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* 1 Fedora Weekly News Issue 274
o 1.1 Announcements
+ 1.1.1 Fedora Announcements
# FUDCon North America 2012 will be in Blacksburg, VA
# Outage: FAS and dependent web apps - 2011-05-02 21:00 UTC
* Reason for outage:
* Affected Services:
* Unaffected Services:
+ 1.1.2 Fedora Development News
# Board and FESCo elections soon - Nominations open imminently
# Fedora 15 Final change freeze
# Outage: (unplanned) - 2011-05-04 21:50 UTC to ?
* Affected Services:
* Unaffected Services:
* Contact Information:
+ 1.1.3 Fedora Events
# Upcoming Events (March - May 2011)
# Past Events
# Additional information
o 1.2 Ambassadors
+ 1.2.1 Welcome New Ambassadors
+ 1.2.2 Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list
+ 1.2.3 Summary of events reported on Ambassadors mailing list
+ 1.2.4 Summary of traffic on FAmSCo mailing list
+ 1.2.5 Summary of traffic on Campus Ambassadors mailing list
o 1.3 Security Advisories
+ 1.3.1 Fedora 15 Security Advisories
+ 1.3.2 Fedora 14 Security Advisories
+ 1.3.3 Fedora 13 Security Advisories

- Fedora Weekly News Issue 274 -

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 274[1] for the week ending May 4, 
2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue.

In announcements this week, we begin with details on the next FUDCon 
North America. Also notification that FESCo and Fedora Board elections 
will be coming soon, and notice of the Fedora 15 final change freeze. 
Ambassadors overviews the discussion this past week on the Ambassador 
and FAmSCo mailing lists, as well as new Ambassadors globally. Our issue 
winds up with security advisories this past week for Fedora 13, 14 and 
15. Enjoy FWN 274!

An audio version of some issues of FWN - FAWN - are available! You can 
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interested in helping spread the load of FAWN production, please contact us!

If you are interested in contributing to Fedora Weekly News, please see 
our 'join' page[3]. We welcome reader feedback: news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

FWN Editorial Team: Pascal Calarco, Adam Williamson

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-- Announcements --

In this section, we cover announcements from the Fedora Project, 
including general announcements[1], development announcements[2] and 

Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

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-- Fedora Announcements --

--- FUDCon North America 2012 will be in Blacksburg, VA ---

Jared K. Smith, Fedora Project Leader, announced[1] the results of site 
selection for FUDCon 2012:

"I am pleased to announce that the FUDCon conference in the North 
American region in 2012 will be held from January 13th through 15th, 
2012 on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. We had 
two excellent bids for the North American FUDCon (Blacksburg, VA and 
Needham, MA) and both were excellent proposals. It was a difficult 
decision to make, and I'd like to personally thank all those who took 
the time to submit bids and to help in the decision-making process.

Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader"

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---- Outage: FAS and dependent web apps - 2011-05-02 21:00 UTC ----

Toshio Kuratomi announced[1]:

"There will be an outage starting at 2011-05-02 21:00 UTC, which will 
last approximately 1 hour.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at[2] or run:

date -d '2011-05-02 21:00 UTC'

---- Reason for outage: ----

Performing an upgrade of the Fedora Account System (FAS) which will 
require database schema changes. This requires taking down FAS while the 
schema is updated. While FAS is down, the dependent web application 
services will be unavailable.

---- Affected Services: ----

* Bodhi -
* Fedora Account System -
* Fedora Community -
* Mirror Manager -
* Package Database -

Additionally, the following services will be available for reading but 
not available for making changes:

* Fedora Hosted -
* Fedora Insight -
* Translation Services -
* Wiki -

---- Unaffected Services: ----

* BFO -
* Buildsystem -
* GIT / Source Control
* DNS -,
* Docs -
* Email system
* Fedora People -
* Fedora Talk -
* Mirror List -
* Smolt -
* Spins -
* Start -
* Torrent -
* Main Website -


Contact Information:

Please join #fedora-admin in or add comments to the 
ticket for this outage above.

Toshio Kuratomi"

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--- Fedora Development News ---

The Development Announcement[1] list is intended to be a LOW TRAFFIC 
announce-only list for Fedora development.

Acceptable Types of Announcements

* Policy or process changes that affect developers.
* Infrastructure changes that affect developers.
* Tools changes that affect developers.
* Schedule changes
* Freeze reminders

Unacceptable Types of Announcements

* Periodic automated reports (violates the INFREQUENT rule)
* Discussion
* Anything else not mentioned above

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--- Board and FESCo elections soon - Nominations open imminently ---

David Nalley announced[1]:

"Hi folks,

Just a quick reminder that the nomination period for this election cycle 
will open on 7 May 2011, and will close promptly on 15 May 2011 at 
23:59:59 UTC.

This election cycle will fill 3 seats for the Board, and prior to the 
election the FPL will announce the first of two appointed seat in this 
cycle, with the second appointment announcement to follow after the 
election. For more information on nominations, and the process see:


This cycle will also see 5 seats for the Fedora Engineering Steering 
Committee to be elected. For information on the nominations and elections:


Additionally the nomination period also serves as the time for the 
community to present questions to be posed of candidates. If you wish to 
ask questions to be answered by candidates, you can add them here[2] 
Candidates will have the questions posed to them and responses made 
available to the community.

Please take time to consider yourself for one of these positions, and 
how you want to continue contributing to Fedora.

David Nalley"

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--- Fedora 15 Final change freeze ---

Dennis Gilmore announced[1]:

"Hi All,

A heads up that change freeze for the Fedora 15 is Monday May 9th. after 
this point only accepted blocker bugs will be pulled in. Please limit 
your changes to try and avoid unintended breakages.



Adam Williamson added[2] that this included blocker and NTH bugs[3]

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--- Outage: (unplanned) - 2011-05-04 21:50 UTC to ? ---

Kevin Kenzi announced[1]:

"There is an outage starting at 2011-05-04 21:50 UTC, which will last an 
unknown amount of time.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at[2] or run:

date -d '2011-05-04 21:50 UTC'

Reason for outage: and the xen host it runs on became unreachable at 
approx 21:50UTC today. A ticket has been filed to have on site personel 
to investigate and fix the outage. No ETA is known at this time. Please 
follow the ticket below for ongoing investigation. We will restore 
service as soon as we are able.

---- Affected Services: ----

* Fedora People -

---- Unaffected Services: ----

* BFO -
* Bodhi -
* Buildsystem -
* GIT / Source Control
* DNS -,
* Docs -
* Email system
* Fedora Account System -
* Fedora Community -
* Fedora Hosted -
* Fedora Insight -
* Fedora Talk -
* Main Website -
* Mirror List -
* Mirror Manager -
* Package Database -
* Smolt -
* Spins -
* Start -
* Torrent -
* Translation Services -
* Wiki -

Ticket Link[3]

---- Contact Information: ----

Please join #fedora-admin in or add comments to the 
ticket for this outage above."

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--- Fedora Events ---

The purpose of event is to build a global Fedora events calendar, and to 
identify responsible Ambassadors for each event. The event page is laid 
out by quarter and by region. Please maintain the layout, as it is 
crucial for budget planning. Events can be added to this page whether or 
not they have an Ambassador owner. Events without an owner are not 
eligible for funding, but being listed allows any Ambassador to take 
ownership of the event and make it eligible for funding. In plain words, 
Fedora events are the exclusive and source of marketing, learning and 
meeting all the fellow community people around you. So, please mark your 
agenda with the following events to consider attending or volunteering 
near you!

---- Upcoming Events (March - May 2011) ----

* North America (NA)[1]
* Central & South America (LATAM): [2]
* Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)[3]
* India, Asia, Australia (India/APJ)[4]

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---- Past Events ----

Archive of Past Fedora Events[1]

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---- Additional information ----

* Reimbursements -- reimbursement guidelines.
* Budget -- budget for the current quarter (as distributed by FAMSCo).
* Sponsorship -- how decisions are made to subsidize travel by community 
* Organization -- event organization, budget information, and regional 
* Event reports -- guidelines and suggestions.
* LinuxEvents -- a collection of calendars of Linux events.

-- Ambassadors --

This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Ambassadors Project[1].

Contributing Writer: Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay

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--- Welcome New Ambassadors ---

This week the Fedora Ambassadors Project had a couple of new members 

Luis Bazan from Panama mentored by Daniel Bruno

JiÅÃ Eischmann from the Czech Republic mentored by Joerg Simon

--- Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list ---

Nathaneal Lee informed [1] about an upcoming online event organized by 
the Fedora Community in China in line with the Fedora 15 launch

Robyn Bergeron reminded [2] the decision around NA FUDCon to be taken at 
the Ambassadors meeting. Jared Smith followed up [3] by posting the 
Meeting Minutes [4] and informing that Blacksburg was preferred over 
Olin. In the same thread [5] John Rose pointed out the difficulties of 
selecting a FUDCon location when a lot of high quality and intensive 
effort goes on towards creating a good bid for a FUDCon, often leading 
to disappointment.

David Ramsey announced [6] the Cloud SIG Test Day [7]

Igor Pires Soares reminded [8] about the LATAM Ambassadors meeting on 
2011-04-28 [9]

David Ramsey informed [10] that till date there are 14 Fedora Release 
Events around Fedora 15 planned at APAC [11]. The Meeting Minutes from 
the APAC Ambassadors meeting on 2011-04-30 [12] were also posted [13]

Buddhika Kurera informed [14] about the Fedora APAC Magazine [15] 
discussed during the APAC Ambassadors meeting.

Pierros Papadeas posted [16] Meeting Minutes of FAmSCo meeting [17] of 
2011-04-30 [18]

David Ramsey informed [19] about the set of special APAC weekly meetings 
that have been requested and asked participants to use a survey [20] to 
decide on a reasonable time. Further along the thread [21] it appeared 
that 1000 and 1100 UTC are the preferred times for the participants.

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--- Summary of events reported on Ambassadors mailing list ---

No events were reported on the Ambassadors mailing list

--- Summary of traffic on FAmSCo mailing list ---

Caius Chance wanted to confirm [1] the time of the meeting and also 
proposed to sponsor cnblue/Haowei/Nathaneal Lee as a Mentor for the 
Fedora Community in China

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--- Summary of traffic on Campus Ambassadors mailing list ---

The mailing list did not have any traffic this week.

-- Security Advisories --

In this section, we cover Security Advisories from 
fedora-package-announce from the past week.

Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

--- Fedora 15 Security Advisories ---

* seamonkey-2.0.14-1.fc15 
* sssd-1.5.7-1.fc15 -
* widelands-0-0.24.build16.fc15 -
* gjs-0.7.14-3.fc15 -
* xulrunner-2.0.1-1.fc15 -
* firefox-4.0.1-1.fc15 -
* thunderbird-3.1.10-1.fc15 -
* mingw32-libtiff-3.9.5-1.fc15 -
* mingw32-openssl-1.0.0d-1.fc15 - 

--- Fedora 14 Security Advisories ---

* widelands-0-0.24.build16.fc14 -
* sssd-1.5.7-1.fc14 -
* mingw32-libtiff-3.9.5-1.fc14 -
* mingw32-openssl-1.0.0a-2.fc14 -
* mediawiki-1.16.4-58.fc14 -
* xulrunner- -
* thunderbird-3.1.10-1.fc14 -
* galeon-2.0.7-40.fc14.1 -
* gnome-python2-extras-2.25.3-30.fc14.1 -
* perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc14.26 -
* gnome-web-photo-0.9-20.fc14.1 -
* mozvoikko-1.0-21.fc14.1 -
* firefox-3.6.17-1.fc14 -
* SimGear-2.0.0-5.fc14 - 

--- Fedora 13 Security Advisories ---

* widelands-0-0.24.build16.fc13 -
* mingw32-libtiff-3.9.5-1.fc13 -
* mingw32-openssl-1.0.0-0.7.beta4.fc13 -
* mediawiki-1.16.4-58.fc13 -
* SimGear-2.0.0-5.fc13 - 

Pascal Calarco,
Fedora Ambassador, Indiana, USA
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