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Let’s write a new vision statement for Fedora

This is part one of a four-part series recapping the Fedora Council’s face-to-face meeting in November 2019.

A few years ago, the Fedora Council set out to update the project’s guiding statements. At the time, we were particularly focused on the mission statement, because we felt that what we had previously was too broad to be actionable. The result of that is:

Fedora creates an innovative platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.

… which we quite like. But, this focus has somewhat of a downside: it’s functional but not particularly inspiring. It talks about what we’re doing, but not much about the why. So, this year, we worked on a new vision statement to serve as the proverbial “banner on a hilltop” that we can use to rally our existing community and to attract new contributors.

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Fedora program update: 2020-03

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

I will not hold office hours next week due to travel, but if you’ll be at DevConf.CZ, you can catch me in person.

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Fedora program update: 2020-02

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

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

Announcements

CfPs

ConferenceLocationDateCfP
OSCONPortland, OR, US13–16 Jul 2020closes 14 Jan
Open Source Summit NAAustin, TX, US22–24 Jun 2020closes 16 Feb

Help wanted

  • The COPR team wants your feedback on the work to happen in 2020. Vote online for your preferences.

Upcoming meetings

Releases

Fedora 32

Schedule

  • 2020-01-21 Submission deadline for Self-Contained Changes
  • 2020-01-22 Spins keepalive deadline
  • 2020-01-22 Mass rebuild begins

Changes

ProposalTypeStatus
Drop Optical Media Release CriterionSystem-WideAccepted
Ruby 2.7System-WideAccepted
Enable fstrim.timer by defaultSystem-WideReady for FESCo
Use update-alternatives for /usr/bin/cc and /usr/bin/c++System-WideReady for FESCo
LTO by default for package buildsSystem-WideAccepted
Adopting sysusers.d formatSystem-WideReady for FESCo
Move fonts language Provides to LangpacksSystem-WideReady for FESCo
GCC10System-WideReady for FESCo
Golang 1.14System-WideReady for FESCo
Restart services at end of rpm transactionSystem-WideReady for FESCo
Systemd presets for user unitsSystem-WideReady for FESCo
Enable EarlyOOMSystem-WideReady for FESCo
Mono 6.6Self-ContainedReady for FESCo
Provide OpenType Bitmap FontsSelf-ContainedAnnounced
Additional buildroot to test x86-64 micro-architecture updateself-ContainedAnnounced

Changes approved, rejected, or withdrawn will be removed from this table the next week. See the ChangeSet page for a full list of approved changes.

Fedora 33

Changes

ProposalTypeStatus
Binutils 2.34System-WideReady for FESCo
Retire python26Self-ContainedAnnounced
Retire python34Self-ContainedAnnounced

Changes approved, rejected, or withdrawn will be removed from this table the next week. See the ChangeSet page for a full list of approved changes.

Copr: review of 2019 and vote for features in 2020

I want to sum up what happened in Copr during 2019. At the end of this post, you can see our TODO list and cast your vote on what we should focus on in 2020.

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Fedora program update: 2020-01

Here’s your report of what has happened in Fedora this week. Welcome to 2020!

I have 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 at Prague Pyvo

Last month, the Fedora Council had a face-to-face meeting in Prague. While we were there, Miro Hrončok invited us to Prague Pyvo—the local Python meetup. Jona Azizaj, Matthew Miller, and I made the trip across town for what ended up being a Fedora-themed night.

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Fedora program update: 2019-51

Here’s your report of what has happened in Fedora this week. This is the last update of 2019. We’ll see you all next year!

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Infrastructure support over the holidays

As you may be aware, Red Hat has a mandatory shutdown period beginning 24 December and ending 2 January. This allows most associates to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family and recharge their batteries after a busy year. Multiple Red Hat teams will be observing this period, including the Community Platform Engineering team, which supports Fedora & CentOS infrastructure. We want to raise awareness that availability will be minimal during this time.

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Linux Day 2019 – Italy

On October 26, like every year since 2001, Italy celebrated Linux Day.

Linux Day is an Italian event promoted by the Italian Linux Society and locally organized by many LUGs and associations in a lot of cities all around the country. It could be considered the main Italian FLOSS event organized by non commercial entities, and community-driven by many passionate volunteers. The fact that it is held in many cities instead of organizing a big event in a single place, it is a way to facilitate the approach of people to local Linux/FLOSS communities, then also many students, people with limited time and resources and also just merely curious citizens have the possibility to get in touch with the FLOSS universe and know people that animate such world.

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Speeding up mdapi

mdapi is a service that provides a HTTP API to the different RPM repository metadata. To learn more about this service, its home page contains a how-to-use guide with some example.

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