Fedora Weekly News (FWN): Issue 295

Rashadul Islam rashadul at fedoraproject.org
Fri May 11 18:43:12 UTC 2012

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   - 1 Fedora Weekly News : Issue
      - 1.1 Announcements<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#Announcements>
         - 1.1.1 Breaking News of the
            - Fedora 18 release name by Robyn Bergeron published on
            Mon Apr 30 13:51:00 UTC
            - Formally announcing FUDCon: Paris and FUDCon:
            Lawrence by Robyn Bergeron published on Tue May 8 14:06:41
UTC 2012<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#Formally_announcing_FUDCon:_Paris_and_FUDCon:_Lawrence_by_Robyn_Bergeron_published_on_Tue_May_8_14:06:41_UTC_2012>
            - Appointment to the Fedora Board, and Elections
            Reminder by Robyn Bergeron published on Tue May 8 17:29:41
UTC 2012<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#Appointment_to_the_Fedora_Board.2C_and_Elections_Reminder_by_Robyn_Bergeron_published_on_Tue_May_8_17:29:41_UTC_2012>
            - The Future of release names by Toshio Kuratomi
            published on Wed May 9 08:39:18 UTC
         - 1.1.2 Fedora Development
            - Fedora 17 Change Freeze by Dennis Gilmore published
            on Tue May 1 18:30:02 UTC
         - 1.1.3 Fedora
            - Upcoming Events (March 2012 - May
            - Past
            - Additional
          - 1.2 Fedora In the
         - 1.2.1 Fedora Project is naming
         - 1.2.2 Fedora 17 beta review – Miraculously
         - 1.2.3 Fedora 18 Linux will be a Spherical

  Fedora Weekly News : Issue 295

Fedora Project welcome you to the Fedora Weekly News(FWN) Issue

The dynamic stream of FWN 295 covers few breaking news for the community
worldwide. *Spherical Cow*- the release name of Fedora 18 followed by the
most spreading and expecting event *FUDCon which will be held in Paris in
2012 & in Lawrence, Kansas in 2013*. Meanwhile, the Fedora Board decided
that it would be worthwhile to come up with a new procedure for selecting
the name for the Fedora 19 release (means future of release names) and
beyond to attempt to solve some of the issues that have been brought up.
The Board is looking for volunteers on the purposes.

The most attentive news is the newly appointed Fedora Board Member Garrett
Holmstrom <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Gholms>. There is also a
friendly and open reminder to everyone of the ongoing elections process
from May 8th - which was the last day to submit questions to the elections
questionnaire. From *May 9th, nominations for the Board, FESCo, and FAmSCo
will be open, closing on May 15th*.

Fedora 17 schedule lists the final change freeze on 2012-05-07 - is the
most exploring news in the heart of development list.

Fedora in the news- the Fedora Residence beat of trade press and Fedora
Marketing list heavily maintained by Jason
Brooks<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jasonbrooks>covers the
pretty huge news of
*Fedora Project is naming names*. Along with another pictorial coverage
entitled *Fedora 17 beta review – Miraculously beefy*. The readers choice
news is *Fedora 18 Linux will be a Spherical Cow*. More details & link will
be found on that specific beat.

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FWN Editorial Team: Pascal
Adam Williamson <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Adamwill>, Rashadul
Islam <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rashadul>

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-0>
   2. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-1>
   3. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-2>


Fedora Announcements are the place where you can find the major coverage
from the Fedora Project including general
development announcements[2]<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_note-4>and
Fedora Events
[3] <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_note-5>.

Contributing Writer: Rashadul

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-3>
   2. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-4>
   3. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-5>

 Breaking News of the Week Fedora 18 release name by Robyn
Bergeron<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rbergero>published on Mon
Apr 30 13:51:00 UTC 2012

News on Announcement

"Thank you to everyone who participated in voting for the Fedora 18 release
name. The name for Fedora 18, the follow-up to Beefy Miracle, is:

*Spherical Cow*

Voting period: Friday 2012-04-20 00:00:00 to Friday 2012-04-27 00:00:00
Number of valid ballots cast: 429

Using the range voting method, each candidate could attain a maximum of
(429*8) = 3,432


Votes :: Name

      - 1359 :: Spherical Cow
      - 1087 :: Halva
      - 1072 :: Chamoy
      - 1035 :: Pamukkale
      - 964 :: Tandoori Chicken
      - 930 :: Frankfurter
      - 821 :: Pop Soda
      - 536 :: Ketchy Ketchup"

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-6>

 Formally announcing FUDCon: Paris and FUDCon: Lawrence by Robyn
Bergeron<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rbergero>published on Tue
May 8 14:06:41 UTC 2012

News on Announcement

"As many of you know, FUDCon is the abbreviation for Fedora Users and
Developers Conference, an event we typically hold 4 times per year in
various regions of the world. These events are proposed and arranged
largely by Fedora contributors, and are designed to be events where
contributors and those new to Fedora can learn, share, hack, and
participate in various aspects of the Fedora Project.

It is with great pleasure that I am formally announcing two upcoming

*FUDCon for the EMEA region in 2012 will be held in Paris, France, October
13-15, 2012 [2] <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_note-8>*.
This particular event will be held over those days in two locations; the
first day, Saturday the 13th, will be held at the Eurosites Georges V
facility, in conjunction with the Open World Forum
and on the 14th and 15th at Universcience. I'd like to thank Kevin Raymond
and the rest of the FUDCon Paris team for putting together this bid, and
for working with OWF to procure space during that event for the first day
of FUDCon; I think that this will be an interesting opportunity to showcase
Fedora to a captive audience that is passionate about open source. I would
also like to thank the other teams who submitted bids for the EMEA region.

*The next FUDCon for North America will be held in Lawrence, Kansas, on the
18th through 20th of January, 2013
at the University of Kansas*. While you can peruse the bidding page
details, I'd like to note that Lawrence is home to many awesome
It is the birth place of the Django Project, was pinpointed as the "center
of the earth" in Google Earth, was the home of William Burroughs, is the
location of the awesomely-named Free State Brewing Company, has been named
a top-ten college town, and most importantly, is the collegiate location of
our resident Wiki Czar and Doer of Stuff, Ian Weller, who, as you may have
guessed, was also the author of this FUDCon bid. A big thank-you! to Ian
for volunteering to put this together.

FUDCon planning continues, in grand tradition, to be open to everyone for
participation; if you are interested in contributing to the discussion or
lending a helping hand, I encourage you to subscribe to the FUDCon planning
mailing list [6] <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_note-12>.


   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-7>
   2. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-8>
   3. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-9>
   4. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-10>
   5. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-11>
   6. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-12>

 Appointment to the Fedora Board, and Elections Reminder by Robyn
Bergeron<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rbergero>published on Tue
May 8 17:29:41 UTC 2012

News on Announcement

"I'm pleased to announce the appointment of Garrett
Holmstrom<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Gholms>to the Fedora
Board. In this election cycle, three Board seats are open for
election, and two Board appointee seats are open; the first appointee,
Garrett, is being appointed prior to nominations opening, and the second
will be appointed after elections are completed.

Garrett (aka: gholms) has been involved in the Cloud SIG since the "early
days" (early 2010, to be more precise), as the maintainer of the euca2ools
package. As the group has progressed, he's taken on a number of tasks,
doled out much advice and opinion, and has shown himself to be an excellent
leader and communicator. He's also a regular in the #fedora-devel channel,
willing to help out and answer questions as he can. I'm delighted that he
has agreed to serve on the Board; I believe that, as a community, we should
constantly strive to nurture and grow new leadership, and I think that
Garrett's communication skills and positive attitude will be a fantastic
asset to the Board as Fedora continues to evolve.

Garrett will be taking seat A3, previously held by Rudi Landmann. (And a
big thank you to Rudi for his contributions as a Fedora Board member --
your time and efforts are greatly valued!)

I'd also like to remind everyone of the ongoing elections process; today,
May 8th, is the last day to submit questions to the elections
questionnaire. Beginning tomorrow, May 9th, nominations for the Board,
FESCo, and FAmSCo will be open, closing on May 15th.

Additional information about Elections can be seen here:

A complete history of Board Members is available here:


   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-13>
   2. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-14>
   3. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-15>

 The Future of release names by Toshio
Kuratomi<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Toshio>published on Wed
May 9 08:39:18 UTC 2012

News on Announcement

"At the last Board Meeting, the Board looked at the poll results asking
whether people felt like continuing to name releases. The results seemed to
show that many people do like having a name associated with Fedora
releases. However, the discussion before and after has shown there is a
desire to improve upon the current method of selecting the names.

The Board decided that it would be worthwhile to come up with a new
procedure for selecting the name for the Fedora 19 release and beyond to
attempt to solve some of the issues that have been brought up. The Board is
looking for volunteers who would like to do two things:

(1) Answer the following questions:

      - What benefits does the Project get from the current release naming
      - What changes do people want to see in a revised process?

(2) Come up with at least one proposal and analyze it according to the
answers to the previous questions.

If anyone is interested in coming to a weekly meeting to work on this,
please feel free to contact me. If anyone would like to champion this,
please contact me ASAP so I know whether there is someone else who's going
to champion this or if I need to lead the effort.

I've put up a wiki page that tries to summarize the answers to the first
two questions that I've seen circulated on the advisory-board mailing list
and a link to the only proposal I currently know of (mizmo's proposal to
use a single theme for all of the new Fedora releases)."

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-16>

  Fedora Development News

The Development
is intended to be a LOW TRAFFIC announce-only list for Fedora

*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

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-17>

 Fedora 17 Change Freeze by Dennis
Gilmore<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Ausil>published on Tue May
1 18:30:02 UTC 2012

Fedora development news

"the fedora 17 schedule[2]<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_note-19>lists
the final change freeze as 2012-05-07 this means that you need to
make sure that any changes you want in Fedora 17 final must be submited for
stable in Bodhi before 2012-05-07 there will be a small window on monday
where you can get your build in still but it is not assured. after this
time only blocker bugs will be accepted to be pushed for stable. please
work on testing and ensuring anything you want in final has the appropriate
karma. *If you have questions please drop by #fedora-releng* on freenode*"*

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-18>
   2. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-19>

  Fedora Events

The purpose of event is to build a global Fedora events calendar, and to
identify responsible Ambassadors for each event. The event page is laid out
by quarter and by region. Please maintain the layout, as it is crucial for
budget planning. Events can be added to this page whether or not they have
an Ambassador owner. Events without an owner are not eligible for funding,
but being listed allows any Ambassador to take ownership of the event and
make it eligible for funding. In plain words, 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 (March 2012 - May 2012)

   - North America
   - Central & South America (LATAM):
   - Europe, Middle East, and Africa
   - India, Asia, Australia

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-20>
   2. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-21>
   3. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-22>
   4. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-23>

 Past Events

Archive of Past Fedora

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-24>

 Additional information

   - Reimbursements <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Reimbursements> --
   reimbursement guidelines.
   -  Budget<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee/Budget>--
budget for the current quarter (as distributed by FAMSCo).
   -  Sponsorship
<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Sponsoring_event_attendees>-- how
decisions are made to subsidize travel by community members.
   -  Organization
<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/Organization>-- event
organization, budget information, and regional responsibility.
   - Event reports <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Event_reports> --
   guidelines and suggestions.
   -  LinuxEvents
<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/LinuxEvents>-- a
collection of calendars of Linux events.

  Fedora In the News

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


Contributing Writer: Jason

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-25>

  Fedora Project is naming names

"The Fedora Project is still trying to clarify its process of naming major
releases, a process that has been met with calls for revision within the
Fedora community.

"To address the problem, Fedora Advisory Board member Toshio Kuratomi is
working to build a new naming process that will avoid some of the pitfalls
of the most-recent naming concerns."

The full article is available

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-26>

  Fedora 17 beta review – Miraculously beefy

"The Fedora Project is preparing for the final release of Fedora 17 with
the beta version of their cutting edge distribution. Dubbed Beefy Miracle,
the release of the beta was delayed for three weeks while further testing
and bug fixing was done to meet the stringent requirements set down by the

"This development version brings with it a number of new features and
upgrades, all of them to show off the very latest, and upcoming, open
source software."

The full article is available

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-27>

  Fedora 18 Linux will be a Spherical Cow

"How do you follow-up a name like Beefy Miracle? (the name of the upcoming
Fedora 17 Linux release).

"With another Cow of course."

The full article is available

   1. ↑ <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue295#cite_ref-28>
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