Issue #13 November 2005

Fedora™ status report, November 2005

Announcing the Fedora Ambassadors

The Fedora Ambassadors are individuals within the Fedora community who are empowered to speak as representatives of the Fedora project. Ambassadors are available to attend and speak at local events, and serve as focal points for Fedora-related activities in their communities.

Membership in the Fedora Ambassadors project is available to anyone who has a passion for Fedora, and has the time to devote to spreading the word about open source software in general and Fedora in particular.

To learn more about being a Fedora Ambassador, check out the Ambassadors project at

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 140,000 times.

Since Fedora Core 4's initial release, at least 300 newly updated packages have been released. New package releases are announced on fedora-announce-list.

Fedora Extras status report

Over 2400 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 here.

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 here.

Fedora weekly news

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