Meeting:Board meeting 2007-07-24
Fedora Project Board Meeting :: Tuesday 2007-07-24
- Attendees: Seth Vidal, John Poelstra, Karsten Wade, Matt Domsch, Chris Aillon, Jef Spaleta, Bill Nottingham, and Dennis Gilmore
- Regrets: Steve Dickson, Chris Blizzard, Max Spevack
- Request from Jack Aboutboul to discuss non-free codecs being included as presently being discussed on fedora-advisory list.
- Not discussed.
Decision: best to continue discussion on fedora-advisory list for the time being
- Majority of present board members voted to limit list membership to present board members and specially appointed people.
- Max needs to adjust list after return from vacation
Freeze for F8 Test1
- Simple reminder to board
- Freeze is today (2007-07-24)
- F8 Test 1 Release is slated for next thursday
- Need to notify mirrors
- Matt will follow up with Jesse and notify mirrors
Virtual FUDCon Update
- Jef will start thread on fedora-advisory list and then start creating a wiki page with a schedule
- Looking at a block of time (2 or three hours) each day from 2007-aug-03 to 2007-aug-07
- Have presentations by feature owners
- Could we pull together resources for an Asterisk server?
- Karsten will scope out resources needed
- Dennis will help set things up once scoped out by Karsten
- If Asterisk doesn't work we need to have a fall back plan like a regular conference system
Update on Feature Process
- John reported that so far things seem to be going well
- First round of approvals last week
- Seems to have helped to create lines of communication between related features
Targeted Audience Discussion
- Topic sparked by thread on fedora-advisory-list
- If Fedora can do a better job of defining its market then marketing can be better targeted
- Raises question about how good Fedora's marketing is?
- Is planet.fedoraproject.org marketing?
- How could Fedora Marketing be improved?
- What we can advertise as "exciting and new in Fedora 8" and how can we go about doing that?
- Observations from Chris Aillon's GUADEC experiences
- Contrast between Fedora CD artwork and Ubuntu's very distinct
- Firefox being used as a platform
- Online desktop very well received
- Backing from Gnome Foundation
- Verbal backing from some of the other distros
- Might be an area Fedora should consider targeting
- ACTION: invite Havoc to a future meeting
- Every application needs to be more "on-line aware"
- Ubuntu seems to be doing a good job focusing developers on specific initiatives