Dear CentOS Enthusiast,
It's been another fairly quiet month in CentOS, but I have a few things to share with you.
Last week I spoke with Aoife Moloney and Stefan Mattejiet of Red Hat's Community Platform Engineering (CPE) group. CPE do a bunch of infrastructure work for Fedora and CentOS, and we've been trying to bring more attention to what they're working on, on our behalf, over the last few months. My conversation with them is on YouTube, and I hope to have more of these interviews over the coming weeks to tell you about specific initiatives.
I would encourage you also to read CPE's weekly updates (October 17th, October 25th), and their Q3 summary for more detail.
If you have suggestions or requests for what CPE should work on in coming sprints, please get in touch with your ideas. You can email the centos-devel mailing list, or contact Rich Bowen directly off-list at email@example.com
CentOS 6 End Of Life, November 30th.
This is your final warning that CentOS 6 will be designated "End Of Life" on November 30th. After that time, it will receive no more updates.
A number of people have noticed that there has been no activity on the centos-announce mailing list in October. That's because all of the activity is over on the centos-cr-announce list, as we prepare for a 7.9 point release, which we expect to happen in the coming couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, we encourage you to keep an eye on the Building 7 page for daily updates of the status of that release.
FOSDEM Dojo, February 4th and 5th
Although FOSDEM looks different this year, we plan to continue our tradition of holding a CentOS Dojo on the day (or days) before FOSDEM begins.
This event will take place online. Doing this online gives us access to a wider pool of speakers and attendees - this means YOU! The call for presentations is now open. The actual schedule will depend on submissions that we receive, but we are tentatively hoping to run the event on February 4th and 5th, ahead of FOSDEM starting on the 6th.
We are looking for presentations about anything that you are doing in, or on, CentOS Linux and CentOS Stream. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, SIG activity, research using CentOS, useful tools/applications that can be deployed on CentOS, or topics around community engagement.
More details about the event will be available on the event wiki page as soon as we know more.
The Call for Presentations for both DevConf.in and DevConf.cz are now open. The .cz CFP closes on November 6th, and the .in CFP closes on November 15th. You can access both of them at cfp.devconf.info.