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[[JoshBressers|Josh Bressers]] noted<ref>http://www.bress.net/blog/archives/157-Open-Source-Code-Quality.html</ref> that Coverity has scanned a number of Open Source projects for vulnerabilities for a third year running, and they are claiming "that there is a 16 percent reduction is flaws found". Josh noted that it is too early to draw conclusions on what this actually means for OSS.
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[[MichaelTiemann|Michael Tiemann]] spoke<ref>http://opensource.org/node/471</ref> "at Open World Forum in Paris on the subject of open source and the digital (economic) recovery".
  
 
[[JamesMorris|James Morris]] posted<ref>http://blog.namei.org/2009/09/29/portland-roundup/</ref> a roundup from the SELinux Developers Summit (which immediately preceded LinuxCon and the Linux Plumbers Conference) in Portland, Oregon. Mmm, donuts. [[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] presented<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/31888.html</ref> on "how sandbox -X works" at the conference. Daniel also mentioned<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/32430.html</ref> that Fedora 12 will include a command-line interface to <tt>polgengui</tt> (which "is a template based policy framework,  that ask the user a few questions, and then generate initial policy files to allow the policy writer to get started").
 
[[JamesMorris|James Morris]] posted<ref>http://blog.namei.org/2009/09/29/portland-roundup/</ref> a roundup from the SELinux Developers Summit (which immediately preceded LinuxCon and the Linux Plumbers Conference) in Portland, Oregon. Mmm, donuts. [[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] presented<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/31888.html</ref> on "how sandbox -X works" at the conference. Daniel also mentioned<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/32430.html</ref> that Fedora 12 will include a command-line interface to <tt>polgengui</tt> (which "is a template based policy framework,  that ask the user a few questions, and then generate initial policy files to allow the policy writer to get started").
  
[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] continued<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/graphical-virt-df/</ref>,<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/virt-uname/</ref> adding tools that can introspect virtual machines from the host system, this time a graphical <tt>df</tt> (<tt>virt-df</tt>), <tt>virt-uname</tt>, <tt>virt-update</tt> and <tt>virt-ping</tt>.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] continued<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/graphical-virt-df/</ref>,<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/virt-uname/</ref> adding tools that can introspect virtual machines from a host system, this time a graphical <tt>df</tt> (<tt>virt-df</tt>), <tt>virt-uname</tt>, <tt>virt-update</tt> and <tt>virt-ping</tt>.
  
 
[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] talked<ref>http://mether.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/preventing-dependency-breakage/</ref><ref>http://mether.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/preventing-dependency-breakage-part-ii/</ref> about the problems, dangers, and potential preventions for dependency breakage (you know, when you run "yum update" and it tells you that it can't continue because 1 out of the 146 packages that need to be updated doesn't have all of its dependencies satisfied).
 
[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] talked<ref>http://mether.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/preventing-dependency-breakage/</ref><ref>http://mether.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/preventing-dependency-breakage-part-ii/</ref> about the problems, dangers, and potential preventions for dependency breakage (you know, when you run "yum update" and it tells you that it can't continue because 1 out of the 146 packages that need to be updated doesn't have all of its dependencies satisfied).
  
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According to [[User:Mdomsch|Matt Domsch]], MirrorManager now<ref>http://domsch.com/blog/?p=100</ref> has the ability to automatically select a local Fedora mirror by netblock, ASN and a number of other factors.
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[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] is working on a scholarship/fellowship program for middle to high school students and wants<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/09/29/help-me-design-a-scholarship-or-two/</ref> your input.
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Separately, Mel also asked<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/10/01/how-can-we-make-it-easier-for-people-to-send-patches/</ref> "How can we make it easier for people to send patches?"
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[[KonstantinRyabitsev|Konstantin Ryabitsev]] scripted<ref>http://blog.mricon.com/2009/09/different-smtp-relay-host-depending-on.html</ref> NetworkManager and Postfix to automatically select a different relay SMTP server, depending on what network the system has connected to.
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[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] announced<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/10/xi2-and-mpx-released.html</ref> that "MPX has been released as part of XI2 in the new X Server 1.7". I suppose this would be the first step in letting desktop Linux act like the iPhone UI.
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[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] says<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/55270.html</ref>: "If you live in the United States, go find your two senators and tell them that you support the Open College Textbook Act of 2009."
  
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[[TomCallaway|Tom Callaway]] was interviewed<ref>http://www.archive.org/details/Bioslevel-OLF2009LegalitiesOfFOSSTomCallawaymovh264480p302-2</ref> about "some of the intricacies of licensing and ensuring that a software package included in Fedora and Red Hat is actually verified to be open source." (Video)
  
 
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Revision as of 22:34, 4 October 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

Josh Bressers noted[1] that Coverity has scanned a number of Open Source projects for vulnerabilities for a third year running, and they are claiming "that there is a 16 percent reduction is flaws found". Josh noted that it is too early to draw conclusions on what this actually means for OSS.

Michael Tiemann spoke[2] "at Open World Forum in Paris on the subject of open source and the digital (economic) recovery".

James Morris posted[3] a roundup from the SELinux Developers Summit (which immediately preceded LinuxCon and the Linux Plumbers Conference) in Portland, Oregon. Mmm, donuts. Daniel Walsh presented[4] on "how sandbox -X works" at the conference. Daniel also mentioned[5] that Fedora 12 will include a command-line interface to polgengui (which "is a template based policy framework, that ask the user a few questions, and then generate initial policy files to allow the policy writer to get started").

Richard W.M. Jones continued[6],[7] adding tools that can introspect virtual machines from a host system, this time a graphical df (virt-df), virt-uname, virt-update and virt-ping.

Rahul Sundaram talked[8][9] about the problems, dangers, and potential preventions for dependency breakage (you know, when you run "yum update" and it tells you that it can't continue because 1 out of the 146 packages that need to be updated doesn't have all of its dependencies satisfied).

According to Matt Domsch, MirrorManager now[10] has the ability to automatically select a local Fedora mirror by netblock, ASN and a number of other factors.

Mel Chua is working on a scholarship/fellowship program for middle to high school students and wants[11] your input.

Separately, Mel also asked[12] "How can we make it easier for people to send patches?"

Konstantin Ryabitsev scripted[13] NetworkManager and Postfix to automatically select a different relay SMTP server, depending on what network the system has connected to.

Peter Hutterer announced[14] that "MPX has been released as part of XI2 in the new X Server 1.7". I suppose this would be the first step in letting desktop Linux act like the iPhone UI.

Greg DeKoenigsberg says[15]: "If you live in the United States, go find your two senators and tell them that you support the Open College Textbook Act of 2009."

Tom Callaway was interviewed[16] about "some of the intricacies of licensing and ensuring that a software package included in Fedora and Red Hat is actually verified to be open source." (Video)