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Council election: interview with Eduard Lucena

This is a part of the Council Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Friday, 3 June and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Thursday, 16 June.

Interview with Eduard Alexander Lucena Mendoza

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Let’s try to do marketing as a team again!

I’ve announced in the Mindshare, Design and Ambassadors mailing lists that I will try to revive the Marketing team.

Previously the marketing team was in charge of several tasks related to how the Fedora Project displays information to the public, working closely with Design, that produces assets, and Ambassadors, who attend events promoting Fedora Linux and the Fedora Project. The work of the team mostly focused on communicating the changes and new features in each release as bullet points that Ambassadors could use in their events.

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Council election: Interview with Eduard Lucena (x3mboy)

This is a part of the Council Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Friday, 21 May and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Thursday, 3 June 2021.

Interview with Eduard Alexander Lucena Mendoza

  • Fedora Account: x3mboy
  • IRC: x3mboy (found in #fedora-podcast, #fedora-mktg, #fedora-design, #fedora-latam, #fedora-meeting)
  • Fedora User Wiki Page
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Council policy proposal: Policy/process for adding video content to YouTube channel

The Council is putting out a new process to allow community members to publish videos on the official Fedora Project YouTube Channel. The objective behind this proposal is both to encourage more people to contribute and to bring more attention to the channel. The proposal has three parts: the content, the format, the process.

The full proposal is available as fedora-docs#92. By policy, this proposal is open to community discussion for two weeks, after which the Council will begin voting. Discuss this on the council-discuss thread.

Adding your events to fedocal

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We, the Marketing team, want to promote those events where you are representing the Fedora Community. To do this, we are requesting you to add your events to fedocal.

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Mindshare Monthly Report – FAD and First Actions

Establishing the Committee

The Mindshare Committee is officially established.

The Fedora Mindshare Committee represents the outreach leadership in Fedora. Mindshare aims to help outreach teams to work together better by providing them with a way to unify around Fedora’s messaging and work together to achieve goals.

We had a FAD where we we met to discuss how the committee is going to work and to discuss the initial issues we had on our hands. We did a little recap of good things and challenges:


  1. Events: Ambassadors organizing minor events and presenting at main events
  2. Budget process: Mostly working in part to a dedicated role in Fedora
  3. Design & Web: Two teams collaborating together and offering a good user experience and a model for collaboration
  4. Marketing: Fedora Magazine and generating talking points
  5. Docs: We have Docs, but at Flock when this was originally presented, the team was small; Docs FAD was last week and may impact this


  1. Communication: Missing effective communication between teams
  2. Best practices: Not shared between teams, some teams have efficient processes that could be used by others
  3. Reporting: The events we attend are not informing the project and helping us set direction
  4. Marketing: Disconnected from other teams and its messages need to drive outreach teams again
  5. Local communities: Strong interest from local communities but support is not in place to help engage and include them in the project

Having this list in our hands, we started a discussion, about the topics, our challenges and taking advantage of our good points. The first thing we did was create a list of objectives:

  1. Improving communication between teams
  2. Better collaboration and sharing of best practices between teams
  3. Supporting management of budget for impact
  4. More informed event planning with inputs from several groups

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Using the WordPress App with the Community Blog

Occasionally the CommBlog has had an issue with the WordPress interface that allows you to edit articles. The visual editor gets stuck and the interface stops working. I use the WordPress Desktop App. This application allows you to edit and manage a blog, but it also allows you to edit and manage a self-hosted WordPress blog through JetPack. This app will allow you to post on the CommBlog from your laptop without any problem. The requirement is to have a account.


There is no package or installation required, just download the binary and run it. First download the latest version of the app from the wordpress desktop app site. Choose the tar.gz file. At this moment, the latest version is 2.7.1

After downloading the file, unpack it:

tar xzf wordpress-com-linux-x64-2-7-1-tar.gz

This will give you a folder called, which has the binary app called inside of it.

Wordpress Folder Content

WordPress Folder Content

You also need to have the dependency,, that is provided by libXScrnSaver. This is available via a dnf install:

sudo dnf install libXScrnSaver

Finally, you just need to excecute the file.


To configure it, just execute the app and follow the steps shown on the screen.

Login: App Login Screen App Login Screen

You will be prompted to use the My Sites widget to add a new site:

My Sites changer widget

My Sites changer widget

Click on “Add New Site” and in the next screen select “Add an existing WordPress site with Jetpack” and write

Jetpack association


You will prompted to login with your fas account (in the default browser) and then it will make the link between your account and the Jetpack plugin in the CommBlog. After a few minutes you will see the blog configured in the app:

Final Screen with Blog added

Final Screen with Blog added

You will need to close your browser and then you can use the app to write and manage the CommBlog without any problem.

The Cons

Right now the only failure I found is that I can’t upload media to the Media Library. My solution has been to upload the media files from the browser and then switch to the app to write the articles.

FAmSCo Elections: Interview with Eduard Lucena (x3mboy)

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This is a part of the FAmSCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Tuesday, August 8th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, August 14th. Please read the responses from candidates and make your choices carefully. Feel free to ask questions to the candidates here (preferred) or elsewhere!

Interview with Eduard Lucena (x3mboy)

  • Fedora Account: x3mboy
  • IRC: x3mboy (found in #fedora-ambassadors, #fedora-latam, #fedora-mktg and #fedora-magazine)
  • x3mboy’s Wiki Page

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FLISoL 2017 – Linux in Latin America


The Latin American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISoL, in Spanish “Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre”) is the biggest event for the dissemination of Free Software in Latin America.


It has been carried out since 2005 and it has 2 primarily objectives:

  1. Promote and spread the word about Linux, Free Software and open technologies through talks and installation of Free Software and Linux distros. The common event in all cities is “Installation”, being that the central point of the festival.
  2. Promote the integration of the communities, being an encounter point to all communties and projects inside each city or event districts inside cities. Here is where FLISoL stands: one event per locality: There has been years where 2 or 3 locations runs the event in the same city.

To that end, various communities of free software (in each country in each city / locality), simultaneously organized events where is installed, free of charge and completely legal, free software in computers that carry the audience. Furthermore, in parallel, will offer lectures, presentations and workshops on topics of local, national and Latin American Free Software works, across their range of expression: artistic, academic, business and social.

In its first edition, it was carried at 106 cities, within 13 countries. In 2014, almost 300 cities across 20 countries confirmed that FLISoL was carried out. This year there are 18 countries confirmed and 300 cities, you can check the countries in the wiki for this year, and that’s why is called the greatest event in Latin Amreica. The date of the event is set to the 4th Saturday of April every year, so this year it will be on April 22nd.

This event has been a great impulse in Latin America to attract, not only users but contributors to all kind of projects, including Fedora Project of course. This year we have confirmed presence in 7 countries within 12 cities, making installations, talks, demonstrations and a lot of fun activities:

Guitar Control Fedora

Talk about Robotics

FLISoL is a great party in all Latin America: Join Us!

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