Issue #4 February 2005

Fedora Project Status Report

FUDCon 1 approaches

FUDCon 1, the first Fedora™ Users and Developers project, will be taking place on Friday, February 18. It will be in Boston (not in Cambridge, as reported in last month's Fedora status report) and is being hosted by Boston University. More details can be found at

Fedora infrastructure

Full CVS access is now available to potential contributors who are willing to be sponsored by current contributors. The sponsorship process is outlined at This includes the list of contributors who may be able to sponsor your membership.

The Fedora infrastructure team is still working to have the new build system in place for rollout at FUDCon. The hardware has been installed in Red Hat's colocation facility. An isolated subnet has been established for these systems, so that contributors may have a high degree of access to these systems without threatening the security of Red Hat's corporate network.

Fedora Core 3 status

Fedora Core 3 was announced to fedora-announce-list on November 8, 2004. Since that date, Fedora has been successfully downloaded from the Torrent more than 148,000 times.

Since Fedora Core 3's initial release, on November 8, at least 200 newly updated packages have been released. New package releases are announced on fedora-announce-list.

About the author

Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Community Relations Manager for Red Hat.