Flock 2014 registration and call for talks, F21 features in progress, Ambassadors decide what to do with inactive members, planning the Fedora.next website, and KDE SIG talks Fedora Products.

Fedora is big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This new feature will highlight interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It won’t be comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries and links to each. So, here we go for March 18th, 2014:

Flock 2014 registration and talk proposals open

In case you missed the article in Fedora Magazine a few days ago… don’t miss it. The website is at <http://flocktofedora.org/>, and the talk proposal deadline is coming up fast: April 3rd, 2014.

Fedora 21 feature planning in progress

Looking to do something new for Fedora 21? The initial schedule is set and many changes are already accepted by FESCo. Submission deadline is April 8th, 2014. If you have something to add, find out how at <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Policy>.

Ambassadors discuss inactive memberships

Interesting discussion on Fedora Ambassadors mailing list about a process for marking the memberships of people who aren’t actively participating as inactive. Looks like there’s wide support for the low-overhead, non-punitive proposal (which allows easy reactivation).

KDE talks about Fedora Products

Another interesting discussion: KDE SIG is working on a proposal for “Fedora Plasma”, a desktop product focused at educational and scientific use. FESCo and the Fedora Advisory Board have previously approved the governance and PRDs for Cloud, Server, and Workstation (the latter of which recently elected to use Gnome as the base). It will be interesting to see how this all fits together.

Planning for new Fedora web design

The Fedora Websites and Design teams are working on refreshed websites in support of Fedora.next. I’m cheating a bit because some this is more than a week old, but it’s all still in progress. This includes an ambitious plan for a new community hub, although initial work focuses on updating the Get Fedora “brochure” site.

Initial planning

So that’s it for this week. If something didn’t make the list and you think it should have, that probably just means I missed it, not that it wasn’t important. Please drop me a line and we’ll make this better next time.