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Fedora Weekly News Issue 140

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 140 for the week ending August 24, 2008.

Fedora Weekly News keeps you updated with the latest issues, events and activities in the Fedora community.

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

Contributing Writer: Max Spevack

Fedora Infrastructure's ongoing issues

Paul Frields continued to post[0] periodic updates about Fedora Infrastructure.

"Our team has been hard at work for several days now, restoring services in the Fedora infrastructure. We started with what we identified as Fedora's "critical path," those systems required to restore minimum daily operation. That work to be completely finished by the end of the day. We then move on to our other value services to complete them as soon as possible."


On August 22nd, a more complete report[1] was published. Rather than excerpt it here, Fedora Weekly News encourages readers to review the entire announcement.


Finally, Dennis Gilmore announced[2] that "effective immediately we have replaced the CA that is in use for and This effects uploading to lookaside cache and building packages."


Email bounces

Seth Vidal explained[3] that "a number of addresses there were windows when those email addresses would have bounced reporting that the address did not exist."

He goes on to say that the problem has been corrected, but anyone who wants the details should read the full message.


Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Max Spevack

This week on Planet Fedora...

  • Mairin Duffy posted[0] another draft of the Gears/Steampunk proposed wallpaper, and also [1] reminded everyone that the "deadline for round 2 of the Fedora 10 artwork process is 1 September 2008."[1]



  • Rex Dieter wrote several posts[2] about his trip to Akademy, the KDE uber-conference which was held this year in Brussels.


  • Paul Frields announced[3] the Fedora Scholarship[4] program.

"Now it’s finally official: a Fedora Scholarship. A while back, we started talking about ways to identify and cultivate young contributors to Fedora. We are starting to see more and more young people taking the opportunity to be full participants in the open source world. As part of our mission to develop a culture of contribution in FOSS and not just consumption, we want to identify and reward those individuals.

One way we can do this is through the incentive of scholarship funds. This year we started the Fedora Scholarship to lead that effort. The inaugural winner, Ricky Zhou, is someone that many people may know from his exceptional work on our websites and infrastructure."



  • Karsten Wade has written a two[5] excellent posts[6] about the need for a Fedora CMS. His posts cover the differences between a CMS and a wiki, general requirements for any CMS that we choose, as well as a discussion of the scope of the project. Suggested reading for any members of the websites or documentation projects.