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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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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] added<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/virt-top-%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%AA%9E%E3%81%A7/</ref> another tool to the <tt>virt-*</tt> arsenal of tools, <tt>virt-top</tt> to replace <tt>xentop</tt>. Also it works in Japenese.
  
[[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".
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[[MichaelTiemann|Michael Tiemann]] noted<ref>http://opensource.org/node/473</ref> the London Stock Exchange's "about-face in IT policy" in which they are switching to a Linux-based solution.
  
[[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").
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] continued<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/more-get-fpo-redesign-mockups/</ref> the mockups for the fedoraproject.org website redesign. In particular, Máirín wants to "bling your spin"<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/let-me-bling-your-spin/</ref>. "We’ve come up with a new spins.fedoraproject.org design. This is part of an overall effort commissioned by the Fedora Project Board to improve the Fedora download experience. The initial design includes individual spin details pages." So don't forget to send in your spin information<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/spin-blingification-continues/</ref>.
  
[[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).
 
  
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.
 
 
[[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.
 
 
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?"
 
 
[[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.
 
 
[[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.
 
 
[[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."
 
 
[[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 11:44, 12 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

Richard W.M. Jones added[1] another tool to the virt-* arsenal of tools, virt-top to replace xentop. Also it works in Japenese.

Michael Tiemann noted[2] the London Stock Exchange's "about-face in IT policy" in which they are switching to a Linux-based solution.

Máirín Duffy continued[3] the mockups for the fedoraproject.org website redesign. In particular, Máirín wants to "bling your spin"[4]. "We’ve come up with a new spins.fedoraproject.org design. This is part of an overall effort commissioned by the Fedora Project Board to improve the Fedora download experience. The initial design includes individual spin details pages." So don't forget to send in your spin information[5].