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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.  
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[[User:Threethirty|Justin O'Brien]] was one of many to announce<ref>http://numberedhumanindustries.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/f13-alpha-release-announcement/</ref> that the Fedora 13 Alpha has been released. "We need your help to make Fedora 13 the best release yet, so please take a moment of your time to download and try out the Alpha and make sure the things that are important to you are working. If you find a bug, please report it every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide. Together, we can make Fedora a rock-solid distribution."
  
[[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.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] shared<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/tip-use-systemtap-to-monitor-selinux-changes-to-files/</ref> a tip: How to "use SystemTap to monitor SELinux changes to files". The problem: "Something unknown was changing the labels on certain devices behind my back. We couldn’t find out what it was using ordinary diagnostics, so I decided to investigate if we could do this with SystemTap."
  
[[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.
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[[User:Aab|Aamir Aijaz Bhutto]] wrote<ref>http://aamirbhutto.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/open-source-philosophy/</ref> an excellent essay on "Open Source Philosophy" including a brief history of the movement.
  
[[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.
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[[DaveMalcolm|Dave Malcolm]] mused<ref>http://dmalcolm.livejournal.com/5013.html</ref> on the topic of "What variability exists within proposed updates to the Fedora package collection?"
  
[[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."
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[[JoshuaWulf|Joshua Wulf]] posted<ref>http://fossdocs.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/publican-not-just-for-beer/</ref> a giant comic-like diagram explaining what Publican is.
  
[[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.
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[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buceli]] explained<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2010/03/drawing-rocket-with-inkscape-is-not.html</ref> how to create a rocket ship using Inkscape.
  
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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[[MaxSpevack|Max Spevack]] asked<ref>http://spevack.livejournal.com/101818.html</ref>: Are Fedora Spins a thread or a menace? Max shared some "thoughts about Fedora's Spins -- both the idea behind having spins, and some of the marketing-related challenges that exist as a result."
  
 
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=== Marketing FAD ===
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Fedora held Marketing "Fedora Activity Days" and here are bunch of random links that seem to sum it up nicely:
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* http://blog.melchua.com/2010/03/14/marketing-fad-day-1-remotees-of-the-world-unite/
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* http://blog.melchua.com/2010/03/15/marketing-fad-day-2-brand-folks-visit-actionability-brainstorm/
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* http://blog.melchua.com/2010/03/14/marketing-f12-postmortem/
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* http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=3072
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* http://www.nalley.me/david/?p=228
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* http://wordshack.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/marketing-fad-day-1-midnight-add-post-hockey-blogging-at-its-finest/
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* http://www.braincache.de/wp/2010/03/14/fedora-mktg-fad-2010-day-1/

Revision as of 15:12, 15 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

Justin O'Brien was one of many to announce[1] that the Fedora 13 Alpha has been released. "We need your help to make Fedora 13 the best release yet, so please take a moment of your time to download and try out the Alpha and make sure the things that are important to you are working. If you find a bug, please report it – every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide. Together, we can make Fedora a rock-solid distribution."

Richard W.M. Jones shared[2] a tip: How to "use SystemTap to monitor SELinux changes to files". The problem: "Something unknown was changing the labels on certain devices behind my back. We couldn’t find out what it was using ordinary diagnostics, so I decided to investigate if we could do this with SystemTap."

Aamir Aijaz Bhutto wrote[3] an excellent essay on "Open Source Philosophy" including a brief history of the movement.

Dave Malcolm mused[4] on the topic of "What variability exists within proposed updates to the Fedora package collection?"

Joshua Wulf posted[5] a giant comic-like diagram explaining what Publican is.

Nicu Buceli explained[6] how to create a rocket ship using Inkscape.

Max Spevack asked[7]: Are Fedora Spins a thread or a menace? Max shared some "thoughts about Fedora's Spins -- both the idea behind having spins, and some of the marketing-related challenges that exist as a result."

Marketing FAD

Fedora held Marketing "Fedora Activity Days" and here are bunch of random links that seem to sum it up nicely: