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FPgM report: 2018-46

Here’s your report of what has happened in Fedora Program Management this week. There will be no FPgM report next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Election nominations are now open!

I’ve set up weekly office hours in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections or anything else.

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Fedora lifecycle: Problems, solutions, and a proposal

I’ve been talking with a number of Fedora leaders, principals, and team members about the issue of Fedora lifecycle. Lifecycle here means the way we manage, schedule, and populate Fedora releases. I started the Lifecycle objective and proposed it as a lead to the Fedora Council to house what I hope will be improvements to Fedora lifecycle.

One of the most important goals is to diversify the community ownership of our releases. This involves a fairly extensive set of changes in Fedora. It will need effort from a number of teams that work on release processes and services. For that reason, I’m proposing we pause the release cycle after the release of Fedora 30.

I posted this morning to the devel list to start gathering feedback and input from a wider group on the ideas around the ideas in the writeup. The most important feedback comes from those who are involved in those processes and services. But constructive feedback is welcome from any part of Fedora. Please take the time to read the whole document and understand the goals and benefits for Fedora.

One side note: You may have seen an earlier thread from Matthew Miller about a longer-term maintenance release. The Lifecycle objective would certainly make that possible. But the point of the objective is not that in particular. It’s to allow more flexibility in what we release and when — and thus make Fedora more interesting and hospitable for many more people to participate in, and build on, the project deliverables.

I’d like to express gratitude for participation by Matthew, Jim Perrin, Adam Williamson, Josh Boyer, and others to illuminate key ideas and issues that found their way into this draft and other conversations. While it’s true that any open source community can excel at collaboration, Fedora folks like these really do walk the walk!


Photo by Kosta Bratsos on Unsplash.

Linux Day 2018 – Italy

Every year, on the last Saturday of October, in Italy there is a national event called “Linux Day”. This year was the 18th edition and it was held on October 27.

The event is promoted by the Italian Linux Society, and it is independently organized in many cities all around the country by groups of volunteers, LUGs and various associations. Even if it is highly fragmented (many little events in many cities), it is probably the biggest Italian event related to Linux and FLOSS, that is directly organized by people involved in the communities and by ordinary users.

The aim of such event is to to promote Linux and FLOSS in general: in each city there are many talks, presentations and installation parties. The target audience is not limited to computer enthusiasts, hackers or IT professionals, but newbies, students and curious citizens are welcome as well.

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Elections nominations now open

Today we are starting the Nomination & Campaign period during which we accept nominations to the “steering bodies” of the following teams:

This period is open until 2018-Nov-28 at 23:59:59 UTC.

Candidates may self-nominate. If you nominate someone else, please check with them to ensure that they are willing to be nominated before submitting their name.

Nominees can start preparing their answers for questions in the Election Questionnaire. The questions can be found in the template files on Pagure.

Nominees submit their questionnaire answers via a private Pagure issue.  The Election Wrangler or their backup will publish the interviews to the Community Blog a day before the start of the Voting period (2018-Dec-06).

Please note that the interview is mandatory for all nominees. Nominees not having their interview ready by end of the Interview period (2018-Dec-05) will be disqualified and removed from the election. Nominees may submit their interview answers immediately and may edit them until the end of the interview period.

Nominees are encouraged to begin their interview answers as soon as they accept their nomination.

As part of the Campaign people might also ask questions to specific
candidates on the devel mailing list, if they want.

The full schedule of the December 2018 Elections is available on the
Elections schedule.

FPgM report: 2018-45

Here’s your report of what has happened in Fedora Program Management this week.

I’ve set up weekly office hours in #fedora-meeting-1 (note a change in channel). Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections or anything else.

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FAW 2018 Day 5: “Encouraging crazy ideas”

Today is Day 5 of Fedora Appreciation Week and the final day of published Contributor Stories. To help celebrate the Fedora Project, our fifteen-year anniversary, and the community of people that make Fedora what it is, the Community Operations team collected Contributor Stories from the community to feature here every day of Appreciation Week.

Have someone you want to thank? Do you want to share your appreciation with Fedora? See how you can celebrate 15 years of Fedora and participate in Fedora Appreciation Week over on the Fedora Magazine.

Some new stories came in during this week. Today, there are five stories to read from four people: Bhavin (bhavin192), Giannis Konstantinidis (giannisk), Eduard Lucena (x3mboy) and Dhanesh Sabane (dhanesh95).

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FAW 2018 Day 4: “You know you can do it”

Today is Day 4 of Fedora Appreciation Week. To help celebrate the Fedora Project, our fifteen-year anniversary, and the community of people that make Fedora what it is, the Community Operations team collected Contributor Stories from the community to feature here every day of Appreciation Week.

Have someone you want to thank? Do you want to share your appreciation with Fedora? See how you can celebrate 15 years of Fedora and participate in Fedora Appreciation Week over on the Fedora Magazine.

Today’s Contributor Stories come from three people: Chhavi Shrivastava (chhavi), Eduard Lucena (x3mboy), and Alberto Rodríguez Sánchez (bt0 / bt0dotninja).

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Fedora Women’s Day 2018 – Trieste

On September 29, the hackerspace Mittelab of Trieste had the honor to host the first edition of the Fedora Women’s Day event. Organized by the Fedora Diversity and Inclusion team, the event aims to break down gender walls to allow all women passionate about IT and technology in general to approach the Fedora operating system. During the day there were a series of conferences whose purpose was to show this distribution and define the main features of Linux.

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FAW 2018 Day 3: “Becoming part of Fedora family because of her!”

Today is Day 3 of Fedora Appreciation Week. To help celebrate the Fedora Project, our fifteen-year anniversary, and the community of people that make Fedora what it is, the Community Operations team collected Contributor Stories from the community to feature here every day of Appreciation Week.

Have someone you want to thank? Do you want to share your appreciation with Fedora? See how you can celebrate 15 years of Fedora and participate in Fedora Appreciation Week over on the Fedora Magazine.

Today’s Contributor Stories come from three people: Alberto Rodríguez Sánchez (bt0 / bt0dotninja), Chhavi Shrivastava (chhavi), and Alessio (alciregi).

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FAW 2018 Day 2: “Change the world through Open Source. He said.”

Today is Day 2 of Fedora Appreciation Week. To help celebrate the Fedora Project, our fifteen-year anniversary, and the community of people that make Fedora what it is, the Community Operations team collected Contributor Stories from the community to feature here every day of Appreciation Week.

Have someone you want to thank? Do you want to share your appreciation with Fedora? See how you can celebrate 15 years of Fedora and participate in Fedora Appreciation Week over on the Fedora Magazine.

Today’s Contributor Stories come from three people: Chhavi Shrivastava (chhavi), Solanch (solanch69), and Justin W. Flory (jflory7 / jwf).

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