FUDCon: Tempe 2011.

25 01 2011

I am really excited about travelling to FUDCon Tempe later this week. As far as I have seen on the fudcon-planning mailing list, it is planned to the last details and I am sure that it will be impeccable.

But my real excitement is about meeting all my friends whom I have known for a long time, but never had a chance to meet face to face. It would be really nice.

The medical SIG is stuck up at the package review stage, I shall see if someone is willing to review the packages and if we can make some progress regarding streamlining review process for medical packages. And of course, I shall meet and discuss with my past and present friends from FAmSCo.

Lastly, orbitz called me up and left a voicemail about my ticket. When I called back, they took half an hour to let me know that my flight has changed by three minutes. So nice of them.


Next FAmSCo and my changing role within FP.

30 10 2010

The next FAmSCo election is around the corner and we already have a number of awesome people running this time.

I have worked closely with Neville, Rahul, Kital and David for a long time, and I am sure that they will be excellent choices. Others, I am sure, are also very much capable for the job. Best wishes to you all.

Personally, I won’t be running for FAmSCo this time. I did it for last two years, and I would rather explore something else. I have been doing people facing work for four long years and it’s time for a change.

I am also giving up the freemedia administrative tasks in a couple of months. I am sure Frank and Neville with be able to take care of it very well. They are splendid. Yes, I have talked to them. ๐Ÿ™‚

I would continue to be member of both the groups. That part I like. It was updating the wiki pages, replying to useless mails/threads, doing the same things over and over that was taking a toll on me. I was no longer liking what I was doing.

There are several mailing lists, trac instances, twitter account and other infrastructures/code that I maintain right now. I have always tried to ensure that at least one other member have access to them. I shall always be available if help is required, but I won’t be able to maintain them regularly.

I don’t know exactly what I am going to do next (yes, I know. But won’t say it yet) inside the project, but I shall do something that excites me.

Final call for Fedora Release Events.

22 06 2010

The final cut off date for holding Fedora 13 release events has been set on 30th June, 2010.

Please ensure that your event is organised, and report/expenses submitted by that date.

If you are going to late for some reason, please let us know.


FAD Pune, medical spin, and time to move.

3 06 2010

I, along with my friends, attended the FAD pune held during the previous weekend. I worked on the medical spin. Identified and listed quite a few software which are necessary but unpackaged. A number of people has taken up the packaging tasks and so far it is going good. I am looking for a release during F14 cycle.

On a side note, I am moving to NA (Denver/Fort Collins to be precise) this August. I shall do my doctoral studies and research there. At the same time I shall also work as a teaching assistant. I am looking forward to a great research experience and chances are very high that you will find me in the FADs and FUDCons. ๐Ÿ™‚

Call for Fedora 13 release events.

29 04 2010

We are pretty excited about the release that we are approaching. Thanks
goes to everyone for their brilliant efforts.

The release events have always been an integral part of our releases. Many ambassadors and contributors are already planning the parties.

As we have merely three weeks to go before the release, its time that we start working on placing things in place.

If you are planning an event, you are welcome and encouraged to do it.

To make things easier to organise, please follow these steps (there are not many steps to follow though. :))

1. Start by creating an wiki page. The wikipage should be at

2. Edit the page and at the top of the page write {{subst:ReleaseParty}} and save.

3. Now fill in the details. Information requirement is minimal. You won’t need more than five minutes.

4. Link your page from https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F13_release_events

If you need any budget or support for your release event, you are welcome to ask for it. Please fill in the appropriate section in your event page.

Also, we will have a meeting in the second week of May (Around 10th) to discuss issues and clarifications regarding organisation of release events. In the meanwhile, if you want to ask anything or need any clarification, please drop me a mail.

Thank you once again for your brilliant efforts.

GNUnify 2010

28 02 2010

Unlike last year, we did not have any separate fedora room. But that didn’t prevent us to do what we wanted to. May be the audience was less per fedora talk, but the good talks and workshops always attracted good crowd.

GNUnify is also a nice event for me because I get to meet many people working at pune and can discuss our future plan for fedora. It has always been a nice tour for me except the food this time. I now hate lamb, specially at pune. ๐Ÿ™‚

Coming to my talk, I presented on fedora-medical sig. The slides are here. My talk was the last one of the event so there was not much of a crowd. But the talk was worth it when two doctors came up to me and said they are trying to shift to foss and was interested in replacements of some particular solutions that they use under win$. I also had some input from fedora people specially Sankarshan, who emphasised on having a goal and a roadmap. Let’s see how that goes.

A few other posts on this is here and here. A few more pictures are here.

Fedora Medical SIG. Updates and Cfp.

24 01 2010

I was a bit confused about whether I should put everything in a single blog or do two different blogs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week, we had the first meeting of our newly formedย  Medical SIG. We decided that our primary work will be identifying different workflows (well, there will be many,ย  may be we will do some generalisation) and attacking one at a time. We decided to start with a clinical practitioner’s workflow. The full meeting log is here.

We now have our own mailling list own mailing list, it is a open list, so you are welcome to subscribe if you are interested. We also have a trac instance for tracking issues.

I am already receiving mails/suggestions/queries for this one, which apparently shows that picking this up was not a bad idea after all.