Matthew Miller | 18 Mar 23:01 2015

Help Fedora find a Diversity Advisor


Increased diversity is crucial to the future of open source. A range of
contributors from varying backgrounds brings broader experience to the
table, which makes for healthier projects — and ultimately better
software. To make Fedora a more diverse community, the Fedora Council
(our new governance and leadership body) has an open position for a
Diversity Advisor, and we need your help to find the perfect person for
this role.

What does a Diversity Advisor do?

The Fedora Diversity Advisor will lead initiatives to assess and
promote equality and inclusion within the Fedora contributor and user
communities, and will develop project strategy on diversity issues. The
Diversity Advisor will also be the point of contact for Fedora’s
participation in third-party outreach programs and events.

What’s happening now?

We’re forming a search committee to find the most awesome and
incredible human being for the job — and this message is the invitation
to join that committee.

In earlier conversations, we’ve talked about the various benefits of
asking someone within the project to fill the role vs. inviting someone
from the outside, with experience in open source and communities but
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Dennis Gilmore | 10 Mar 15:02 2015

Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Alpha!

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Fedora 22 Alpha Release Announcement

The Fedora 22 Alpha release has arrived, with a preview of the latest
free and open source technology under development. Take a peek inside!

  • Get Fedora 22 Alpha Workstation

  • Get Fedora 22 Alpha Server

  • Get Fedora 22 Alpha Cloud

  • Get Fedora 22 Alpha Spins

What is the Alpha release?

The Alpha release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 22's
editions in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by
the Fedora QA team, helps us target and identify bugs. When these bugs
are fixed, we make a Beta release available. A Beta release is
code-complete and bears a very strong resemblance to the third and
final release. The final release of Fedora 22 is expected in May.
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Kevin Fenzi | 9 Mar 23:10 2015

Planned Outage: Server reboots - 2015-03-11 21:00 UTC

 Planned Outage: Server reboots - 2015-03-11 21:00 UTC

 There will be an outage starting at 2015-03-11 21:00 UTC, which will
 last approximately 4 hours.

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

 date -d '2015-03-11 21:00 UTC'

 Reason for outage:

 We will be rebooting servers to apply pending updates. Downtime for any
 one service should be minimal, but services may be up and down during
 the outage window.

 Affected Services:

 Ask Fedora -

 Badges -

 BFO -

 Blockerbugs -

 Bodhi -

 Buildsystem -
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Stephen Gallagher | 18 Feb 16:16 2015

Fedora Proposals for Google Summer of Code 2015 due *TOMORROW*

Sorry for the obscenely short-notice folks. This year's GSoC application
was left unintentionally untended. I've started putting together a
Proposal page at

If you are interested in mentoring a student this summer on your
project, please add your name and a description of the project no later
than tomorrow so I can submit the proposal on Friday.

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Jaroslav Reznik | 4 Feb 13:25 2015

FESCo Elections results

Greetings, all!

The elections for FESCo - January 2015 have concluded, and the results
are shown below.

A total of 283 ballots were cast, meaning a candidate could accumulate
up to 1981 votes (283 * 7).

The results for the elections are as follows:

  # votes |  name
- --------+----------------------
    1427  | Kevin Fenzi
    1247  | Adam Jackson
     919  | Tomas Hozza
     818  | Parag Nemade
     617  | Debarshi Ray
- --------+----------------------
     540  | Alberto Ruiz
     441  | David King

Number of voters 	283
Number of votes 	1204
Maximum of votes 	1981

Congratulations to the winning candidates, and thank you all
candidates for running this elections!


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Jaroslav Reznik | 3 Feb 13:10 2015

Cast your vote - FESCo elections closes today!

Hi everyone,
this is a friendly reminder that today is the last chance to vote
in the FESCo elections - great opportunity for everyone to steer 
future Fedora's development. Voting closes promptly at 2015-02-03
23:59 UTC.

Go to and cast your vote!

If you're still undecided, we have two new interviews available:
* Alberto Ruiz
* Adam Jackson

(And it's worth reading even you already voted)

The other Fedora Magazine interviews:
* Kevin Fenzi
* Tomas Hozza
* Debarshi Ray
* Parag Nemade
* David King


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Ruth Suehle | 29 Jan 11:00 2015

The Fedora Store is live!

It's been a long time coming, but we now have a store for Fedora-branded items!

It's a part of the Red Hat Cool Stuff Store because that was the easiest way for us to be able to maintain an inventory. The list of available items is currently four (a pub glass, a t-shirt, a cap, and a water bottle) as a test. The best way you can help fill the store with more items is to buy the things that are there to prove that people want Fedora-branded goodies. So get shopping!


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Jaroslav Reznik | 27 Jan 01:01 2015

FESCo elections are open

FESCo elections are now open and we're looking for five new
committee members. Elections closes promptly at 23:59 UTC
on February 3rd. Don't forget to vote!

To cast your vote, go to:

Read more about Fedora elections at

and about the new FESCo at

We use range voting in this process — vote for as many or as
few candidates as you like on a sliding scale.

Note: we were planning Env and Stacks WG elections too but
as number of candidates was the same as open seats, Env and
Stacks group decided not to run elections this time and
accept all candidates as committee members. See the announce-
ment from Honza Horak.

The Fedora Magazine interviews got delayed as we were waiting
for more questions being asked from the community. If you
need it to make your decision, please check magazine later. 



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Jaroslav Reznik | 13 Jan 10:26 2015

FESCo and Env and Stacks WG upcoming elections nominations are open

Hello everyone!
The nomination period for FESCo and Environments and Stacks Working
Group Elections is now open.

We will be selecting five seats on FESCo [1] and four seats on Env and
Stacks Working Group [2]. If you are interested in these roles, please
add yourself to the lists of nominees at [1] and [2] before 23:59:59
UTC on January 19, 2015!  If you wish to nominate someone else, please
consult with that person ahead of time. If you know someone who would
be a good candidate, now is a great time to make sure they're thinking
about it.

If you have questions you'd like asked of candidates, please add them
to the <> wiki
page. Nominees will answer these questions and the answers will be
published simultaneously on January 26th as part of campaign period.
Questions may be moderated to fit Fedora Magazine interview format.

No FAmSCo elections are held this time as FAmSCo is discussing the
new committee format.

Elections schedule:
* January 13-19: Nomination period open
* January 20-26: "Campaign" period.
* January 27 - February 03: Voting open
* February 04: Results announcement 

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Kevin Fenzi | 6 Jan 17:17 2015

Fedora 19 End of Life

As of 6th of January 2014, Fedora 19 has reached its end of life for
updates and support. No further updates, including security updates,
will be available for Fedora 19. A previous reminder was sent on
December 10th [0].

Fedora 20 will continue to receive updates until approximately one
month after the release of Fedora 22.  The maintenance schedule of
Fedora releases is documented on the Fedora Project wiki [1].  The
Fedora Project wiki also contains instructions [2] on how to upgrade
from a previous release of Fedora to a version receiving updates.



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Dan Horák | 18 Dec 13:32 2014

Fedora 21 for IBM System z release

Hello everyone,

Fedora 21 GA release for the IBM System z (s390x) is here. This time
only 9 days after primary release. The difference against primary
Fedora is smaller than it was in Fedora 20, but we are still missing
packages related to nodejs (v8 engine not publicly ported to s390x) or
golang (but work is being done on gcc-go, so this should change in the
future) and most of ocaml modules (native port would be required). For
details see

The links to the actual release are here: or

directly at

Currently Fedora for s390x is available as the Server flavor (refer to for more information). The
first directory contains the installation tree as well as one DVD ISO
with the complete release. There are plans on adding Cloud flavor in
the future, but it depends on s390x support in several related
projects. Everything as usual contains, well, everything. :)

For general Fedora documentation please see

and Fedora 21 common bugs are documented at

Additional information about known issues, the current progress and
state for future release, where and how the team can be reached and
just anything else Fedora on IBM System z related can be found here:

For architecture specific release notes, please read it as there are
changes in the interactive installation process. It's a wiki so don't
hesitate to add your knowledge there. You can find useful information
also in the previous release notes linked from the current ones. 

More information about Fedora on IBM System z can be found at

Our team got expanded during the last year so my thanks also go to the
other team members and to everyone involved in making this happen!

Your Fedora/s390x Maintainers

Dan Horák
Senior Software Engineer, Secondary Architectures Team Lead

Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkyňova 99, 612 45 Brno

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