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[opensuse-marketing] linux.pt & opensuse
- From: Nelson Marques <nmo.marques@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2010 17:17:13 +0100
- Message-id: <1278001033.3287.18.camel@barracuda>
I'm going to share something... In the beginning like around 13 years
ago, there was PLUG (Portuguese Linux Users Group), which counted with
over 500 members in Portugal and SuSE (back then, I know it's spelled
SUSE nowadays) had actually significant representation and was one of
the biggest communities after Red Hat and Debian.
PLUG was taken down to create LINUX.PT which was a failure since the
early days and people just didn't committed. Though this years, linux.pt
domain pointed to several ways and eventually no one cared anymore.
I've spoken with the person who hold the control of it
(infra-structure) and I know in person the sponsor where it is hosted.
I'm going to gather soon with this people in order to revamp linux.pt
and try to relaunch it, abandoning all the concepts from the past and
make it what it should actually be, a platform for distributing
information in Portuguese.
For Fedora, I'm going to create a fedora.linux.pt host and point it to
the official project wiki in European Portuguese. Thus providing a
direct ramp from Fedora users to the Fedora Project, where our small
representation will be used as a startup ramp to get people involved. We
Portuguese will take care of our own and provide them the assistance
that many times the project can't due to the work being developed and
I would like to drop a line and ask how openSUSE Marketing wants us
(linux.pt) to deal with the openSUSE visitors. Should we make the same
approach? Providing a ramp from linux.pt to opensuse.org ?
Whatever you guys point as the way, we will comply with everything we
can to help this.
In addition, I'm going to approach our sponsor and ask for a 10Gigabit
line connected directly to GIGAPIX (GIGA Portuguese Internet Exhcange),
the main peering point for portuguese traffic. Currently our sponsor has
40Gigabits there, and he was willing to upgrade the current hardware
from 2Gigabit (bonding) to 10Gigabit for hosting a Fedora mirror. So in
addition we can also explore this if there is interest from openSUSE in
having a powerful mirror in Portugal provided by linux.pt.
My question is... how would openSUSE like to place a 'visitors card' in
Portugal pointing to their international community?
Linux.PT is dedicated to Linux promotion in general, we will refuse to
run national communities, but we will assist in all ways we can existing
communities and support nationals in engaging them and contributing
directly for them.
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