The Board is holding its monthly public meeting on Tuesday, 3 March
2009, at 1900 UTC on IRC Freenode. The Board has settled on a
schedule that puts these public IRC meetings on the first Tuesday of
each month. Therefore, the next following public meeting will be on 7
April 2009. For these meetings, the public is invited to do the
* Join #fedora-board-meeting to see the Board's conversation. This
channel is read-only for non-Board members.
* Join #fedora-board-public to discuss topics and post questions. This
channel is read/write for everyone.
The moderator will direct questions from the #fedora-board-public
channel to the Board members at #fedora-board-meeting. This should
limit confusion and ensure our logs are useful to everyone.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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Hey Fedora users! :-) I've updated the Unofficial FAQ quite a
bit in these last few days:
* The Installing Software question was updated to still work
even though rpm.livna.org is down.
* The Radeon 3D driver question has been updated to contain
a command to rebuild your initrd after you install it, in
case your kernel was loading a conflicting driver (which
would have caused X to not start after you installed the
* I've added back the "How do I play MP3s in Fedora?" question!
* I've fixed up lots of minor issues and typos.
As always, the FAQ is at:
I'd love to have some more contributions, particularly more
translations! Details on contributing are here:
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Hi there Fedorans,
In September 2008, we had an excellent FUDCon in Brno (credit to the
local team there, led by Radek Vokal, who helped to make the event
happen. Feedback about FUDCon Brno was all incredibly positive, and
we'll bring FUDCon back to Brno for sure. However, the one thing that
we heard was to make sure that we move the event around Europe, to
encourage folks from all over the region to attend.
Therefore, the Fedora Project is pleased to announce that our next
Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) will take place in
Berlin from June 26 - 28, 2009.
This year in Berlin, we are partnering with LinuxTag -- one of the
largest FOSS events in Europe -- to help make FUDCon happen this year.
LinuxTag takes place from Wednesday June 24 - Saturday June 27, and
FUDCon will take place from Friday the 26th - Sunday the 28th, meaning
that there will be two days of overlap during which a large number of
people who would otherwise never attend a FUDCon will have a chance to
see Fedora up close, and in great detail.
FUDCon will consist of:
* pre-scheduled technical and user-focused talks on Friday and
* a "BarCamp" on one of the days of the event.
* two days of hackfests, focusing on Fedora 12 and upstream projects
that are important to the Fedora Project.
* a social event.
The purpose of this message is:
(0) To give people general information about this year's event.
(1) To encourage people to pre-register for the event, because this
helps us tremendously with our planning.
We are working on a hotel deal that will allow us to have a huge block
of double rooms at a reasonable price. Please stay tuned for lodging
information regarding FUDCon.
(2) To ask that anyone who is interested in giving a talk at FUDCon sign
I think that the wiki pages are pretty clear, and I hope that this email
has been informative as well. If there are any questions about FUDCon,
or about anything related to Fedora or community activities in the EMEA
region, please don't hesitate to send me an email.
*The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO
Re-Spins of Fedora 10.*
These Re-Spin ISOs are based on the officially released Fedora 10
installation media and include all updates released as of February 10th,
The ISO images are available for i386, x86_64, PPC architectures via
Jigdo and or Torrent starting Monday February 16th, 2009.
Go to http://spins.fedoraunity.org/spins to get the bits!
PPC isos are being released marked * **UNTESTED**, *Please Test and
give us feedback,
We would like to give a special thanks to the following for testing this
- zcat Jason Farrell
- vwbusguy- Scott Williams
- Southern_Gentleman Ben Williams
- kanarip Jeroen van Meeuwen
- fenrus2 Dennis Johnson
- Harley-D Dana Hoffman Jr
A full test matrix can be found at
A full list of bugs, packages and changelogs that have been updated in
this Re-Spin can be reviewed on
About Fedora Unity Re-Spins
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 2.05GiB of downloads
for a full install.
This is a community project, for and by the community. You can
contribute to the community by joining our test process.
Go to* http://spins.fedoraunity.org/spins* 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 http://fedoraunity.org/ or the
#fedora-unity channel on the Freenode IRC Network (irc.freenode.net).
To report bugs in the Re-Spins please use http://bugs.fedoraunity.org/
Mathematics Department-Virginia Tech
561E McBryde Hall
I wanted to let everyone know of a new development in the lawsuit
against Red Hat and Novell brought by IP Innovation, a subsidiary of the
noted patent troll firm Acacia Technologies. We are inviting FOSS
community members to submit prior art relevant to the patents, which may
be used to help invalidate the patents.
On Friday we posted information regarding the three patents in suit on
the Linux Defenders website in its Post Issue Peer to Patent area. The
site was developed with Red Hat's assistance by the Open Invention
Network and the Center for Patent Innovations at New York Law School,
which is now being run by our old friend Mark Webbink. The site is
The claims of the patents, which can be reached from the site, concern a
user interface that has multiple workspaces.
Red Hat has strong defenses in this lawsuit, but this will likely
reinforce them. We also view this as an additional opportunity for
creative collaboration with the community.
Robert H. Tiller
& Assistant General Counsel, IP
Red Hat, Inc.
1801 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, N.C. 27606
(919) 754 4232
Outage Notification - 2009-02-12 19:00 UTC
There was be an outage starting at approximately 2009-02-12 19:00 UTC, which
lasted approximately 40 minutes.
To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
date -d 'YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM UTC'
CVS / Source Control
Reason for Outage:
Red Hat's internal DNS stopped responding for *.fedora.phx.redhat.com
Please join #fedora-admin in irc.freenode.net or respond to this email
to track the status of this outage.
To blink or not to blink: that is the question;
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous users,
Or to take arms against a see of power drains.
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more: and by a sleep to say we suspend.
Ok enough of that. The Fedora project is proud to present the
availability of Fedora 11 (Leonidas) Alpha. Now is the time to test,
now is the time to improve.
The Alpha release provides the first opportunity for the wider community
to become involved with testing Fedora 11 by way of Rawhide:
Alpha represents a sanitized snapshot of rawhide, Fedora's development
branch, which undergoes rapid changes before becoming the next major
* The Alpha should boot on the majority of systems, and provides:
* A look at what new features are to be included in the
* A way to provide feedback and bug reports to help ensure
that the next release is as good as possible
For information about what new and wonderful things Alpha brings us,
please check out the release notes:
What to test
Test status is being tracked here:
Check out this page before reporting problems, including looking through
the bug trackers as linked on that page.
Get the Alpha
(Please bear in mind that our mirrors are still picking up the
permission change and you may get a few permission denied messages while
this happens this morning)
To find ways you can help and participate, visit:
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!