February 2020 DRAFT NEWSLETTER
- Release and updates (autogenerated)
- Events (Past and upcoming)
- SIG reports
- What else ... ?
Those of you who are following CentOS Stream progress will have noticed that updates are starting to flow. dnf update to get those updates, which are a preview of the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We continue to work on the tooling, as discussed in this email thread, and others on the CentOS-devel mailing list.
Please also see the thread about the choice of git forge solution which will be run by the Red Hat CPE team on behalf of the CentOS community. Your input is valuable in that decision.
January Board meeting.
Agenda - https://blog.centos.org/2020/01/agenda-for-centos-board-of-directors-2020-01-08-meeting/ Minutes - TBD
Release and updates
The following release happened during January 2020:
C6 and C7 updates auto-generated from script - goes HERE
- Brussels Dojo
- anything else?
The SIGs - special interest groups - are where most of the interesting stuff in CentOS happens. They are communities packaging and testing layered projects on top of CentOS, and ensuring that they work reliably.
Alt Arch: New notes for CentOS 8 on Wed 15 Jan 2020.
You could spend months, years planning a first contribution to a code base. Or you could start small, work your way up, and make that awesome contribution today. As with any open source project, there's a lot more than just code.
If you aren't well versed in programming then anytime start with the documentation. Why? Well, it is a great way to get a feel for the process, and all projects need better documentation. Pick a framework/library that you use and look at open issues to see if there are any pertaining to documentation. Look at the documentation, and think about if there are any mistakes or missing features.
In my opinion, it’s less about the actual value you added to the project and more about entering the OSS community and contributing whatever you can to help the community, If you’re a maintainer, help a newcomer make their first PR! or help them to work on the documentation.
I've been learning and developing many things by or on the open source softwares and technologies. CentOS owes my contribution for being one of the best and stable OS which I could've used. If you want to get involved, but you're not a programmer or packager, there's still a ton of places where you can plug in.
- Design - Graphic and design elements for the product itself, the website, materials for events, and so on, are always a great need. This is true of any open source community, where the focus on code can tend to neglect other aspects.
Events - While CentOS has an official presence at a few events during the year, we want a wider reach. If you're planning to attend an event, and want to represent CentOS in some way, get in touch with us on the centos-promo mailing list to see how we can support you.
- Promotion - The Promo SIG does a lot in addition to just events. This includes this newsletter, our social media presence, blog posts, and various other things. We need your help to expand this effort.
- Documentation - Any open source project is only as good as its documentation. If people can't use it, it doesn't matter. If you're a writer, you are in great demand.
The community needs dedicated people who are willing to help the community grow. Start Conributing from today!