Issue #10 August 2005

Fedora™ Project status report

Fedora Foundation update

The Fedora™ Foundation continues to progress. Mark Webbink, deputy general counsel for Red Hat, addressed some of the specific goals of the foundation at a keynote address at LinuxWorld in San Francisco on August 9. Read more about the progress of the Fedora Foundation in this month's article.

Introducing the Fedora bugzappers

The formation of the Fedora bugzapper team was announced in July. Its mission is to ensure that bug reports are as useful to developers as possible. Bugzappers eliminate duplicate bugs, ensure that all bugs can be replicated, and bring bugs with patches attached to the immediate attention of developers.

Read more about the Fedora bugzapper team at

Call for presentations: FUDCon London 2005

FUDCon London 2005, the third gathering of Fedora Users and Developers, will be held at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo UK, on October 6 in London, UK.

FUDCon is looking for presenters for FUDCon London 2005. Anyone who is working on an interesting Fedora-related project is invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to fudcon-cfp at fedoraproject dot org, by no later than Friday, August 26, 2005. More information is available.

Fedora Core 4 status

Fedora Core 4 was announced to fedora-announce-list on June 13, 2005. Since that date, Fedora has been successfully downloaded from the Torrent more than 85,000 times.

Since Fedora Core 4's initial release, at least 180 newly updated packages have been released. New package releases are announced on fedora-announce-list.

Fedora Extras status report

Over 1500 packages are currently under maintenance for the Fedora Extras repository for Fedora Core 4 for i386, x86_64 and ppc. Fedora Extras repository contents are viewable for i386 and x86-64. New maintainers are welcome; the process for becoming a maintainer for Fedora Extras is documented at

There are a number of packages in Fedora Extras that are currently without maintainers. These are listed at The process for claiming maintainership of an orphaned package is also documented at this site.