The results are in for the Fedroa 10 naming

July 29, 2008

Drum roll…

And the winner of the Fedora 10 codename is:


The full GPG-signed information from our election coordinator, Nigel
Jones, including vote totals, is located here:

Many thanks to the Board, Paul Frields, and Nigel Jones for their effort
in getting the name candidates and vote set up.


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FESCo Election Results

July 22, 2008

Hi all,

The results of the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo)
election are in: Bill Nottingham, Kevin Fenzi, Dennis Gilmore, Brian
Pepple, and David Woodhouse have been elected to full two-release terms,
and Jarod Wilson, Josh Boyer, Jon Stanley and Karsten Hopp have been
elected to a one-release term.

The full GPG-signed information from our election coordinator, Nigel
Jones, including vote totals, is located here:

The first meeting for the new FESCo will be this Thursday at 17:00 UTC
in #fedora-meeting on, where they will elect a new
chair, and decide on the time for future FESCo meetings.

Brian Pepple
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Cast your vote for the Fedora 10 Codename!

July 22, 2008

We have several options for the Fedora 10 codename, and you get to help
decide which we use!

is the URL to cast your vote. Log in with your Fedora Account name and
password. As long as you have signed the CLA and belong to one
additional group in the Fedora Account System, you can cast your vote.

Voting will end and be tallied at 23:59:59 28 July 2008 UTC.


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Announcing the Fedora OLPC Special Interest Group

July 21, 2008

The engineers at OLPC are busy building an educational experience for the
kids of the world. They are basing their excellent work on Fedora.

Their time is stretched perilously thin. Every hour an overworked OLPC
engineer spends doing Fedora work is an hour they could be spending doing
something else. We in the Fedora community can therefore have a huge,
direct, and immediate impact on the success of the OLPC project.

Thus, I am proud to announce the formation of the Fedora OLPC Special
Interest Group. Our mission: to provide the OLPC project with a strong,
sustainable, scalable, community-driven base platform for innovation.

Immediate Goals:

1. To identify and take responsible ownership of as many OLPC base
packages as possible.

2. To maintain an excellent Sugar environment for Fedora, including a
dedicated Sugar spin.

3. To identify useful opportunities for collaboration (infrastructure,
localization, etc.)

We should convene our first meeting as soon as possible. If you are
interested in participating, please join the Fedora OLPC mailing list here
and introduce yourself:


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Fedora Weekly News Issue 135

July 21, 2008

Fedora Weekly News Issue 135

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 135 for the week ending July 19, 2008.

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

If you are interested in contributing to Fedora Weekly News, please see
our ‘join’ page. Being a Fedora Weekly News beat writer gives you a
chance to work on one of our community’s most important sources of news,
and can be done in only about 1 hour per week of your time.

We are still looking for beat writers to cover the highlights of Fedora
Marketing each week and to summarize the Fedora Events and Meetings that
happened during each week.

– pascal

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Fedora Unity releases updated Fedora 9 Re-Spin

July 21, 2008

The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO
Re-Spins (DVD) of Fedora 9.

These Re-Spin ISOs are based on the officially released Fedora 9
installation media and include all updates released as of July 18th,
2008. The ISO images are available for i386 and x86_64 architectures via
Jigdo starting Sunday, July 20th, 2008 (or, “right now”).

We were unable to include CD Image sets this time, due to problems we
are experiencing ordering the packages and sorting them amongst the
different discs in the set. A default installation would have required
all discs.

With this particular Re-Spin though, we address the following problems:

– #445517, Anaconda crashed during selecting packages (installation
mode); Translation of plural in Russian made anaconda fail during the
selection of packages, if the installation was done in Russian

– #445974, minstg2 installs fail – missing /usr/sbin/lspci

We would like to give a special thanks to the following for testing this
respin within 2 days

– Harley-D Dana Hoffman Jr
– zcat Jason Farrell
– Sonar_Guy Scott Glaser
– Southern_Gentleman Ben Williams
– kanarip Jeroen van Meeuwen

Fedora Unity has taken up the Re-Spin task to provide the community with
the chance to install Fedora with recent updates already included.
These updates might otherwise comprise more than 1.91 GByte of downloads
for a full install, and an additional 265.69 MByte for pulled in

This is a community project, for and by the community. You can
contribute to the community by joining our test process.

A full list of bugs, packages and changelogs that have been updated in
this Re-Spin can be reviewed on:

Go to to get the bits!

If you are interested in helping with the testing or mirroring efforts,
please contact the Fedora Unity team.

Contact information is available at or the
#fedora-unity channel on the Freenode IRC Network (
To report bugs in the Re-Spins please use

Kind regards,

The Fedora Unity Team

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Testing the Announcement RSS System

July 17, 2008

This is a very important announcement! You will want to make sure that
you read it, and act accordingly.

P.S. This is only a test.

FUDCon Brno 2008

July 17, 2008

Hi Fedora,

The next FUDCon will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, from September
5 – 7, 2008.

The main conference day and social event will be on Saturday (to attract
the most people), with hackfest days on Friday and Sunday. FUDCon is
always free to attend, no matter where in the world it is located.

To sign up or get more information, please visit:

If you cannot attend this FUDCon, do not despair! We expect to hold a
FUDCon somewhere in Asia or India later in 2008, and in multiple
locations worldwide in 2009.


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FESCo Elections open on July 15th

July 15, 2008

Hi all,

Elections for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) open at
0001 UTC on 15 July 2008 — or about 1 hour from the time of this
message. The voting system is available at:

The voting system uses the range voting method:

=EF=BB=BFAny Fedora Account System (FAS) account holder who has completed t=
CLA, and has an addition account (like ambassadors, art, cvs*,
fedorabugs, l10n-commits, web, etc.) in the FAS is eligible to vote.
Voting is open until Monday, July 21st, 2008 23:59 UTC. Election
results will be announced shortly afterward.

The nominees for the nine open seats, in alphabetical order, are:=20
1. Josh Boyer=20
2. Steve Dickson=20
3. Kevin Fenzi=20
4. Dennis Gilmore=20
5. Karsten Hopp=20
6. Christian Iseli=20
7. Jon Masters=20
8. Bill Nottingham=20
9. Brian Pepple=20
10. Jon Stanley=20
11. Jarod Wilson=20
12. David Woodhouse

The nominees have also placed some summary information about their
background and goals on the wiki nominations page:

These summaries are also available from the “Info” link next to each
candidate’s name in the voting system.

If you have any problems with voting, report them immediately in the=20
ticket system, at:
Use the “elections” category when you file your ticket so that it is
directed quickly to the appropriate parties.

Brian Pepple
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