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Issue #13 November 2005
- Beyond armchair quarterback: Getting involved in Fedora
- Focus on Fedora Extras
- Five Fedora books reviewed and rated
- The Sisyphus security dilemma
- Integrating applications into the desktop, part 2
- Linux and the desktop? Take the survey
- Video: Banche Popolari Unite
- Tuning Oracle Database 10g for ext3 file systems
- Securing your system with Snort
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Fedora™ status report, November 2005
by Greg DeKoenigsberg
- Announcing the Fedora Ambassadors
- Fedora Core 4 status
- Fedora Extras status report
- Fedora weekly news
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 fedoraproject.org.
Fedora Core 4 status
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 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/OrphanedPackages. The process for claiming maintainership of an orphaned package is also documented here.
Fedora weekly news
Weekly news reports from the Fedora community are available from fedoranews.org. These reports are gathered by members of the Fedora community. If you have any Fedora-related news in your area, you can share it by visiting the fedoranews.org contributors page.