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From: Ronald Nissley <ronn <at> emm.org>
Subject: Re: Fedora Weekly News: Issue 294
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.general
Date: Tuesday 1st May 2012 16:40:02 UTC (over 4 years ago)
-- 
Ronald Nissley
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On May 1, 2012 12:02 PM, "Rashadul Islam" 
wrote:

> [image: FWN Header.png]Contents
>
>    - 1 Fedora Weekly News : Issue 294<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Fedora_Weekly_News_:_Issue_294>
>       - 1.1 Announcements<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Announcements>
>          - 1.1.1 Breaking News of the Week<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Breaking_News_of_the_Week>
>             - 1.1.1.1 New FAmSCo election guidelines<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#New_FAmSCo_election_guidelines>
>                - 1.1.1.1.1 More continuity<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#More_continuity>
>                - 1.1.1.1.2 Easier filling of vacant seats<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Easier_filling_of_vacant_seats>
>                - 1.1.1.1.3 Wider electorate<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Wider_electorate>
>             - 1.1.1.2 Fedora Elections: General information, and
>             questionnaire opening.<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Fedora_Elections:_General_information.2C_and_questionnaire_opening.>
>          - 1.1.2 Fedora Development News<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Fedora_Development_News>
>             - 1.1.2.1 exiv2-0.23 coming soon<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#exiv2-0.23_coming_soon>
>             - 1.1.2.2 Announcing easyfix<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Announcing_easyfix>
>          - 1.1.3 Fedora Events<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Fedora_Events>
>             - 1.1.3.1 Upcoming Events (March 2012 - May 2012)<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Upcoming_Events_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29>
>             - 1.1.3.2 Past Events<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Past_Events>
>             - 1.1.3.3 Additional information<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Additional_information>
>           - 1.2 Fedora In the News<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Fedora_In_the_News>
>          - 1.2.1 Will Fedora End Linux Distro Naming?<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Will_Fedora_End_Linux_Distro_Naming.3F>
>          - 1.2.2 Five Best Linux Distributions<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#Five_Best_Linux_Distributions>
>
>  Fedora Weekly News : Issue 294
>
> Welcome to the Fedora Weekly News End of April 2012 Issue 294[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-0>!
>
>
> The Issue 294 covers the tide of the *Fedora Election 2012* and the
> community awareness about the involvement at the election with few fresh
> set of rules and guidelines. The schedule of the election has been
> announced by the project leader. More over the nomination period will be
> open soon after the bunch of the burning question for the candidates will
> be submitted by May 8, 2012. At the development precinct of Fedora, the
> outstanding news covers the new of exiv2-0.23 and easyfix project.
>
> Fedora in the news- the residence beat of trade press and Fedora
Marketing
> list wrap up with the news *Will Fedora End Linux Distro Naming?* and
*Fedora-
> one of the Five Best Linux Distributions* where it seems that Fedora
> Community need extra attention at the census.
>
> Recent issues of FWN are now being published to Fedora Insight[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-1>.
> Insight offers RSS features, multimedia capabilities and more, beyond the
> mailshot/wiki FWN you have come to know and love. Try it out, and we'd
love
> to hear your feedback!
>
> Fedora Project is the right place for you and you can simply show your
> interest in contributing to Fedora Weekly News, please see our 'join'
page
> [3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-2>.
We welcome
> reader feedback: [email protected]
>
> FWN Editorial Team: Pascal Calarco<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Pcalarco>,
> Adam Williamson <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Adamwill>,
Rashadul
> Islam <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rashadul>
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-0>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294
>    2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-1>
>    http://insight.fedoraproject.org/
>    3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-2>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/NewsProject/Join
>
>   Announcements
>
> Fedora Announcements are the place where you can find the major coverage
> from the Fedora Project including general announcements[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-3>,
> development announcements[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-4>and
Fedora Events
> [3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-5>.
>
> Contributing Writer: Rashadul Islam<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rashadul>
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-3>
>    http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/
>    2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-4>
>    http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/
>    3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-5>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events
>
>  Breaking News of the Week New FAmSCo election guidelines
>
> Christoph Wickert <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Cwickert>[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-6>on
Thu Apr 26 11:19:10 UTC 2012 announced
> [2] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-7>,
>
> "after months of - sometimes controversial - discussion I am am happy to
> announce the new FAmSCo election guidelines [3]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-8>.
> For those of you, who did not follow the discussion, here is a brief
> summary of the three most important changes:
>  More continuity
>
> Instead of electing all seats once a year, we follow the example of the
> Fedora Board and FESCo and elect half of the committee every 6 months or
> with every release of Fedora. FAmSCo will not change over sudden and new
> members can easily catch up with their new duties by learning from
others.
>  Easier filling of vacant seats
>
> Every committee is in danger of members becoming inactive. This can
happen
> to all of us for various reasons such as our dayjobs or personal
problems.
> Under the old guidelines [4]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-9>,
> we had to wait until only 3 members left - even with 2 left the committee
> is hardly operational - and then call a supplementary election - which
> never happened even though we had only 4 active members. Now we are
filling
> vacant seat when necessary, either with runner-up candidates from the
> previous elections or by appointing new members.
>  Wider electorate
>
> The ambassadors represent the whole Fedora Project, this is why now not
> only ambassadors are eligible to vote for FAmSCo, but everybody who has
> signed the Contributors License Agreement and is member of (at least) one
> other group in the Fedora Account System (FAS) is allowed to vote. This
> will not only strengthen FAmSCo's position but also help candidates who
are
> active in other groups of the Fedora project.
>
> Last but not least the guidelines have been massively cleaned up.
>
> We think that the new guidelines are a big improvement and want them to
> come into effect as soon as possible. Therefor we will have a special
> election for Fedora 18 (the next regular elections were scheduled for
F19).
> All 7 seats in FAmSCo are open for election. In order to make the
> transition to the new alternating terms, the top 4 vote-getters will
serve
> 2 Fedora releases, the bottom 3 will have to run for re-election after
one
> release.
>
> More about the upcoming ambassadors elections to come later this week as
> part of the general Fedora 18 elections announcement. Please help us
> getting a better, stronger and more active FAmSCo by casting your votes.
>
> If you have feedback or questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We are
> looking for your input on the Fedora ambassadors mailing list[5]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-10>."
>
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-6>christoph.wickert
at
>    googlemail.com
>    2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-7>
>    http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-April/003063.html
>    3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-8>
>    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAmSCo_election_rules
>    4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-9>
>    https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=FAmSCo_election_rules&oldid=269322
>    5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-10>
>    https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/ambassadors
>
>  Fedora Elections: General information, and questionnaire opening.
>
> Robyn Bergeron <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rbergero>-Fedora
> Project Leader[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-11>on
Fri Apr 27 11:52:50 UTC 2012 announced
> [2] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-12>,
>
> "It is once again time for election season to begin. As noted in the
> elections schedule[3]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-13>,
> the elections questionnaire is now open to populate with questions for
> candidates, and will close on May 8th. The elections nomination period
will
> begin AFTER the questionnaire period has closed.
>
> You may add your burning questions for candidates to answer here:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F18_elections_questionnaire[4]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-14>
>
>
> The following seats are available in this election:
>
>    - *Fedora Project Board: 3 seats*
>    - *FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee): 5 seats*
>    - *FAmSCo (Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee): 7 seats*
>
> Please take note of the following changes for this election:
>
>    - All questions for the questionnaire must be submitted by May 8th,
>
> prior to the beginning of nominations. As seen in the schedule above, the
> nomination period does not start until May 9th.
>
>    - As noted on announce-list[5]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-15>,
>    FAmSCo is electing all 7 seats this
>
> cycle, with the goal of having staggered elections similar to the Board
> and FESCo. Additionally, voting eligibility has been widened to allow
> anyone who has signed the FPCA AND is a member of at least one additional
> non-FPCA/CLA group. (In other words: No longer just ambassadors, but
those
> part of other teams as well.)
>
> Full election information may be seen here:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections[6]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-16>
>
> Participating in these bodies are one of many ways to contribute to
> Fedora; I encourage you to consider running, or to urge those you believe
> are excellent candidates to run. Additionally, your contributions are
> welcomed in helping to keep the elections running smoothly; volunteers
are
> needed to help collect questionnaire answers from candidates, as well as
> for scheduling and moderating town halls. If you are interested in
helping
> with those efforts, please contact John Rose<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Inode0>
> [7] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-17>.
>
> And a big thank you! to John for coordinating the elections thus far,
your
> efforts are very much appreciated."
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-11>rbergero
at
>    redhat.com
>    2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-12>
>    http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-April/003065.html
>    3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-13>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections#Committee_Elections_Schedule
>    4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-14>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F18_elections_questionnaire
>    5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-15>
>    http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-April/003063.html
>    6. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-16>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections
>    7. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-17>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Inode0
>
>  Fedora Development News
>
> The Development Announcement[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-18>list
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
>
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-18>
>    https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel-announce
>
>  exiv2-0.23 coming soon
>
> Rex Dieter <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rdieter>[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-19>on
Wed Apr 25 13:07:31 UTC 2012 announced
> [2] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-20>,
>
> "I plan on importing exiv2-0.23 into rawhide soon'ish. It includes an ABI
> bump, so dependent packages will require rebuilding, including:
>
>    - calligra
>    - darktable
>    - entangle
>    - geeqie
>    - gipfel
>    - gnome-color-manager
>    - gnome-commander
>    - gpscorrelate
>    - gthumb
>    - gwenview
>    - hugin
>    - immix
>    - kde-runtime
>    - krename
>    - libextractor
>    - libgexiv2
>    - libkexiv2
>    - luminance-hdr
>    - merkaartor
>    - oyranos
>    - pyexiv2
>    - rawstudio
>    - strigi
>    - ufraw
>
> I'll take care of kicking off a round of rebuilds for these."
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-19>
rdieter
>    at math.unl.edu
>    2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-20>
>    http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-April/000921.html
>
>  Announcing easyfix
>
> Pierre-Yves Chibon <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Pingou>[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-21>on
Thu Apr 26 09:12:28 UTC 2012 announced
> [2] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-22>
>
> "Good news everyone (© Farnsworth),
>
> The easyfix project is now live: [3]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-23>
>
>
> As a new-comers, you will be able to find a list of projects which have
> bugs/requests considered to be easy to work on (ie: you do not need a
deep
> understanding of the project to fix/implement it). The projects are
divers
> and the tickets broad : from fixing typo, add a link in a template (dev)
to
> add a node to nagios monitoring (sysadmin) via making the
> fedoraproject.org page w3c valid (websites). So everyone should be able
> to find for his taste.
>
>
> As upstream, you will have a way to attract new-comers to your project
and
> fixing easier tasks while you focus on the harder/more complex one ;-)
>
>
> Easyfix gathers the tickets from fedorahosted and bugzilla. If your
> project hosted on fedorahosted.org and you would like to have it
> included, the instruction are on the wiki: [4]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-24>If
you have bugzilla ticket which you consider easy to fix (remember, easy
> for a new-comer != easy for you!), feel free to add the 'EasyFix' keyword
> to the bugzilla ticket. Hope this helps..."
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-21>
pingou
>    at pingoured.fr
>    2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-22>
>    http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-April/000922.html
>    3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-23>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/easyfix/
>    4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-24>
>    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Easyfix
>
>  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 (NA)[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-25>
>    - Central & South America (LATAM): [2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-26>
>    - Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)[3]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-27>
>    - India, Asia, Australia (India/APJ)[4]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-28>
>
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-25>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q1_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29
>    2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-26>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q1_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29_2
>    3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-27>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q1_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29_3
>    4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-28>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q1_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29_3
>
>  Past Events
>
> Archive of Past Fedora Events[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-29>
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-29>
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/PastEvents
>
>  Additional information
>
>    - Reimbursements <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Reimbursements>
--
>    reimbursement guidelines.
>    -  Budget<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee/Budget>--
budget for the current quarter (as distributed by FAMSCo).
>    -  Sponsorship<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Sponsoring_event_attendees>--
how decisions are made to subsidize travel by community members.
>    -  Organization<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/Organization>--
event organization, budget information, and regional responsibility.
>    - Event reports <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Event_reports>
--
>    guidelines and suggestions.
>    -  LinuxEvents<https://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 list[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-30>.
>
>
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing
>
> Contributing Writer: Jason Brooks<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jasonbrooks>
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-30>
>    http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/
>
>  Will Fedora End Linux Distro Naming?
>
> Jason Brooks <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jasonbrooks>
posted[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-31>:
>
>
> "Linux distro names started to get 'weird' when Ubuntu arrived on the
> scenes with Weirdly Wacky African-inspired Animal names. Other distros,
> notably Fedora have taken a more democratic approach where community
> members vote on the release name, but that could soon change.
>
> "'This cycle, the Board is also asking contributors to let us know if we
> should continue to have release names for future Fedora releases,' Fedora
> developer Toshio Kuratomi wrote."
>
> The full article is available [2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-32>.
>
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-31>
>    http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-April/014276.html
>    2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-32>
>    http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/will-fedora-end-linux-distro-naming.html
>
>  Five Best Linux Distributions
>
> Jason Brooks <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jasonbrooks>
posted[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-33>the
results of a recent Lifehacker reader poll:
>
> "Fedora updates every six months, much like some of the other popular
> distros, but you'll find the community behind Fedora tends to stay on the
> cutting edge when it comes to platform updates, driver updates, and
> application updates. it's fast and it's stable—but be ready to start
> troubleshooting when something you've just installed breaks down."
>
> The full article is available[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_note-34>.
>
>
>    1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-33>
>    http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-April/014277.html
>    2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue294#cite_ref-34>
>    http://lifehacker.com/5904069/five-best-linux-distributions
>
>
> --
> announce mailing list
> [email protected]
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/announce
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