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Fedora Weekly News Issue 131

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 131 for the week ending June 15, 2008.


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In this section, we cover announcements from the Fedora Project.



Contributing Writer: Max Spevack

Board Elections open on June 13

Paul Frields announces in fedora-announce-list[1],

"Elections for the Fedora Project Board open at 0001 UTC on 13 June 2008... The voting system is available at: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting

Any FAS account holder who has completed the CLA may vote in the election. Voting is open until 2359 UTC on 22 June 2008. Election results will be announced shortly thereafter. The final appointed seat on the Board will be filled after the general election as well.

Thank you to all the Board members whose seats are up for election, to Nigel Jones for our new voting application, and to the community in advance, for casting their votes for Fedora leadership."

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2008-June/msg00006.html

Fedora Websites in need of development help

Max Spevack writes on fedora-devel-announce[1],

"The Fedora Websites team is actively looking for some development help on our build scripts -- this is the code that takes templates and turns it into HTML.

It's critical for people who want to create local mockups of new designs, and also for pushing our web code into test environments and ultimately into production."

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-announce/2008-June/msg00001.html

Fedora 7 End of Life

Bill Nottingham announces on fedora-devel-announce[1],

"This is a reminder that F7 goes EOL on 2008-06-13. If you have any critical updates lingering in testing, you may want to have them moved final before then."

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-announce/2008-June/msg00002.html


In this section, we cover Fedora Marketing Project.


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

Correction from last week: LWN.net

In last week's marketing section, we incorrectly referred to LWN.net as "Linux World News" [1] LWN.net used to be known as "Linux Weekly News," but is now known simply as LWN.net. We apologize for the error.

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue130#Linux_Weekly_News_Recommends_Fedora_9_for_Laptops_over_others

India Third-Largest Contributor To Fedora Community

Rahul Sundaram forwarded [1] an interesting article from EFYtimes.com of an interview [2] with Michael Chen, Director, Red Hat where he discusses a wide range of issues and thoughts on expanding Linux and open source in India during a recent visit there. In it, Chen assets that India is the third-largest contributor to Fedora, after North America and Europe.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-June/msg00053.html

[2] http://www.efytimes.com/efytimes/26965/news.htm

Screencast Ideas wiki

Jeff Spaleta asked [1] for volunteers to watch the ScreenCast Ideas wiki page [2] for new videos and generate an RSS feed to view in miro. Greg Dekoenigsberg [3] created this channel [4].

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-June/msg00059.html

[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/ScreencastIdeas

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-June/msg00113.html

[4] https://www.miroguide.com/channels/6891

Flyers for FUDCon 2008

Paul W. Frields offered some sample text for Ambassadors to use for flyers for FUDCON 2008 [1]. Paul welcomes everyone to feel free to adapt this as appropriate.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-June/msg00064.html

FedoraLife concept

Markus McLaughlin offered that it would be goodness to develop a "fedoraLife" concept a la Apple's iLife suite of applications and functionality [1], and suggested some new applications that Fedora could use to round out this feature set. A concept paper is available on Markus' blog [2] Duvelle Jones [3] mused that some of this functionality is extent in the Fedora Art Spins [4] Further discussion ensued, with Nicu Buculei reminding folks that the Fedora Art Spin project needs some new contributors to move that project forward, [5] and invited those interested to move discussion to the fedora-art-list [6] There was some further discussion on the various packages in Fedora that could meet these needs.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-June/msg00080.html

[2] http://linuxglobe.wordpress.com/

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-June/msg00083.html

[4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ArtTeamProjects/FedoraArtStudio

[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-June/msg00091.html

[6] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/

Red Hat, the biggest contributing vendor to Xorg

Rahul Sundaram forwarded [1] an article [2] indicating that Red Hat has been the largest corporate contributor to the X project.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-June/msg00118.html

[2] http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=x_server_contributors&num=1

Hands on: Secrets of Fedora 8

Rahul Sundaram forwarded [1] another recent review of Fedora 8 [2] that concluded, "However, Fedora is perhaps the most pioneering distribution when it comes to experimenting with new technology, and for that reason some people may wish to stick with the previous release for a while longer. Fedora 8 has not remained stagnant at all, and has continued to receive very regular updates, including enhancements to security and many other areas."

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-June/msg00134.html

[2] http://www.pcw.co.uk/personal-computer-world/features/2218856/hands-secrets-fedora


In this section, we cover Fedora Ambassadors Project.


Contributing Writer: JeffreyTadlock

Release Party Contest Winner

The winner of the Fedora Release Party Contest [1] has been announced. FAmSCo was pleased to award the Fedora laptop bag to Grady Laksmono for organizing the Los Angeles, California release party. Read the full details in the announcement [2] sent to the ambassadors mailing list. All of the Fedora 9 release parties were a great success and the work put in by all ambassadors organizing and helping with a release party in their area deserve thanks for their hard work.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-April/msg00196.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-June/msg00191.html

Fedora and Open Source Tech Day - Pavia, Italy

Andrea Modesto Rossi announced [1] on the ambassadors mailing list that Fedora will be present at the GNU/Linux, Open Source and Fedora Tech Day in Pavia, Italy on June 15th. There will be many discussions on Open Source software and Fedora.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-June/msg00196.html

Froscon - Germany - Help Wanted

Robert Albrecht posted [1] a help wanted email for the booth at Froscon [2] in Sankt Augustin, Germany on August 23rd to 24th. If you are in the area and can help, please add to the email thread.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-June/msg00230.html

[2] http://www.froscon.org/