17 Sep 2019

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Fedora Community Blog: Fedocal and Nuancier are looking for new maintainers

Recently the Community Platform Engineering (CPE) team announced that we need to focus on key areas and thus let some of our applications go. So we started Friday with Infra to find maintainers for some of those applications. Unfortunately the first few occurrences did not seem to raise as much interest as we had hoped. As a result we are still looking for new maintainers for Fedocal and Nuancier.

What will be the responsibilities of new maintainer?

New maintainer will be completely responsible for the code base and communishift instance:

In other words the application will belong completely to you.

What you will get as a reward?

To take maintainership of the application is not without its rewards. So when you will choose to take it over, you will be rewarded by:

What role does CPE play in this?

This can look like plenty of work at first glance, but we are here to help you start with this. CPE Team will provide you with guidance, help and as part of Friday with Infra, we will help you to get everything set up and fixing the most urgent issues. More information can be found on Friday with Infra wiki.

Sounds interesting, where can I sign up?

If you think you are the right person for this work, send an email to Fedora Infrastructure mailing list or ask in #fedora-apps channel on Freenode. See you soon!

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17 Sep 2019 6:53am GMT

Kushal Das: Permanent Record: the life of Edward Snowden

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The personal life and thinking of the ordinary person who did an extraordinary thing.

A fantastic personal narrative of his life and thinking process. The book does not get into technical details, but, it will make sure that people relate to the different events mentioned in the book. It tells the story of a person who is born into the system and grew up to become part of the system, and then learns to question the same system.

I bought the book at midnight on Kindle (I also ordered the physical copies), slept for 3 hours in between and finished it off in the morning. Anyone born in 80s will find so many similarities as an 80s kid. Let it be the Commodore 64 as the first computer we saw or basic as the first-ever programming language to try. The lucky ones also got Internet access and learned to roam around of their own and build their adventure along with the busy telephone lines (which many times made the family members unhappy).

If you are someone from the technology community, I don't think you will find Ed's life was not as much different than yours. It has a different scenario and different key players, but, you will be able to match the progress in life like many other tech workers like ourselves.

Maybe you are reading the book just to learn what happened, or maybe you want to know why. But, I hope this book will help to think about the decisions you make in your life and how that affects the rest of the world. Let it be a group picture posted on Facebook or writing the next new tool for the intelligence community.

Go ahead and read the book, and when you are finished, make sure you pass it across to your friend, or buy them new copies. If you have some free time, you may consider to run a Tor relay or a bridge, a simple step will help many around the world.

On a side note, the book mentions SecureDrop project at the very end, and today is also the release of SecureDrop 1.0.0 (the same day of the book release).

17 Sep 2019 4:44am GMT

16 Sep 2019

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mythcat: Fedora 30 : Interactive learning and reinventing the wheel in programming.

Today I returned from an activity that prompted me to find a solution to display logos.
I found this GitHub repo that I read and then turned it into a single script.
It took about an hour.

16 Sep 2019 7:49pm GMT