Meeting:Board meeting 2008-07-29

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Fedora Project Board Meeting :: Tuesday 2008-07-29

Roll Call

Attendees: Tom Callaway, Matt Domsch, Paul Frields, Harald Hoyer, Jesse Keating, Bill Nottingham, Chris Tyler, Seth Vidal, Karsten Wade

Codecs (2008-05-13)

  • Need to restart discussion on fedora-advisory-board redhat com to get plans in place at the start of F10
  • Chris Aillon to make contact with Bastien Nocera to find out what current plans are
  • Waiting on bug 438225 to proceed
    • this change will enable auto-provide for codec information
    • For Fedora 10 removing Codeina and using the distribution's built-in mechanism to install packages (if 438255) is implemented
    • For Fluendo to continue to provide codecs to Fedora they will need to provide them as packages in a yum repo
    • This errs on the side of more "free-ish" software

RESOLUTION:

  1. ACTION :: Paul - request feature page from developer
  2. FESCo should track bug 438225 since this falls into their mandate

Updates (2008-07-15)

  • Some board members are concerned that too many updates are being made to our stable releases

ACTIONS:

  • Board request more information from FESCo on the following:
    1. Statistics from bodhi about the number updates and bugs fixed
    2. Regression statistics from bugzilla
    3. Is there a policy against updating shared library versions in stable releases?
  • FESCo delivered statistics for updates
    • Are these updates skewed by new packages? (Spin-off issue, see "Package Reviews" below)
  • Board to review update statistics and discuss before further consideration

Privacy Policy (NEW)

  • Tom's draft has been at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/TomCallaway/PrivacyPolicyDraft for two weeks and comments have been handled
    • We cannot guarantee FAS submitted email addresses' privacy because an outside (non-@fp.o) email address must be used for Bugzilla
    • No retention clauses exist in the draft, people should be able to request a purge if they leave
  • Voting application could be further refined to disconnect voting data from accounts
  • Board to reconsider policy for a vote
  1. ACTION :: Tom - Make change that allows email address to be public
  2. ACTION :: Tom - Add a retention policy
  3. ACTION :: Tom - Create Infrastructure ticket with details on decoupling voting data from account data

Package Reviews (NEW)

  • Board wants to ensure FESCo is driving interest in package reviews
  • Board also wants to ensure it is helping FESCo create an adequate basis for getting that additional contributor help
    • Queue is very lengthy, over 800 packages at last count
    • This may drive update statistics

RESOLUTION:

  1. ACTION :: Paul - Request contributor to produce statistics for review queue on a regular basis in Fedora Weekly news
  2. ACTION :: Karsten - On Docs team, drive priority wiki gardening of the packaging and package review guidelines to make contributor uptake easier

Education Spin (NEW)

RESOLUTION:

  1. Board unanimously approves Education spin for use of "Fedora" marks.