except that the GUI would need some rework to get it more attractive. From the hardware side, the current solution Raspi + Wifi dongle is not the optimum. There will be a deployment of this boxes in some schools here in Cambodia. Sure hardware solution could be better but thats a bit of chicken-egg problem, surly not without funding and an larger deployment.
    Later that day, the pitch session did happen. So the participants had to come up with problems and ideas how to address them. There been 14 problems/ideas. First I was happy to see that none of them was about make a new business and all of them addressed social problems. If you would been strict to the regulations, some had more a solution and searched for a problem where they can be used for. Some been really interesting, like a dictionary for the indiginous language kuy (Cambodia has 19 languages, kuy is one of them). Unfortunately they felt back to “App” instead of really bringing their idea to that what later “Apps” can use. But there will be light, the people who had this problem/idea already joined our translation team, so lets see if we can offer Fedora in kuy. I have starting to work to figure out, how to do it in the best way. Two ideas was related to OSM, one group wanted to better the data of it and searched for ways how to build an OSM community in Cambodia and one wanted to use it to promote the Battambang region amongst tourists. Two projects wanted the trash problem Cambodia faces, so all in all a lot of interesting things.
    After the pitching the mentoring session did start, opposite to others speakers I did not choose a team to mentor as one of the the rules was to make the solution open source, I felt responsible for all (the only FOSS person left was Arky and he was one of the judges). This sessions went until the dinner and after dinner another session did happen.

    Last session of this very long day (until 11pm) was John Weeks with “Sketch Noting” this session was mainly there for showing the participants that everybody can draw (not a thing you have to show me) and how to use such drawings for recording sessions and talks or present ideas. I met John several times already and he has done comics about FOSS already, we had since a plan to produce a Fedora related one, lets see we can do it this time. I would need some for Barcamp PP 2019 and this graphical stories are really the best way to explain Khmer people what it is about. We used some time during the event to speak about this kind of project.

     

    Wednesday – Day 2

    This day was only a half day filled with talks, after lunch an trip was planned. The organizers gave the choice between Angkor Wat and Kampong Phluk, the floating village. I been to Angkor already, yes I find it a great place but 30$ for a day ticket and paying this for just a few hours (not the whole day) is simple to much especially the money wents in the pockets of a private company. So I did choose the floating village and it was the right choice, its not that it is impressive like Angkor Wat and the engineering behind it, its a village build on piles on a river. There are all in all 3 of this villages left, with 900 family living in all three of them. Its not so tourist crowed like Angkor (half China is there) just a few tourist. The only thing what made me sad that day, was that my session chair said to the participants of the talk, they shall get into a bus with me and then continue there and the organizer packed all speakers, facilitators and organizers in one bus. So they had no chance to continue their exploring of our huge world.
    But before we went for the trip, I had my second talk on this event, it was about the Fedora Security Lab but it was more concentrating on Flavors, Labs and Spins and show the different things we offer. It is hard for the most to understand that an operating system has nothing to do with an graphical user interface/desktop environment and that on Linux you have the choice to find one that fits your needs. I already had this last year at PNC, but they did understand that during the week we had.
    The tour did end with an self-organized dinner in Siem Reap, so for me been already in SR but never seen the famous Pub-Street before, but the time was to short as some projects wanted to work on their idea, I had to go back with the bus at 8pm. I mentored after that the OSM-Battambang idea a bit and went around 12pm to my room, so a long time again.

     

    Thursday – Day 3

    This day did open with the presentations of last years winner projects. This was also the big day for me as the first slots being my “Start your Life as Fedora Contributor” workshop, this workshop I always divide in two parts. In part one I show that there are many things to do and you not rely on any programming language to contributing to an FOSS project. I dont know why a “Mindshare guy” wants to see my material for this workshop, I do it since years and the slides are shared on my fpo account and the rest of the workshop is helping the people creating their FAS account and understand the ways we use, its explaining why we use IRC and not do video conferences, its some basics about how to use mailing lists and similar things. There is no kind of material, because it depends on the knowledge of the audience. As material always serves me apps.fedoraproject.org which gives a nice overview on Fedoras infrastructure and how huge our project is. This time I was a bit troubled as my laptop died on the first day, I managed to show my slides but showing IRC and so on was a bit hard but this was with the audience I had this time also lesser an issue. Over the days before the right people crystallized out and so 5 new FAS accounts being created and 5 new translators being added to Zanata, and I am sure 3 will definitely show up for the next translation sprint. Besides that the khmer-community mailing list found some new subscribers and the facebook page some new subscribers to. We used also some time during my session to talk about translation topics, there is a strong need now for it, MoEYs has made a policy to deploy increased FOSS but only when it is available in khmer. Guess what next to LibreOffice, GNOME (which been translated several years back paid by SUSE) Fedora is ahead.

     

    Friday – Day 4

    This day had lesser talks, as the projects had to finish their presentation for the marketplace as well presenting them. I joined that day “FOSS and Khmer Application in Education – How community can contribute!” presented by Phel Phearoun from the Ministery of Eduction, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). Again time to discuss, how FOSS projects get translated and what the ministry can do for this. The hierarchical thing the ministry has in mind their will not work, the encourage and facilitating points will be more helpful. However I will have with Phel Phearoun a meeting during the next weeks as we developed together some ideas already how we can improve the situation. So far we agreed to connect the different translation teams together, an idea I had a long time ago but never got it running. So lets see if with the help of MoEYS this will happen. The first meeting, is now nearly a week after the event set up.

     

    Saturday – Going home

    Getting home, this can be described in a few words, hurry up to get breakfast, checking out and then wait for the rest joining the bus and take their seats in it. The ride back was a lot of fun, forget about Karaoke hour at Flock, khmer do karaoke whenever they can. In a bus it means there are microphones, the driver/owner shares with you the phone connection via bluetooth and you can search in youtube or other such platforms and sing the song you like, he they even got me singing (people who know me what that means), so the 7 hours what it took us to reach Phnom Penh went fast.

    Output

    So all in all it was a successful event, personally for me as well for Fedora. Not that we just won new contributors and more people did hear about it. There are also some contacts are made and ideas developed how to bring FOSS (and therefore also Fedora) forward in Cambodia. I have now a full agenda again and have to catch up with all of this contacts to move on. But if half of it does happen, Fedora will make a big step forward in Cambodia again.

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    How Fedora’s Wallpaper Are Made

    Dezember 7th, 2018 von buergermeister

    I am now member of the Design Team more then 10 years and had my hands in, in many off the fedora wallpaper. Over the years the Design Team developed a way to be creative and come up with a unique design for each release. This way was build around the release names, yes it became harder, how funnier the release names became. For Fedora 20 aka Heisenbug, there was no idea how this name could be represented. So this wallpaper was build with the number of the release 20 and his latin representation XX. Then the council disabled the code names, what put the Design Team into a little crisis, we tried to work furthermore with the numbers but except for Fedora 24 (which represents 24 hours of a day) not work. So a solution was needed.
    Since Fedora 25 I running a small voting among the Design Team, giving a few names of inventors/discoverer. This is not the same as code names, as we use it only as an creative starting point. Nevertheless there are always people outside the team taking the vote (and they vote mostly just because they find the name cool and have no eye what can be done with)

     

    Archimedes

    Archimedes, Al-Battani and Armstrong been the choices for this version, and Archimedes won very clear. And so the wallpaper bases on a design of an archimedian spiral, maybe you can see it now.

     

    Alexander Graham Bell

    For Fedora 26 Charles Babagge, George Beauchamp and Alexander Graham Bell as inventor of the telephone been the choices and Bell won the voting. But how do you come from telephone to a line of trees? Take a closer look, the line of trees is nothing else as a waveform of a spoken word, here Fedora. Isnt that genius?

     

    Jaques Cousteau

    Jaques Cousteau came out as the favorite for Fedora 27, the other choices been Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot and Vladimir Nikolayevich Chelomey. And so the beautiful jellyfish design was created.

     

    Emily C. Duncan

    For Fedora 28, Mo requested the change one of the person shall be a woman (thats a bit problematic as there are lesser woman inventors outside. Since then we have 4 options to choose from. Giovanni de Dondi, Arvid Gerhard Damm, Georges Darrieus and Emily C. Duncan. Emily C. Duncan did win, the concept of the artwork bases of “information travelling down/up wires”.

     

    Gertrude B. Elion

    As I was not available for wrangling the Fedora 29 inspiration, Mo suggusted relative late to go with Gertrude B. Elion and so the wallpaper was made on a concept of hexagons representing cells.

     

    Augustin-Jean Fresnel

    For the upcoming Fedora version 30, we held the voting and there been Federico Faggin, Rosalind Franklin, Sandford Fleming and Augustin-Jean Fresnel the options. The team decided to go with Fresnel, so you can be curious with what we come up.

    Some closing words, as I said before there are always people who read the mail on the list and vote, even they are not member of the team. That would be fine, but there is one thing, they always vote because they find the invention cool or the name but this doesnt help the Design Team. This is a two-sided thing I have spoken about this a while ago with Mo, the people have interest to “contribute” into such a voting but as said, its not helpful in this way for the team itself. I have an idea how to solve this problem, maybe there is room to hack the needed thing together during next GSoC.

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    Science Glyphs

    Juni 15th, 2018 von buergermeister

    Its a while ago since the last update here. What not means I dont do anything. Some months ago Martin Owens aka doctormo (from the Inkscape team) came to me and asked me if I could help to rework and extend a project he started, called science icons.https://gitlab.com/doctormo/glyphicons-science

    I started working on it a while ago. First I added the missing glyphs for microscope, atom, robot, telescope, satrun, radioactive and replaced the rocket one. Now I added also antenna (radio astronomy), galaxy, orbit, asteroid and observatory.

    On the end a font set with glyph icons for science shall be developed from it, a font set like fontawesome which you can use in apps around science projects. I think there is a lot in it.

    Lets see what I can do next. Next to the drawing and tiring node cleaning (what has to be done for glyphs) there is also a bit of organizational work behind.

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  • Update on Supplemental Wallpaper for Fedora 28

    Februar 11th, 2018 von buergermeister

    I used the weekend to moderate the supplemental wallpapers for Fedora 28. I did already check from time to time the sumissions and rejected the ones who break the guidelines, and started checking the legality of the ones with given references of the license.
    So far we have 124 submissions, but I rejected a lot (so far 18) this time for wrong aspect ration, some never will get that we dont accept submissions with the Fedora logo on it and unclear licenses, this time I rejected all who was not licensed with the same license as on Flickr or any other given reference. Before I always informed the submitter about this inconsistency, but there is to many of them now and it is very time consuming (some really think its just hitting a button inside Nuancier, I can assure you its not). 61 badges are so far awarded
    There might come some more submission as there is some time until 13th left. But dont think I can moderate you last minute submission, Pingou already added now finally the feature that we can have deadline for submission and the begin of the voting phase on different dates.

    some of my personal favorites so far:

    The contest is a time and resourcen devouring thing for me, I spend an average of 160-200 hours working time with it. I have to mention this also now, I have to live with just a mobile connection and this costs me serious traffic. I had to add volume on Sunday just to finishing it and that after spending already on saturday a lot of traffic for it. Ok mobile traffic is in Cambodia (for western view) very cheap, to add 500MB costs me just 0.30$ but there is a downside, if you topup here the money is only valid for usage during next 7 days, so using 30 cents from a dollar means, 70 cents stay and normally I just have 1$ a week costs for my subscription, so this money will be not used and on the end I paid 1$ for the add, except I use it for adding more. Currently a dollar, is a lot for me I also get a good meal for it but unfortunately a coffee (at least not a good one)

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    Freelancer.com – Let’s blow the whistle

    Januar 4th, 2018 von buergermeister

    As I am allways in need of money, I looking fro freelance jobs. So therefore I am member of freelancer.com. From time to time they send me “interesting” projects in my area in kind of newsletter, so I got yesterday also this newsletter with an bid I should look at. It was like to often something, where you dont see how much work it is but you shall give a bi for how much you doing it, so nothing for me. Around 2 hrs later I got an email again from freelancer.com directly addressed to me and written from a person. I took the freedom to answer to this person, how in gods name he figured out that this job offer would fit to me as there is nothing written what shall be to do. I got no answer, but this time I said to myself ok, lets bid and I did. So now I got a clearer job description what I shall do and its this:

    I took the freedom and asked the guy when he will pay, after he got the information. Quiet funny to me I shall work for nothing also ^^. But I was already planning to publish this and blow the whistle, but as civilized person I gave freelancer.com the opportunity to give me an answer if they find this is morally right and belongs to their projects. So I contacted the support. After explaining what happen I got a link to foundations why projects get rejected. So if I am seeing that right, freelancer has nothing against being used for such kind of “jobs”. Well the first support employee wanted to have the link to the project so that the “admins” can have a look. She got it and after several minutes she closed the chat, she would have not heard from me. Ok next attempt, after again explaining the support employee contacted the legal team and the project got deleted but for what reason?

    Why took this soooooooooo long, 1,5 hours communicating with support of freelancer but the end is interesting, its morally totally ok but it got deleted for being wrong described. The funny thing to me is also they deleted the project (indeed they did) but they kept the “customer” (but under observation hahaa) . Ok judge this all by yourself. For myself I find it not morally right, that such platforms can be used for this and that there is nothing clear written in the rules for the projects about such kind of stuff. I also find it funny that the guy is not deleted, that gives him the chance to communicate with bidders, so on the end oppositional groups and persons might get reported to him. Ok judge that by yourself. And to sad is just, I still need some work to do :D

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  • Khmer Translation Sprint Round 2

    Dezember 4th, 2017 von buergermeister

    After two years it was really time to organize another sprint to move on in Fedoras translation to khmer. I started to organize it back in September. Normally enought time to get it done, but like often here the communication chain was broken and I didnt hear back from the event place if we can do it. So I did hear as I did ask on which date we might delay it. So now the last things had to be organized in very short time. With the consequence also have to have only a short time to make marketing for the event. But the result was not that bad, we have in Cambodia anyway the problem that for a lot of people the Saturday is a normal working day. Especially students, who have during week a normal job, going on Saturday to university. Like Kuylim Tith, he could join us for translation only on sunday. But then he translated like two years ago, a lot.
    On Saturday we started at 9 am with an introductional talk about the Fedora project itself. There was some questions and after answering them, we started to do all necessary steps to get all participants an FAS account and subscribe all mailing lists and make all the things. This takes always a while and we needed until 1.30pm to do it all. But now there are 13 new FAS accounts in Cambodia.


    The only thing that lays me like a stone in the belly is, that the L10N has on their pages in the regulations written, that they require an personal wiki page and that is only possible after getting into another group as CLA/FPCA.
    Normally its not a problem, just doing it later with the participants means on some I have to run behind to make sure its done, and they always feel safer if somebody is doing it with them. So hope that will be done during the next week.
    My co-organizer went out during that time, to get the lunch, which brought some smiles to the faces. We decided this time to go for pizza, which is here not cheap but young Cambodians like it also like other young people around the world.

    After eating this delicious lunch, we started with the translation or better to have a deeper look into Zanata. Then the first day was nearly finished but we managed to really start with the translation. Votey surprised me in the evening asking if we could start earlier in the morning as planned, so we decided to start one hour earlier.

    Kuylim was already waiting in the morning as I arrived, I did not see him for nearly two years as he was in Korea for studying but now he is back and already started from home again to translate. He also translated as I remember it, nobody can stop him when he is started. Also Hok Sovanvotey aka votey, translated a lot, she finished all translations for getfedora.org by herself. But we not just translated to khmer, as my co-organizer is czech, he also translated to czech language. He started to translate cockpit to his native language.
    We concentrated this time to translate more the group “web” to get something done which is faster visible to the public. Votey managed to translate getfedora.org entirely. She holds the record, with 5817 words translated just on sunday. Kuylim made a huge progress in translating spins.fedoraproject.org, its to 65% done. There are also some translations on labs.fedoraproject.org, arm.fedoraproject.org and others but still some work to do. All in all the translation of the web part went from 0 to 40% and main also raised to 13%. The group agreed to have no lunch break and go instead all together for dinner and so we worked during the lunch time also. But we went after 6pm to a nearby soup place.

    Looking retroperspective it was a very succesful event, not just because the translation made progress as more that we did win with Votey another translator like Kuylith, who wants to continue the translation. We also had time to talk, how we could improve the situation with the translation work and together we developed an idea, what we could do. We will start with end of this month with smaller meetups, just to come together and move on with the translation. Let’s see if that will work out.

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    Inkscape Workshop for the Young Eco Ambassadors

    September 28th, 2017 von buergermeister

     

    After a long time it is time for another Inkscape Workshop here in Phnom Penh. This time the audience are young “ecopreneurs”. The environmental situation in Cambodia isnt the best, especially the situation with the trash. It is really a problem, if you drive trough the city, you seeing that Khmer always have a coffee or sugar can juice on their motobike hanging, that is a ot of plastic which ends up directly on the street. The effect of that is it flowing around when the rain comes, the channels are full of them it stinks and it always ends in the chain if you drive with the bicycle during the rain. So not nice!
    This young people, want to change that. They do events educating people, what they can do better and founding businesses with an higher ecological impact and sometimes they just going on the street and collect the trash by them self. So a good thing to do.
    This workshop shall help them to reach more people. We will do it for two days, the first day will be an introduction to Inkscape, with an practical part where we draw an trash bin. The second day will an introduction to poster design, where we work out the principles for it and design with Inkscape a few posters.

    Merken

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    The little bit different Fedora 26 Release Party – Part 4

    August 1st, 2017 von buergermeister

    The Release Party did already happen 3 days ago but I been busy since then and also a little bit tired, so thats why this post comes a bit later. The students had time until Thursday in the afternoon, to correct the slides with the things we told them. I got them in the evening, but they still had some issues. So we decided that I do the correction of the slides together with them on Saturday morning at 11am. Therefore I had to go earlier to PNC as originally planned and having lunch around there.
    But as always something happens and you have to change plans, as I arrived at PNC there was no electricity. Its not a big problem, they have a generator for this cases but as generator hours are not cheap, you have to get permission of the general manager to start it and this took a while.
    So we started a bit later and we also had some problems to solve, but the students saw why you should set on free software, I could open their Powerpoint presentations in LibreOffice but they could not open odp files in M$ office. But we managed to make all left changes and have after that a short lunch.

    After the lunch break the moment of truth for the students came, the Release Party started. As the biggest room, PNC has, has only a capacity for 200 people we decided not to push it to the Alumni network, so there was not to much people just around 100, mostly students. We started with a small opening speech from John Munger as Manager of PNC, after his greetings, I did play a video with greetings from Matthew Miller. Then we started with the talks, the first talk was mine where I gave an introduction to Fedora at least that was planned but as the most of the audience been the students and will have later with me another Fedora Introduction workshop, I switched to an talk to show how easy it is to contribute to Fedora without programming skills. Then came the first student presentation, we started with the team which presented GNOME and the features of the version 3.24. Before the next talk started, we had another video with greetings, this time from Christian Dersch as owner of the LXQt spin feature. The LXQt team was the next to present and they did same like the team before an amazing job.
    For all the students Linux is new, as I wrote in one of the first posts many of them have not seen a computer before nor do own one by themself (yet) so the concept of having different desktop environments is totally new for them and a bit confusing. But in generally they like it, they got that they gather some freedom with is to choose for their needs, the more comfortable GNOME or the spartanic LXQt, which then runs on some older hardware.

    After the LXQt presentation followed another video greeting this time from Miro Hroncock, as owner of the Python Classroom feature of course followed by the presentation of the team which presented it. The Python Classroom feature got a ot of questions, no wonder there are not many Python developer in the country but a high demand for them.
    After this last student presentation, I followed again and made an overview talk about all the other features of F26 which was left (far to many for a talk). Then the event did end.
    All in all it was exciting but also exhausting week in preparations of this Release Party, the work for it isnt even finished yet. The students got on Monday a questionaire, which they have to fill and submit. For us this will be the base if we want to repeat this kind of event again, and how we will do it. So the questionaire must be evaluated and then I will have another meeting at PNC, for maybe more events as this one. So lets see.

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    The little bit different Fedora 26 Release Party – Part 3

    Juli 25th, 2017 von buergermeister

    For day 3 of the preparations for the Fedora 26 Release Party at PNC in Phnom Penh was planned that the different teams present GNOME 3.24, the Python Classroom and LXQT as features of Fedora 26. We have 4 teams for GNOME, 4 Teams for LXQT and 2 teams for the Python Classroom but presenting would be on the end just one team for each feature. I had fears that we can not select today as on Sunday no team had started to create their slides and we would need the two hours we have with each class to prepare them. Opposite to Saturday, where I had the afternoon and no classes would be after the workshop, I had to start at 7.30 in the morning and there would be classes afterwards. So no chance to overdo in time. But the students already did do them as homework by themself, so they did need only a few more minutes to finish them.
    We managed to see the presentations and choose which teams will present on Saturday to the public. Especially both of the teams for the Python Classroom Lab, had a very good presentation. The chosen team just did win because their slides looked a bit more profesional and they was a bit more safe in presenting it. The team chosen for GNOME 3.24 hat a small overview about GNOME in general to, which I did like. For a lot of them it will be also the first presentation so there are some rethorical issues but presenting will help them in the future to master such kind of task. Next step now is, that the selected teams rework their slides with the given issues, mostly typos. And on Saturday will be the big day for them.
    One sad thing, is I did not manage today to shot a photo of the second class, as we was really a bit under time pressure but I am sure on Saturday will be more time and I will shot some more pictures. So no picture for today but you can be sure it did happen ;)

    to be continued…

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    The little bit different Fedora 26 Release Party – Part 2

    Juli 23rd, 2017 von buergermeister

    Today was part 2 of the preparing sessions for the Fedora Release Party at PNC on Saturday the 29th of July. So I did spent again the day at this school, I remember a discussion I had at Flock in Prague about the motivation of Asians. There was a saying that you have to motivate them to doing things, I did not agree at that time and I still have this opinion. Whenever I did work with the young people here they allways doing it with lot of passion, yes they are take longer to understand complex things and it is harder for them but they allways if they do something they do it with a lot of motivation. Like today, the first class did still work as the second class was already waiting before the door and the second class did not stop me, so we did overdraw the time for more as 1.5 hours and they still did work as I left them.
    Its a big thing we try to achieve, I already told you in part one most of them have never seen a computer before so the knowledge is not that deep. So when it comes to the Python Classroom Feature, they come with question like what is Docker and what is Vagrant and what now is Containerization. Also on the other topics, mostly they use windows so the division between and Desktop Environment and the actually Operating System is not clear to them and must be explained. As we started plan this event we calculated 3 days a 4 hours for each class but through the lack of available computers, we have only 25 we can go with one class at once. What means first class only 2 hours and the second class is more lucky as we can overdraw. (I am sure PNC would be very happy about hardware donations). All teams are now in a stage that they have figured out what all the features are and what they do and have made at least a plan on paper, what they want to put onto the slides. On Tuesday we wanted to do normally the selection process but I fear we have at least to use one hour for each class to prepare the slides, which leaves us one hour to test the teams. Lets see if it works out, if not we might have to do it on Saturday in the morning.

    In general I got some nice feedback from the students, yes Linux and Fedora is totally new to them, so that you have a complete environment installed with an Office Suite, video player, music player and all of the things you might need for your daily needs in working with a computer is for some amazing and they did like it. To the LXQT spin, well there is one problem GNOME has a nice application called Software on LXQT you have to use the terminal, for this environment its better there would be a graphical software tool, they are scared of the terminal. We did use the terminal a bit and the most was amazed what you can do with it and how easy it is at all. But a GUI tool would be better to put on to the LXQT spin, especially this DE aims for to ranges of people that ones with older hardware (would be here very often the case) and people who wants more ressources for work. I hope Christian finds a good way to install software in a graphical way on LXQT.
    Back to Release Party topic, we will see how far we come on Tuesday or if we have to use the Saturday morning for the selection of the teams who will present.

    P.S. I forgot to make a group picture with the first class today as there was a flying change, so just half of the students are shown. The other one I will do on Tuesday.

    to be continued…

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    The little bit different Fedora 26 Release Party – Part 1

    Juli 22nd, 2017 von buergermeister

    Since Fedora 21 we had not really a Fedora Release Party here in Phnom Penh, Fedora 21 we did at Development Innovations which was wonderful supported by Greta Greathouse the head of this US AID driven institution. But well in Asia an not to mention non-foss oriented company showed a behavior like in Europe 25 years ago. So DI has a new boss, which is lesser FOSS oriented. So we had to find a new place. For Fedora 24 the time frame was to short for me to organize something and Fedora 25 was an epic fail on the Royal University Phnom Penh, which cancelled the party, an hour before it.
    So this time I going with Passerelles Numerique as partner, which will not just provide the room and helps eqipement and this is what makes this Release Party a bit different from the “normal” ones.
    First of all what is PNC, PNC is a french NGO which helps young under-educated Cambodians to start a career in IT. Its a bit different here as home in Europe, there students of economics are the lower class and the engineers are seen different. Here the rich studying economics or marketing, IT is not from such high value. What means most of the students come from the provinces and have never seen a computer before. I spent now some years here and looking around in the IT companies, I find mostly graduates of PNC, a lot of them went later on to university and did study IT. So it plays a vital role in Cambodias IT sector.

    So what is now different, to a normal Release Party. Well on a normal one mostly the Fedora Ambassadors present and here it will be different. Yes I will present of course but there will be other talks which are held from the students. Well now you could think that I am a lazy guy, but it is the opposite. Before we will have next Saturday our Release Party I spent 3 days working with the students on their presentations.

    Today the first day of this kind of Fedora Workshop was. There was two classes a 25 students of the first year. We started after an short introduction, with installing Fedora Workstation and the LXQT spin. It took a bit longer as planned, thanks to Murphy but we managed it. We picked 3 features the students will present GNOME 3.24, the LXQT spin and the Python Classroom. For GNOME and LXQT we have 4 teams a 5 students and for the Python Classroom 2 teams. After the installation, the students did start their research, what this feature is about and how to present it the best way. They will continue this for tomorrow the Sunday and on Tuesday there will be a test presentation before a jury.

    to be continued…

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    Sneak Peak into F26 Supplemental Wallpaper

    März 20th, 2017 von buergermeister

    There are just few days left, then the submission period for the Fedora 26 Supplemental Wallpaper ends and the voting will be open. Time for looking a bit behind the scenes. So far we had 94 submissions, that is again the average we had over the last contests.
    The quality is also again average, compared to the time we started Nuancier its much lower. I have a strong feeling we have a lot of people just submitting something to get the badge. We have to get to a stage with an higher quality again and I started this time also to reject for quality reasons, from the 94 submissions stay after 83, so 11 rejections. I think thats record, but its not for quality reasons most I had to reject for copyright violations. Its a bit hard for me that some Ambassadors have no idea about licensing, and that they are not the author/creator of a picture even the real creator has licensed it CC0. So this time all this things was direct rejected, no second chance and I think I will keep it that way. Why sould I invest more work as necessary especially it doesnt get honored and I get insulted later on for it.
    It cost me an average of 6 minutes just to moderate a submission and award the badge, not to mention that I have to do a legal research for them which costs an average of 2 hours a submission. Not to mention that there is also time needed for the creation of the election, for the article in Fedora Magazine which anounces the start of the contest, the article in the Community Blog which reminds you to go for the vote and and and…. Its more as a full month work just for that.

    So for the next election there will be some changes more according to the submitters who submit work of others. I definitely will deny submissions from other wallpaper services/pages. Some other things will follow but require some technical changes in Nuancier, back to quality back to honor the people who create things for Fedora and work for doing it. Not the ones who search for 10 minutes in the internet for a free licensed picture and submit it but later on are the loudest ones, that they have submitted.

    Thats all for now and now my usual 5 favorites amongst the submissions

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