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Fedora Council January 2020 in-person meeting

The Fedora Council stuck around Brno the day after DevConf.CZ to have a day-long working session. This is part of our newly-adopted regular cadence of in-person meetings. We mostly used this day to follow up on some items from the November meeting, including the vision statement.

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Fedora Join SIG 2019 retrospective

SIG members

There are five active members animating the SIG. One new contributor asked to join the SIG in 2019. And other people not formally part of the SIG but that welcome new people and hang around in the Telegram group, proposing new ideas and giving feedback on various topics.

We get in touch with new people practically every day.

The majority of newcomers get in touch via Telegram, someone via IRC and the fewer in the mailing list.

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Making a git forge decision

After evaluating over 300 user stories from multiple stakeholders, the Community Platform Engineering (CPE) team have aligned on a decision for the git forge that CPE will operate for the coming years. We are opting for GitLab for our dist git and project hosting and will continue to run pagure.io with community assistance.

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Fedora 32 Upgrade Test Day 2020-04-02

Thursday 2020-04-02 through Monday 2020-04-06, is the Fedora 32 Upgrade Test Day(s)! As part of the preparation for Fedora 32, we need your help to test if everything runs smoothly!

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Come Socialize at the Fedora Social Hour!

COVID-19 is getting pretty real, with social distancing, shelter-in-place, and lockdown orders in effect in areas around the world. Some of us are perhaps getting sick of the company we are stuck with, and others of us are feeling pretty isolated without any company at all.

Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller and contributor Neal Gompa had the idea for a Fedora Social Hour where folks could video chat in and get a little (virtual) human contact and conversation.

Sound like a welcome break from isolation to you? Check out the details below!

Fedora Social Hour

Thursday, April 2nd at 11 PM UTC

( Convert to your timezone )

How to join:

We will be hosting this social meetup on matrix.org! No need to download a client, although you’ll need to sign up for an account to participate if you do not already have one. You can view the chat before signing up to see if you want to participate. Here is the URL:

https://riot.im/app/#/room/#fedora-social-hour:matrix.org

Last week we did a trial run using Mozilla Hubs. It’s a fun little VR-based chat system with some interesting quirks! One of the requests we had was if there could be some kind of music playing in the background. It looks like Riot.im has a built-in Spotify integration, as well as Jitsi and Etherpad integration. So we’ll be playing around with and testing these goodies out!

A little preview of how the Riot.im room will look, with Jitsi video chat in the upper right, an etherpad in the upper left, and the main chat below (anonymized here for privacy)

Do know that Riot.im is an open source client for matrix.org, which is an open source chat protocol (kind of like a next-gen IRC.) If you would prefer to join up with us using IRC, though, here’s how you can do that:

See you there!

Tech Training Outreach – SCaLE 18x (2020)

Executive Summary

Our team delivered tech training, help, outreach, and swag items during the SCaLE 18x 2020 event.

At a Glance:

  • What: An open source software conference in Pasadena, California
  • Where: Pasadena Convention Center
  • When: 5 – 8 March 2020
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On being part of the Fedora community

Hi, everyone. As I am sure you know, I often say that the “Friends” value of the Fedora Foundations is the one that’s personally most important to me. I want to remind everyone that when you are a Fedora contributor — a developer, a writer, an advocate, or any other role in our community — it’s important to keep the spirit of “be excellent to each other” in mind.

Our Code of Conduct says: members of the Fedora community should be respectful when dealing with other contributors as well as with people outside the Fedora community and with users of Fedora. Please be extra-aware of how your actions even outside of our mailing lists, forums, and channels reflect upon Fedora as a whole.

We just adopted a new vision statement: The Fedora Project envisions a world where everyone benefits from free and open source software built by inclusive, welcoming, and open-minded communities.  We are continually working to make Fedora an inclusive place where all are welcome. I wish it did not need to be said, but here it is: personal attacks, innuendo, and inciting language are examples of things that do not create a welcoming community, and will not be tolerated in Fedora. We understand that even friends can disagree at times, and that emotions can lead to escalation. The Code of Conduct ticket queue is a safe place where folks can open up an issue to resolve difficult situations. Please make use of it if you ever feel it is warranted.

As I mentioned on the magazine, these are uncertain times in the face of Covid-19. It is more important than ever that we care for and treat each other well, as we are on the internet working virtually more than ever. On a final note- I am sending more well wishes for the health and safety of our Fedora family. Remember to be excellent to each other. Thanks!

— Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader

Fedora program update 2020-12

Here’s your report of what has happened in Fedora this week. I’ll be on PTO next week, so there will be no program update on 27 March.

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How to rebase to Fedora 32 Beta on Silverblue

Silverblue is an operating system for your desktop built on Fedora. It’s excellent for daily use, development, and container-based workflows. It offers numerous advantages such as being able to roll back in case of any problems. If you want to update to Fedora 32 Beta on your Silverblue system, this article tells you how. It not only shows you what to do, but also how to revert back if anything unforeseen happens.

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Fedora 32 Cloud Test Day March 20th

Now that the Fedora Beta is officially released, the Fedora Cloud SIG would like to get the community together this week to find and squash some bugs. We are organizing a test day for Friday, March 20th.

For this event we’ll test Fedora Cloud Base content. See the Alternative Downloads Beta Page for links to the Beta Cloud Base Images. We have qcow, AMI, and ISO images ready for testing.

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