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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>
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"One of the hallmarks of the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, or FUDCon, is that it’s gone global...Lots of people may also know that we make sponsorships (subsidies) available for our global FUDCon events. But how do these sponsorships actually work, with regard to paying for stuff like airfares and lodging? " [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] explains<ref>http://paul.frields.org/?p=3407</ref>.
  
[[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."
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[[DanWilliams|Dan Williams]] posted<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/09/23/dont-try-to-run-honey/</ref> that NetworkManager 0.8.2 now supports automatically handling local caching nameservers (like dnsmasq). "Now you’ll get a local caching nameserver that will also do split DNS when you’re connected to a VPN, so that queries for resources on the secure network go to the VPN nameservers, and everything else goes to your upstream ISP."
  
[[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."
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[[AmitShah|Amit Shah]] wrote<ref>http://log.amitshah.net/2010/09/auto-login-to-web-proxies-using.html</ref> a script to make NetworkManager automatically log in to a proxy server when the network interface comes up. Tired of having to go through a login screen before using wifi at hotels and coffee shops?
  
[[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").
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] replied<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/virtualization-and-whom-you-trust/</ref> to concerns that libguestfs' <tt>virt-cat</tt> is dangerous. Remember, "you can already look at the shadow password file in any disk image using a hex editor. libguestfs, guestfish and virt-cat just make it easier."
  
[[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."
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[[User:Maxamillion|Adam John Miller]] offered<ref>http://pseudogen.blogspot.com/2010/09/restructure-for-sake-of-progress.html</ref> a few thoughts on potential future directions for Fedora. "There's a lack of focus which makes marketing really difficult as there are so many things to promote and we have such a breadth of innovation wrapped up together offering a multitude of solutions which is confusing for newcomers."
  
[[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.
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[[User:Smooge|Stephen Smoogen]] looked<ref>http://smoogespace.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-vision-of-fedora-20.html</ref> ahead into the future, at what Fedora 20 might look like.
  
[[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]] described<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/how-lvm-does-snapshots/</ref> some of the low-level details of how LVM does filesystem snapshots.
  
 
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Revision as of 00:00, 29 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

"One of the hallmarks of the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, or FUDCon, is that it’s gone global...Lots of people may also know that we make sponsorships (subsidies) available for our global FUDCon events. But how do these sponsorships actually work, with regard to paying for stuff like airfares and lodging? " Paul W. Frields explains[1].

Dan Williams posted[2] that NetworkManager 0.8.2 now supports automatically handling local caching nameservers (like dnsmasq). "Now you’ll get a local caching nameserver that will also do split DNS when you’re connected to a VPN, so that queries for resources on the secure network go to the VPN nameservers, and everything else goes to your upstream ISP."

Amit Shah wrote[3] a script to make NetworkManager automatically log in to a proxy server when the network interface comes up. Tired of having to go through a login screen before using wifi at hotels and coffee shops?

Richard W.M. Jones replied[4] to concerns that libguestfs' virt-cat is dangerous. Remember, "you can already look at the shadow password file in any disk image using a hex editor. libguestfs, guestfish and virt-cat just make it easier."

Adam John Miller offered[5] a few thoughts on potential future directions for Fedora. "There's a lack of focus which makes marketing really difficult as there are so many things to promote and we have such a breadth of innovation wrapped up together offering a multitude of solutions which is confusing for newcomers."

Stephen Smoogen looked[6] ahead into the future, at what Fedora 20 might look like.

Richard W.M. Jones described[7] some of the low-level details of how LVM does filesystem snapshots.

  1. http://paul.frields.org/?p=3407
  2. http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/09/23/dont-try-to-run-honey/
  3. http://log.amitshah.net/2010/09/auto-login-to-web-proxies-using.html
  4. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/virtualization-and-whom-you-trust/
  5. http://pseudogen.blogspot.com/2010/09/restructure-for-sake-of-progress.html
  6. http://smoogespace.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-vision-of-fedora-20.html
  7. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/how-lvm-does-snapshots/