Fedora@Fosdem'13

Dear Fedora Fellows;

If you plan to be @ FOSDEM’13 –
Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013, you will find all the details at the following URL :
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FOSDEM_2013

N.B. : Could you please register in order to know who will be present ?
Thanks for your comprehension.

BR
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I am going to do “Open the Code to Students” presentation @ Louvain-li-Nux, Louvain-la-Neuve, October 2011.
If you or your school, university are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

BR
Frederic 😉


Dear *,

Well, I am preparing a talk about “Open source software licenses” for the University of Liege – Belgium -.
Do not ask me it yet cause it is not finished. Normally, I should publish it in December 2011.

If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

BR
Frederic 😉

Dear *,

Well, as I explained in my previous post  I am going to do some presentations as Fedora Ambassador with the help of the Louvain-li-Nux Team @ Louvain-la-Neuve.

FYI, I have just started the presentation about Audio Creation so do not ask me to send you it yet cause it will be difficult for me.

Anyway, I will post the entire presentation in the future via my Blog – Probably in December/January –

In case of you would work with Open Source Music Projects – professionally speaking – , I would be interested to be in contact with you in order to have ROE and maybe do the talk together – if you are interested obviously.

In addition, if you are using regularly Open Source Music Project, then please let me know which one.

Ref : http://www.louvainlinux.be/

Rem : Picture coming from http://www.flickr.com/photos/tabithahawk/567164271/in/photostream/.

Thanks to southerntabitha to her picture.

BR

Frederic 😉

Dear *,

Well, I am going to do some presentations as Fedora Ambassador with the help of the Louvain-li-Nux Team @ Louvain-la-Neuve probably in October or November 2011.

For instance, I plan to do an introduction about Blender – see picture – and Inkscape . I have just started the presentation so do not ask me to send you it yet cause it will be difficult for me.

Anyway, I will post the entire presentation in the future via my Blog – Probably in November or December –

In case of you would work with Blender in Belgium – professionally speaking – , I would be interested to be in contact with you in order to have ROE and maybe do the talk together – if you are interested obviously.

Ref : http://www.louvainlinux.be/

http://www.blender.org/

BR

Frederic

[FreedomBox]

August 12, 2011

Dear *,

Well as I missed the interesting project presentation at FOSDEM this year, I wanted to share it with those who missed as well 😉

Personally, I am convinced a lot of companies would be interested by such project.

Does anyone of you know if that project have chance to integrate the Fedora Distribution ?

Extract from the Freedombox.org website :

What is FreedomBox?

  • Email and telecommunications that protects privacy and resists eavesdropping
  • A publishing platform that resists oppression and censorship.
  • An organizing tool for democratic activists in hostile regimes.
  • An emergency communication network in times of crisis.

FreedomBox will put in people’s own hands and under their own control encrypted voice and text communication, anonymous publishing, social networking, media sharing, and (micro)blogging.

Much of the software already exists: onion routing, encryption, virtual private networks, etc. There are tiny, low-watt computers known as “plug servers” to run this software. The hard parts is integrating that technology, distributing it, and making it easy to use without expertise. The harder part is to decentralize it so users have no need to rely on and trust centralized infrastructure.

That’s what FreedomBox is: we integrate privacy protection on a cheap plug server so everybody can have privacy. Data stays in your home and can’t be mined by governments, billionaires, thugs or even gossipy neighbors.

With FreedomBoxes in their homes, anybody, regardless of technical skill, can easily enjoy secure, private, even anonymous communication!

Source : https://freedomboxfoundation.org/learn/

Ref : https://freedomboxfoundation.org

BR

Frederic 😉


I am going to do this presentation to one our Belgian customer on the 7th of June 2011.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

Ref : http://www.nsa.gov/research/selinux/

Best Regards
Frederic 😉

Dear *,

Last week, I had a technical question regarding the passwd command. The question was about how to insert a banner or warning message when a user want or have to change his password.

One of the solutions is to create a file /etc/motd_passwd_warning with your warning. Here “HELLO”.

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/motd_passwd_warning
HELLO

Then to change the /etc/pam.d/passwd in adding the following line :
password optional pam_echo.so file=/etc/motd_passwd_warning

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/pam.d/passwd
#%PAM-1.0
auth include system-auth
account include system-auth
password optional pam_echo.so file=/etc/motd_passwd_warning
password substack system-auth
-password optional pam_gnome_keyring.so use_authtok
password substack postlogin

And that is all.

Here is the result :

[root@localhost ~]# passwd
Changing password for user root.
HELLO
New password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
Retype new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully

Rem : Following a comment from Daniel Walsh – see below -, I changed a little bit this article from its original publication.
Thanks to Daniel for his feedback.

BR
Frederic 🙂

BR

On Monday I am going to do a Gnome 3 Presentation for a client. Not idea Why yet ???
My opinion about Gnome 3 is it is a major and great evolution in the Open source Desktop Domain.
Congratulation to the Gnome Team ! Your work is simply awesome. +1
Thanks for that.

BR
Frederic 😉

Dear *,

Following the advice Daniel gave me on my previous post related to Spice, I decided to try spice on F-15. – https://fhornain.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/spice-my-first-spice-access-to-kvm-machine/

The problem was I did not want to use F-15 on my main and only one physical machine at home.
Quite normal cause F-15 is still in Alpha. 😉

So the exercise was not difficult to realize but I admit a little bit complex.

That is to say, I still used my F-14 as a Spice Server an launched a RHEL 6 KVM with the enabled Spice option – I know it could be better if I would have use F-15 but you know the reason why I did not use it -.

Then I opened a X ssh session to my F-15 KVM virtual machine where I launched a spice client in order to access my RHEL 6 KVM . – see pictures –

So, the result of that exercise is that I confirm spice is having full SPICE support across all levels of the stack on F-15.

Even if I ran an hybrid solution between F-14 and F-15, I noticed a really nice improvement in the video flow when I ran an ogg. file inside my launched RHEL 6 KVM with the enabled Spice option.

Rem : – I did not managed to make sound working but maybe I missed some options.
– I did not try with M$ Windows as well. Nonetheless, as soon as I will have few minutes, I will.

Let hope my explanation was clear.
Anyway and again congratulation to the KVM, Spice Team for that. 🙂
Thanks also to Daniel for his help.

Best Regards
Frederic 😉