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=== HP's WebOS plan modeled after Red Hat's Fedora ===
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=== Three greatest successes in Linux world 2011 ===
  
[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] posted<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014159.html</ref> an article from ZDNet on HP's development of a community around WebOS:
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[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] posted<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014160.html</ref>:
  
"What’s the governance model? HP will use an open governance model and has looked extensively at Red Hat’s Fedora model. The goal is to be open, but prevent forks. Under the Fedora model, contributions are evaluated by the community"
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"Fedora produced two released this year, same as OpenSuSE and Ubuntu
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And both of them were lovely from my point of view. Fedora 15 was the
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first distribution to feature GNOME3 as default desktop environment. And
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it was already awesome, even though not without a glitch. Fedora 16
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became even better.  What is about Fedora KDE? As I have written, Fedora
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15 KDE was very good, and Fedora 16 KDE was even better."
  
The full discussion thread is available<ref>http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/hps-webos-plan-modeled-after-red-hats-fedora/65136</ref>.
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The full discussion thread is available<ref>http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2011/12/three-greatest-successes-in-linux-world.html</ref>.
  
 
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=== Five years of open-source Java: Freedom isn't (quite) free ===
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=== 4 security features in Fedora 16 ===
  
[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] posted<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014157.html</ref> an interesting review of the past five years of Java, as an open source project:
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[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] posted<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014161.html</ref>:
  
"Two years after Java was delivered under the GPL we saw the first release of the Sun-led OpenJDK project for a Java Development Kit built using free and open-source code; that spawned the IcedT project lead by Red Hat, to build an even freer OpenJDK - the OpenJDK had contained a class-path exception to exempt from the GPL certain portions of the code
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"The security features in Fedora make it one of my favorite Linux
that Sun or others still owned and open sourcers couldn't touch. A version of IcedTea shipped with Fedora in 2008 that was compatible with Sun's official spec"
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distributions. And that is partly why it is in my list of the top 6 KDE
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distributions of 2011, even though it takes some tweaking to get it to
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the it just works state. I will take the security advantages of an
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operating system over any user-friendliness weaknesses, provided those
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user-friendliness weaknesses are not show stoppers."
  
The full post is available<ref>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/13/open_sourcing_java_five_year_anniversary/</ref>.
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The full post is available<ref>http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/12/13/4-security-features-in-fedora-16/</ref>.
  
 
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=== Sorting out Red Hat Linux based distributions ===
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=== Interview: Harish Pillay, Global Community and Technology Architect, Red Hat Inc ===
  
[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] posted<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014155.html</ref>:
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[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] posted<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014162.html</ref>:
  
"I have had excellent luck with Red Hat, I like the tools that Red Hat develops and places in their distributions, and there is a huge support community for it. I've also found that Red Hat is a good company, and stands behind its products. It has been VERY supportive and active in the open source community for decades, and continues to show its
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"When you design something or build something with security in mind, you
commitment to open source software. I also think their software models are highly successful, with the Fedora / Red Hat split that we saw in 2003. Back then I was surprised with the split at first, but after a couple of years using both Fedora and Red Hat Linux, I soon discovered that the move to split the two was ingenious. I will explain why below"
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are always cognizant of the fact that you can have ten measures and if
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everything works fine, that's great. But on the other side, the other
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person needs to succeed just once! Whatever ten things you have that is
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successful, is done away with this one failure. Well that is the story
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in the proprietary perspective. In the open source perspective,
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everything that we build is completely transparent. Everybody knows what
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we are building."
  
The full post is available<ref>http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/the-open-source-revolution-10014902/sorting-out-red-hat-linux-based-distributions-10024908/</ref>.
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The full post is available<ref>http://devworks.thinkdigit.com/Features/Interview-Harish-Pillay-Global-Community-and-Technology_8152/0.html</ref>.
  
 
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=== PreUpgrade: Upgrade Fedora From One Version To Another ===
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=== Kororaa Linux 16 - A Fedora++ Distribution ===
  
[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] posted<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014154.html</ref>:
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[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] posted<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014163.html</ref>:
  
"Preupgrade provides an upgrade directly to the latest version of Fedora. It is not necessary to upgrade to intermediate versions. For example, it is possible to go from Fedora 11 to Fedora 13 directly. PreUpgrade is stable and is available in all current Fedora releases. While PreUpgrade downloads the necessary packages, users are free to continue using their systems. This gives an experience similar to a live upgrade."
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"To get a better overview of Kororaa Linux, the ideas behind it, what it
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includes and why, check their web page. My take on it is this - if you
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have looked at Fedora before, and you didn't want to use it because of
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the difficulty and tedium of getting a lot of common non-FOSS packages
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installed, then you should take a look at Kororaa. Of course, if you are
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a FOSS-purist, you are likely to think that Kororaa is an abomination."
  
The full post is available<ref>http://www.muktware.com/bitsnbytes/3027</ref>.
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The full article is available<ref>http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/jamies-mostly-linux-stuff-10006480/kororaa-linux-16-a-fedora-distribution-10025052/</ref>.
 
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=== An Interview with Fedora Project Leader Jared Smith ===
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[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] forwarded<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-November/014086.html</ref> a recent interview with [[User:JSmith|Jared K. Smith]]:
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"All you need to do is be bold. Stop being passive about FOSS. Don’t be afraid to take that first small step. Then put your other foot in front of the first and you will find joy in the journey. There is a world of opportunity awaiting you."
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The full post is available<ref>http://www.linuxforu.com/2011/12/interview-with-jared-smith-fedora-project-leader/</ref>.
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=== Btrfs and new file system structure agreed for Fedora 17 ===
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[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] forwarded<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014156.html</ref> details on Btrfs and file system changes finalized for Fedora 17:
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"The members of the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo), who decide on the technical development aspects of Fedora, have accepted a range of new features proposed by developers for version 17 of the Linux distribution. As things currently stand, the project plans to make another attempt to switch to using Btrfs as its default file system in
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this version, scheduled for release in May 2012."
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The full post is available<ref>http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/479934</ref>.
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=== Taking oVirt for a Spin ===
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[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] forwarded<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014152.html</ref> an article on oVirt:
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"Red Hat picked up the .Net-based management server product as part of its acquisition of desktop-virtualization startup Qumranet in 2008, and began porting the server to Java while selling the Qumranet product under Red Hat's brand. The newly ported software will serve as the foundation both of RHEV 3.0 (currently in beta) and of a new open-source project, called oVirt, that's focused on delivering the openly developed and freely licensed virtualization system."
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The full article is available<ref>http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Virtualization/Taking-oVirt-for-a-Spin-262165/</ref>
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=== Fedora 16 review – laying the groundwork for an exciting future ===
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[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] forwarded<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014151.html</ref>:
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"All in all, there’s not one key area where Fedora has improved, but it has a lot of evolutionary improvements in various domains. With the ongoing migrations to Btrfs and systemd, Fedora 16 lays the groundwork for an exciting future. If you want to experiment with the newest Linux technology, as always, Fedora is the place to be."
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The full article is available<ref>http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/fedora-16-review-laying-the-groundwork-for-an-exciting-future/</ref>
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Revision as of 19:38, 4 January 2012

Contents

Fedora In the News

In this section, we cover news from the trade press and elsewhere that is re-posted to the Fedora Marketing list[1].

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing

Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/

Three greatest successes in Linux world 2011

Rahul Sundaram posted[1]:

"Fedora produced two released this year, same as OpenSuSE and Ubuntu And both of them were lovely from my point of view. Fedora 15 was the first distribution to feature GNOME3 as default desktop environment. And it was already awesome, even though not without a glitch. Fedora 16 became even better. What is about Fedora KDE? As I have written, Fedora 15 KDE was very good, and Fedora 16 KDE was even better."

The full discussion thread is available[2].

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014160.html
  2. http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2011/12/three-greatest-successes-in-linux-world.html

4 security features in Fedora 16

Rahul Sundaram posted[1]:

"The security features in Fedora make it one of my favorite Linux distributions. And that is partly why it is in my list of the top 6 KDE distributions of 2011, even though it takes some tweaking to get it to the it just works state. I will take the security advantages of an operating system over any user-friendliness weaknesses, provided those user-friendliness weaknesses are not show stoppers."

The full post is available[2].

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014161.html
  2. http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/12/13/4-security-features-in-fedora-16/

Interview: Harish Pillay, Global Community and Technology Architect, Red Hat Inc

Rahul Sundaram posted[1]:

"When you design something or build something with security in mind, you are always cognizant of the fact that you can have ten measures and if everything works fine, that's great. But on the other side, the other person needs to succeed just once! Whatever ten things you have that is successful, is done away with this one failure. Well that is the story in the proprietary perspective. In the open source perspective, everything that we build is completely transparent. Everybody knows what we are building."

The full post is available[2].

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014162.html
  2. http://devworks.thinkdigit.com/Features/Interview-Harish-Pillay-Global-Community-and-Technology_8152/0.html

Kororaa Linux 16 - A Fedora++ Distribution

Rahul Sundaram posted[1]:

"To get a better overview of Kororaa Linux, the ideas behind it, what it includes and why, check their web page. My take on it is this - if you have looked at Fedora before, and you didn't want to use it because of the difficulty and tedium of getting a lot of common non-FOSS packages installed, then you should take a look at Kororaa. Of course, if you are a FOSS-purist, you are likely to think that Kororaa is an abomination."

The full article is available[2].

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-December/014163.html
  2. http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/jamies-mostly-linux-stuff-10006480/kororaa-linux-16-a-fedora-distribution-10025052/