Issue #12 October 2005

Fedora™ status report, October 2005

FUDCon London 2005 Overview

FUDCon London 2005, the third gathering of Fedora Users and Developers, was held at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo UK, on the 6th of October in London, UK. Our thanks go to all of the participants and attendees who made it such a success.

For a summary of the show and the projects, and to learn more about other FUDCons, visit the FUDCon site at fedoraproject.org.

Fedora Foundation Update

The Fedora Foundation now exists as a legal entity; papers have been filed and an initial board has been established. This board will conduct the business of bootstrapping the Foundation itself, and will oversee the continued progress of existing projects like Fedora Extras, Fedora Documentation and others. Upcoming tasks for the Fedora Foundation include:

  1. Appointing advisory board members to help determine the long-term governance model;
  2. Appointing a project management committee to handle legal issues, including copyright assignment and patent policy;
  3. Securing non-profit status.

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 120,000 times.

Since Fedora Core 4's initial release, at least 250 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.