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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


Michael DeHaan responded[1] respond to an article[2] by Matt Assay on cnet (which in turn cited one of Michael's previous posts[3] on the topic of "Recognizing and Avoiding Common Open Source Community Pitfalls"):

"Sure — building any sort of collaborative infrastructure is hard. Yet there are those that want to sell open source as that (another bullet point on a slidedeck), and then there are those that believe software is open, that information should be free, everyone can work together with everyone, we are all equals, and that we will keep no secrets."

Daniel Walsh introduced[4] the SELinux Sandbox,a "policy that allows users to build scripts to process untrusted content into some output that they could safely use." James Morris elaborated[5] with further points on the SELinux Sandbox and the problems with Ambient Authority.

Jack Aboutboul interviewed[6] Daniel Berrange, Red Hat Virtualization Team Engineer "about the many key upgrades to virt technology in F11 focusing on areas of usability, performance and security."

Dan Williams showed off[7] the new NetworkManager network selector user interface, to replace the old GtkMenu-based interface.

Susan Lauber continued[8] with Part 2 of a series on improving the Fedora Wiki: "Using Special pages to assist with wiki cleanup."

Gary Benson published[9] an excellent introductory article on the history and reasoning behind Zero and Shark at Gary also wrote[10] a tutorial on Instrumenting Zero and Shark.

Jeroen van Meeuwen posted[11] an opinion piece on "Why the Open Source Channel Alliance is bad for Free Software". Jeroen also mentioned[12] that "Starting in July...I'll be mentoring a workshop on Office and Infrastructure IT entirely based on Free Software and Open Source technology..."

Martin Sourada chronicled[13] his preferred desktop applications (including background information on why each program is used) to ensure that he can run a FLOSS desktop using Fedora.

Paul W. Frields was interviewed[14] by Randal Schwartz and Leo Laporte at