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Back in [[FWN/Issue241|FWN Issue 241]], there was an across-the-Planet(-Fedora) discussion about ways that Fedora could be improved, and the posts are still continuing. [[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] started<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/a-story-about-updates-and-people/</ref> the discussion with the tales of four typical personas that may use Fedora. [[User:Jcm|Jon Masters]], who was the one that originally had kicked off the series of posts and added<ref>http://www.jonmasters.org/blog/2010/09/01/on-updates-and-people/</ref> some more thoughts, specifically about one of the personas. "Caroline is the kind of person who is accurately described in the current User base documents on the Fedora Project wiki. She is also represented in a lot of the cosmetic GUIness we see in distributions like Fedora – graphical package updates and configuration, removal of advanced options, the general direction of the GNOME desktop, and so forth." Though not everyone is a Caroline. "What I want to see is a fundamental shift toward having a stable 'Platform'..." Máirín<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/sweet-caroline/</ref> and Jon<ref>http://www.jonmasters.org/blog/2010/09/02/what-i-want-from-computer/</ref> further clarified themselves, before a few other people jumped in too.
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[[MichaelTiemann|Michael Tiemann]] reported<ref>http://opensource.org/node/546</ref> on a victory for the Open Source Initiative. "This week, Google announced that Google Code was going to treat all OSI-approved licenses as equal. Which is great news."<ref>http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2010/09/license-evolution-and-hosting-projects.html</ref>
  
[[RichardHughes|Richard Hughes]]<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2010/09/07/linux-and-application-installing/</ref>, [[User:Nmarques|Nelson Marques]]<ref>http://nmarques.digitalwhores.net/2010/09/04/about-caroline/</ref> and [[User:Adamwill|Adam Williamson]] <ref>http://www.happyassassin.net/2010/09/02/on-updates-and-user-experiences-and-so-forth/</ref> added their input too. All of the posts were well-mannered, and will hopefully serve to bring about an even better Fedora..
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[[User:Vdanen|Vincent Danen]] explained<ref>http://linsec.ca/blog/2010/09/14/how-not-to-update-gpg-keys/</ref> how to properly (and improperly) distribute new PGP/GPG keys. "It is ridiculous that an organization supposedly as secure as CERT can have such poor distribution mechanisms for alerting users of their new GPG keys. It is really important that, when you update GPG keys and distribute the public key that you can easily establish trust of the new key."
  
[[User:Poelstra|John Poelstra]] outlined<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/fedora-14-beta-end-game/</ref> the "end-game" schedule as the Fedora 14 beta quickly approaches.
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[[User:Mjg59|Matthew Garrett]] compared<ref>http://mjg59.livejournal.com/127355.html</ref> the "parallels between the Android/upstream scenario and Canonical's approach to upstream." Matthew continued:" Forking because you believe that your approach is better is a completely valid development model, but in the long run can cause problems if you don't have a long-term strategy for how to resolve that fork. For all we criticise Google's ability to get Android code into the mainline kernel, they've put orders of magnitude more effort into doing so than Canonical have in terms of getting Ayatana's code into mainline Gnome."
  
[[User:Nushio|Juan Rodriguez Moreno]] parodied<ref>http://proyectofedora.org/mexico/2010/09/06/my-windows-7-experience/</ref> Windows 7 (not that it is such a hard task), since the usability leaves a bit to be desired, comparing it to the much friendlier alternative of Fedora.
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[[User:Kevin|Kevin Fenzi]] looked back<ref>http://scrye.com/wordpress-mu/nirik/2010/09/15/fesco-features-and-systemd/</ref> at the development around <tt>systemd</tt>, now that its inclusion has been pushed back, out of Fedora 14 (but Kevin thinks "systemd is on track to be very solid for Fedora 15").
  
[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] updated<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/09/wacom-support-in-linux.html</ref> us on the status of Wacom tablets under Linux.
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[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] announced<ref>http://iquaid.org/2010/09/16/running-a-student-contributing-program-the-open-source-way/</ref> that Red Hat is opening up the Fedora Students Contributing/Summer Coding program to greater involvement from the community. "Rather than taking total control of this program forevermore for the Red Hat brand, we are convinced that applying the principles of the open source way to community events management is the right way to do such a program in the name of a community.  In addition to inviting all Fedora users, enthusiasts, and participants to join in organizing this event, I want to specifically call out to the organizations – corporate, academic, non-profit, etc. – to join with some of their staff/members."
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] has been working<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/03/fedoraproject-org-redesign-update/</ref> on the fedoraproject.org website redesign, which is coming along nicely.
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] summarized<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/fedora-board-meetings-10-sept-2010-13-sept-2010/</ref> the Fedora Board meetings of September 10 and 13, 2010. One of the items of business was trying to convince [[User:Jsmith|Jared Smith]] (Fedora Project Leader) to blog more, so hopefully we will have more posts to report on from Jared soon.
  
If you recently received an e-mail from the Red Hat/Fedora Bugzilla about having votes removed from bugs, [[User:Kevin|Kevin Fenzi]] explained<ref>http://scrye.com/wordpress-mu/nirik/2010/09/02/bugzilla-bugs-and-voting/</ref> what happened and why you don't need to worry.
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[[User:Smooge|Stephen Smoogen]] called out<ref>http://smoogespace.blogspot.com/2010/09/need-help-from-other-distros-and-old-rh.html</ref> for help compiling a list of statistics (such as number of source packages, kernel, glibc, gcc and X versions) from a number of Linux distributions. Any Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, Mandrive or SuSE historians out there?
 
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] compared<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/best-unicode-spinner-and-progress-bar/</ref> spinner/status/progress bars. But the interesting thing is that they are all console-based, using only Unicode characters.
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[[User:Snavin|Danishka Navin]] summarized<ref>http://danishkanavin.blogspot.com/2010/09/oracle-veep-backs-software-revolution.html</ref> a talk by Michael Bemmer, the Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Office, and other speakers, at the annual international OpenOffice.org Conference. "Although Bemmer did not divulge details of his company's future strategy he made it clear that the inexorable rise of OpenOffice.org will continue in the years ahead..."
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[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] questioned<ref>http://iquaid.org/2010/09/13/understanding-computer-scientists/</ref>: "How can a computer scientist do research without using and producing only free and open source software?" and continued by explaining why Open Source is necessary for any true scientific inquiry.
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[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] has been working<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2010/09/11/student-project-opportunity-meego-based-fedora-spin-marketing-and-design-help-needed/</ref> on a MeeGo-based Fedora spin. There have been some small technical/legal complications, but it should see the light of day soon. Mel requests that if you are "a marketing student looking for a project so you can try out some of the things you've been learning about brand positioning, or someone with an interest in learning about trademark issues, or you have an interest in design and usability and have started to play around with graphics in your spare time", get in touch and you can help out.
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] continued<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/2447/</ref> as the board stenographer and wrote-up two Fedora Board meetings (3 and 8 September 2010) for the price of one.
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[[User:Lennart|Lennart Poettering]] published<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/systemd-for-admins-2.html</ref> Part 2 of "systemd for Administrators".
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Revision as of 02:12, 21 September 2010

Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

  1. http://planet.fedoraproject.org

General

Michael Tiemann reported[1] on a victory for the Open Source Initiative. "This week, Google announced that Google Code was going to treat all OSI-approved licenses as equal. Which is great news."[2]

Vincent Danen explained[3] how to properly (and improperly) distribute new PGP/GPG keys. "It is ridiculous that an organization supposedly as secure as CERT can have such poor distribution mechanisms for alerting users of their new GPG keys. It is really important that, when you update GPG keys and distribute the public key that you can easily establish trust of the new key."

Matthew Garrett compared[4] the "parallels between the Android/upstream scenario and Canonical's approach to upstream." Matthew continued:" Forking because you believe that your approach is better is a completely valid development model, but in the long run can cause problems if you don't have a long-term strategy for how to resolve that fork. For all we criticise Google's ability to get Android code into the mainline kernel, they've put orders of magnitude more effort into doing so than Canonical have in terms of getting Ayatana's code into mainline Gnome."

Kevin Fenzi looked back[5] at the development around systemd, now that its inclusion has been pushed back, out of Fedora 14 (but Kevin thinks "systemd is on track to be very solid for Fedora 15").

Karsten Wade announced[6] that Red Hat is opening up the Fedora Students Contributing/Summer Coding program to greater involvement from the community. "Rather than taking total control of this program forevermore for the Red Hat brand, we are convinced that applying the principles of the open source way to community events management is the right way to do such a program in the name of a community. In addition to inviting all Fedora users, enthusiasts, and participants to join in organizing this event, I want to specifically call out to the organizations – corporate, academic, non-profit, etc. – to join with some of their staff/members."

Máirín Duffy summarized[7] the Fedora Board meetings of September 10 and 13, 2010. One of the items of business was trying to convince Jared Smith (Fedora Project Leader) to blog more, so hopefully we will have more posts to report on from Jared soon.

Stephen Smoogen called out[8] for help compiling a list of statistics (such as number of source packages, kernel, glibc, gcc and X versions) from a number of Linux distributions. Any Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, Mandrive or SuSE historians out there?

  1. http://opensource.org/node/546
  2. http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2010/09/license-evolution-and-hosting-projects.html
  3. http://linsec.ca/blog/2010/09/14/how-not-to-update-gpg-keys/
  4. http://mjg59.livejournal.com/127355.html
  5. http://scrye.com/wordpress-mu/nirik/2010/09/15/fesco-features-and-systemd/
  6. http://iquaid.org/2010/09/16/running-a-student-contributing-program-the-open-source-way/
  7. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/fedora-board-meetings-10-sept-2010-13-sept-2010/
  8. http://smoogespace.blogspot.com/2010/09/need-help-from-other-distros-and-old-rh.html