Fedora Board, FESCo nominations open until Friday

Nominations to join the Fedora Project Board are open until Friday,May 29.  There are three seats open for election, each lasting for two full release cycles (will expire in about a year, following the Fedora 13 release).  The Board is responsible for overall direction, setting and resolving policy, and generally tries to remove roadblocks which may impede participation in the Project.

The Fedora Engineering Steering Committee also is electing five members this cycle.  Nominations are open until Friday as well.

Please consider adding your voice to the leadership of Fedora through participating in one of these offices.

Updated: Nominations close the 29th, not the 23rd.  Thanks to Rahul for catching my error.

Finding New Fedora Mirrors

For a few years now I’ve been the self-proclaimed Fedora Mirror Wrangler.  As part of the Fedora Infrastructure team,I try to keep several hundred volunteer mirror administrators worldwide happy.  Especially around release time, want to be sure that we have as many mirrors online and synced up as possible.

I was excited to see this post on the openSUSE Planet, describing a new mirror set up in Indonesia for their content.  As it happens, at least four of the mirrors noted there also carry Fedora content – four which were previously unknown to me.  I’ve added dl2.foss-id.web.id, kambing.ui.edu, mirror.unej.ac.id, and fedora.cbn.net.id to Fedora’s list now. That should add significantly faster service for Fedora users in Indonesia.

I suspect there are many more public Fedora mirror servers, just like these, which aren’t currently registered in MirrorManager. If you use a mirror that isn’t listed, please let me know. If you’re a mirror administrator that would like to be listed, please see our instructions. And thank you!

Catchup Mode

Lots of activity swirling, trying to keep up with it all.  Good timing for a 3-day weekend.

  • Nominations for the Fedora Board and Fedora Engineering Steering Committee elections are now open, May 15 – 29.  If you want to help set the direction that Fedora takes, consider running for these offices.
  • Fedora 11 is due out on June 2.  The Infrastructure team is in pre-release freeze mode, so I can’t break anything.  Wish I could give the same break to the Release Engineering team.
  • I found out this week that I’ll be presenting at the Linux Foundation’s new conference, LinuxCon, in Portland in September.  I’ve never been to Portland, so I’m especially looking forward to this.
  • Baseball season for my two boys is done.  I enjoyed being my oldest son’s coach far more than I thought initially.  I learned as much, if not more, than they did this year.  Someone really should write a better baseball lineup calculation program than what we used though, which was a spreadsheet manually filled in.  Should be easy (famous last words…  Last time I said this, I wound up writing MirrorManager.)
  • Another minute of fame, courtesy of Red Hat News.