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[[MichaelTiemann|Michael Tiemann]] thanked<ref>http://opensource.org/node/521</ref> Google for VP8 and WebM, the royalty free, newly opened (standard) video codec.  
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The Red Hat News office introduced<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/05/25/red-hat-expands-green-computing-features-in-red-hat-enterprise-linux-6/</ref> some of the "Green" Computing features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
  
[[User:Johnp|John Palmier]] continued<ref>http://www.j5live.com/2010/05/21/lets-get-this-staight-mpeg-las-and-x264-developers/</ref> the discussion about VP8/WebM and the problem that software patents may *still* pose to supposedly patent-free codecs.
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[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] started<ref>http://gregdekspeaks.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/the-edutainment-industry-patches-welcome/</ref> a project to build a collection of tiny browser-based open source educational games.
  
[[MichelSalim|Michel Salim]] noticed<ref>http://hircus.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/fsfe-and-the-cross-we-bear/</ref> that the Free Software Foundation Europe's logo involves a cross, and compared the FSFE to certain Christian ideals.
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[[User:Lmacken|Luke Macken]] warned<ref>http://lewk.org/blog/liveusb-creator-trojan.html</ref> that there is a trojan copy of liveusb-creator in the wild. Please use the official site<ref>https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/</ref> only.
  
[[User:Kybaker|Kyle Baker]] wants<ref>http://blogs.fedoraproject.org/wp/kybaker/2010/05/21/creative-open-sorcery/</ref> to make Linux a better place for artists and designers. "In order to make Fedora grow in to an OS that looks as good as it functions, we need to better bridge these worlds of design and development. The open source community can not do this alone. We need help from everyone who has colored a pretty picture or dreamt of doing so."
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[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] pointed out<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2010/05/25/paul-frields-on-opensource-com/</ref> an interview with [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] on opensource.com<ref>http://opensource.com/life/10/5/paul-frields-leadership-trust-fail-early-and-often</ref>. "I firmly believe that open source principles can help combat what I see as a growing problem: local apathy. Apathy comes from feeling you don’t have a voice or a way of making change, while open source makes the opposite possible… two important and connected tenets of the open source way are (1) not letting the possibility of failure get in the way of doing something potentially great, and (2) recognizing when you’ve failed so you can learn from it and move on."
  
[[User:Toshio|Toshio Kuratomi]] discussed<ref>http://anonbadger.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/mailman-fedora-infrastructure-and-involving-non-software-developers-in-open-source-part-i/</ref> some of the issues and bottlenecks involved with getting people involved in the Fedora infrastructure process.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] added<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/implementing-simple-bash-tab-completion-for-guestfish/</ref> shell tab-completion for <tt>guestfish</tt>.
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] announced<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/its-fedora-election-season/</ref> that Fedora Board elections are open up soon, though by the time you read this, it may already be too late. Included are links to information about each candidate.
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] posted<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/fedora-13-lightscribe-labels/</ref> LightScribe CD/DVD labels for Fedora 13 discs.
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[[User:Sdz|Sebastian Dziallas]] announced<ref>http://sdziallas.com/blog/sebastian/2010/05/mirabelles-they-are-there.html</ref> the availability of Sugar on a Stick v.3, Mirabelle.
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[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buculei]] wrote<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2010/05/hyperspace-comic-tutorial.html</ref> an Inkscape tutorial on how to create a drawing look as if the viewer has gone into "hyperspace".
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[[User:Otaylor|Owen Taylor]] measured<ref>http://blog.fishsoup.net/2010/05/26/measuring-gnome-shell-performance/</ref> the performance of the GNOME Shell. "One of the big goals of the GNOME 3 Shell is to use animation and visual effects for positive good. An animation explains to the user what the connection is between point A and point B. For this to work, the animation has to be smooth - it can't be a jerky sequence of disconnected frames. Performance matters."
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[[User:Ardchoille42|Ian MacGregor]] offered<ref>http://ardchoille42.blogspot.com/2010/05/how-to-easier-reinstalls.html</ref> some tips (and scripts) for easier Linux reinstalls.
  
[[SamiWagiaalla|Sami Wagiaalla]] linked<ref>http://wagiaalla.com/2010/05/19/12-tips-to-getting-things-done-in-open-source/</ref> to an article<ref>http://stormyscorner.com/2009/02/12-tips-to-getting-things-done-in-open-source.html</ref> by Stormy Peters titled "12 tips to getting things done in open source". "Most people used to the proprietary software world, with no experience in open source software, are amazed that anything gets done. (And lots gets done in the open source, way more than in most proprietary software companies!) And people new to open source are usually at a loss as to where to start. Often they come with a great idea, tell a couple of people who confirm it’s a great idea, and then … well, and then they don’t know what to do and the great idea fades."
 
  
[[User:Mathstuf|Ben Boeckel]] showed off<ref>http://cledwyn.benboeckel.net/one-soap-box/2010/05/19/vcs-in-shell-prompt/</ref> a ZSH with version control system (git/CVS/SVN) integration built in to the prompt, similar to [[JesusRodriguez|Jesus Rodriguez]]'s "git branch in shell prompt"<ref>http://zeusville.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/git-branch-in-shell-prompt/</ref>.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 15:00, 31 May 2010

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

The Red Hat News office introduced[1] some of the "Green" Computing features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Greg DeKoenigsberg started[2] a project to build a collection of tiny browser-based open source educational games.

Luke Macken warned[3] that there is a trojan copy of liveusb-creator in the wild. Please use the official site[4] only.

Mel Chua pointed out[5] an interview with Paul W. Frields on opensource.com[6]. "I firmly believe that open source principles can help combat what I see as a growing problem: local apathy. Apathy comes from feeling you don’t have a voice or a way of making change, while open source makes the opposite possible… two important and connected tenets of the open source way are (1) not letting the possibility of failure get in the way of doing something potentially great, and (2) recognizing when you’ve failed so you can learn from it and move on."

Richard W.M. Jones added[7] shell tab-completion for guestfish.

Máirín Duffy posted[8] LightScribe CD/DVD labels for Fedora 13 discs.

Sebastian Dziallas announced[9] the availability of Sugar on a Stick v.3, Mirabelle.

Nicu Buculei wrote[10] an Inkscape tutorial on how to create a drawing look as if the viewer has gone into "hyperspace".

Owen Taylor measured[11] the performance of the GNOME Shell. "One of the big goals of the GNOME 3 Shell is to use animation and visual effects for positive good. An animation explains to the user what the connection is between point A and point B. For this to work, the animation has to be smooth - it can't be a jerky sequence of disconnected frames. Performance matters."

Ian MacGregor offered[12] some tips (and scripts) for easier Linux reinstalls.