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[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] presented<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/07/06/why-relicense-fedora-documentation-and-wiki-content/</ref> the position for relicensing the Fedora documentation (wiki, docs.fedoraproject.org, upstream guides at fedorahosted.org) from OPL to Creative Commons (CC) Attribution-Share Alike (BY SA) 3.0.
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[[User:Lfoppiano|Luca Foppiano]] described<ref>http://blog.foppiano.org/2009/07/12/twinkle-configuration-howto/</ref> how to configure <code>Twinkle</code>, the QT VoIP client, to work with Fedora Talk.
  
[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] outlined<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2604</ref> the (shortened) development process and schedule going forward for Fedora 12. The feature freeze (July 28) rapidly approaches!
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[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] continued<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/07/xi2-recipes-part-4.html</ref> the XI2 Recipes series with "the common input events and the data they include". Peter also explained<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/07/xlib-cookie-events.html</ref><ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/07/xi2-and-xlib-cookies.html</ref> some additional details about new XLib APIs to handle cookies and associated data.
  
[[StevenFernandez|Steven Fernandez]] asked<ref>http://lonetwin.blogspot.com/2009/07/is-red-hat-really-open-source-company.html</ref> "Is Red Hat really an Open Source company?" Steven explained the background behind the post: "This question keeps cropping up every once in a while on different LUG lists where I lurk. It is a fairly established fact now in the FOSS world (or for that matter in the software world) that businesses can be both Open Source as well as commercial (ie: for profit). However, the specifics of the mechanism for doing this is still not well understood."
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[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] wrote<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2616</ref> about configuring and optimizing <code>postfix</code> for remote/disconnected operation.
  
There was a bit of discussion in the blogosphere around Microsoft's recent decision<ref>http://port25.technet.com/archive/2009/07/06/the-ecma-c-and-cli-standards.aspx</ref> to apply their Community Promise<ref>http://www.microsoft.com/interop/cp/default.mspx</ref> (covenant not to sue) to the C# language specification and Common Language Infrastructure (CLI). [[User:Olea|Ismael Olea]] excerpted<ref>http://olea.org/diario/archive/2009/jul-07-1.html</ref> an excited e-mail from the <code>fedora-mono</code> mailing list. Not everyone was quite so optimistic however.
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[[User:Crossbytes|Kevin Higgins]] posted<ref>http://crossbytes.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/vancouver-fedora-11-release-party-pictures-walking-with-the-lions/</ref> photos from the Vancouver Fedora 11 Release Party.
  
[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] reminded<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/07/07/before-you-congratulate-mono/</ref> us that only the core language and libraries are covered under the promise, and notably absent are some of the components that would make it useful including Windows Forms and ADO. Michael added "My long held theory is that mono was never to be considered a legal threat, it is a tool to be used in a strategy of erosion … insert a compelling technology, then provide a migration path by adding on proprietary extensions. It erodes Linux and it erodes OSS… and advocacy for it, even in purely legal/ethical ways, using just the free bits, and so forth, help enhance that position and acceptability."
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[[MichaelTiemann|Michael Tiemann]] questioned<ref>http://opensource.org/node/447</ref> the Association for Competitive Technology's recent accusations against the European Commission "of having a bias in favor of open source."
  
[[User:Alexh|Alex Hudson]] pointed out<ref>http://www.alexhudson.com/blog/2009/07/07/mono-and-mcp/</ref> that "this is going to have a surprisingly negative effect within the community, however. It validates the arguments of people worried about Mono, and this proposed split of Mono into “Standard bits covered by MCP” and “Other bits not covered by MCP” is actually going to fuel the flames: inevitably, people will assume the non-MCP bits are a total patent mine-field, no matter what is actually in that area. Parts that people are quite happily shipping right now - such as ASP.net - will be targetted next by people “anti” Mono. And for the parts covered by MCP; well, I expect not much to change: certainly, it’s not likely to convert many people to Mono."
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[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] suggested<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/51507.html</ref> that "creating a strong 'patch culture'" for Spacewalk (and by extension, open source projects in general) can be accomplished by setting a strong example. "People behave as they see others behave."
  
[[DavidWoodhouse|David Woodhouse]] shared<ref>http://www.advogato.org/person/dwmw2/diary.html?start=207</ref> an amusing (true) story about trying to recover the cost of Windows Vista, from a brand new laptop.
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[[User:Lmacken|Luke Macken]] posted<ref>http://lewk.org/blog/f9-updates.html</ref> some pretty pictures of Fedora 9 package update metrics.
 
 
[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] trialed<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/07/10/the-episode-where-our-protagonist-tries-ubuntu-desktop-remix/</ref> Ubuntu Netbook Remix on a netbook and found a number of areas where Fedora may be able to improve its user experience.
 
 
 
[[User:Vdanen|Vincent Danen]] discussed<ref>http://linsec.ca/blog/2009/07/09/towards-responsible-disclosure/</ref> the idea of "responsible disclosure" in response to rumors of a mysterious OpenSSH 0-day exploit floating around the internet.
 
 
 
[[User:Izhar|Mohd Izhar Firdaus Ismail]] posted<ref>http://blog.kagesenshi.org/2009/07/eventreport-fedora-11-release-party-at.html</ref> an event report (and photos!) from a Fedora 11 Release Event held by the Fedora Malaysia team.
 
 
 
[[User:Chitlesh|Chitlesh Goorah]] announced<ref>http://chitlesh.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/fel-spin-switching-to-gnome-desktop-ks/</ref> that the Fedora Electronic Lab will be switching the default desktop from KDE to Gnome.
 
 
 
[[User:Vwbusguy|Scott Williams]] built<ref>http://vwbusguy.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/free-open-source-drivers-for-newer-radeon-hd-cards/</ref> a set of RPMs containing drivers for some ATI Radeon HD video cards, from a new experimental branch that contains 3D support. "You will need both the driver and the mesa package to enjoy all the 3d stuffs.  Again, experimental – use at your own risk."
 
  
 
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Revision as of 01:56, 20 July 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

Luca Foppiano described[1] how to configure Twinkle, the QT VoIP client, to work with Fedora Talk.

Peter Hutterer continued[2] the XI2 Recipes series with "the common input events and the data they include". Peter also explained[3][4] some additional details about new XLib APIs to handle cookies and associated data.

Paul W. Frields wrote[5] about configuring and optimizing postfix for remote/disconnected operation.

Kevin Higgins posted[6] photos from the Vancouver Fedora 11 Release Party.

Michael Tiemann questioned[7] the Association for Competitive Technology's recent accusations against the European Commission "of having a bias in favor of open source."

Greg DeKoenigsberg suggested[8] that "creating a strong 'patch culture'" for Spacewalk (and by extension, open source projects in general) can be accomplished by setting a strong example. "People behave as they see others behave."

Luke Macken posted[9] some pretty pictures of Fedora 9 package update metrics.