It is time to begin the process of nominating candidates for the open
seats in the following bodies:
* Fedora Project Board
* Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo)
* Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo)
General Election Schedule:
* November 10-16: Nominations are open.
* November 17-23: Candidate questionnaires.
* November 27 - December 3: IRC Town Hall-style discussions with
candidates for the various elected positions will be arranged.
* December 8-15: The elections will take place.
You may self-nominate. If you wish to nominate someone else, please
consult with that person ahead of time. Wiki nomination pages 
carry additional details about the nominee which the nominee is
expected to write. Simply update the respective wiki page with your
Please thoughtfully consider how you can best contribute to Fedora by
serving on one of these important committees or by encouraging someone
you know who you think can make a difference to serve.
With Fedora 12 just a few days from release it is time to begin the
naming process for the next Fedora release.
Contributors can make suggestions for the name for Fedora 13 by visiting
and following the instructions.
Remember there needs to be an "is-a" link between the name Constantine
and the name you suggest and this link must be different than all
previous links used to connect Fedora release names.
Full details of the release naming schedule are available on the above
link but please note than the period for gathering suggestions begins
now and runs through November 16.
So there isn't a lot of time, think up some good names, and get them
added to the wiki.
We have just completed our Go / No Go meeting for Fedora 12 and have
reached the decision to Go. Fedora 12's package set is golden and we're
ready to stage things for shipping. Great work all around, I'm very
proud of this release. I'm sure there will be more back patting and
hand shaking to come, but Will Woods would like to remind everybody that
it's just 11 weeks until Fedora 13 Alpha freeze!
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
Testing of the latest Fedora 12 release candidate (RC4) is underway and
a meeting will be held on #fedora-meeting today at 20:00 EST TODAY
(01:00 AM UTC Tues)to determine if there are any known blocker bugs
which would cast doubt on our ability to release on our current GA date
of record: 2009-11-17.
After the "Go/No Go" meeting I will also announce the final release
readiness meeting... either this coming Wednesday or the following
Wednesday @ 19:00 UTC (3 PM EDT/12 PM PDT).
In the meantime help test if you can.
We are reaching a *very* deep freeze now as we try and get a final
release candidate for Fedora 12. Bodhi is now open for submitting
F-12 updates, and we hope to have update repositories for testing
later this weekend.
If you have critical blocking issues, you can continue to file
tag requests with 'make tag-request', and they will be considered.
For the majority of updates, though, please use bodhi.
Fedora release engineering
There will be an outage starting at 2009-11-05 13:00 UTC, which will last
approximately 1 hour.
To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
date -d '2009-11-05 13:00 UTC'
CVS / Source Control
Reason for Outage:
IBM wants us reseat the DIMMs and get FRU information off of them. Don is
going to do this work for us (thanks ibiblio). Seth is going to do a
Please join #fedora-admin in irc.freenode.net or respond to this email to
trackthe status of this outage.