"With Red Hat's Adam Jackson being interested in shipping X.Org 7.4 for
Fedora 9, he has stepped up as becoming the release manager of this next
X.Org release and has put together a schedule that will allow this to
become possible. "
""The job is to remove obstacles in the way of the community," says Paul
W. Frields, speaking about his new position as Fedora Chair. After only
a few weeks in the position, Frields is still learning his way around
and getting to know his colleagues, but already this vision is a common
refrain in his comments, underlying all his comments about what he hopes
the Fedora project will achieve while he is coordinating its efforts."
Just a reminder there will be Fedora Store SIG meeting tomorrow
(2008-02-27) @ 18:00 UTC in #fedora-mktg. Open action items are
listed on the Store SIG page .
it is a great pleasure for us to share with you the official announcement
of the Fedora EMEA NPO as you can read below:
The idea of improving the way in which Fedora is supported started in
2006, and has been given shape and carefully prepared during the
following year. On February 23rd, 2008, conform German Law and
established in the German district Lörrach, 10 active members of the
European Fedora Community founded a non-profit association called
"Fedora EMEA e.V.".
This foundation increases the possibilities to inform a broader mass
about the Fedora Project and forms a focal point and economic base for
Fedora Project supporters. For companies and other organizations, the
Fedora Project supporters are now organized in a solid, efficient and
transparent way. The foundation reports to the Fedora Project regularly.
As President of the Board, the members elected Gerold Kassube (Germany),
long-time member of the Fedora Ambassador Team. The members also
elected Jeroen van Meeuwen (The Netherlands), and Fabian Affolter
(Switzerland) to become the organization's Vice-Presidents, and trusted
Robert Scheck (Germany) to manage the foundations assets.
In just a few weeks, during LinuxTag 2008 in Germany, the foundation has
it's first General Members Assembly. Because all parties involved still
have a lot of work to do, the necessary information to support the
organization and membership subscription forms will become available
online in the near future.
On behalf of the Board
> We fix the problem by
> standing here and reminding people that Europe is not immune to this
> threat. It's real damn easy to pretend the problem is just a US
> issue...its not. Its a looming legal issue everywhere. We don't win
> long term by ignoring it. We'll have this same discussion every
> single release cycle.. and I'm okay with that. Patents are the biggest
> problem facing the open source ecosystem, and I'd rather have Fedora
> stand here and be a beacon for rational, passionate, discussion on the
> issue, than to just side step the issue for the sake of collecting a
> few more users in our userbase.
> Fedora to achieve is core goals of fostering open innovation.
> I need 'enough' users... i need 'enough' upstream developers.. i need
> 'enough' maintainers.. I need 'enough' triagers... I need 'enough'
> artists... I need 'enough writers...I need 'enough' translators....
> and give them 'enough' open infrastructure by which to communicate as
> partners in the process of open innovation.
> What I don't need is proprietary software.
> I don't need to be greedy for Fedora to reach its prime objectives. I
> am perfectly okay with other distribution existing and being popular.
> The future of ALL linux distributions runs through what is happening
> as part of Fedora...and I'm perfectly happy with that.
OK, how about we try and turn this thread into some positive energy!?
What's been said, that Fedora is here to take a stand and to help try
and change the legal issues that cause problems for those of us who
want to be creative and share with each other, is very true. I believe
that the majority of Fedora's contributing community are here and
taking part because they support this view. Jef's also said that this
conversation comes up during every release cycle - and even I've been
around long enough to see that this is true - so we must be doing
something wrong, somewhere, in communicating this part of our mission
to the outside world and newer members of our community.
The questions I now have are:
* Where are we going wrong currently?
* How can we make changes to improve this?
The best selling point, imho, for free software is the freedom's that
it affords us. Likewise, Fedora's strongest selling point is the stand
it takes to help defend and make these freedoms available to anybody
who wants them. So how can we promote this better? I might reply to my
own thread in a while with my thoughts on this!
Another win for Free software. The age old myth about vendors unable to
release 3D information for any number of reasons just went out of the
"AMD has just published the first bits of open-source 3D programming
documentation for ATI GPUs. This 3D programming documentation covers the
R500 series and even goes back with information on the R300/400 series
as well. The R600 3D programming guide will also be out soon"
I raised this on the infrastructure list as I'd personally love to see
news.fp.o get going sooner rather than later. Initially I was just
inquiring about the current state of the project, but Mike pointed out
that wordpress is set to be used in other parts of infrastructure and
so might make deployment easier if we could use this as well.
I had a little look at word press and it seems like it fulfills most
of the goals listed in the ticket, but take a look below for my
detailed thoughts. I don't know if people want to focus this
conversation on one list, but I've posted to both marketing and news
because I think both groups could definitely make use of it (I
certainly have ideas kicking around from a marketing perspective!) ..
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mike McGrath <mmcgrath(a)redhat.com>
Date: 18 Feb 2008 23:19
Subject: Re: news.fp.o
On Mon, 18 Feb 2008, Jonathan Roberts wrote:
> > Its just waiting for a leader from the news site to take the project over.
> > I'd highly suggest looking to see if wordpress can do what you want it to
> > as it looks like we'll be deploying it elsewhere in our infrastructure.
> I've just taken a quick glance at wordpress and it looks like it will
> more than likely do the job, two points that I'm not so sure about
> * seperate rss feed for upcoming events
> * allowing anyone to submit a story for editors approval
> To me these two seem fairly minor and can probably be worked around
> through clever work flows...based on that I'm happy for wordpress to
> be used but I guess should check with the news/marketing teams.
> I'm happy to pick this up and lead it but I think should run past rest
> of news/marketing first. Definitely think it's something we want doing
> as soon as we can :)
Just to be clear, we certainly don't *have* to pick wordpress for news,
but it would make things easier on the Infrastructure team and ultimately,
probably easier on you guys if it'd work.
Fedora-infrastructure-list mailing list
Note: I have no other source of information on this and haven't verified
the claims. Just passing on information.
"DataPortability WorkGroup is a project founded in November 2007 to
develop best practices towards letting users move, share, and control
their identity, photos, videos and all other forms of personal data
stored in social networks and other web services. After months of
positive news, the group has had its first hiccup, a cease and desist
letter from RedHat over their use of the Fedora"