Fedora Weekly News 252

Pascal Calarco pcalarco at nd.edu
Thu Nov 18 14:06:39 UTC 2010

* 1 Fedora Weekly News Issue 252
o 1.1 Announcements
+ 1.1.1 Fedora Announcement News
# Welcoming New Fedora Program Manager Robyn Bergeron
# Thanks Fedora crew - F14 & RHEL6 releases
# Extending election nominations until November 13th
+ 1.1.2 Fedora Development News
# Changes to the Packaging Guidelines
# FESCo Election IRC Town Hall (2010-11-18 1500UTC)
+ 1.1.3 Fedora Events
# Upcoming Events (Sept 2010 - November 2010)
# Past Events
# Additional information
o 1.2 Planet Fedora
+ 1.2.1 General
o 1.3 Fedora In the News
+ 1.3.1 Fedora bars SQLNinja hack tool (The Register UK)
+ 1.3.2 Fedora Board likely to reconsider SQLNinja, but should they? - 
(Network World)
+ 1.3.3 Fedora 14 mini-review (Linux In Exile)
+ 1.3.4 Ubuntu vs Fedora: which is best? (Tech Radar)
+ 1.3.5 Fedora 14: Who is Reviewing the Reviewers? (Montana Linux)
+ 1.3.6 Fedora Welcomes in New Management (Ostatic.com)
+ 1.3.7 Red Hat's Fedora 14 Boasts Updated Development Tools, New 
Virtualization Technology (eWeek)
+ 1.3.8 Fedora To Eventually Move to Wayland, Too (OSNews)
+ 1.3.9 Fedora Scholarship Program to Proliferate Open Source Technology 
(InfoTech Spotlight)
+ 1.3.10 Did Ubuntu disrespect Fedora Linux with openrespect?
o 1.4 Ambassadors
+ 1.4.1 Welcome New Ambassadors
+ 1.4.2 Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee Candidate IRC Townhalls
+ 1.4.3 Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list
+ 1.4.4 Summary of traffic on FAmSCo mailing list
o 1.5 Translation
+ 1.5.1 Troubles With Transifex Instance for Fedora
+ 1.5.2 FLP Meeting Proposal
+ 1.5.3 New Members and Sponsors in FLP
o 1.6 Design
+ 1.6.1 IRC Meeting
o 1.7 Security Advisories
+ 1.7.1 Fedora 14 Security Advisories
+ 1.7.2 Fedora 13 Security Advisories
+ 1.7.3 Fedora 12 Security Advisories

- Fedora Weekly News Issue 252 -

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 252[1] for the week ending November 
17, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue.

Starting off with announcements, a welcome to new Fedora Program Manager 
Robyn Bergeron (yay Robyn!), who takes over from John Poelstra. Tim 
Burke of Red Hat also thanks the Fedora community for their 
contributions to a very successful Fedora 14 and RHEL 6 release. In 
Development news, a couple changes to the packaging guidelines, and 
announcement of a FESCo Townhall on Nov.18. In news from the Planet 
Fedora, news of a Fedora QA Team lead position opening, another issue of 
"This week in Anaconda", a summary of the two most recent Fedora Board 
meetings and calling libguestfs from a C program. Fedora In the News 
brings another whopping 10 articles/posts from the trade press and 
blogosphere about Fedora. In Ambassador news, pointers to the two recent 
FAmSCo town hall IRC meetings with candidates, new Ambassadors this 
week, and summarizes of list traffic on the Ambassador and FAmSCo lists. 
In Translation team news, finding a new meeting time for the team and 
new members to the Fedora Localization Project. The Design team offers 
an update on their latest IRC meeting, brainstorming ideas for F15 
theming. Our issue completes with security packages released over the 
past week for Fedora 12, 13 and 14. Read on!

An audio version of some issues of FWN - FAWN - are available! You can 
listen to existing issues[2] on the Internet Archive. If anyone is 
interested in helping spread the load of FAWN production, please contact us!

If you are interested in contributing to Fedora Weekly News, please see 
our 'join' page[3]. We welcome reader feedback: news at lists.fedoraproject.org

FWN Editorial Team: Pascal Calarco, Adam Williamson

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue252
2. http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22FWN%22
3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/NewsProject/Join

-- Announcements --

In this section, we cover announcements from the Fedora Project, 
including general announcements[1], development announcements[2] and 

Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/
3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events

--- Fedora Announcement News ---

The announcement list is always exclusive for the Fedora Community. 
Please, visit the past announcements at[1]

1. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/announce

---- Welcoming New Fedora Program Manager Robyn Bergeron ----

John Poelstra announced[1]:

"Jared Smith made an announcement in his blog[2] about some upcoming 
personnel changes in Fedora. I wanted to make a specific announcement to 
the Fedora lists as well.

Through the end of 2010 and a little bit beyond, I will be working along 
side Robyn Bergeron to transition my official Fedora responsibilities to 
her. This will include getting the Fedora 15 team schedules into shape, 
feature wrangling, bugzilla maintenance, and any number of other things. 
Robyn and I are committed to making this transition as smooth, complete 
and timely as we can, and expect the transition to be completed before 
the Fedora 15 feature submission deadline. Said a different way, if 
you've already been working with me on something, I'll continue to help 
you with it. For all new topics, please contact Robyn directly and we 
will work together as necessary to get them done.

One of the luxuries of my position was keeping tabs on most of the teams 
in Fedora via their mailing lists. I won't have as much time for this 
going forward so I'll be scaling back the number of mailing lists I 
watch and contribute to. If I posted to a list in the past, please don't 
assume I'll automatically see your message there in the future. Also 
please don't hesitate to contact me directly if you feel the need to do so.

Fedora, it's been a great ride. We've made great progress in the past 
three years and I'm thankful you let me be a part of it. Here's to 
wishing only the best to Robyn in her new role serving the Fedora community!


p.s. I'm still looking forward to and rooting for an on time Fedora 15 
release. :)"

2. http://www.jaredsmith.net/2010/11/10/changing-of-the-seasons/

---- Thanks Fedora crew - F14 & RHEL6 releases ----

Tim Burke posted[1]:

"Following on last week's successful F14 launch that we did together. 
This week, Red Hat launched Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. This is an 
exciting event not only for RH-ers but also for our co-contributors in 

For this reason, I wanted to deliver some personal kudos directly to the 
Fedora community. Lots of Fedora contributors can see their direct 
influence in shaping and co-developing of the best Linux in the world. 
We are proud to be able to work side-by-side with our community members 
in Fedora. The benefits of open source collaboration converge in Fedora 
where the confluence of upstream, community and industry come together.

This is the first Fedora -> RHEL major release in which the community 
members have had full access to all areas of the distro. This level of 
transparency has resulted is our most feature complete and robust 
release to date. Not only is RHEL stronger for it, but Fedora and its 
community directly benefits also. A win-win situation.

Take a look at free video drivers for instance. Since demanding Fedora 
users have so many variations in hardware, and participated in reporting 
issues, the drivers improved far faster than would be possible in RHEL. 
The same applies to more enterprise type features like virtualization. 
Common tools that apply across many different types of user or workload 
have come a long way, because of community participation. We're proud to 
keep working alongside the community to keep making these features stronger.

Thank you, Fedora contributors, users and fans worldwide. You are an 
awesome team and its great fun to be doing it together.

Tim Burke Vice President, RHEL Engineering"


---- Extending election nominations until November 13th ----

Jared K. Smith announced[1]

"As you may be aware, there has been a lot of confusion with regards to 
the deadlines for election nominations for this election cycle. (In 
general, this election cycle hasn't been the smoothest, the blame for 
which falls squarely on my shoulders as the FPL.) FESCo, in particular, 
had several nominations that happened after the deadline, and has asked 
the Fedora Board to render a verdict on how to proceed. After careful 
thought and deliberation, we've decided to extend nominations for all 
three elections (FESCo, FAmSCo, and the Fedora Board) to November 13th 
at 23:59 UTC.

Please note that we are not changing any other part of the election 
schedule. We'll be sticking to the schedule as outlined below:

November 13-19 Town Halls Meetings

November 20-28 Voting Period

Please note that this decision does not intend to set precedent for 
future elections. Any changes to the scheduling or logistics for future 
elections will be discussed and decided after this election cycle.

Please help spread the word about the extension of nominations, so that 
we can try to eliminate any additional confusion. Thanks again for your 
efforts in Fedora!

Jared Smith

Fedora Project Leader"

--- Fedora Development News ---

The development list[2] is intended to be a LOW TRAFFIC announce-only 
list for Fedora development.

Acceptable Types of Announcements

* Policy or process changes that affect developers.
* Infrastructure changes that affect developers.
* Tools changes that affect developers.
* Schedule changes
* Freeze reminders

Unacceptable Types of Announcements

* Periodic automated reports (violates the INFREQUENT rule)
* Discussion
* Anything else not mentioned above

2. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel-announce

---- Changes to the Packaging Guidelines ----

Tom "Spot" Callaway announced[1][2]:

"Here are the list of recent changes to the Fedora Packaging Guidelines:

D Packaging Guidelines have been added: 


The Java Packaging Guidelines have been revised:





The Guideline that explains how and when to require base packages has 
been substantially revised. The old language focused on -devel packages 
and left other subpackages to the imagination of the reader. The update 
has more generic advice and uses -devel and -libs packages as examples.



The perl guidelines have been updated with additional examples and 
clarifications. Specifically, the Directory ownership, requires and 
provides, and testing sections have seen wording changes:



A guideline was added explaining the %pretrans scriptlet and requiring 
that if used it must be written in Lua.



A note was added about additional checks obtained by running rpmlint on 
installed packages.



These guidelines (and changes) were approved by the Fedora Packaging 
Committee (FPC).

Many thanks to Alexander Kurtakov, Jonathan Mercier, Stanislav 
Ochotnicky and all of the members of the FPC, for assisting in drafting, 
refining, and passing these guidelines.

As a reminder: The Fedora Packaging Guidelines are living documents! If 
you find something missing, incorrect, or in need of revision, you can 
suggest a draft change. The procedure for this is documented[3]



"Here are the list of this week's changes to the Fedora Packaging 

The FPC has taken over evaluating exceptions to the Bundled Library 
Guidelines. A list of standard questions to be answered to give the FPC 
information on whether to grant exceptions has been added to the Guidelines:


An exception was added to the Guidelines concerning use of 
%{_sourcedir}, specifically, when there is an available list of 
supplementary source files, it is permissible to use this list in 
conjunction with %{sourcedir} to simplify operations on those 
supplementary source files.



---- FESCo Election IRC Town Hall (2010-11-18 1500UTC) ----

Kyle McMartin announced[1]

"Hi folks,

Just announcing that there'll be an IRC town hall with the FESCo 
election candidates on Thursday, October 18th, at 1500UTC (1000 US/Eastern.)

You can join #fedora-townhall-public to ask questions of the moderators, 
which will be posed and answered by the candidates in #fedora-townhall.

More information is available here[2]

A summary and the irc log will be posted and linked from the wiki after 
the discussion, if you're unable to watch it live.

Thanks in advance for your interest,


PS: I'd like a volunteer to help me moderate the questions, or at least, 
help pick out the really good ones for our limited time (1 hr.) If you'd 
like to help out, please let me know."

2. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections#How_to_Join

--- Fedora Events ---

Fedora events are the exclusive and source of marketing, learning and 
meeting all the fellow community people around you. So, please mark your 
agenda with the following events to consider attending or volunteering 
near you!

---- Upcoming Events (Sept 2010 - November 2010) ----

* North America (NA)[1]
* Central & South America (LATAM) [2]
* Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)[3]
* India, Asia, Australia (India/APJ)[4]

3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY11_Q3_.28Sep._2010_-_Nov._2010.29

---- Past Events ----

Archive of Past Fedora Events[1]

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/PastEvents

---- Additional information ----

* Reimbursements -- reimbursement guidelines.
* Budget -- budget for the current quarter (as distributed by FAMSCo).
* Sponsorship -- how decisions are made to subsidize travel by community 
* Organization -- event organization, budget information, and regional 
* Event reports -- guidelines and suggestions.
* LinuxEvents -- a collection of calendars of Linux events.

-- Planet Fedora --

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an 
aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

1. http://planet.fedoraproject.org

--- General ---

Now that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has been released, Mark J Cox 
explained[1] why there is a new package signing key, and the new layout 
for its key GPG files.

Will Woods is leaving[2] the position as Fedora QA Lead. "But I’m not 
going real far – I’m moving to Red Hat Engineering, and joining the 
Installer team." And that means that there is a job opening within the 
Fedora Project.

In "This Week in Anaconda #5" Chris Lumens discussed[3] some future 
plans for the installer. In particular, the user interface (and 
usability) is being evaluated and btrfs will be an option (though not 
the default) in Fedora 15.

XKB's mouse emulation has been disabled by default in X, as Peter 
Hutterer explains[4]. "Like so many other things, it is a low level 
feature that has virtually zero desktop integration. The only way to 
find out whether it is on or not is to hit a key and see the mouse 
cursor move...If you've accidentally enabled it the only thing you may 
notice is that your keypad stopped working." Don't worry, you can still 
turn it back on.

Luis Villa asked[5] (and tried to answer) do “open UIs suck”? or do “UIs 
without vision suck”?

Máirín Duffy summarized[6] the Fedora Board Meetings on the 12th and 
15th of November, 2010.

Richard W.M. Jones wrote[7] some sample code using libguestfs from a C 
program. "You might have forgotten that libguestfs is really a C library 
that just happens to have a lot of high level wrappers around it. But 
you can use the C API directly and (for a C API) it’s not too hard."

1. http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/20101111.html
4. http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/11/xkb-mouse-emulation-removed-from.html

-- Fedora In the News --

In this section, we cover news from the trade press and elsewhere that 
is re-posted to the Fedora Marketing list[1]


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/

--- Fedora bars SQLNinja hack tool (The Register UK) ---

Jonathan Nalley forwarded[1] an article on the Fedora Board discussion 
on inclusion of a SQL Server vulnerability penetration tool, SQLNinja:

"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."

The full article is available[2].

2. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/11/fedora_hacker_tool_ban/

--- Fedora Board likely to reconsider SQLNinja, but should they? 
(Network World) ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1] a followup on the SQLNinja packaging 
question for Fedora 15:

"The chorus crying about the exclusion of SQLNinja has nothing at stake, 
nothing at risk if Fedora ships SQLNinja. On the other hand, Fedora as a 
project under Red Hat's wing can expose the parent company to legal risk 
— not to mention risk to its reputation. Imagine for a moment the 
headlines about Red Hat shipping a SQL Server takeover tool in Fedora 
15, especially if it actually is *used* to conduct an attack of any 
magnitude. If you want to get on the slippery slope, Red Hat and the 
Fedora Board have very good reasons for rejecting SQLNinja."

The full article is available[2]

2. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/68571

--- Fedora 14 mini-review (Linux In Exile) ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1] another blog review of Fedora 14:

"As you know, Fedora 14 released this week. I prefer Fedora as my Linux 
distro, so I downloaded the new version right away. Here is my 
mini-review. I freaking love it."

The full post is available[2]

2. http://linuxinexile.blogspot.com/2010/11/fedora-14-mini-review.html

--- Ubuntu vs Fedora: which is best? (Tech Radar) ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1] a comparison of the latest versions of 
Fedora and Ubuntu:

"Ubuntu goes out of the way to make things easier for the user, who 
often couldn't care less if they are 'tainting' their system, whereas 
Fedora goes out of its way to do the right thing."

The full post is available[2]


--- Fedora 14: Who is Reviewing the Reviewers? (Montana Linux) ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1]

"Distrowatch had a review of Fedora 14 as a feature of their weekly 
edition. In it they had some background information, mentioned that the 
Fedora Project has a new website, had a mini-interview with Fedora 
Project Leader Jared Smith, and then proceeded to go through the actual 
Fedora 14 release.

They didn't find Fedora to be perfect (it isn't nor is any Linux 
distribution) nor did they find any major flaws. The reviewer mentioned 
what he thought Fedoras strengths were as well as some of areas that 
need additional attention. I thought it was a reasonable review and that 
the reviewer had actually put a considerable amount of time and effort 
into it... trying to be an information resource for the reader."

The full post is available[2]

2. http://www.montanalinux.org/fedora-14-reviews-review.html

--- Fedora Welcomes in New Management (Ostatic.com) ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1] a post covering recent Fedora Project 
personnel changes:

"Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader, has announced some personnel 
changes within the Fedora project that show, as Smith says, "every 
person in the Fedora community is a potential leader." According to 
Smith, Fedora's "policies of rotating leadership help ensure that 
everyone who is so inclined has a chance to lead and serve."

The full post is available[2]

2. http://ostatic.com/blog/fedora-welcomes-in-new-management

--- Red Hat's Fedora 14 Boasts Updated Development Tools, New 
Virtualization Technology (eWeek) ---

Kara Schiltz forwarded[1] a review of Fedora 14 from eWeek:

"Fedora 14, the latest release of Red Hat's fast-moving, 
community-supported Linux distribution, hit the Internet earlier this 
month bearing its typical crop of updated open-source software 
applications, with a particular focus on updated developer tools, such 
as the latest versions of the Eclipse and Netbeans Integrated 
Development Environments. As far as new features are concerned, Fedora 
14 is a fairly modest release, particularly when compared to the latest 
from Fedora's chief Linux rival, Ubuntu.

The Fedora feature that most caught my eye was the addition of software 
packages to enable Spice, the remote desktop protocol that Red Hat 
picked up in its 2008 acquisition of Qumranet, the creator of Red Hat's 
KVM open-source hypervisor. While KVM was fairly quickly digested into 
the distributions of Red Hat and other Linux vendors, Spice has proven 
more of a challenge, due in large part to the fact that it started out 
as a proprietary technology[2].

The full post is available[3]

2. http://www.eweek.com/#

--- Fedora To Eventually Move to Wayland, Too (OSNews) ---

Jonathan Nalley forwarded[1] a message on Fedora's future adoption of 
Wayland to replace X.org:

"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."

The full post is available[2]


--- Fedora Scholarship Program to Proliferate Open Source Technology 
(InfoTech Spotlight) ---

Jonathan Nalley forwarded[1] a post on the the Fedora Scholarship program:

"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."

The full post is available[2]


--- Did Ubuntu disrespect Fedora Linux with openrespect? ---

"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 marginally useless."

The full post is available[1]


-- Ambassadors ==

This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Ambassadors Project[1].

Contributing Writer: Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors

--- Welcome New Ambassadors ---

This week the Fedora Ambassadors Project had a couple of new members 

Marios Isaakidis from Cyprus mentored by Paul Mellors

Henrik Nordström from Sweden mentored by Robert Scheck

Viji V Nair from India mentored by Shakthi Kannan

luke martinez from Australia mentored by Heherson Pagcaliwagan

--- Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee Candidate IRC Townhalls ---

Two townhalls were recently held on IRC for candidates to respond to 
questions from the Fedora community, and the log for the first Townhall 
is available[1].


--- Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list ---

Joerg Simon announced his decision [1] to withdraw his self-nomination 
in the upcoming FAmSCo elections

Neville A. Cross wrote on behalf of Alejandro Perez extending invitation 
[2] to FUDCon LATAM [3] to be held at Panama.

Heherson Pagcaliwagan posted an event report [4] for the F14 Release Party

Abdel G. Martínez L wrote about [5] the Fedora 14 Release Party [6]

Chris Tyler asked [7] about Town Halls arranged for the upcoming FAmSCo 
elections especially if there was an organizer for the Town Halls. 
Susmit Shannigrahi responded [8] about the work done so far

Buddhika Kurera asked for help [9] related to OpenSUSE for the FOSS User 

Caius 'kaio' Chance announced [10] about his request to create a mailing 
list for Fedora Australia [11] with the objective of getting this 
working as a general and main mailing list for Fedora folks in Australia 
and NZ.

Arif Tri Waluyo wrote [12] about wanting to become an ambassador and 
requested someone to be a mentor. Bert Desment pointed out [13] the 
relevant page [14] . The thread [15] contains additional inputs from 
mentors on this issue including a proposal [16] from Caius 'kaio' Chance 
to be considered as a mentor

Dichi Al Faridi also wrote in [17] with a similar request about looking 
for a mentor

Caius 'kaio' Chance posted news [18] about a Fedora Meetup at Beijing [19]

Robert Scheck posted [20] an in-depth review of FSCONs 2010 at 
Gothenburg, Sweden and provided link to some photographs of the event [21]

Susmit Shannigrahi sent out a call for volunteers for the FAmSCo 
Townhalls [22] pointing out the need to have two meetings to accommodate 
all the candidates. Buddhika responded to the call informing about the 
preferred date [23].

Truong Anh. Tuan reported about a Fedora 14 Release Party at Ho Chi Minh 
City [24] which was also attended by Pierros Papadeas from Greece [25]

Gerard Braad talked [26] about the need for mentors to point out the 
mailing lists to new Ambassadors and encourage signing up and initiating 

Marios wrote [27] about the Fedora 14 Release party at Cyprus along with 
the 2 billion Firefox celebrations [28]

Neville A. Cross reported [29] about the Fedora 14 Release Event at 
Managua, Nicaragua. Event photographs [30] [31] were subsequently made 

Pascal Calarco followed up [32] on the initial Call for Participation on 
Fedora Insight by providing the details about participating those who 
have demonstrated interest.

David Ramsey informed [33] about new release events and, requested 
feedback about preferences on the APAC Ambassador meeting times

Xavier Naldo reported on the Laredo Linux Users Group Fedora 14 Release 
Party [34]

Susmit Shannigrahi posted the logs [35] from the FAmSCo Townhall Meeting 01

Konstantinos Antonakoglou reported [36] about the Athens Digital Week 
2010 [37]

Max Spevack requested help [38] around getting Fedora resources to 
Kosovo for the Fedora 14 Release party. Collaboration with Gerold 
Kassube [39] was a step forward in ensuring that the resources reach in 
time for the event

Larry Cafiero reminded about FAmNA meeting on 2010-11-16 at 2100 Eastern 
[40] and subsequently posted the meeting logs [41]

3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Panama_2011
6. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Release_Party_F14_Panama
11. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/ambassadors
14. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors_Join_choose_a_mentor
21. http://robert.fedorapeople.org/events/2010/fscons/
25. http://pierros.papadeas.gr/?p=186
28. http://tinyurl.com/2wemgz5
30. http://picasaweb.google.com/camiloquintana89/LanzamientoDeFedora14
37. http://antonakoglou.com/2010/11/16/adw-2010-recap/

--- Summary of traffic on FAmSCo mailing list ---

Max Spevack asked for help [1] so that Fedora project contributors at 
Kosovo can receive monies for event [2]

Joerg Simon reminded [3] about the FAmSCo meeting on 2010-11-15 at 1800 
UTC and added that he would not be able to attend

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2010-November/000427.html
2. https://fedorahosted.org/famsco/ticket/101#comment:9

-- Translation --

This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Translation (L10n) 

Contributing Writer: Runa Bhattacharjee

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N

--- Troubles With Transifex Instance for Fedora ---

Petr Pisar informed the list about the project catalogue being 
unavailable on translate.fedoraproject.org[1]. Translation commits have 
also been affected. Piotr Drąg cleared the cache but also mentioned that 
the Transifex instance needed to be without delay[2]. Domingo Becker 
mentioned that the automated method of clearing the cache is not 
functioning and suggested that additional information could be included 
in the Fedora Wiki to allow translators to look for help when they 
encounter these problems[3]. Domingo has also been working to build and 
maintain the packages that are necessary to upgrade Transifex[4].

Ruediger Landmann from the Fedora Docs team informed that translators 
can request direct access to the git repo if they face problems while 
committing translations via translate.fedoraproject.org.

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-November/008360.html
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-November/008364.html
3. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-November/008375.html
4. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-November/008365.html

--- FLP Meeting Proposal ---

Noriko Mizumoto has sent out a proposal to identify a suitable time for 
the next FLP Meeting[1]. Teams can update their agenda items in the 
Meeting page[2].

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-November/008368.html
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-November/008383.html

--- New Members and Sponsors in FLP ---

Fernando Navarro (Spanish)[1], Cleiton Lima (Brazilian Portuguese)[2], 
and Niclas de Faire (Swedish)[3] joined the FLP recently.

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-November/008343.html
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-November/008350.html
3. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-November/008388.html

-- Design --

In this section, we cover the Fedora Design Team[1].

Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork

--- IRC Meeting ---

Máirín Duffy posted[1] the minutes[2] from the latest IRC meeting of the 
Design Team where the brainstorming for theming Fedora 15 began " Let's 
start cranking out some awesome ideas", the schedule for F15 was 
approved "We approved the schedule Martin put together - great work!", 
the FUDCon T-shirt design was discussed "We have a few mockups to go 
through" and Máirín reported on the installer experience improvement 
"started a conversation with the developers on their mailing list, 


-- Security Advisories --

In this section, we cover Security Advisories from fedora-package-announce.


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

--- Fedora 14 Security Advisories ---

* cups-1.4.4-11.fc14 - 
* mod_fcgid-2.3.6-1.fc14 - 
* freetype-2.4.2-4.fc14 - 
* tomcat6-6.0.26-14.fc14 - 
* bugzilla-3.6.3-1.fc14 - 
* moodle-1.9.10-1.fc14 - 
* bristol-0.40.7-7.fc14 - 
* dhcp-4.2.0-14.P1.fc14 - 
* gromacs-4.5.2-2.fc14 - 
* banshee-1.8.0-10.fc14 - 
* libsmi-0.4.8-5.fc14 - 
* proftpd-1.3.3c-1.fc14 - 
* apr-util-1.3.10-1.fc14 - 

--- Fedora 13 Security Advisories ---

* mod_fcgid-2.3.6-1.fc13 - 
* bugzilla-3.4.9-1.fc13 - 
* bristol-0.40.7-7.fc13 - 
* moodle-1.9.10-1.fc13 - 
* gromacs-4.5.2-2.fc13 - 
* banshee-1.6.1-4.fc13 - 
* libguestfs-1.6.0-1.fc13.1 - 
* libsmi-0.4.8-5.fc13 - 
* proftpd-1.3.3c-1.fc13 - 
* seamonkey-2.0.10-1.fc13 - 

--- Fedora 12 Security Advisories ---

* mod_fcgid-2.3.6-1.fc12 - 
* bugzilla-3.4.9-1.fc12 - 
* moodle-1.9.10-1.fc12 - 
* bristol-0.40.7-7.fc12 - 
* banshee-1.6.1-4.fc12 - 
* proftpd-1.3.3c-1.fc12 - 
* pidgin-2.7.5-1.fc12 - 
* seamonkey-2.0.10-1.fc12 - 
* libsmi-0.4.8-5.fc12 - 

Pascal Calarco, Fedora Ambassador, Indiana, USA

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