yn1v | 23 Aug 00:34 2014

Call for papers FUDCon Managua 2014

We are extending the dates of call for papers of FUDCon Managua 2014. 
After de first call, we end up with few people all of them ambassadors 
that happen to be in another team like packagers or infra. We count in 
the long lasting interest of Jared Smith on LATAM, as participate from 
Documentation team. The local team organizing the event feels that this 
is not representative of Fedora Project. There is an absence of teams 
like design, translation and QA, among others missing teams. Also there 
is a lack of topics like Fedora.Next and Cockpit that are relevant at 
this time.

The official dates are October, 23rd to 25th. Be aware that we have a 
short budget and traveling to Latin America is expensive, so we will 
have to select people. Don't be surprise if we have to pick only one 
people from those offering similar topics.

So, it will be a requisite to have at least one talk, but we expect more 
from each person. Beyond talks we have a computer lab for workshop. We 
want hand on workshops focus on transferring skills to collaborate to 
Fedora Project. We also will provide space for hacking. We will like to 
have a productive event, so we will favor people that propose activities 
that will produce new collaborators, or get things done. So please 
provide a small description of the talks, workshops, hacking that you 
propose and include your expected outcome.

Request will be handled on Fudcon Planning trac
https://fedorahosted.org/fudcon-planning/

You can submit your request starting today until August 31st . If you 
already submitted a request feel free to update your ticket before the 
dead line with the information requested. Double room will cost USD 
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Alick Zhao | 16 Aug 12:00 2014
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FUDCon Beijing attendees: We need your FAS username to award you a badge!

Hi all,

Thanks to the help of Fedora badges folks, we now have a special badge
for every FUDCon Beijing attendee [1]. But to award it, we need your FAS
usernames, which unfortunately were not collected before hand.
Therefore, we request you to add your FAS username on the wiki page [2]
before **Aug 31, 2014**. We will award the badge in a batch after the
collection period is over. Note the badge information is available in
public.

In case you do not have an FAS account, it is quite straightforward to
create one via the link [3].

[1] https://badges.fedoraproject.org/badge/fudcon-beijing
[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Beijing_2014/Badge
[3] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/new

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Eric H. Christensen | 30 Jul 17:46 2014

Fedora Security Team


Some people have already heard about the new Security Team making the rounds on BZ trying to clean up
vulnerabilities that still linger within our OS.  Until today I've not said much as I was waiting to see how
successful we'd be at trying to remedy some of these situations.  Turns out I had nothing to fear.  So with
that I formally announce the Security Team to Fedora and open the doors to all that are interested.

== What are we doing? ==
The Security Team's mission is to assist packagers in closing security vulnerabilities.  Once alerted to a
vulnerability on a package, the security team can help work with upstream to obtain a patch or a new release
of a package.  Once we have a patch or a new release we attach it to the vulnerability bug and work with
packagers to get the fix pushed.

== How bad is the problem now? ==
As of a few days ago we had 566 open vulnerability tickets that cover both Fedora and EPEL.  The breakdown of
those bugs by severity looks like this:
* Critical: 3
* Important: 69
* Moderate: 366
* Low: 128

The good thing is that few of these vulnerabilities are considered "bad" (critical and important).  There
are likely bugs in there that no longer apply since the packages have been upgraded but the tickets never
got closed.  Also, a package that is in both Fedora and EPEL will get a ticket for each so from a pure numbers
standpoint there are duplicates in those stats.

== How many people have signed up for the team?  ==
Over twenty so far.

== How can I join/get involved/learn more about the project? ==
Go look at our wiki page[0], which is still being developed but does contain some basic information on the
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Jaroslav Reznik | 23 Jul 15:19 2014
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Elections Results for Summer 2014 FESCo Special Election

Greetings, all!

The elections for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo)
Summer 2014 Special Election have concluded, and the results are
shown below.

FESCo is electing 3 seats this time. A total of 195 ballots were
cast, meaning a candidate could accumulate up to 975 votes (195 *
5). The results for the FESCo elections are as follows:

# votes |  name  
- --------+----------------------
    629 | Josh Boyer (FAS: jwboyer, IRC: jwb)
    548 | Kalev Lember (FAS: kalev, IRC: kalev)
    541 | Tomas Hozza (FAS: thozza, IRC: thozza)    
-------------------------------------------
    463 | Lukáš Nykrýn (FAS: lnykryn, IRC: lnykryn)
    362 | David King (FAS: amigadave, IRC: amigadave)

As these elections will fill the seats for the remainder of 
the term, Josh Boyer and Kalev Lember are each elected to FESCo 
until next spring. Tomas Hozza until after the F21 release this
fall.

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

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Kevin Fenzi | 19 Jul 21:39 2014

Planned outage: system reboots - 2014-07-24 18:00 UTC

 Planned Outage: system reboots - 2014-07-24 18:00 UTC

 There will be an outage starting at 2014-07-24 18:00 UTC, which will
 last approximately 6 hours.

 To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UTCHowto
 or run:

 date -d '2014-07-24 18:00 UTC'

 Reason for outage:

 We will be moving hardware in our primary datacenter and rebooting
 systems to updated kernels. While the outage may not mean that
 everything is down for 6 hours there will be rolling 'brownouts' as
 services are down and other services are in standby. We will try and
 keep outages of any one service to a minimum.

 Affected Services:

 Ask Fedora - http://ask.fedoraproject.org/

 Badges - https://badges.fedoraproject.org/

 BFO - http://boot.fedoraproject.org/

 Blockerbugs - https://qa.fedoraproject.org/blockerbugs/

 Bodhi - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/
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Jaroslav Reznik | 15 Jul 18:10 2014
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FESCo Elections restart & voting period will open at 2014-07-16 00:00 UTC

Greetings!
As you probably realized, the FESCo July 2014 elections were closed
prematurely due to mistake in elections setup. To be fair to all
candidates, we have decided to erase all results collected before 
the fix was applied and restart elections.

Voting will be opened from today's midnight 2014-07-16 00:00 UTC
to 2014-07-23 00:00 UTC again.

You can vote at https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting

We're very sorry for this issue, *if you already voted*, please
don't forget to vote again!

Still not sure who to vote for? See candidates answers to  special
July 2014 Elections Questionnaire [1] and also if you missed Town
Hall last Friday, meeting log is available [2].

PS: To vote for FESCo you must have cla_done + one other "non-cla"
group in FAS.

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections/Questionnaire
[2] http://bit.ly/1oEtInr
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Ruth Suehle | 14 Jul 22:21 2014
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Have you registered for Flock?

We're making badges shortly, so if you haven't registered for Flock and intend to go, please do so today.

If you have registered and have decided not to go, please delete your registration.

https://register.flocktofedora.org

Thanks!
Ruth
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Jaroslav Reznik | 9 Jul 19:05 2014
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FESCo Summer 2014 Elections Town Hall Schedule

Please join the candidates and other members of the Fedora community
on FreeNode this Friday for FESCo Summer 2014 Elections Town Hall.
You may ask questions in #fedora-townhall-public and the moderator
will share them with the candidates in #fedora-townhall. Town hall
is scheduled for one hour.

== FESCo (Engineering) Town Hall ==
When: Friday, July 11 at 13:00 UTC
Where: #fedora-townhall and #fedora-townhall-public on FreeNode

Some questions for the candidates were collected in advance of the
town halls and the answers provided by the candidates to those
questions will be posted on the questionnaire link on the wiki prior
to the town hall if at all possible.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections/Questionnaire

More information about the schedule and details of this election may
be found on the Elections page.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections

Jaroslav
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Matthew Miller | 7 Jul 23:25 2014

FESCo Special Election -- Nomination Period Closes Soon!

Hey everyone! Thinking of running for FESCo but haven't made up your mind?
Now is the time -- the nomination period closes at 23:59:59 UTC today. (That
is, _very soon_.)

See https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2014-July/003219.html
for details, and add your nomination here:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations

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Matthew Miller | 1 Jul 17:30 2014

Summer 2014 FESCo Special Election

We have three open seats on FESCo, the Fedora Engineering Steering
Committee. The policy for filling open seats states that we first check with
the runners-up from the previous election; as they have declined, the policy
is for FESCo to select replacements. We've decided that an open election is
the best way to do that selection.

Details on the election are available at

  <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections>

and the schedule will be as follows:

   July 2 - 7: Nomination Period (closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on July 7)

   July 2 - 7: Questionnaire form open for the community to submit questions
               for the candidates.

   July 7 - 10: Candidates Questionnaire. Results will be posted to the wiki
                prior to the townhall

   July 10 - 15: Townhall

   July 15 - 22: Voting Period (closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on July 22)

   July 23: Announce Results 

Note that these elections will fill the seats for the remainder of the term,
with the first two winners serving until next spring and the third until
after the F21 release this fall.

If you are interested in helping Fedora in this way, please add yourself to
the list of nominees at
<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations>.

As a FESCo member, you will be part of the Fedora's technical leadership
team. See
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Engineering_Steering_Committee>
for details of responsibilities. FESCo has a weekly IRC meeting to decide on
open issues; you should plan to attend that regularly, and to spend some
time understanding those issues before the meeting so that we can proceed
efficiently.

Even if you are not interested in running, you can help with the electoral
process by adding some questions to the Questionnaire for this election:
<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections/Questionnaire>

Thanks to Jaroslav Reznik for coordinating this election!

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Kevin Fenzi | 19 Jun 19:45 2014

Planned Outage: Identity provider (id.fedoraproject.org) upgrade Upgrade - 2014-06-21 20:00 UTC

 Planned Outage: Identity provider upgrade Upgrade - 2014-06-21 20:00 UTC

 There will be an outage starting at 2014-06-21 20:00 UTC, which will
 last approximately 1 hour.

 To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UTCHowto
 or run:

 date -d '2014-06-21 20:00 UTC'

 Reason for outage:
 Upgrade of the Identity provider. (id.fedoraproject.org)

 Affected Services:

 Ask Fedora - http://ask.fedoraproject.org/

 Badges - https://badges.fedoraproject.org/

 Blockerbugs - https://qa.fedoraproject.org/blockerbugs/

 Elections - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting

 Fedmsg busmon - http://apps.fedoraproject.org/busmon

 Fedora Account System - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/

 Fedora Calendar - https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/

 Fedora Hosted - https://fedorahosted.org/

 Fedora OpenID - https://id.fedoraproject.org/

 Package Database - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/

 Unaffected Services:

 BFO - http://boot.fedoraproject.org/

 Bodhi - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/

 Buildsystem - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/

 GIT / Source Control - pkgs.fedoraproject.org

 Darkserver - https://darkserver.fedoraproject.org/

 DNS - ns-sb01.fedoraproject.org, ns02.fedoraproject.org,
 ns04.fedoraproject.org, ns05.fedoraproject.org

 Docs - http://docs.fedoraproject.org/

 Email system

 Fedora Community - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/

 Fedora People - http://fedorapeople.org/

 Main Website - http://fedoraproject.org/

 Mirror List - https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/

 Mirror Manager - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mirrormanager/

 QA Services

 Secondary Architectures

 Spins - http://spins.fedoraproject.org/

 Start - http://start.fedoraproject.org/

 Torrent - http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/

 Wiki - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/

 Contact Information:

 Ticket Link:

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/4412

 Please join #fedora-admin or #fedora-noc on irc.freenode.net or add
 comments to the ticket for this outage above.
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