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Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
 
=== Activism Alert ===
 
 
[[User:Oron|Oron Peled]] wrote<ref>http://life-with-linux.blogspot.com/2009/02/internet-draft-transport-layer-security.html</ref> about a proposed new IETF standard for "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authorization Extensions" which may be patent-encumbered before it is even approved.
 
 
[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] appealed<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=1490</ref> for prior art against a patent that covers a user interface that has multiple workspaces (filed March 25, 1987).
 
  
 
=== General ===
 
=== General ===
  
[[DaveJones|Dave Jones]] announced<ref>http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/2009/02/09/fedora-kernel-packaging/</ref> some changes to the Fedora kernel packaging "to drop the regular 686 kernels. As of Fedora 11, the only 32-bit kernels built are '586' and '686-PAE' (and their -debug variants)."
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http://www.michaeldehaan.net/?p=862
 
 
[[User:Lennart|Lennart Poettering]] described<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/oh-nine-fifteen.html</ref> some of the new changes in the latest <code>PulseAudio 0.9.15</code> release, including Flat Volumes, On-the-fly Reconfiguration of Devices (aka "S/PDIF Support"), Native support for 24bit samples and support for Airport Express.
 
 
 
[[User:Ke4qqq|David Nalley]] wrote<ref>http://www.nalley.sc/david/?p=196</ref> about the Fedora Ambassadors giving away free XO laptops! To qualify, either "Package and maintain a sugar-* package for 2 releases or more" or "Build a Sugar activity that helps meet the 'holy list of 4th grade maths<ref>http://sugarlabs.org/go/User:Gdk/4th_Grade_Maths</ref>'".
 
 
 
[[User:Overholt|Andrew Overholt]] announced<ref>http://overholt.ca/wp/?p=117</ref> the release of the <code>Linux Tools</code> project for <code>Eclipse</code>. The release has lots of features from profiling and tracing with <code>SystemTap</code> to <code>autoconf</code> and RPM spec file editor (with autocomplete) support.
 
 
 
[[User:Jspaleta|Jef Spaleta]] expressed<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/34551.html</ref> mild excitement at Canonical's "Renewed focus on suspend resume". In a later post, he wrote<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/34592.html</ref> about comparing Linux (and even OSX) user experiences with respect to functionality regressions after an update.
 
 
 
[[User:Skvidal|Seth Vidal]] mused<ref>http://skvidal.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/fedora-is-held-to-a-higher-standard/</ref> on the fact that a poster on Planet Gnome<ref>http://planet.gnome.org/</ref> had said that "Fedora is held to a higher standard" than certain other distributions.
 
  
[[HarishPillay|Harish Pillay]] reacted<ref>http://harishpillay.livejournal.com/139904.html</ref> to an IDC report claiming "Proprietary software products are much better documented than open source because of the volunteer nature of open source software development".
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http://people.byte-code.com/fcrippa/2009/02/16/fosdem-2009/
  
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http://gbenson.net/?p=130
  
=== How-To ===
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http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/26428.html
  
[[DevanGoodwin|Devan Goodwin]] explained<ref>http://crispyinthedark.wordpress.com/2009/02/07/amazon-s3-duplicity-backups/</ref> how to perform bandwidth-limited secure encrypted backups using <code>duplicity</code> and Amazon's S3 Storage Service.
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http://velohacker.com/fedora-notes/recent-reading-web-usability/
  
[[User:Izhar|Mohd Izhar Firdaus Ismail]] described<ref>http://blog.kagesenshi.org/2009/02/disk-snapshot-backup-in-linux.html</ref> how to enable "Disk snapshot backup in Linux".
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http://magazine.redhat.com/2009/02/17/video-spotlight-on-func/
  
[[User:Lennart|Lennart Poettering]] requested<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/versioning-dbus.html</ref> that <code>D-Bus</code> interfaces be properly versioned, and described some best-practices including the hows and whys.
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http://dodoincfedora.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/fedora-article-for-the-lugm-magazine/
  
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http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/34910.html
  
=== Events ===
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http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/35246.html
Once again: So many people have written about attending FOSDEM that it would take an entire issue of FWN post all of the links. Instead an arbitrarily selection will be randomly chosen.
 
  
http://gnu.wildebeest.org/diary/2009/02/11/some-fosdem-pictures/
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http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/rpm-fusion-enters-testing-state/
  
http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/fosdem-day2.html
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http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/26759.html
  
http://spevack.livejournal.com/74638.html
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http://ryanler.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/create-a-lightbulb-icon-that-follows-the-tango-guidelines/
  
http://gregdek.livejournal.com/45847.html
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http://jaboutboul.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-fedora-marketing.html
  
http://digitaurora.blogspot.com/2009/02/fosdem-2009-day-one.html
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http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/tagging-audio.html
  
http://clunixchit.blogspot.com/2009/02/report-fel-fosdem-2009.html
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http://www.michaeldehaan.net/?p=871
  
And on a slightly different note, [[User:Makghosh|Arindam Ghosh]] wrote<ref>http://arindamghosh.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/mukti09-event-report/</ref> about (and posted photos of) Mikti'09<ref>http://mukti09.in/</ref>.
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http://skvidal.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/yum-createrepo-hashlib-rhel5centos5-and-sha256sums/
  
 
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