There was still a longer delay after the Fedora 16 release for the
primary architectures than we would like to see, but at least we are
faster than with Fedora 15 and so here we are.
As today, the Fedora IBM System z (s390x) Secondary Arch team proudly
presents the Fedora 16 for IBM System z 64bit official release!
The links to the actual release are here:
and obviously on all mirrors that mirror the secondary arch content.
The first directory contains the normal installation trees as well as
one DVD ISO with the complete release.
Everything as usual contains, well, everything. :)
Additional information about known issues, the current progress and state
for future release, where and how the team can be reached and just
anything else IBM System z on Fedora related can be found here:
for architecture specific release notes
for the general information.
Thanks go out to everyone involved in making this happen!
Your Fedora/s390x Maintainers
Dan Horák, RHCE
Senior Software Engineer, BaseOS
Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkyňova 99, 612 45 Brno
In consultation with Red Hat Legal and the Fedora Board, I have
implemented a chance to Fedora's policy regarding software marked as
being in the Public Domain. The new policy is as follows:
Works which are clearly marked as being in the Public Domain, and for
which no evidence is known to contradict this statement, are treated in
Fedora as being in the Public Domain, on the grounds that the intentions
of the original creator are reflected by such a use, even if due to
regional issues, it may not have been possible for the original creator
to fully abandon all of their their copyrights on the work and place it
fully into the Public Domain. If you believe that a work in Fedora which
is marked as being in the Public Domain is actually available under a
copyright license, please inform us of this fact with details, and we
will immediately investigate the claim.
The wiki home for this new policy is here:
This policy is effective immediately. If you have had a package rejected
by Fedora because it was in the Public Domain and we were unable to
determine the validity of the Public Domain declaration, the declaration
was deemed to be incomplete, or there were jurisdictional issues with
the declaration, please feel free to open new package reviews or contact
legal(a)fedoraproject.org to lift any FE-Legal blocks.
If you have questions about this change in policy, feel free to email me
directly or send a mail to the Fedora Legal mailing list
<legal(a)lists.fedoraproject.org> (note: it is moderated and gets a metric
ton of spam, so I probably won't see it if you're not subscribed).
It's my pleasure to announce the winning bid for FUDCon Latam 2012 as
Margarita Island, Venezuela. FUDCon is the Fedora Users and
Developers Conference, a premier Fedora event that is held several
times a year in different
regions of the world. For more information on premier Fedora events,
see the Fedora wiki . As you might imagine, choosing the winning
bid was a difficult decision to make, as both bidding teams have put
compelling bids. I'd like to publicly thank both teams for their hard
work and effort.
I would also like to take this opportunity to officially open the
bidding process for FUDCon EMEA 2012 (for Europe, Middle East, and
Africa), as well as re-open the bidding for FUDCon APAC 2012. FUDCon
APAC 2012 will likely be held between March 1st and May 31st, and
FUDCon EMEA will likely be held between September 1st and October
All bids for both of these FUDCon events should be submitted by
January 11, 2012. If you have any questions or concerns regarding
FUDCon events, I invite you to subscribe to the FUDCon planning
mailing list .
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As of 09 December 2011, Fedora 14 has reached its end of life for
updates and support. No further updates, including security updates,
will be available for Fedora 14. A previous reminder was sent on
November 8th .
Fedora 15 will continue to receive updates until approximately one
month after the release of Fedora 17. The maintenance schedule of
Fedora releases is documented on the Fedora Project wiki . The
Fedora Project wiki also contains instructions  on how to upgrade
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The Fedora Board consists of five elected seats and four appointed
seats. In this elections cycle, there were two openings for appointed
Board seats and two opening for elected Board seats. As part of the
normal Board succession process, one Board appointment is made
before Board elections and the other is made after the election cycle.
I'm happy to announce that I've re-appointed David Nalley to serve in
seat A2 on the Fedora Board for another full one-year cycle. (See the
Board History page on the wiki for a list of the various Board
seats.) David has been very active on the Fedora Board over the past
year, and has shown a strong commitment to the Fedora community and to
Fedora's underlying principles. Please join with me in welcoming David
back to the Fedora Board for another term.
Fedora Project Leader