There has been an amendment to the requirements for candidates to
elected (and appointed) roles in Fedora's Community, including (but not
limited to) the Fedora Board, Fedora Engineering Steering Committee, and
the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee.
Specifically, candidates must not be a citizen of an export-restricted
for the list of export restricted countries).
This requirement is applicable immediately, and will apply to candidates
for this upcoming election as well.
Unfortunately, the laws in the United States which Fedora and Red Hat
are subject to place very tight restrictions on the involvement of
citizens of certain countries. Fedora has made its position on this
issue known here:
Thank you for your understanding,
I am pleased to announce that the FUDCon conference in the North
American region in 2012 will be held from January 13th through 15th,
2012 on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. We
had two excellent bids for the North American FUDCon (Blacksburg, VA
and Needham, MA) and both were excellent proposals. It was a
difficult decision to make, and I'd like to personally thank all those
who took the time to submit bids and to help in the decision-making
Fedora Project Leader