With one week to go in the Fedora election cycle, I encourage all Fedora account holders to participate in this semi-yearly election. This round, 2 seats on the Fedora Board (including mine), 4 seats on the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee, and all 7 seats of the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee are being elected.
I’m very pleased with the nomination process this time. We have 7 extremely capable people who volunteered their time to serve on the Fedora Board for the next year. Each of the other elections also had more candidates than open seats – a sign of strength and depth for the Project. Good luck to every candidate!
Fedora is gearing up for its next round of elections. Three groups are electing members over the next several weeks:
- Fedora Project Board is electing two members
- Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) is electing four members
- Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAMSCo) is electing all seven members
As requested by several Fedora members, the candidates in these elections are participating in a series of Town Hall discussions on IRC. This is your opportunity to ask them as a group anything you would like. Want to hear what they think is Fedora’s biggest challenge, and how they will solve it? Join us and ask!
Schedule is as follows:
- Friday December 5, 2008 02:00 UTC (9pm US Eastern on Thursday) Fedora Board
- Friday December 5, 2008 15:00 UTC (10am US Eastern) Fedora Board
- Friday December 5, 2008 17:00 UTC (12pm US Eastern) FESCo
- Saturday December 6, 2008 17:00 UTC (12pm US Eastern) FAMSCo
To attend, join the #fedora-townhall and #fedora-townhall-public rooms on irc.freenode.net. A moderator will be on hand in both rooms to help the conversation flow. Candidates may speak in #fedora-townhall, while everyone may ask questions in #fedora-townhall-public. The moderator will copy questions from the -public room into the -townhall room.
Please use these opportunities to educate yourselves about the candidates for office, so that you may make an informed vote.
Voting begins on Sunday, December 7 and runs through Saturday, December 20.
Further details, including the list of candidates and their backgrounds, are available at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections.
As of tonight, metalinks are available for all Fedora CD and DVD ISOs. Metalinks provide a list of servers which have the same content, as well as checksum information to validate the download is correct. Tools such as aria2 can be used to retrieve content pointed to by a metalink.
For example, to get the Fedora 10 i686 LiveCD:
$ sudo yum install aria2
$ wget -O metalink.xml \
$ aria2c -M metalink.xml
I’ll work with the websites team to get single-click metalinks added to the get-fedora pages.