Author: nb

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 ( ) 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

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

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 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:
(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.

LISA17 Event Report

Why attend LISA17?

LISA is the annual vendor-neutral meeting place for the wider system administration community. The LISA17 program will address the overlap and differences between traditional and modern IT operations and engineering, and offers a highly curated program around three topics: architecture, culture, and engineering.

Who attended LISA17?

Our main booth staff were Nick Bebout (nb), Ricky Elrod (codeblock), and Beth Lynn Eicher (bethlynn). Karsten Wade (quaid) was also at the event, representing both CentOS and Fedora.

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Flock Event Report for nb

I had the opportunity to attend Flock this year.  It was a great event.

One of the talks I found particularly interesting was the Windows Subsystem for Linux talk.  At the university I work at, we are mostly all a Windows place, although a few of us use Linux on our workstations.  I think WSL is nice, and am really looking forward to being able to run Fedora on top of Windows, so I can run it on my Surface Pro 4 from work.

I also feel we had some very productive discussions about Fedora Ambassadors and about the new ways of aligning our efforts to the council’s objectives.  David Cantrell and I also came up with some great plans for SELF2017 about showing off what Fedora can do with Ham Radio and possibly some live demos.  I think this will be popular given that SELF2017 has a good number of hams at that conference.

I also enjoyed the Fedora Legal talk.  Spot’s talks are always interesting.  It was interesting hearing about how the Fedora Legal rules came to be, and the reasoning behind them.

I also organized the Amateur Radio test session and the GPG key signing.  We had one person, mianosm, who earned his Technician class amateur radio license at Flock.  We also had several people participate in the key signing.

The evening event at Professor Wackenhammer’s Arcade was great.  It was nice that we could keep going back and getting more tokens.  A lot of people ended up with a lot of tickets since we could just keep playing games over and over again for the whole evening.

I am glad that I had the opportunity to participate in Flock and hope to go again next year.

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