Fedora 9 (Sulphur)
Try as they might, the Bathysphere lobbyists failed in their quest to
have the little round ships be the moniker for Fedora 9. Instead, by a
narrow margin, the community has chosen Sulphur to be the codename for
Fedora 9. Full election results below.
Fedora Art team, let the themes begin!
vote_count | name
62 | Sulphur
54 | Bathysphere
43 | Chupacabra
39 | Mayonnaise
32 | Dragicorn
29 | Woodwose
23 | Tourette
13 | Asperger
13 | Barmanou
10 | Chingachgook
6 | Kingsport Town
5 | Marfan
Reminder: Speakers, Exhibitors & Support still needed... time is getting
short! They are looking for more Vendors, EDUs & Organizations that
would like to setup a Booth. If you know folks in the area that would be
interested in speaking or sponsoring an exhibit, please let us know
asap. Perhaps a presentation or two could be recycled from FUDcon? There
will be Gentoo & Ubuntu exhibits, it would be nice if someone could help
represent Fedora, my favorite Laptop distro. -Thanks, Art@JAX
Florida Linux Show at UNF, February 11 2008
News Update - The Florida Linux Show 2008 Speaker Schedule posted. The
Florida Linux Show 2008 will be cutting off the Free Linux User Group
Admission on January 30th, 2008. Please Register Soon...
Contact: Rod Sharp, Director
Florida Linux Show 2008 - www.floridalinuxshow.com
Florida Linux Show 2008 | GatorLUG
Florida Linux Show 2008 | JaxLUG
The Fedora marketing team has posted a survey regarding FUDCon F9, held
January 11-13, 2008 in Raleigh, NC. All community members are invited
to participate, whether you attended or not. We expect to use these
surveys in the future for additional FUDCon events, to make sure that
the events are delivering as much value as possible to attendees and
observers. The URL for the survey is:
Please keep in mind the following as you take the survey:
* We plan to hold additional non-USA FUDCon events in 2008 at locations
around the globe.
* The video and other media shot during FUDCon is being chopped and
polished as you read this, and should start to be available soon.
* The next USA FUDCon (F10) is scheduled to be held concurrently with
the Red Hat Summit in Boston, Massachusetts in June.
Those items notwithstanding, please visit the survey and give us your
feedback and thoughts:
Thanks to everyone who made the FUDCon event such a stunning success,
and thanks also to Red Hat's Marketing group for helping us put this
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO
Re-Spins (DVD and CD Sets) of Fedora 7. These Re-Spin ISOs are based on
Fedora 7 and all updates released as of January 18th, 2008. The ISO
images are available for i386, x86_64 and PPC architectures via jigdo
starting Thursday, January 24th, 2008. We have included CD Image sets
for those in the Fedora community that do not have DVD drives or burners
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 1.99GiB of downloads for a
full installation. This is a community project, for and by the
community. You can contribute to the community by joining our test process.
A special thanks goes out to:
- Ben Williams (Southern_Gentlem),
- Jeffrey Tadlock (zcat),
- Dana Hoffman Jr. (Harley-D),
- Jason Farrell (iWolf)
Who have tested this Re-Spin in only 4 days (testing includes running 23
tests twice, per architecture -138 in total).
Please note that this Re-Spin obsoletes the previous F7 Re-Spin by
Fedora Unity, "20071030".
If you are interested in helping with the testing or mirroring efforts,
please contact the Fedora Unity team. Contact information is available
at http://fedoraunity.org/ or the #fedora-unity channel on the Freenode
IRC Network (irc.freenode.net).
Go to http://spins.fedoraunity.org/spins to get the bits!
To report bugs in the Re-Spins please use http://bugs.fedoraunity.org/
Fedora is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc.
Jeroen van Meeuwen
Fedora Unity Founder
We have several options for the Fedora 9 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 belong to at least one group in the Fedora
Account system you can cast your vote.
Voting will end and be tallied at 2008-01-24 23:59:59 UTC
To the Fedora community:
The first day of FUDCon is now complete. 78 members of our community
spent the entire day working on many aspects of Fedora. It was an
incredibly productive day, and we expect the rest of the weekend to be
more of the same.
Over 150 people will be attending FUDCon on Saturday, which will be a
more traditional day of presentations, sessions, etc. The opening talk
will be my yearly "State of Fedora" speech.
I believe it will be videotaped and up on the internet eventually, but I
want to take a few minutes to share some of the details with you.
Two years ago, Matthew Szulik (Red Hat's CEO) asked me to be the Fedora
Project Leader, and I was flattered and humbled by the opportunity. It
has been one of the coolest jobs that a person could have.
I started about one month before Fedora Core 5 was released. Only a few
people within the Fedora community knew me -- I had been at Red Hat for
a year and a half at that point in the Red Hat Network group, but I had
not done much with Fedora other than simply *use* the distro.
You, the community, were very fair with me, incredibly accepting, and
you gave me the opportunity to earn your respect and to influence the
direction of Fedora. You trusted me, you gave me a chance, and I
appreciate that more deeply than I can express. I hope I have not
Now we're a few months past the Fedora 8 release, and the time has come
for me to hand off the Fedora Project Leader role, though I hope to
remain involved in Fedora and Red Hat's community efforts.
That's all I want to say about me. Now I want to talk about the larger
Fedora Project, and introduce a few new leaders.
Fedora has come a long way in the last few years. Red Hat has committed
more resources to Fedora, enabling us to grow the Fedora team when the
opportunity came up to hire some of the true stars of the Fedora
community. This in turn allows the core group of Fedora folks within
Red Hat to be more effective leaders within the community, because a
focus on community building is the most important thing that we do.
The people who are lucky enough to get paid to spend their workdays 100%
on Fedora each have a responsibility to be community builders first, and
individual contributors second. A community that does not grow and that
does not develop new leadership will stagnate. Red Hat's investments in
the Fedora community help to prevent this.
Continuing to grow our community, lower barriers to entry, and develop
new leaders will remain a top priority for Fedora.
We've also made tremendous changes to Fedora at a technical level in the
past two years -- merging Core and Extras into a single repository,
working with Red Hat and community engineers to produce a new build
system for Fedora, and new tools that allow users to create fully
customized versions of Fedora and deliver Fedora in new ways (Live USB,
Additionally, the work that we have done with the branding, marketing,
and press folks both inside Red Hat and in our community has led to a
resurgence in the Fedora brand. Fedora enjoys an identity as an
independent Linux distribution that focuses on innovation, freedom, and
community, all while still serving as the upstream for RHEL.
I am very pleased to announce that Paul Frields has accepted a job with
Red Hat, and he will be taking over as Fedora Project Leader in
Many of you already know Paul. He has been part of the Fedora community
since 2003, not long after the Red Hat Linux Project officially merged
with the original Fedora.us. Paul has worked with Fedora's
documentation, packaging, marketing, news, and artwork teams. He also
served as one of the inaugural members of the Fedora Project Board.
Additionally, Jack Aboutboul has recently transferred into a full-time
job in Red Hat's marketing and brand communications group. We have
asked Jack to take an active leadership role in Fedora marketing,
community building, and Ambassadors.
Jack was one of the original Fedora Ambassadors in our community. He
has organized FUDCons, and he has been promoting Fedora with his endless
energy and enthusiasm for several years now. While Jack was in school,
he worked for Red Hat as an intern and part-time employee, and we are
very happy to bring Jack on full-time to continue building the Fedora
I have rambled on now for far longer than I planned to. I shall simply
say that it has been an honor to be the Fedora Project Leader.
FUDCon weekend has started here in Raleigh at the Red Hat headquarters.
We had about 60 hackers show up on Friday morning for the hackfest day,
and we've broken up into several groups for what should be a great day
of work on Fedora.
Saturday January 12th is the "main" FUDCon with presentations, etc. All
of Saturday's sessions will take place at the main Red Hat headquarters
I want to make sure everyone knows the schedule for Saturday, so here it
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Fedora State of the Union
9:30 AM Begin pitching sessions
10:15 AM Session #1
11:15 AM Session #2
1:30 PM Session #3
2:30 PM Session #4
3:30 PM Session #5
4:30 PM Session #6
5:30 PM Wrap up, clean up
6:30 PM FUDPub at the Flying Saucer
328 W Morgan St, Raleigh NC 27601