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[[JamesMorris|James Morris]] mentioned<ref>http://blog.namei.org/2009/07/18/a-brief-note-on-the-2630-kernel-null-pointer-vulnerability/</ref> how Red Hat has handled a recent 2.6.30 kernel null pointer vulnerability, and who it affects (probably no RHEL customers).
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[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] responded<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/52052.html</ref> to slashdot<ref>http://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/07/20/1628228/Negroponte-Sees-Sugar-As-OLPCs-Biggest-Mistake?art_pos=3</ref> to correct what Nicholas Negroponte actually said regarding the Sugar UI and OLPC. "But what we did...was we had Sugar do the power management, we had Sugar do the wireless management -- it became sort of an omelet. The Bios talked directly with Sugar, so Sugar became a bit of a mess. It should have been much cleaner, like the way they offer [it] on a stick now."
  
[[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.
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[[User:Jspaleta|Jef Spaleta]] was excited<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/45216.html</ref> by the news that all of Launchpad has finally been open sourced by Canonical.
  
[[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.
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[[HarishPillay|Harish Pillay]] questioned<ref>http://harishpillay.livejournal.com/162161.html</ref> Microsoft's true motives behind contributing GPL patches to the Linux kernel. [[User:Mso|Martin Sourada]] quoted<ref>http://mso-chronicles.blogspot.com/2009/07/true-meaning-of-open.html</ref> Linus' response to the general feeling of hatred toward Microsoft in the Linux community.
  
[[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.
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[[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] explained<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/30084.html</ref> how the SELinux "unconfined" domain works.
  
[[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.
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[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] added<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/07/xi2-recipes-part-5.html</ref> part 5 to the XI2 Recipes series, explaining "grabs" and part 6<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/07/xi2-recipes-part-6.html</ref>, showing examples dealing with the client pointer.
  
[[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."
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[[User:Moixs|Steven Moix]] provided<ref>http://www.alphatek.info/2009/07/22/natively-run-fedora-11-on-an-intel-mac/</ref> a few tips for natively running Fedora 11 on an Intel Mac.
  
[[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."
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[[User:Jkeating|Jesse Keating]] described<ref>http://jkeating.livejournal.com/75270.html</ref> how to tether an iPhone to Fedora over bluetooth, for a truly wires-free internet experience.
  
[[User:Lmacken|Luke Macken]] posted<ref>http://lewk.org/blog/f9-updates.html</ref> some pretty pictures of Fedora 9 package update metrics.
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[[User:Skvidal|Seth Vidal]] came up with<ref>http://skvidal.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/critical-path-package-owners/</ref> a list of "critical path" packages "that require special care when updating in rawhide and releases". For more information, see the [[Critical Path Packages Proposal]].
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=== POSSE Roundup ===
 
 
[[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] added<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/29790.html</ref> another SELinux how-to, to the ongoing series, this time fixing a "denial message about vpnc_t trying to read a file labeled user_home_t."
 
 
 
[[MatthewGarrett|Matthew Garrett]] chimed in<ref>http://mjg59.livejournal.com/113408.html</ref> about RMS' recent comments regarding the "cult of the virgin of emacs".
 
 
 
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] displayed<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/system-config-selinux-mocks/</ref> mockups of a net <code>system-config-selinux</code> dialog mockup.
 
 
 
[[User:Fergatron|Marc Ferguson]] instructed<ref>http://www.fergytech.com/2009/07/a-chromium-rpm-on-fedora-11/</ref> how to install Chromium (the Open Source project version of Google's Chrome web browser) on Fedora 11.
 
 
 
[[User:Jlaska|James Laska]] called out<ref>http://jlaska.livejournal.com/5693.html</ref> for anyone interested in joining the Fedora QA efforts, and pointed out some exemplary guides on the Fedora Wiki to assist in debugging particular projects.
 
 
 
[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] explained<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/07/16/fedora-zikula-infrastructure-of-freedom-ftw/</ref> some background around the Fedora Infrastructure team's implementation of <code>Zikula</code>, a new content management system that will be used for various Fedora teams.
 
 
 
[[User:Ajamison|Andrew Vermilya Jamison]] reviewed<ref>http://blogs.andyjamison.com/andy/?p=85</ref> KDE4 on Fedora, from the perspective of a Gnome user.
 
 
 
[[User:Julian|Julian Aloofi]] reviewed<ref>http://julianaloofi.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/distro-review-hm-linux/</ref> Hannah Montana Linux. Scary.
 
  
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The Professors Open Source Summer Experience<ref>http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE</ref> just finished its Summer 2009 session, and here is a roundup of some of the Planet posts from the event.
  
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* http://gregdek.livejournal.com/52300.html
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* http://blog.melchua.com/2009/07/21/posse-monday-how-seneca-got-involved/
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* http://blog.melchua.com/2009/07/21/posse-monday-helping-students-find-projects-that-make-them-come-alive/
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* http://blog.melchua.com/2009/07/22/posse-tuesday-contributor-types-and-making-safe-spaces/
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* http://blog.melchua.com/2009/07/22/posse-wednesday-our-classroom-setup/
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* http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/07/24/fedora-has-a-posse/
  
 
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Revision as of 14:30, 27 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

Greg DeKoenigsberg responded[1] to slashdot[2] to correct what Nicholas Negroponte actually said regarding the Sugar UI and OLPC. "But what we did...was we had Sugar do the power management, we had Sugar do the wireless management -- it became sort of an omelet. The Bios talked directly with Sugar, so Sugar became a bit of a mess. It should have been much cleaner, like the way they offer [it] on a stick now."

Jef Spaleta was excited[3] by the news that all of Launchpad has finally been open sourced by Canonical.

Harish Pillay questioned[4] Microsoft's true motives behind contributing GPL patches to the Linux kernel. Martin Sourada quoted[5] Linus' response to the general feeling of hatred toward Microsoft in the Linux community.

Daniel Walsh explained[6] how the SELinux "unconfined" domain works.

Peter Hutterer added[7] part 5 to the XI2 Recipes series, explaining "grabs" and part 6[8], showing examples dealing with the client pointer.

Steven Moix provided[9] a few tips for natively running Fedora 11 on an Intel Mac.

Jesse Keating described[10] how to tether an iPhone to Fedora over bluetooth, for a truly wires-free internet experience.

POSSE Roundup

The Professors Open Source Summer Experience[1] just finished its Summer 2009 session, and here is a roundup of some of the Planet posts from the event.