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 three 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 appointed Ruediger "Rudi" Landmann to
serve in seat A3 on the Fedora Board for a full one-year cycle. (See
the Board History page on the wiki for a list of
the various Board seats.) Rudi has been active on the Fedora
Documentation team, and maintains several documentation-related
packages in Fedora. Please join with me in welcoming Rudi to the
I'd also like to once again publicly thank those individuals who have
previously served on the Fedora Board for their help and their unique
insight. I'd have a much harder job as the Fedora Project Leader if
it weren't for the great individuals that volunteer to serve our
Fedora Project LEader
This is a reminder email about the end of life process for Fedora 13.
Fedora 13 will reach end of life on 2011-06-24, and no further updates
will be pushed out after that time. Additionally, with the recent
release of Fedora 15, no new packages will be added to the Fedora 13
Please see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DistributionUpgrades for more
information on upgrading from Fedora 13 to a newer release.
I'm happy to announce the results of our recent round of elections for
at-large seats on the Fedora Board and FESCo, and FAmSCo. The results
are as follows:
There were five FESCo seats up for election this cycle. A total of
200 ballots were cast in the FESCo election. Each of the eight
candidates could receive up to 1600 votes (200 ballots multiplied by 8
Votes | Candidate
1120 | Kevin Fenzi (nirik)
1020 | Bill Nottingham (notting)
764 | Tomáš Mráz (t8m)
699 | Peter Jones (pjones)
567 | Stephen Gallagher (sgallagh)
535 | Kyle McMartin (kylem)
480 | Justin Forbes (jforbes)
398 | Iain Arnell (iarnell)
The top five candidates were Kevin, Bill, Tomáš, Peter, and Stephen.
Each will server a full two-term position on the Fedora Engineering
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There were three open seats on the Fedora Board this election cycle. A
total of 204 ballots were cast. Due to the system of range voting
that we use in Fedora elections, this means that each of the six
candidates could receive up to 224 votes (204 ballots multiplied by 6
Votes | Candidate
833 | Rex Dieter (rdieter)
608 | Jon Stanley (jds2001)
607 | Peter Robinson (pbrobinson)
421 | Robert 'Bob' Jensen (EvilBob)
367 | Andrea Veri (averi)
274 | Zach Oglesby (zoglesby)
I'm pleased to have Rex and Jon return as members of the Board, and
welcome Peter to the Fedora Board as well. All three of these
individuals will serve full two-term positions on the Fedora Board.
Fedora Project Leader
Wanted to make you aware of a situation that was discovered last night
and responded to this morning.
A number of people caught an issue in the eligibility configuration
for voters in the Board Election. Per the Board's Succession
Planning document this election is open to any person in the Fedora
Accounts System who has completed the CLA. I mistakenly configured
this election for CLA+1 which means that in addition to completing the
CLA a person would have to be a member of an additional group. Members
of the infrastructure team noted this and created a ticket in the
Board's trac system late last night (no link as it's not visible to
non-board members). That mis-configuration has now been corrected, and
to ensure that we have not unduly disenfranchised any potential
voters, the Board election period only has been extended by 24 hours
from 08 June 23:59:59 to 09 June 23:59:59. Please note that the
election period for the FESCo election remains unchanged.
I apologize for mis-configuring the election app, and thank the
vigilant members of our community and infrastructure team who caught
the issue so early in the process and helped to correct the problem in
a timely manner.
FUDCon (the Fedora Users and Developers Conference) is the premier
Fedora event. We typically have a FUDCon event in North America,
Latin America, and Europe each year. This year, I'm pleased to
announce that we'll also be having a FUDCon event in the Asia-Pacific
I've confirmed that we have budget set aside for a FUDCon in the
Asia-Pacific region, and I'm now soliciting bids for FUDCon APAC.
Bids should be created on the Fedora wiki, and a link to the bid
mailed to the fudcon-planning list. All bids should be completed by
June 23rd. Soon after the bidding process has closed, I'll meet
together with FAMSCo, the Ambassadors in that region, and our primary
corporate sponsor to pick the winning location. After the location
has been selected, we'll invite people to start registering and Due to
the details of our budget, the time frame for FUDCon APAC this year
will likely be in either November or December. Next year, I'll work
to try to spread the FUDCon events around a bit more evenly, so that
we can have one FUDCon event roughly each quarter.
The bidding process is described in more detail at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon_bid_process. Any interested
parties are invited to submit their bids up until June 23rd. If you
have any questions or concerns, please bring them up on the
fudcon-planning mailing list.
I look forward to seeing your proposals!
Fedora Project Leader