New Fedora Linux Project Leader Building More Than a Distro
By Sean Michael Kerner
The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux community is an open source
development effort that includes a diverse set of participants. At the
top of the organizational chart for Fedora is the position of Fedora
Project Leader, the person tasked with overseeing the general direction
and operations of the Fedora project.
In July, Jared Smith took up the position of Fedora Project Leader,
replacing the outgoing Paul Frields
Among Smith's first jobs is to guide the development and release of the
upcoming Fedora 14
distribution, set for general availability in November. Building the
Fedora Linux distribution is one of Smith's key responsibilities as
Fedora Project Leader, but it involves more than just pure code.
"A lot of the time we think of Fedora as just the bits and the bytes
that we burn on a CD
every six months and ship out, but Fedora is more than that, it has to
be a community," Smith said. "As such we have to concentrate on building
that community and taking care of the community as much as we take care
of the bits and bytes."
Start End Name
Tue 05-Oct Tue 12-Oct Update and freeze the screenshots page
Tue 12-Oct Tue 19-Oct Marketing: Final One Page Release Notes
Tue 12-Oct Tue 19-Oct Brief news distribution network
Tue 12-Oct Tue 19-Oct Marketing: Final Screen Shots
Tue 12-Oct Mon 22-Nov Monitor news sites to provide corrections & info
Fri 15-Oct Mon 25-Oct Create GA Announcement (Docs & Marketing)
How has schedule worked out for your team during Fedora 14?
The schedule is only as good as the information I receive so if you've
noticed things that would work better for Fedora 15, please add them to
"Fedora 14 will mark the first time that Fedora will concurrently
release all its usual spins and a new Amazon EC2 image. That's great
news for those using Amazon's cloud hosting to run Fedora machines.
Until now, the most recent Fedora release available for EC2 users has
been Fedora 8 - if you wanted a more recent version of Fedora on an EC2
instance you'd have to install it yourself. Thankfully, once Fedora 14
is finalized and released, that will no longer be the case."
"This release will also see the expansion of Fedora's netbook "spin" -
as the Fedora project calls them - integrating MeeGo for mobile devices.
For most users that means netbooks, though MeeGo is designed to support
multiple platforms - think in-dash car systems, handsets and more."