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[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] responded<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/05/24/earth-to-matt/</ref> respond to an article<ref>http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10244853-16.html?part=rss&subj=TheOpenRoad</ref> by Matt Assay on cnet (which in turn cited one of Michael's previous posts<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/05/17/oss-pitfalls/</ref> on the topic of "Recognizing and Avoiding Common Open Source Community Pitfalls"):
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[[User:Thl|Thorsten Leemhuis]] explained<ref>http://thorstenl.blogspot.com/2009/06/leave-kmods-in-rpm-fusion-but-make-sure.html</ref> why he believes that Fedora should ensure that kmods work well, while leaving the actual kmods themselves in RPM Fusion.
  
<blockquote>"Sure — building any sort of collaborative infrastructure is hard. Yet there are those that want to sell open source as that (another bullet point on a slidedeck), and then there are those that believe software is open, that information should be free, everyone can work together with everyone, we are all equals, and that we will keep no secrets."</blockquote>
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[[User:Jack|Jack Aboutboul]] linked<ref>http://jaboutboul.blogspot.com/2009/06/fedora-11-podcast-series-5-presto-with.html</ref> to the Fedora 11 Podcast interview with Jonathan Dieter about <code>Presto</code>, which allows users to update their RPM-based system without having to download entire RPM files (only their deltas are downloaded).
  
[[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] introduced<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/28545.html</ref> the <code>SELinux</code> Sandbox,a "policy that allows users to build scripts to process untrusted content into some output that they could safely use." [[JamesMorris|James Morris]] elaborated<ref>http://james-morris.livejournal.com/41591.html</ref> with further points on the SELinux Sandbox and the problems with Ambient Authority.
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[[User:Jspaleta|Jef Spaleta]] announced<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/43194.html</ref> that a record 1,996,040 unique IPs accessed fedoraproject.org over May 2009.
  
[[User:Jack|Jack Aboutboul]] interviewed<ref>http://jaboutboul.blogspot.com/2009/05/fedora-11-virtualization-reality.html</ref> [[DanielBerrange|Daniel Berrange]], Red Hat Virtualization Team Engineer "about the many key upgrades to virt technology in F11 focusing on areas of usability, performance and security."
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[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] explained<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/06/button-mapping-in-x.html</ref> how X handles mouse button mappings (it's not as easy as you think!) and continued<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/05/xi2-recipes-part-1.html</ref> with "XI2 Recipes, Part 1" and example programs that can support multiple mouse cursors and keyboard foci.
  
[[DanWilliams|Dan Williams]] showed off<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2009/05/26/face-transplants-are-the-new-botox/</ref> the new NetworkManager network selector user interface, to replace the old GtkMenu-based interface.
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[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] wrote<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/06/03/power-from-the-people-power-for-the-people/</ref> about the process necessary to vote in the FESCo and Fedora Board election, from signing the CLA to joining a contributing sub-project.
  
[[User:Laubersm|Susan Lauber]] continued<ref>http://travelingtrainer.laubersolutions.com/2009/05/using-special-pages-to-assist-with-wiki.html</ref> with Part 2 of a series on improving the Fedora Wiki: "Using Special pages to assist with wiki cleanup."
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[[User:Jack|Jack Aboutboul]] interviewed<ref>http://jaboutboul.blogspot.com/2009/06/fedora-11-raise-thy-might-finger.html</ref> Bastien Nocera, "long time Fedora Contributor and Desktop Renaissance Man" about authentication and fingerprinting in F11/12.
  
[[GaryBenson|Gary Benson]] published<ref>http://gbenson.net/?p=137</ref> an excellent introductory article on the history and reasoning behind <code>Zero</code> and <code>Shark</code> at [http://java.net java.net]. Gary also wrote<ref>http://gbenson.net/?p=138</ref> a tutorial on Instrumenting Zero and Shark.
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[[DaveMalcolm|Dave Malcolm]] released<ref>http://dmalcolm.livejournal.com/3069.html</ref> a new version (0.4) of <code>squeal</code>, the command line text query tool, with a number of new features include the ability to handle arbitrary text files (split on whitespace like awk, or use regular expressions) and support for pcap (tcpdump/wireshark) dump files.
  
[[User:Kanarip|Jeroen van Meeuwen]] posted<ref>http://kanarip.livejournal.com/14584.html</ref> an opinion piece on "Why the Open Source Channel Alliance is bad for Free Software". Jeroen also mentioned<ref>http://kanarip.livejournal.com/14756.html</ref> that "Starting in July...I'll be mentoring a workshop on Office and Infrastructure IT entirely based on Free Software and Open Source technology..."
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[[MaxSpevack|Max Spevack]] answered<ref>http://spevack.livejournal.com/82143.html</ref> the age-old question "why is Fedora always released on a Tuesday?"
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[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] published<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2500</ref> a "Fedora teams’ call to action" which might be described as a number of important points to make Fedora team more "sustainable" (how would a team cope if a contributor was eaten by a dinosaur?)
  
[[User:Mso|Martin Sourada]] chronicled<ref>http://mso-chronicles.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-desktop.html</ref> his preferred desktop applications (including background information on why each program is used) to ensure that he can run a FLOSS desktop using Fedora.
 
  
[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] was interviewed<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2481</ref> about Fedora and RHEL by Randal Schwartz and Leo Laporte at Twit.tv.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 10:46, 8 June 2009

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

General

Thorsten Leemhuis explained[1] why he believes that Fedora should ensure that kmods work well, while leaving the actual kmods themselves in RPM Fusion.

Jack Aboutboul linked[2] to the Fedora 11 Podcast interview with Jonathan Dieter about Presto, which allows users to update their RPM-based system without having to download entire RPM files (only their deltas are downloaded).

Jef Spaleta announced[3] that a record 1,996,040 unique IPs accessed fedoraproject.org over May 2009.

Peter Hutterer explained[4] how X handles mouse button mappings (it's not as easy as you think!) and continued[5] with "XI2 Recipes, Part 1" and example programs that can support multiple mouse cursors and keyboard foci.

Karsten Wade wrote[6] about the process necessary to vote in the FESCo and Fedora Board election, from signing the CLA to joining a contributing sub-project.

Jack Aboutboul interviewed[7] Bastien Nocera, "long time Fedora Contributor and Desktop Renaissance Man" about authentication and fingerprinting in F11/12.

Dave Malcolm released[8] a new version (0.4) of squeal, the command line text query tool, with a number of new features include the ability to handle arbitrary text files (split on whitespace like awk, or use regular expressions) and support for pcap (tcpdump/wireshark) dump files.

Max Spevack answered[9] the age-old question "why is Fedora always released on a Tuesday?"

Paul W. Frields published[10] a "Fedora teams’ call to action" which might be described as a number of important points to make Fedora team more "sustainable" (how would a team cope if a contributor was eaten by a dinosaur?)