Postings by Brian (bex) Exelbierd

Expenses and Reimbursements through the end of the year

Hi All,

I am sending this out to multiple lists to get it wide exposure. Red Hat let me know about the year end closing dates in an email yesterday. In order for me to be able to get our items resolved on time, I need to request the following:

1) All reimbursements must be filed and paid by 15 February. This means you have to get your trip reports done and the receipts uploaded in time for the regional card holders (or me) to get you reimbursed by that date.

GSoC Ideas Time

Our Application for GSoC is ready and we will make the submission deadline tomorrow. Therefore we should start working on ideas.

See <a href="" title=""></a> for details. Text is also below.



How to Propose a Project

If you want to mentor a specific project, think carefully about several things:

Do you have enough time to work on this with the student during the entire project. You will be helping someone else when they get stuck.

Writing Documentation for Fedora - Docs FAD

We are looking for interested people who are willing to write docs in person for one week. You don't have to be an existing docs team member to participate. It helps if you're familiar with AsciiDoc, but if you're not, it's easy to learn.

You'll hang out with other people interested in making Fedora documentation the best in the world. Fun will be had, but mostly it will be the sort of fun which involves sitting in a small room intensely focused on writing and editing.

GSoC Organization Applications Open Today

Hi All,

I am going to start working on the Fedora GSoC Organizational application. I will also work on the structure for suggesting projects.

# If you want to mentor

Please use this time to start thinking about potential projects for GSoC Students. There are no wiki pages to update yet - you'll hear about those soon.

January 2018 Elections: Nomination & Campaign period is open

Today we are starting the Nomination & Campaign period during which
we accept nominations to the "steering bodies" of the following teams:

* FESCo (Engineering) (5 seats) [1]
* Fedora Council (2 seats) [2]
* Mindshare (2 seats) [3]

This period is open until 2018-Jan-10 at 23:59:59 UTC.

The nominees can already start preparing their answers for
questions in the Election Questionnaire. The questions can
be found in the template files[4], however this election
features a new way to submit questionnaires.

Nominees submit their questionnaire answers via a private
Pagure issue[5].

HackIllinois - Advance Fedora?

I got pinged indirectly by HackIllinois which organizes a
contribution-style hackfest.

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Is this something we as Fedora would want to sponsor and send mentors to
to advance Fedora projects?



Developers - help promote Fedora -- Booth Demo Opportunity 15-19 November (Date Correction)

corrected dates, because $typos.

Are you based in Europe? Are you comfortable presenting in a booth? Do
you have technical development skills that you can show off in a demo
using Fedora?

I have an opportunity for you to help me with a booth at Build Stuff in
Lithuania (<a href="" title=""></a>)

The audience is typically interested in things like DevOps, CI/CD,
Ansible, IoT.

Developers - help promote Fedora -- Booth Demo Opportunity 11/12 November

Are you based in Europe? Are you comfortable presenting in a booth? Do
you have technical development skills that you can show off in a demo
using Fedora?

I have an opportunity for you to help me with a booth at Build Stuff in
Lithuania (<a href="" title=""></a>)

The audience is typically interested in things like DevOps, CI/CD,
Ansible, IoT.

Fwd: [FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2018 Package management devroom


If your talk is Fedora/RPM related, travel funding may be available.



*Package Management Devroom at FOSDEM ‘18*

On Saturday 3rd February FOSDEM will host its first devroom dedicated to
the subject of package management at [ULB](<a href="" title=""></a>).

As this is the first time we’re hosting a package management devroom we
want you to bring your own take.

FOSDEM 2018 - Distributions Devroom Call for Participation

Hi All,

The Distributions Devroom CFP has opened at FOSDEM.

Flock Bidding still open - don't forget

Flock bidding for Europe is still open. The new easier bid process is
described here:

<a href="" title=""></a>

The process is lightweight and designed to help you move forward with a
proposal quickly. You start by answering some basic questions about
what you're suggesting.

We are extending the deadline to November 12, 2017. Part of the
selection committee have travel commitments at the beginning of November
so it is silly to have a deadline that will result in everything waiting
two weeks anyway.

Flock 2018 Bidding Open

The new streamlined bidding process for Flock 2018 is now open. See the
community blog post here:

<a href="" title=""></a>

for all the details. The process has been made simpler to encourage
more bidding.


The Flock Bid Committee

DevConf CfP Open 2018 is the 10th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored community
conference for developers, admins, DevOps engineers, testers,
documentation writers and other contributors to Open Source Linux,
middleware, virtualization, storage, cloud and mobile technologies where
FLOSS communities sync, share, and hack on upstream projects together in
the beautiful city of Brno, Czech Republic.

CfP is NOW OPEN! Ready to submit your proposal?

FLOCK UPDATE - funding, tickets, and more

This email is being sent to devel@, flock-planning@, and
flock-attendees-2017@ for visibility. I apologize if you receive it
multiple times.

# Action Required: Read below carefully to determine if you need to take
an action

## Registration

We will be placing final food orders and other attendee count related
items this week and next week.

Flock Funding Decisions

Flock funding decisions will begin being released this week. Please do
not ask, irc, email, telegram, smoke signal, etc. anyone about the
status of your decision or about when decisions will be released.
Everytime someone interrupts the funding committee (or me when I am
processing the requests) it slows the whole system down. We understand
that you have various time pressures and would like answers. Please
understand that we are working on this as hard as we can and are not
ignoring you.

As you know, we cannot afford to fund everyone.

Flock Funding/CfP Update - Non-presenters and presenters

Hi All,

= Funding Update - Non Presenters =
The council changed the funding model for this year's Flock and
presenting a session is not required to get funded. We were serious
about this :). If you haven't already done so, get yourself registered
and put in any funding request you have by Friday. We will begin making
funding decisions as early as tomorrow. The sooner you get into the
list the greater your chances.

= CfP Update =
Tomorrow morning, EU time, acceptances for the first 55 accepted
submissions will go out.

! GSoC Ideas

Hi All,

As you may know we have successfully submitted a Google Summer of Code
application this year. While we won't know until 27 February if we are
accepted, we still have work to do!

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This page needs some ideas. A good idea includes:

- project title
- a few sentences about the project
- required/recommended skills
- mentors

Google has specifically contacted us and asked us to add more ideas so
they can better gauge our desire to be selected for the program.

Fedora and Google Summer of Code

+BCC to devel for one-time visibility

Hi All,

Fedora is putting the final touches on its Google Summer of Code (GSoC)
application. We need your help to flesh out the project ideas and
mentors list. As in the past, they are being collected on the Fedora

<a href="" title=""></a>

If you are up for the responsibility of mentoring someone and would like
to try to find an intern via GSoC I encourage you to consider doing so
under the Fedora umbrella if your own project is not directly

Re: F26 Self Contained Change: Transdiff

On Tue, Jan 10, 2017, at 09:39 AM, Jan Kurik wrote:

Self Introduction: Brian Exelbierd

Packaging is an important Fedora Contributor activity and so far I
haven't joined that part of the party. Today I have changed that by
submitting my first package review request:

DayJournal - <a href="" title=""></a>

DayJournal is a Linux desktop application compatible with some other
journal software I use so I am going to add it to Fedora for others.

I have been active in several other areas of the project with my current
focus being on budgeting, documentation and my work as the Fedora
Community Action and Impact Coordinator.

Latest Atomic Host OSTree


Where do we document the timestamp/hash for the latest available OSTree
so I can verify that I am fully updated? I am trying to determine if I
am running the latest tree or if the machine I am using is having
trouble seeing the repo.

Thank you.



FOSDEM 2017 - Distributions Devroom - Extended

FOSDEM 2017 - Distributions Devroom Call for Participation (new

The Distributions devroom will take place 4 February, 2017 at FOSDEM, in
room K.4.601 at Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels, Belgium.

Distributions are more than just hosted collections of software from
upstreams. Each distribution is responsible for problem-solving in
testing, and releasing software as well as managing the lifecycle of
application in the collection.

Wiki Correction?

On this page: <a href="" title=""></a> <>

Should this line, "All images have root logins which are enabled only via a ssh key." actually reference the fact that login is accomplished via the userid "centos" ?

I'll fix it, if so. If not, then it must be from my use case.



Make Atomic Host Downloads more Visible

I believe we should list the Atomic Host downloads more clearly on these pages:

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I can make the edits if given permission or I am happy to just see them done.



Greater Visibility for Events

I believe we should add a link in the Community NavBar on for <a href="" title=""></a>

I also believe we should either add confirmed events to the meeting calendar or produce a separate calendar of events CentOS will be represented at.

I can do the updates or am happy to let someone else make the changes.