Fedora Board and FESCo Election results

The Fedora elections for the Fedora Project Board and the Fedora
Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) have concluded, and the results

The Board is electing 3 seats this cycle. A total of 229 ballots were
cast, meaning a candidate could accumulate up to 1374 votes (229 * 6).
The results for the Fedora Board election are as follows:

name | # votes
– ————————–+—————————–
Tom Callaway (spot) | 1001
Máirín Duffy (mizmo) | 978
Rex Dieter (rdieter) | 772
– ————————–+—————————–
Stephen Smoogen (smooge) | 559
John McDonough (jjmcd) | 437
Larry Cafiero (lcafiero) | 430

Therefore, Tom Callaway, Máirín Duffy, and Rex Dieter are elected to
the Board for a full two-release term.

* * *

FESCo is electing 5 seats this cycle. A total of 180 ballots were
cast, meaning a candidate could accumulate up to 1260 votes (180 *
7). The results for the FESCo election are as follows:

name | # votes
– ——————————+———————————–
Bill Nottingham (notting) | 937
Kevin Fenzi (kevin) | 749
Matthias Clasen (mclasen) | 681
Kyle McMartin (kyle) | 545
Steven M. Parrish (tuxbrewr) | 516
– ——————————+————————————
Bruno Wolff III (bruno) | 492
Justin M. Forbes (jforbes) | 460

Therefore, Bill Nottingham, Kevin Fenzi, Matthias Clasen, Kyle
McMartin, and Steven M. Parrish are elected to FESCo for a full
two-release term.

* * *

Congratulations to the winning candidates, and thank you to each of
the nominees for running, and our volunteers and team members for
their assistance.

Some Updates from All Around Fedora Land

Finally got my ticket for FADNA 2010 they went up $100 USD in the time I proposed it and they were ordered. That is insane but there is no other way I could go. Thanks to Max for suffering through all my BS

Some imminent deadlines for Fedora Summer Coding 2010:

* 13 May — mentors stop submitting ideas. **this one is already past**

We’ve got a mighty list so far, so don’t feel you need to rush in
with more. 🙂 Save a few for the Sep – Feb southern hemisphere run,

* 20 May — student proposals due.

Hopefully students are already working with mentors on so there are
fewer surprises when the mentors start working through the


* 21 May — sponsors pledge funding.

For this summer, last chance to be a sponsor. Want to know more?
Read these posts:



Fedora 14 Release Name:

Thank you to the community for helping us select the name of the
followup to Fedora 13, “Goddard.” The Fedora 14 release name is:


Following are the full election results.

Voting period: Tue 2010-05-04 00:00:01 – Mon 2010-05-10 00:00:01
Number of valid ballots cast: 206

Using the range voting method, each candidate could attain a maximum
of (206*6) = 1236 votes.


votes | name
– ——-+———–
610 | Laughlin
594 | Laramie
507 | Ventnor
482 | Mitikas
459 | Hoppin
403 | Fytnargin

FESCo and Board elections are right around the corner.

In each election cycle, a series of town hall meetings is conducted to
give the community an opportunity to ask the candidates questions –
and hear their answers – on IRC. The town halls for each election are
held twice, to allow for participation by community members in varying
time zones.

The town hall schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 14, 2010 – FESCo town hall – 16:00 UTC (12:00pm US Eastern)

Monday, May 17, 2010 – Fedora Project Board town hall – 00:00 UTC
(8:00pm US Eastern, -SUNDAY-, May 16)

Monday, May 17, 2010 – Fedora Project Board town hall – 17:00 UTC
(1:00pm US Eastern)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 – FESCo town hall – 02:00 UTC (10:00pm US
Eastern, -TUESDAY-, May 18)

The town hall schedule, as well as important information about how you
can participate in the town halls via IRC, can be seen on the wiki at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections#IRC_Town_Halls .

For more details on the elections and candidates, please visit

There will be a One Week Slip on the release of Fedora 13 Goddard.

The F13 final readiness meeting, also known as the “go/no-go” meeting,
was held this evening. As the meeting notes indicate, there are bugs
remaining on the blocker list:


According to the release criteria , the decision was made to slip
the release of Fedora 13 by one week, to Tuesday 2010-05-25.

During composition of any further release candidates, the Fedora
Release Engineering and Quality Assurance teams plan to be
conservative in accepting fixes for the release, and will limit these
to blocker items and critical fixes.

The Fedora 13 release schedule has been updated to reflect the new
release date. We regret any inconvenience to the community. Thank
you for your patience as we try to ensure the best possible Fedora

Fedora and Active Directory

I have been asked a couple of times about integrating $GNU/LinuxDistro into Active Directory and I have always had to turn them away with a joking “that’s above my pay grade” because I have no idea what they were talking about and still don’t but there was a great discussion on the ambassador list about it. Check it out here: