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)    
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    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!

Jaroslav
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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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Matthew Miller | 6 Jun 17:06 2014

Public IRC Board Meeting this Monday (June 9th), and every two weeks

The Fedora Project Board would like to get back in a cadence of regular,
public meetings. These will be held every other Monday in #fedora-meeting on
Freenode IRC, at 17:00 UTC.

Normally, an agenda will be posted in advance, and we'll try to stick to
that agenda in a focused, productive way (with longer discussion moved to
the public mailing lists and brought back when it's at an actionable point).

If an agenda _isn't_ posted, the meeting will still be held as an open-floor
discussion of current high-level issues in Fedora. In these cases, we'll
follow the same basic rule and limit time on any given topic so we don't get
stuck on one area. (That doesn't mean topics which need a lot of discussion
will be shut out; we just ask that those move to the lists so everything
gets a chance.)

I know there are a lot of specific things that need action and attention,
and we'll definitely get the gears turning on those (I promise!), and,
particularly, we don't need to have a meeting on them to make progress. So,
I want this first meeting to be more of the open discussion type, as a sort
of "ask me anything" (or "tell me anything") for me as the new FPL and for
the Board at large.

See you all there!

PS: run date -d '2014-06-09 17:00 UTC' to convert to your local timezone

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Eric H. Christensen | 5 Jun 16:19 2014

OpenSSL MITM CCS injection attack (CVE-2014-0224)


Fedora, this morning, released the latest version of OpenSSL which fixes a MITM CCS injection attack
(CVE-2014-0224).  This vulnerability made a man-in-the-middle attack possible when both sides were
using a vulnerable OpenSSL implementation.  It is highly recommended that all users update their openssl
packages (sudo yum update openssl) and verify that they have the openssl-1.0.1e-38 RPM installed.  A
restart of any service that is using OpenSSL is required for this fix to become active.

Additional information can be found on the Red Hat Security Blog[0] or the errata[1][2].

[0] https://securityblog.redhat.com/2014/06/05/openssl-mitm-ccs-injection-attack-cve-2014-0224/
[1] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/openssl-1.0.1e-38.fc20
[2] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/openssl-1.0.1e-38.fc19

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Robyn Bergeron | 3 Jun 15:13 2014
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Introducing the new Fedora Project Leader, and some parting thoughts.

"I can resist everything except temptation."  -- Oscar Wilde

Recently, I announced my intentions to move onwards from the Fedora
Project Leader position. Today, I'd like to share with the Fedora
community, and the wider world, a few parting thoughts, and announce
the name of the new FPL.

As many of you are probably aware, the FPL is employed by Red Hat, and
the process of selecting an FPL is one that involves consulting with
many folks both internal to Red Hat, as well as external, including
consulting the Fedora Project Board. When I was approached by my
former boss, Tim, as well as Jared Smith, our previous FPL, about the
opportunity, there wasn't a moment of hesitation before saying yes. It
truly is an amazing opportunity to influence the Fedora Project
community and the Fedora distribution, and more broadly, the pace of
innovation in the larger universe of open source. I knew that the job
was daunting, even all-consuming at times, and knew that many
challenges would lie ahead, both for myself and the wider community.
But I also saw - and continue to see - tremendous potential, and had a
million ideas already swirling in my head; while I certainly had the
option to stay in my previous Program Manager role, I couldn't
possibly say no to the opportunity.

Of course, leadership doesn't simply happen by being appointed to a
position; one truly has to lead by example, by getting things done,
and most importantly, by enabling and encouraging others to get things
done, so that new leadership can continue to grow and flourish. One of
the earliest questions I got after taking on the position was posed to
me by Greg DeKoenigsberg, whom I now join in the "Former FPL Club".
And the question was this: "So. Who is the next FPL?"

While I really had no answer at the time -- after discussion, it
dawned on me that one of the most important parts of my job was to
ensure resilience in our community; to ensure that we were nurturing
new folks, so that when the day came and we were ready to move on to
new things, either inside or outside of Fedora, there would be people
ready and willing to step up to the task. Doing this is even discussed
in The Open Source Way handbook, in the "Turn over project leaders
regularly" section; the most poignant line stating, "There is no job
in the world that cannot gain from a fresh mind and perspective."

***

"Out of clutter, find simplicity.
From discord, find harmony.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."  -- Albert Einstein

The Fedora Project is filled with opportunity; both for individuals to
make a difference in a community, and for a community to make a
difference in the world. Our embrace of open source principles,
commitment to driving forward technology, and belief in our own
Foundations keep the Fedora community engaged, enthusiastic, and
perpetually moving forward.

The ability to bring people together, to unify ideas, to break down
barriers, to find elegant and simple solutions to seemingly difficult
problems, are just a few of the traits that a Fedora Project Leader
can bring to the table to help guide the community forward. And I
couldn't be happier in announcing that Matthew Miller will be taking
on the Fedora Project Leader role, as he has demonstrated over the
past months and years his ability to gather the community around the
Fedora.next initiatives, both from a technological and social
standpoint.

Of course, Matthew is no newcomer to the Fedora Project, having been
around since the *LITERAL DAWN OF FEDORA TIME* -- he was an early
contributor to the Fedora Legacy project, and helped to organize early
FUDCons in his area of the world, at Boston University. Since joining
Red Hat in 2012, he's been responsible for the Cloud efforts in
Fedora, and as the previous wrangler for that team, I was thrilled
when he came on board and was willing and able to start driving
forward some of the initiatives and wishlist items that team was
working on. What started out small has since grown into a vision for
the future, and I'm confident in Matthew's ability to lead the Fedora
Project forward into its next 10 years of innovative thinking.

And to you, lovely readers, and contributors to the Fedora Project
Community: My heartfelt thanks goes out to you for your years of
support, friendship, patience, and well-wishes as I move onwards; 
I have truly relished (ONE LAST PUN) my time as the Fedora Project 
Leader. I hope that you'll all join me in congratulating Matthew on 
his new role, and I'm sure that his enthusiasm and fresh perspective 
will be of immeasurable value as Fedora moves into the future.

-Robyn Bergeron
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