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Help make Fedora awesome by taking the first Annual Contributor Survey!

The Fedora Council is running the first Annual Fedora Contributor Survey and we want to hear from you! The survey will be open to take for the month of June, and there is a shiny Fedora Badge to earn. Our goal is to gather authentic and valuable feedback to better support the Fedora contributor community. We plan to analyze the results and share findings at Nest with Fedora, 2021. Take the Annual Fedora Contributor Survey today!

The survey was proposed and developed by Council member, Aleksandra Fedorova, with support from Marie Nordin (promotion & feedback coordination) and Vipul Siddharth (LimeSurvey wrangler). The Council as well as the Mindshare Committee gave input and feedback on the survey several times as it was being developed. The Community Outreach Revamp Objective team also pitched in on the Community Engagement section of the survey. The development of a yearly survey falls under the Revamp’s activities and we want to keep survey fatigue at a minimum so it made sense to tie these two initiatives together.

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IRC Announcement

Since its beginnings, the Fedora Project has used the freenode IRC network for our project communications. Due to a variety of recent changes to that network, the Fedora Project is moving our IRC communications to Libera.Chat.

If you are a current IRC user, please go and register your nick(s) on Libera.Chat ( https://libera.chat/guides/registration#registering ) and rejoin the #fedora related channels you wish to. You can take this opportunity to choose a new secure password and make sure you are connecting via SSL. There is good documentation about choosing an IRC client at https://libera.chat/guides/clients

If you are a Matrix user, we ask for your patience as we get bridges setup on the new network. If you were joined to rooms via the generic freenode bridge, you will need to leave them and rejoin the fedora rooms in matrix (which will be plumbed with the Libera channels)

As of 2021-05-28 our official IRC presence is on irc.libera.chat.

Many Fedora channels have moved over and are ready on Libera.Chat. However, less-used channels have not be automatically setup. If you need a specific #fedora-* IRC channel setup, please file a ticket at https://pagure.io/irc requesting the channel.

New channels should have the same name as they did on freenode. For example: #fedora, #fedora-admin, #fedora-devel, and #fedora-join.

If you would like a fedora IRC ‘cloak’ you can request it at:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LiberaCloaks
(an IRC cloak obfuscates your client host address and shows ‘fedora’ instead). Please note that cloaks are not foolproof, there are ways for people to still get your IP, but they do make it more difficult for people to obtain your IP.

Also, look for upcoming exciting announcements around Fedora’s Matrix presence.

Stories from the amazing world of release-monitoring.org #11

The sun is shining on the land as I walk through the streets of one of the cities on Anitya. My staff is doing clinking sounds on the stone road under my feet. Everything looks peacefully and seems to be in order. This is how I like it.

Not many citizens have noticed my humble presence. The life here is too busy and I’m a frequent guest in these parts. My steps are going towards the local tavern. I know who will wait for me there and this makes my heart happy. Traveler is always coming back to visit me and his visits are always good way to spent my time.

The tavern is a little dark like most of the taverns in these parts of the land. I looked around searching the faces sitting here, looking for the one that seems familiar to me. I found it! Traveler was sitting in corner sipping his pint of beer and looking at the fire crackling in the heart of the tavern. I came closer to his table: “Hello traveler, it’s nice to meet you again. It was few months till we saw each other last time. The times were busy, but I have plenty of good news for you. I know you want to know what is happening around. So let’s begin.” I sat on the stool beside his table and started talking.

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Heroes of Fedora (HoF) – F34 Final

Hello fellow testers, welcome to the Fedora Linux 34 Final installation of Heroes of Fedora! In this post, we’ll look at the stats concerning the testing of Fedora Linux 34 Final. The purpose of Heroes of Fedora is to provide a summation of testing activity on each milestone release of Fedora. Without community support, Fedora would not exist, so thank you to all who contributed to this release! Without further ado, let’s get started!

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Pride Month Celebration

The Fedora Diversity & Inclusion team is hosting this week’s Fedora Social Hour to celebrate Pride month. Come join us to chat, catch up, and have some fun playing Pictionary. Everyone is welcome to join the event!

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: 14:00 UTC
Location: #fedora-social-hour on Matrix.org
FedoCal: https://calendar.fedoraproject.org/meeting/9743/

Hope to see you there!

– Fedora Diversity & Inclusion Team

Friday’s Fedora Facts: 2021-23

Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)!

Don’t forget to take the Annual Fedora Survey and claim your badge!

I have weekly office hours on Wednesdays in the morning and afternoon (US/Eastern time) in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else. See the upcoming meetings for more information.

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Introduce yourself Outreachy

Hello everyone!

I’m Manisha Kanyal, a sophomore B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering student from India. I’m passionate about open source and software development. The project for which I’ve been selected as an Outreachy intern is “Improve Fedora QA dashboard” and I’m enthusiastic and grateful for this opportunity. It’s going to be a great learning experience for me.

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Community Blog monthly update: May 2021

This is the latest in our monthly series summarizing the past month on the Community Blog. Please leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

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Heroes of Fedora (HoF) – F34 Beta

Hello everyone, welcome to the Fedora Linux 34 Beta installation of Heroes of Fedora! In this post, we’ll look at the stats concerning the testing of Fedora Linux 34 Beta. The purpose of Heroes of Fedora is to provide a summation of testing activity on each milestone release of Fedora. Without community support, Fedora would not exist, so thank you to all who contributed to this release! Without further ado, let’s get started!

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Friday’s Fedora Facts: 2021-22

Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)!

Congratulations to the winners in the Fedora elections!

Don’t forget to take the Annual Fedora Survey and claim your badge!

I have weekly office hours on Wednesdays in the morning and afternoon (US/Eastern time) in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else. See the upcoming meetings for more information.

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Fedora Linux 34 elections results

The Fedora Linux 34 election cycle has concluded. Here are the results for each election. Congratulations to the winning candidates, and thank you all candidates for running in this election!

Results

Council

One Council seat was open this election. A total of 226 ballots were cast, meaning a candidate could accumulate up to 678 votes (226 * 3).

# votesCandidate
496Aleksandra Fedorova
333Eduard Lucena
234Damian Tometzki

FESCo

Four FESCo seats were open this election. A total of 241 ballots were cast, meaning a candidate could accumulate up to 1687 votes (241 * 7).

# votesCandidate
1156Neal Gompa
931Stephen Gallagher
804Dan Čermák
771Mohan Boddu
716František Zatloukal
602Robbie Harwood
564Frank Ch. Eigler

Mindshare

One Mindshare seat was open this election. A total of 190 ballots were cast, meaning a candidate could accumulate up to 190 votes (190 * 1).

# votesCandidate
168Onuralp Sezer

Stats

The Fedora Linux 34 election cycle showed a slight uptick in engagement for Council and FESCo.

Voter counts in the Fedora elections

The FESCo and Council elections saw an increase in candidates over the previous cycle while Mindshare had only one candidate.

Candidate counts in Fedora elections

Edited 2021-06-07 at 1730 UTC to correct a misstatement about the number of candidates compared to the previous election.

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