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[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] wrote<ref>http://iquaid.org/2010/02/22/improving-the-floss-legal-landscape/</ref> ways to improve the FOSS legal landscape. "At the close of SCALE 8x I caught a presentation by my colleague Richard Fontana, who was talking on Improving the Open Source Legal System.  Richard’s proposal is to consider FLOSS licensing and legal landscape as its own international legal system.  This is instead of how we do it now, which is to try mapping license terms to local law, or ignoring the problems that arise from that." [[User:Jstanley|Jon Stanley]] added<ref>http://blog.jds2001.org/random_thoughts/2010/02/comments-on-the-open-source-legal-environment.html</ref> comments "on some old news that people may or may not be aware of, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuits 2008 ruling in Jacobsen v. Katzer. Interestingly, the case was recently resolved with a settlement in favor of Jacobsen (the OSS author)."
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] asked<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/the-one-where-the-designers-ask-for-a-pony/</ref> for a pony but really it was about "how us designers could continue to collaborate after the (London UX) hackfest was over. This has been a recurring issue, as us designers meet every year or so, at GUADEC, at UX hackfests, or at GNOME Boston Summits (or even other FLOSS events like LinuxTag) and we get some great collaborate work done during the events – but it peters off after we get settled in back home after the events." One other post from the hackfest was about a presentation<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/charlines-icon-usability-study/</ref> on an icon usability study.  
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] attended<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/misc-notes-from-gnome-ux-hackfest-tuesday/</ref> the GNOME London UX Hackfest. Topics that Máirín covered include "Painless accessibility tips for GNOME designers and developers"<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/painless-accessibility-tips-for-gnome-designers-and-developers/</ref>, a "GNOME Vision Brainstorm"<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/gnome-vision-brainstorm/</ref> and usability reports and possible improvements for Empathy<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/charlines-empathy-usability-report/</ref> and Totem<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/adding-chapters-to-totem/</ref>. [[BastienNocera|Bastien Nocera]] was there too, and shared<ref>http://www.hadess.net/2010/02/were-removing-settings-again.html</ref> a discussion about removing preferences from GNOME, replacing them with a "TweakUI" type interface called "GNOME Plumbing".
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[[User:Mclasen|Matthias Clasen]] created<ref>http://blogs.fedoraproject.org/wp/mclasen/2010/03/02/details/</ref> a new dialog for setting a user's password, including visual password strength indicator widget.
  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been named<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/02/23/red-hat-enterprise-linux-a-decade-shaping-technology/</ref> as one of the "25 Decade Shaping Technologies" by eWEEK.
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[[User:Rajith77|Rajith Attapattu]] wrote<ref>http://rajith.2rlabs.com/2010/03/01/apache-qpid-securing-connections-with-ssl/</ref> about how to set up client and server certificates for use with Apache Qpid.
  
[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] summarized<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2010/02/24/f13-talking-points-have-been-chosen/</ref> the Fedora 13 "talking points" that have been chosen. And, "if you know cool things about a talking point that should be mentioned, good resources on it to link to, or otherwise have something to chip in, please add it to the wiki page; we’ll be cleaning up the final display next week right before the Alpha goes out."
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] benchmarked<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/is-ext234-faster-on-lvm/</ref> ext2, ext3 and ext4 with and without LVM. Richard also cataloged<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/guestfish-supports-267-commands/</ref> all 267 commands that Guestfish now supports. And lastly, Richard introduced<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/presentation-software-sucks-introducing/</ref> "Tech Talk Platinum Supreme Edition!" a new super-simple presentation software application.
  
[[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] explained<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/35420.html</ref> why there is an <tt>audit2allow</tt> but not <tt>audit2dontaudit</tt> tool: There should be. And now there is. "In Fedora 12 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6,  I  added a new flag to audit2allow, -D or --dontaudit.  This option tells audit2allow to generate dontaudit rules rather then allow rules."
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[[MichaelTiemann|Michael Tiemann]] explained<ref>http://opensource.org/node/511</ref> why the IIPA's position toward Open Source is problematic and wrong. "The entire position taken by IIPA is unbalanced. It relies on outdated definitions, special interests and a fear of innovation and new business model opportunities. It blends them together to abuse an outdated mechanism of the US government with a condemnation that applies to the US itself."
  
[[MaxSpevack|Max Spevack]] presented<ref>http://spevack.livejournal.com/100798.html</ref> a talk at FOSDEM 2010 on Open Source Governance (video).
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[[User:Kanarip|Jeroen van Meeuwen]] experimented<ref>http://www.kanarip.com/node/1430</ref> with rebuilding all of Enterprise Linus, including updates and Extras "in order to learn from it and take away a couple of notes on the subject". Find out what Jeroen learned.
 
 
[[TomCallaway|Tom Callaway]] noted<ref>http://spot.livejournal.com/313759.html</ref> that after a brief absence, Chromium packages are back, but for Fedora 12 only (for now).
 
  
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For anyone interested in making UserDirs (i.e. ~username) work properly in Apache with SELinux enabled, [[User:Diegobz|Diego Búrigo Zacarão]] has <ref>http://diegobz.net/2010/03/07/enabling-apache-userdir-public_html-with-selinux-enabled-on-fedora/</ref> your solution.
  
 
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Revision as of 10:34, 8 March 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

Máirín Duffy asked[1] for a pony but really it was about "how us designers could continue to collaborate after the (London UX) hackfest was over. This has been a recurring issue, as us designers meet every year or so, at GUADEC, at UX hackfests, or at GNOME Boston Summits (or even other FLOSS events like LinuxTag) and we get some great collaborate work done during the events – but it peters off after we get settled in back home after the events." One other post from the hackfest was about a presentation[2] on an icon usability study.

Matthias Clasen created[3] a new dialog for setting a user's password, including visual password strength indicator widget.

Rajith Attapattu wrote[4] about how to set up client and server certificates for use with Apache Qpid.

Richard W.M. Jones benchmarked[5] ext2, ext3 and ext4 with and without LVM. Richard also cataloged[6] all 267 commands that Guestfish now supports. And lastly, Richard introduced[7] "Tech Talk Platinum Supreme Edition!" a new super-simple presentation software application.

Michael Tiemann explained[8] why the IIPA's position toward Open Source is problematic and wrong. "The entire position taken by IIPA is unbalanced. It relies on outdated definitions, special interests and a fear of innovation and new business model opportunities. It blends them together to abuse an outdated mechanism of the US government with a condemnation that applies to the US itself."

Jeroen van Meeuwen experimented[9] with rebuilding all of Enterprise Linus, including updates and Extras "in order to learn from it and take away a couple of notes on the subject". Find out what Jeroen learned.

For anyone interested in making UserDirs (i.e. ~username) work properly in Apache with SELinux enabled, Diego Búrigo Zacarão has [10] your solution.