It is once again time for election season to begin. As noted in the
elections schedule, the elections questionnaire is now open to
populate with questions for candidates, and will close on May 8th. The
elections nomination period will begin AFTER the questionnaire period
You may add your burning questions for candidates to answer here:
The following seats are available in this election:
* Fedora Project Board: 3 seats
* FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee): 5 seats
* FAmSCo (Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee): 7 seats
Please take note of the following changes for this election:
* All questions for the questionnaire must be submitted by May 8th,
prior to the beginning of nominations. As seen in the schedule above,
the nomination period does not start until May 9th.
* As noted on announce-list, FAmSCo is electing all 7 seats this
cycle, with the goal of having staggered elections similar to the Board
and FESCo. Additionally, voting eligibility has been widened to allow
anyone who has signed the FPCA AND is a member of at least one
additional non-FPCA/CLA group. (In other words: No longer just
ambassadors, but those part of other teams as well.)
Full election information may be seen here:
Participating in these bodies are one of many ways to contribute to
Fedora; I encourage you to consider running, or to urge those you
believe are excellent candidates to run. Additionally, your
contributions are welcomed in helping to keep the elections running
smoothly; volunteers are needed to help collect questionnaire answers
from candidates, as well as for scheduling and moderating town halls.
If you are interested in helping with those efforts, please contact John
And a big thank you! to John for coordinating the elections thus far,
your efforts are very much appreciated.
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I'm trying to package Fest for Fedora, and I need a sponsor for this
This is my first package, but I'm not new to Fedora, I recently joined
Red Hat, after many year of Free Software work with other companies,
I've been using Fedora since Fedora Core 1, and before that I was a Red
Hat Linux user (since 6.0!).
During the years, I've contribute some fixes here and there in Fedora
packages (although mostly upstream), but this is my first attempt at
packaging a full rpm set of packages.
Voting for the Fedora 18 release names has begun. You can find the
potential names in the voting application:
If you are a Fedora contributor (defined as having signed the FPCA and being
in one other Fedora group in the account system) then you are eligilbe to
This cycle, the Board is also asking contributors to let us know if we
should continue to have release names for future Fedora releases. Even
though the interface is the same, this portion is intended to be a poll
rather than a straight up vote. The Fedora Board will look at the answers
to determine if enough contributors value continuing to create release names
to make it worthwhile in the future. If it does seem desirable, the Board
will likely look into forming a working group to come up with a new method
for creating release names for future releases.
The poll for keeping release names is also found in the voting application:
Eligibility to answer the poll is the same as for being able to vote on the
names themselves (having signed the FPCA and being in one other group).
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Outage: fedorahosted.org - 2012-04-25 21:00 UTC
There will be an outage starting at 2012-04-25 21:00 UTC, which will
last approximately 2 hours.
To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UTCHowto or run:
date -d ' 2012-04-25 21:00 UTC'
Reason for outage:
We are finally ready to move fedorahosted to a new pair of machines.
This should balance load out over 2 nodes instead of the current single
node, and allow smooth reboots of nodes. Data will be replicated with
the help of glusterfs.
Fedora Hosted - https://fedorahosted.org/
Ask Fedora - http://ask.fedoraproject.org/
BFO - http://boot.fedoraproject.org/
Bodhi - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/
Buildsystem - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/
GIT / Source Control
DNS - ns1.fedoraproject.org, ns2.fedoraproject.org
Docs - http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
Fedora Account System - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/
Fedora Community - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/
Fedora Insight - https://insight.fedoraproject.org/
Fedora People - http://fedorapeople.org/
Main Website - http://fedoraproject.org/
Mirror List - https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/
Mirror Manager - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mirrormanager/
Package Database - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/
Smolt - http://smolts.org/
Spins - http://spins.fedoraproject.org/
Start - http://start.fedoraproject.org/
Torrent - http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
Wiki - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/
Ticket Link: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/3250
Please join #fedora-admin or #fedora-noc on irc.freenode.net or add
comments to the ticket for this outage above.
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I doubt anyone would notice, but the above drivers have been retired in
F18. They're all for ancient hardware, and none have been installed by
default since Fedora 9 (with zero complaints, as far as I can tell). I
have no interest in keeping them building anymore.
If someone really desperately wanted to keep them, and was willing to do
the necessary work, I wouldn't stand in the way. But.
I don't know what is going on, but from what I see, the f17 repositories
currently seem to contain multiple versions of packages and
There are several more similar such cases.