December 10th, Fedora Chinese User Group (FZUG) held the Fedora 25 Release Party in Peking University. There were more than 30 people attended, most of them coming from Peking University, Fedora community, Beijing GNU/Linux User Group and other distribution communities, there also were little people who works in local Red Hat.
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As Outreachy required for students, when this program starts they should post blogs every two week, but no such requirements for mentors. However, as a Outreachy mentor, I plan to share what I am thinking during this time, and post what I’ve learnt by the end of some mile-stones.
I would like to record some notes and thinking in blog posts, but may not so frequency as weekly, maybe monthly. As for language, I prefer English for that, but some reason, I am not good at writing English essay, so that I may post some Chinese blog future.
In 2015, I am a mentor of Google Summer of Code, and mentoring two students for a project that implement a OTR (Off-the-Record) for a web-based IM tool. So I am confidential to apply being a mentor in Outreachy.
Before, I am a GNOME Foundation member for more than five years, doing localization and promoting GNOME as well as other FOSS project and philosophy in China. Actually, I raised two idea for this round of Outreachy. One is building a full-function event website to replace GUADEC website, but I found a new project named open-event could cover; Another is adding OTR (Off-the-Record) encryption support for Empathy. This idea dead due to Empathy are no longer developing and the developer said he never implement OTR any more.
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September 24th, Fedora Zhongwen User Group together with Beijing GNU/Linux User Group and Tsinghua TUNA Association, held a Software Freedom Day event. There were more than hundreds free software enthusiasts attended the event.
Talks starts from 2 PM, first is the organizer who from TUNA in Tsinghua and maintain a mirror server which include Fedora, speak out that what TUNA mirror works and TUNA community works together.
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July 30th, Fedora Chinese User Group(FZUG) held the Fedora 24 Release Party in Red Hat Beijing Office. There were more than 30 people attended, most of them coming from Fedora community, Beijing GNU/Linux User Group and other distribution communities, there also were little people who works in local Red Hat.
The release party started at 2 pm. First of all, Zamir Sun(zsun) who are the most active man in Fedora Chinese User Group gave a talk about Fedora 24 new feature and how to join in Fedora community，contribute to Fedora project.
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Last month，as as Fedora Ambassador, I participated the 10th COSCUP (Conference for Open Source Coder, User & Promoter), from 1996 to 2015, the COSCUP has made significant contribution for promoting free and open source in Taiwan. This TEN years or FOSS promoting made Taiwan as much as contributor grows faster than any other Asia country, so I would like to learn what make Taiwan FOSS career successfully.
This is my second time participated COSCUP as a speaker, last year I also made a speech too.
There were thousands participants join COSCUP 2015, and more than 80 talks and workshop by hundreds of free and open source communities contributors and promoters.
As a Fedora Ambassador, together with another ambassador Alick Zhao, we have a task to promote Fedora and collaborate with Local Fedora community in this COSCUP.
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