"It turns out that Ubuntu isn't the only Linux distribution who took a
left turn off the X.org highway, now driving on a road that will
eventually lead to replacing X.org with Wayland. Fedora's 'graphics
cabal', as they call themselves, have explained themselves on Fedora's
devel mailing list. They also explain how network transparency can be
added to Wayland in a number of different ways, making the mailing
list thread intriguing reading material."
Full article: http://www.osnews.com/story/24029/Fedora_To_Eventually_Move_to_Wayland_Too
"The Fedora Project announced the opening of the 2011 Fedora
Scholarship program, an award that recognizes the contributions of
college and University students toward the project. It is awarded to
one high school senior annually to assist in college or university
education. This is the fourth year since this particular scholarship
program has taken off.
Jared Smith, Fedora project leader at Red Hat, said that the
scholarship is recognition of talent in the young in the pursuit of
innovation, and hopes to encourage and foster future technologists to
develop and contribute technology openly."
Planning on dent/tweeting this...
This story has appeared in other outlets as well.
"The decision came during the same meeting that the board unanimously
decided to add a new statement to Fedora's legal guidelines concerning
the inclusion of hacking tools....Smith said the language is intended
to clarify its stance on a class of software that can be used both to
secure and penetrate protected networks.
“It's very much a gray area, and as a Board we wanted to ensure that
we were careful and deliberate about the kinds of tools we choose to
put in Fedora,” he explained.
For the record, Fedora already includes a host of other hacking tools,
including Jack John the Ripper, Ettercap, Dsniff, Yersinia, Nessus and
Nikto, to name a small few."
it's actually an author's blog on a news site, so some might not deem
that news, but be that as it may:
"To be fair, I have not contacted Bacon for his side of this story,
but the fact that Fedora has publicly posted this as part of their
Board notes gives me some confidence of the validity of the
statement....The other thing that must happen for respect in open
source communities to occur, in my view is the oversight of a neutral
third party. Openrespect as an effort led by Jono Bacon, will always
be suspect for Ubunutu bias and ultimately that will render the effort
Just a quick note:
Daylight savings switched over for the majority of North America over
the weekend. I'm going to just forge ahead and keep the meeting at
the same relative time for those in NA (4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific), but
the actual UTC time changes to 2100.
If anyone has any objections and can't make the meeting as a result,
PLEASE let the list know - I don't want to miss anyone's
participation! I realize that the current meeting details (seen here -
show that we stick with UTC, but I think this may not be the norm with
other meetings in the project. We'll see. :)
Anyway: Meeting today! Details and agenda at
See you there!
The Large Installation System Administrators conference (LISA) in San
Jose, CA this Tuesday November 9. Here the conference provides free
function space to discuss topics of interest to system administrators
as "Birds of A Feather" (BOF) sessions. I have secured a room for
Fedora at 9 pm.
At this meeting, we will celebrate F14, encourage sysadmins to try
Fedora, discuss Fedora Features of interest to sysadmins, offer
on-site Fedora installation assistance, recruit contributors, and chat
about how Fedora is being used in the wild.
The nature of BOF meetings is usually informal and adhoc. If you would
like to stop down, offer advice, or assist remotely, please add stuff
to the wiki...
Beth Lynn Eicher
>> Also sent to Ambassadors' list.
Hello Marketing team folks!
All of us like spreading Fedora to people around us. A major part of
this is accomplished by speaking about Fedora (spreading the word) and
providing interested users with Fedora media so they can try it out.
The Fedora Distribution process was initially set up as the central
point of contact that was to handle and coordinate the different
channels that are available to spread Fedora media around. Over the
years, sadly, the coordination has been lost, and now we see the
channels as independent bits.
As a small example: You'll find tickets in the free media list from
folks who have Ambassadors in their vicinities themselves. If the
channels were coordinated, we could ask these people to contact the
Ambassadors nearby and get themselves media burnt : saving time, effort
*and* enabling the free media to be used for other people who don't have
Ambassadors around them.
Some of us have recently been working on tweaking the process. We've
come up with a draft here that we'd like you to please review and
comment on. We also need more hands on board to help us bring this
change about :)
Can you please go through the page and provide your valuable feedback?