The Board is holding its monthly public meeting on Tuesday, 18 November
2008, at 1800 UTC on IRC Freenode. 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
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There was a number of IRC sessions on various topics related to Free
software and Fedora. The IRC logs have now been published. Feel free to
use them if you did not find the time to participation in real time.
This is planned to continue for the next month as well.
* SELinux Basics
* Firewall Basics
* An introduction to Bugzilla
* Beginner's guide to getting involved
* Package Taxonomy and Techniques
* Creating a Fedora Remix
* Configuration Management using Puppet
With one round of elections in the US out of the way, it's now time to
turn our attention to more pressing matters - Fedora Election Season
The following groups have elections in December 2008:
* Fedora Project Board
* Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo)
* Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo)
* Fedora Localization Steering Committee (FLSCo/Translators)
* Nominations are open from 28 October through 3 December, 2008.
* IRC Town Hall-style discussions with candidates for the various
positions will be arranged for 4 December through 6 December.
* The elections will take place 7 December through 20 December,
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
In addition, I'm hoping the Fedora 11 schedule may permit us to vote
on possible names for the Fedora 11 release. More details to follow
Please thoughtfully consider how you can best contribute to Fedora by
serving on one of these important committees. The world is watching!
Fedora Board Member, election coordinator, pundit
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux
We've been cooking, and now it's time for a final taste test!
The Fedora Project is proud to announce the availability of the Fedora
10 Preview Release. The Fedora 10 Preview Release is our last
pre-release offering before we let everyone taste the goods for real.
Doesn't it smell yummy? We know you can't resist, and we don't want you
to. We want everyone in the Fedora community to take an early sample and
tell us what you find. The recipe is pretty good, but now is the time to
make it perfect. Ingredients include:
* Faster boot using Plymouth
* Wireless connection sharing
* Better printing
* Enhanced software update and maintenance, from RPM 4.6 to
* Virtualization storage
* SecTool, security audit and intrusion detection system
* Glitch free audio using timer-based scheduling
And, since this is Fedora, we don't have anything to hide. Take a peek
at what is in the not-so-secret sauce by looking at our Release Notes in
the Fedora Project wiki. We use 100% pure free and open source software
here, none of that high-fructose proprietary stuff.
Most of you should get a very tasty treat, but some of you might
experience a little bitterness. Don't fret - all is not lost - there is
still time to improve the recipe before we share it with the world. Head
over to the Fedora Bugzilla (http://bugzilla.redhat.com) and let us know
what offended your palate.
File bugs here:
If you'd like to interact with the chefs more directly, join the live
staff in the kitchen by coming to #fedora-qa on irc.freenode.net, or
leave a message on the corkboard by the back door:
Ready to get your free preview sample? Go ahead and swipe one straight
from the oven - we don't mind. Put on your favorite heat resistant
BitTorrent mitt and grab one of the following goodies. Take as many as
Thanks for tasting!
P.S. Please remember that as we run a public mirror system, the mirrors
for Fedora 10 Preview will not all be ready at this time, and may become
overloaded as the day goes on. If you receive permission denied
messages, please continue trying until you get through.
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
The RPM Fusion team is proud to announce the public availability of
our repositories that provide software which the Fedora project cannot
provide as easy-to-install RPM packages.
== What applications can be found in the RPM Fusion repositories ==
The RPM Fusion project provides a variety of different applications:
=== Sound and Video / Multimedia applications ===
We have all that is needed to play all kinds of media files, such as
MP3 or unencrypted DVDs
and ship additional multimedia applications such as MPlayer, VLC and Xine.
=== Kernel Drivers ===
We offer the ATI and Nvidia closed-source drivers in a
Fedora-compatible RPM package
for users whose video cards are not yet fully supported with the stock
open source drivers.
=== Games ===
We offer couple of games such as:
* Bub's Brothers
* Secret Maryo Chronicles
* UFO: Alien Invasion
* Wörms of Prey, xrick
* and lot others !
=== Emulators ===
We offer emulators for most retro platform:
* VICE for Commodore 64 and other vintage Commodore 8 bit computers
* E-UAE for Amiga
* Nestopia and FCEUltra for NES
* ZSNES and Snes9x for Super NES
* and many many others!
== More Information ==
RPM Fusion provides packages for all Fedora releases that are
supported by Fedora project, which includes the development branch
We have two separate repository lines:
* "free" for Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing
Guidelines) which the Fedora project cannot ship
* "nonfree" for redistributable software that is not Open Source
Software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing Guidelines); this
includes software with publicly available source-code that has "no
commercial use"-like restrictions
Please read our wiki page about how to enable these repositories:
RPM Fusion is a project started by the Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna
teams. It aims to bring together many packagers from various 3rd party
repositories and build a single add-on repository for Fedora and Red
Hat Enterprise Linux. We hope to attract new Fedora packagers and hope
that other 3rd party repositories will join us.
Are you interested? Do you want to help? Don't hesitate and subscribe
to our mailing lists at http://lists.rpmfusion.org or meet us in the
#rpmfusion channel on freenode.
==== Do you find problems? ====
Fill bugs at https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/
=== A note for Livna users ===
All users that installed Livna properly (e.g. by installing the
livna-release package) will get RPM Fusion free and nonfree
repositories enabled automatically. All packages in Livna that are
superseded by packages from RPM Fusion will soon be removed from the
== Final notes ==
Thanks for you interest in RPM Fusion.
The RPM Fusion Team (http://rpmfusion.org)
I'm happy to announce that next weekend we will be opening up the
#fedora-classroom irc channel (on irc.freenode.net) for some classroom
These sessions are intended to be short (30min to an hour) sessions on
the IRC network where you can learn about a specific Fedora related
to look at what topics will offered next week, what times they will be
offered, suggest topics or sign up to teach a session yourself!
Hope to see lots of folks there.