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A cross functional team of people will meet and discuss current problems with the Fedora Development Cycle and discuss potential changes to the cycle to solve the problems.

Specific contributors will be funded and brought into this event. All Fedora contributors are welcome to sit in, particularly those greatly impacted by changes to the Fedora Development Cycle.

FAD Fedora Development Cycle Details

This is tentative details, still in planning.

  • Dates: Monday, June 8, 2009 through Wednesday, June 10, 2009
  • Place: Red Hat, Inc. Raleigh Headquarters 1801 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606 (or maybe Venture III building)
  • Room: To be determined
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Design Thinking Session regarding Fedora Development Cycle


Day 1:

Time Activity
9:00am Kickoff and brief description of Design Thinking
9:30am Define - Discuss the ongoing issues of Fedora Development Cycle
10:30am Research - Dig into the history of Fedora Development, what worked, what didn't.
11:00am Ideate - Brainstorm on potential ways to fix the problems
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Continued Ideate
2:30pm Prototype - Combine, Expand, and Refine ideas
4:30pm Wrap-up / Personal Time - Catch up on email/etc.. plan the evening.
6:00pm Dinner?

Day 2:

Time Activity
9:00am Recap of previous day
9:30am Choose - Review objectives and vote on potential solutions
10:30am Implement - Walk through chosen solutions and explore work needed.
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Continued Implement
4:30pm Wrap-up / Personal Time - Catch up on email/etc.. plan the evening.
6:00pm Dinner?

Day 3:

Time Activity
9:00am Recap
9:30am Proposal - Draft proposal on Wiki to shop around to larger audiences
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Social Event?
4:30pm Wrap-up / Personal Time - Catch up on email/etc.. flights home.



RDU is the local airport. Shuttles to hotels are available, depending on timing one of the attendees can pick people up in a rental van.

A rental van will be procured for transport during the event.

Hotel will likely be a La Quinta near the RHT office. Attendees will be doubled up in rooms.


Hotel provides breakfast.

Lunches will likely be group outing, likely funded.

Dinners can be group or individual, also likely funded.

Social Event

Time and budget permitting, a social event would be nice. Ideas welcome.


Fedora Budget for certain attendees will be used for:

  • Flights
  • Hotel
  • Transportation to/from airport/hotel/office/food
  • Food for certain contributors
  • Social Event?