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The big news these days was the debut of [http://opensource.com/ opensource.com/]. As [[JanWildeboer|Jan Wildeboer]] described<ref>http://jan.wildeboer.net/2010/01/red-hat-starts-opensource-com/</ref> it: "Finally. A place to discuss, learn, promote everything open...We started this community to allow people from all across the world, regardless of job and skills, to communicate and foster more Open. Let’s look (far) beyond software. Lets talk about the Open Everything that this world so desperately needs."
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[[JonMccann|William Jon McCann]] has been working<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/mccann/2010/01/31/taking-notice/</ref> to unify the various "micro-forks" of <tt>libnotify</tt> and <tt>notification-daemon</tt> by developing a single specification that everyone can work against: "Everyone on the planet that was shipping libnotify and notification-daemon shipped them with a different set of patches. This meant we had lots of different micro-forks of both the implementation and specification. We even had a hard time agreeing on the version numbers for the specification.  Version 0.10 happened after version 1.0 was published."
  
[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] followed-up<ref>http://iquaid.org/2010/01/28/understanding-opensource-com/</ref> on what opensource.com is and isn't. "I’ve been watching some of the discussion around it and have some comments about a bit of confusion some folks are having. Please pass this along."
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] mentioned<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/whats-new-for-libguestfs/</ref> that <tt>libguestfs</tt> can now write to Windows Registry files and rename LVs and VGs, and there now exist C# bindings as well as new Indian translations.
  
[http://www.redhat.com/about/companyprofile/management/whitehurst.html Jim Whitehurst] delivered<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/01/26/state-of-the-union-at-red-hat-2/</ref> a "State of the Union at Red Hat", reflecting on the past year.
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]]'s Inkscape course at a Boston-area middle school continued with Days 5<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/inkscape-class-day-5/</ref> and 6<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/inkscape-class-day-6/</ref>.
  
[[DanielBerrange|Daniel Berrange]] wrote<ref>http://berrange.com/personal/diary/2010/01/using-gobject-introspection-gjs-to</ref> a post on "Using GObject Introspection + Gjs to provide a JavaScript plugin engine".
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[[User:Jdieter|Jonathan Dieter]] described<ref>http://cedarandthistle.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/setting-up-a-netboot-server-in-fedoracentos/</ref> how to set up a netboot server using Fedora and CentOS to automatically image and administer a computer lab.
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] continued writing-up and posting notes (part 2<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/inkscape-class-day-2/</ref>, 3<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/inkscape-class-day-3/</ref>, 4<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/inkscape-class-day-4/</ref>) to an Inkscape course. Máirín is teaching the class at a Boston-area middle school.
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[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buceli]] signed<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2010/02/public-domain-manifesto.html</ref> the Public Domain Manifesto<ref>http://www.publicdomainmanifesto.org/</ref>. "As skeptical as I am about such a document being ever officially accepted (there are so many interests and such powerful lobbyists...) I couldn't stop promoting it further. The Open Clip Art Library is an excellent use case for PD, the manifesto is all about we are doing there."
  
[[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] explained<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/34903.html</ref> why SELinux does not give the full path to files in error messages, but provided a good workaround.
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[[JanWildeboer|Jan Wildeboer]] responded<ref>http://jan.wildeboer.net/2010/02/is-google-forking-the-linux-kernel/</ref> to some recent news about Android's Linux Kernel patches being removed. "Now adding new features to the kernel is quite OK. If the changes are sound, stable and help Linux in general, the kernel community will gladly accept such changes upstream. I was sure Google was well aware of this process and according to their promises, I was also sure that they clearly understood that Upstream Is King. This seems to be wrong. It is up to Google to fix this problem. Google hackers should make sure this situation is solved for the best of upstream ASAP."
  
[[JanWildeboer|Jan Wildeboer]] gave<ref>http://gnu.wildebeest.org/diary/2010/01/22/fosdem-systemtap-interview/</ref> a talk at FOSDEM 2010 about SystemTap.
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[[JoshBressers|Josh Bressers]] reminded<ref>http://www.bress.net/blog/archives/177-Password-Security.html</ref> everyone that password security should be on everyone's mind, especially in the wake of a number of Twitter account compromises. "If you're like most people, and use a couple of passwords everywhere, please stop doing that. Find a good password generating tool, and either use a piece of paper or something like password safe to store them. The other big advantage to using not your brain to store passwords, is that it's much easier to change them. How many of you have been using the same password for five years, because it's too annoying to think up a new good password? Lots of us do that, it's hard to change."
  
[[User:James|James Antill]] explained<ref>http://illiterat.livejournal.com/7834.html</ref> why Yum now emits the message "Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum." and how to handle it.
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[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] introduced<ref>http://iquaid.org/2010/02/02/community-handbook-the-open-source-way/</ref> a book about community, written by a community. "This is a handbook for creating and nurturing communities of contributors. It was originally thought of as a cookbook to provide recipes for enacting community the open source way." The book is called The Open Source Way<ref>http://www.theopensourceway.org/wiki</ref>.
 
 
[http://www.redhat.com/about/companyprofile/inthenews/muzilla.html Craig Muzilla] (Red Hat Vice President, Middleware Business Unit) wrote<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/01/26/oracle%E2%80%99s-java-opportunity/</ref> about "Oracle's Java Opportunity" now that the EU has approved Oracle's acquisition of Sun.
 
 
 
[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] posted<ref>http://gregdekspeaks.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/fedoras-goals/</ref> about Fedora's Goals. "I’m glad to see a lot of thoughtful discussion around the topic of Fedora’s larger goals, and I’m particularly glad to see some new blood driving the discussion.  Fedora’s ability to attract outstanding new talent to the party is one of the things that makes it such a remarkable project."
 
 
 
[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] added<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2974</ref> some additional points about Fedora's goals. "The ability of any Fedora contributor to scratch his or her own itch is one of the strengths of our community. It has yielded many exceptional contributors, brought volunteer leadership to many of our project teams, and produced a steady enough stream of young contributors to merit an annual scholarship recognizing their achievements."
 
 
 
[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] was amazed<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2010/01/15/source-code-visualization-with-gource/</ref> by Gource, "an amazing program for visualizing commit history in a git-based code project. What I like about it is that it can also show what areas of the project are active in an easy to understand way, to show whether there is community around a whole project or just aspects of it."
 
 
 
If you have ever tried to work with CVS and struggled with the fact that the output from "<tt>cvs status</tt>" is mostly useless, particularly with large projects, [[User:Till|Till Maas]] has</ref>http://blogs.23.nu/till/2010/01/cvs-status-parser-script/</ref> the answer. "I quickly wrote a simple MIT-licensed python script that creates an output like modern scms do."
 
  
 
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Revision as of 01:29, 7 February 2010

Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide. This edition covers highlights from the past three weeks.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

William Jon McCann has been working[1] to unify the various "micro-forks" of libnotify and notification-daemon by developing a single specification that everyone can work against: "Everyone on the planet that was shipping libnotify and notification-daemon shipped them with a different set of patches. This meant we had lots of different micro-forks of both the implementation and specification. We even had a hard time agreeing on the version numbers for the specification. Version 0.10 happened after version 1.0 was published."

Richard W.M. Jones mentioned[2] that libguestfs can now write to Windows Registry files and rename LVs and VGs, and there now exist C# bindings as well as new Indian translations.

Máirín Duffy's Inkscape course at a Boston-area middle school continued with Days 5[3] and 6[4].

Jonathan Dieter described[5] how to set up a netboot server using Fedora and CentOS to automatically image and administer a computer lab.

Nicu Buceli signed[6] the Public Domain Manifesto[7]. "As skeptical as I am about such a document being ever officially accepted (there are so many interests and such powerful lobbyists...) I couldn't stop promoting it further. The Open Clip Art Library is an excellent use case for PD, the manifesto is all about we are doing there."

Jan Wildeboer responded[8] to some recent news about Android's Linux Kernel patches being removed. "Now adding new features to the kernel is quite OK. If the changes are sound, stable and help Linux in general, the kernel community will gladly accept such changes upstream. I was sure Google was well aware of this process and according to their promises, I was also sure that they clearly understood that Upstream Is King. This seems to be wrong. It is up to Google to fix this problem. Google hackers should make sure this situation is solved for the best of upstream ASAP."

Josh Bressers reminded[9] everyone that password security should be on everyone's mind, especially in the wake of a number of Twitter account compromises. "If you're like most people, and use a couple of passwords everywhere, please stop doing that. Find a good password generating tool, and either use a piece of paper or something like password safe to store them. The other big advantage to using not your brain to store passwords, is that it's much easier to change them. How many of you have been using the same password for five years, because it's too annoying to think up a new good password? Lots of us do that, it's hard to change."

Karsten Wade introduced[10] a book about community, written by a community. "This is a handbook for creating and nurturing communities of contributors. It was originally thought of as a cookbook to provide recipes for enacting community the open source way." The book is called The Open Source Way[11].