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Software Freedom Day 2013 Panama

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alrededor de 6 años
 
This year, SFD date and Innovation Fair in Panama has the same date, so we decide to join Innovation fair to share free software with high schools kids from all the country, we meet real interesting kids using Fedora, and other Linux distros, working with robotics, software chemical and all kind of interesting projects.



We show Fedora to teachers from towns we normally have no chance to visit.


FEL Fedora Electronic Spin was something that call their attention.

Icaro project also won a great numbers of fans with teachers and kits.

It was really nice, I have fun a got tire of talking to all.


Thanks to Ibeth Batista from Procient for inviting us.

We look forward to be part of this event next year.
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Latam budget Report

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alrededor de 6 años
 
This year Fedora community started the budget exerciser for first time, while we are certain it will be a good way to do planing and expending  help the regions ambassadors and events, it has been a good exercise for EMEA and LATAM regions so far.

Latam has a really slow start but we manage to assign it as best as possible and  spend it on the planned events, swags and media.

We already have assign the Q3 expenses and move F20 media production to Q4 as F20 has planned release date to December. 

It has been a great exercise for Latam we have manage to sponsor more ambassadors activities and they  logged and reported.  We have also have more active ambassadors on the list and meetings.

We send small amount of swags to  countries around the region so now we know we can distribute swags within Latam. 

While it has not been perfect and we probably have a loot of room for improvement, we will take the opportunity at  FudCon Cusco to meet and work on improvements.

So if you have some ideas and you are not going to Cusco, please drop me a line so we can take them into consideration.

Latam budget report can be found here

== Spanish ==

Proyecto Fedora promovió  la planeación de un prepuesto anual de gasto para eventos y artículos promocionales dentro de las regiones, este proceso a sido interesante y tenemos la confianza que ayudara mucho en la promoción de Fedora, hasta el momento Latam y Emea han logrado llevar adecuadamente el presupuesto.

Latam comenzó lento pero nos hemos ajustado de manera tal que ya tenemos los gastos del Q1 y Q2 bastante cerca de lo planeado mientras que Q3 ya tiene casi todo el presupuesto para eventos y swags asignado.
Aunque tendremos que pasar el presupuesto para medio para Q4 debido a que la liberación de Fedora 20 se pospuso hasta Dic.

Este proceso esta dando frutos, hemos tenido mas actividades con la participación de Fedora, mas embajadores activos y reportando sus actividades, mas actividad en las listas y las reuniones de Fedora latam.

Manejar el presupuesto no ha sido fácil y sin inconvenientes, de seguro tenemos mucho que mejorar.

Aprovecharemos la oportunidad que nos brinda el Fudcon Cusco para conversar ver la posibilidad de mejorar. Por lo que si tienes alguna idea dejala saber para considerarla.

El reporte del presupuesto actual esta aquí.
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Doing is Doing – my 10 open source principles by Rob Hirschfeld

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alrededor de 6 años
 
I read this post and like so much I ask Rob if I can translated to Spanish, he allow me to do it so, Thanks Rob.

His original pieces can be found:

Doing is Doing – my 10 open source principles

Spanish version:

Hacer es Haciendo mis 10 principos del código abierto 

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Losing hope

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alrededor de 6 años
 
Latam has been for almost two years with the main latam domains down or broken, for many reasons, the so call Latam infrastructure was down and no one who had access to solve it  or did care about. Later the domains where not paid and I wanted to pay for them and was not allow to do so. It was fix by the owner, to avoid those issues again we requested the domains to be transfer to  a latam person we can trust, the owner of this domains say yes but never did.

Later we try again with the same answer yes but never executed the transfers, those domain are fedoraproject.org name translated to Spanish and Portuguese proyectofedora.org and projetofedora.org.

The struggle about this domain was part of the reason our friend and contributor Sergio posted some sort of resignation letter a while back http://blog.sergiodj.net/post/2013-05-16-so-long-ambassadors/ domain situation has not change since and we try on meetings and talk to the owner. The information on those domains do not represent Fedora Latam any more.

While we as latam can have other domain and used it was important to have the domains that many people promote for many years.

When you believe on what your doing and your community even, if you don't want to be part of it for what ever reason you have, you should not block it is development or harm it. This is what is happening on latam with those domains are doing more harm that good.

We are working on another domain so we can move all the links on wiki and fedoraproject.org web page to the new domains.

We have knows about the possibility to have *.fedoracommunity.org domains for local communities,  I know it will be much work, but I rater have it to avoid issues like this in the future.