Another issue of 5tFTW. This one is about flock. If you're not heading
there, you can follow it by video! Read on!
-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)mattdm.org>
> Subject: All-Flock Special Edition of 5 Things in Fedora This Week
> (5tFTW 2014-08-05)
> Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 02:31:38 -0400
> Reposted from <http://fedoramagazine.org/5tftw-2014-08-05/>
> Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series
> highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week.
> It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links
> to each. Here are the five things for August 5th, 2014:
> Late? Flock re-registration is not required
> This week, is Flock our annual conference for Fedora contributors.
> We alternate between Europe and North America, and this year, we’re in
> Prague in the Czech Republic.
> While we asked for pre-registration, that registration is *not
> necessary* to attend. You won’t get a t-shirt, lunches, or a conference
> badge, but you’re still welcome to attend. Just show up at the Czech
> Technical University in Prague tomorrow, August 6th, or any day
> through Saturday.
> * http://flocktofedora.org/
> * http://flocktofedora.org/location/venue/
> Don’t take a taxi — take the bus
> If you’re coming from the airport in Prague, we recommended you take
> the bus] — see transportation details on the Flock page. It’s simple
> and costs just 32 CZK — about $1.50 US.
> * http://flocktofedora.org/location/transportation/
> Flock keynotes: free and open software, from governments to laptops
> We have two exciting keynote talks at Flock. The first will be from
> Gijs Hillenius of European Commission’s Open Source Observatory &
> Repository, giving an overview of FOSS in public administrations in
> Europe. The second is from Sean “xobs” Cross, on the Novena
> laptop project — an entirely open hardware system built around a
> quad-core ARM processor (and available for preorder from
> * https://twitter.com/Sjig (Gijs Hillenius)
> * http://osor.eu/
> * https://twitter.com/xobs (Sean “xobs” Cross)
> * http://www.kosagi.com/w/index.php?title=Novena_Main_Page
> * https://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop
> A sampling of sessions
> Many sessions at Flock focus on practical, technical aspects, like Josh
> Boyer’s State of the Fedora Kernel or Aditya Patawari’s
> Orchestration with Ansible at Fedora Project. Others focus on
> important social and community issues, like Jiří Eischmann’s Fedora
> Ambassadors: State of the Union, Marina Zhurakhinskaya’s Outreach
> Program for Women, or Sarup Banskota’s The curious case of Fedora
> Freshmen (aka Issue #101).
> Flock is also about planning for the our future, and there are two of
> these in particular I’d like to highlight.
> First, on Thursday, Stephen Gallagher is running Fedora.next.next:
> Planning for Fedora 22. Fedora 21 is now approaching alpha, but
> Rawhide, our development branch, is already the first inklings of Fedora
> 22. We already have some approved features targetted for that release
> next year (for example, the DNF command-line package manager), and
> many of the ideas we’re starting with F21′s Fedora Cloud, Fedora Server,
> and Fedora Workstation will really come into realization in F22. Come
> and help us decide what we’ll aim to accomplish.
> Second, on Saturday, Toshio Kuratomi and Haïkel Guémar are moderating a
> discussion on the future of Fedora governance. This will be much
> more broad than just the Fedora.next product working groups, and will
> probably focus on a proposal to restructure the Fedora Project Board to
> be a representative council with membership drawn from various Fedora
> subprojects. Of course we won’t make any decisions at a conference which
> not everyone can attend, but we do hope to come out of this with a solid
> plan — so, again, come join us if you’d like to help.
> * State of the Fedora Kernel: http://sched.co/Sc0wuX
> * Orchestration with Ansible at Fedora Project: http://sched.co/SbYwmu
> * Fedora Ambassadors: State of the Union: http://sched.co/SbU3Ab
> * Outreach Program for Women: http://sched.co/SbUkDi
> * The curious case of Fedora Freshmen (aka Issue #101): http://sched.co/SbRuOy
> * Fedora.next.next: Planning for Fedora 22: http://sched.co/1kI1hXj
> * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/ReplaceYumWithDNF
> * The future of Fedora governance: http://sched.co/Sc6Oux
> Can’t be in Prague? There will be video!
> Live video will be available from at least the bigger session rooms at
> Flock, and available online after the conference as well. Take a look at
> the Flock Conference 2014 Prague YouTube Channel, starting at
> (approximately) 06:45 UTC Wednesday morning. (That’s 8:45 here in
> Prague.) **Note the last-minute channel change!**
> * https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQIXiF6fxPCtHw_XwHFq6nA
> Bonus call for help!
> If you *will* be here, we could use help writing up summaries of the
> talks for Fedora Magazine. Just a few paragraphs on any talk that you
> find interesting would be great — you can contact Chris Roberts or
> Ryan Lerch for access. (Ryan’s at home in the U.S., but Chris will
> be at the conference, and in fact has a session *about* Fedora
> Magazine on Wednesday morning, so if you come to that we can hook you
> * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Chrisroberts
> * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Ryanlerch
> * Fedora Magazine: http://sched.co/SbRL3X
> Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
> Fedora Project Leader mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org <http://fedoraproject.org/>
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who are regular QA contributors.
-------- Forwarded Message --------From: Mike Ruckman
Subject: [Test-Announce] 2014-08-04 @ 15:00 UTC - Fedora QA Meeting
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 22:25:48 -0600
# Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting
# Date: 2014-08-04
# Time: 15:00 UTC
# Location: #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net
It's time again for another QA meeting tomorrow! With Flock and the F21
TC being delayed it's going to be a short meeting. I've simply stolen
agenda items from the email Adam sent earlier - if you have anything to
add feel free to bring it up in the meeting!
== Proposed Agenda Topics ==
1. Previous meeting follow-up
2. Fedora 21 status
3. Nightly Install Testing
4. Open floor
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