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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. This edition covers highlights from the past three weeks.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin


Karsten Wade wrote[1] 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." Jon Stanley added[2] 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)."

Máirín Duffy attended[3] the GNOME London UX Hackfest. Topics that Máirín covered include "Painless accessibility tips for GNOME designers and developers"[4], a "GNOME Vision Brainstorm"[5] and usability reports and possible improvements for Empathy[6] and Totem[7]. Bastien Nocera was there too, and shared[8] a discussion about removing preferences from GNOME, replacing them with a "TweakUI" type interface called "GNOME Plumbing".