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[opensuse-ambassadors] New Brazilian Ambassador
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 15:00:55 +0200
  • Message-id: <201009011500.55424.aj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

I'd like you to warmly welcome Renato Pereira as new ambassador to Brazilia.
I'm appending his introduction,

---------- Forwarded Message ----------
From: Renato Pereira <renato.ppontes@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Andreas, I was waiting your email yesterday, but today I saw that it
went to the spam box ;/

Ok, at first, sorry my bad English... And let's go:

* What have you done already for openSUSE?
I'm part of Brazilian team since 2009, in these 2 years I have
collaborating with:
- Translation of openSUSE 11.2 startups manuals
- openFate activities
- bugzilla activities
- Brazilian forum
- #opensuse-pt channel
- Wiki team
- Maintenance on some packages of OBS
- Other actions in real world, like distribution of medias,
dissemination and evangelization!

* What are your plans for promoting openSUSE?
This year, I will work in events, organizing and participating, I hope
to speak in some FOSS events yet.

I'm supporting Brazilian/Portuguese community, plans and actions!

* Are you ready to start promoting openSUSE?
YEAH, ready to conquer the world!

* What do you think is the best kept secret of openSUSE?
openSUSE had a magical effect on me, I can no longer leave it.

A pretty visual and great usability, always with best default
programs... But the great, big, best, awesome secret of openSUSE is the
wonderful community.

* Why do you love to do this?
I love this environment, great people working together with just one
objective, working for passion, working for fun, working together to be
better every day.

* How did you start with with Linux/openSUSE? What is your level of
I start late, just 3 years ago, I'm a intermediate user, I think. =)

* share with them what you like to do
- Attend events (organizing, speaking, supporting, or just participating)
- Continue and improve my work in Brazilian/Portuguese community.
- Next year I want to start with development tasks and exponentially
increase my participation in OBS.
- Bring more, and more ambassadors! Promoting locals communities.

Well... In academy I work with artificial immune systems and natural
computing in general. We have some project in this line? heheheh

* share what you did, e.g. what kind of event did you organize, how
many people joined
Currently I am part of the organizing committee of an event at my
university, this event will be of national importance. I am bringing
openSUSE and GNOME/GNOME A11y projects. We expect a couple hundreds of
students and companies. - This is my first event =D

Also, as an ambassador, you're the expert on your country/region, so
please share on the opensuse-marketing mailing list a bit about the
openSUSE and the FOSS community in your country/region, e.g. what are
their needs.
Brazil have a great and participative FOSS community.

Our govern are adopting free and open source solutions, like Plone
(Python) in governmental websites, Linux terminals, open document
formats (such as .ODT). They also promote open source with some
plataforms such as and

Buuuttttt, a big part of companies here, still see proprietary
"solutions" as the only one way, I want to change this!

I'd like to send your answers to the opensuse-marketing list and thus
you as new ambassador. Please keep this in mind when answering and
if you
don't agree, please tell me!
Yeah, of course!

For adding you to the ambassador list at, please tell me:
your country, region/city and your user page in the wiki.
City/State: Marília/SP - Brazil
User Page:

Andreas Jaeger, Program Manager openSUSE, aj@{,}
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