Meeting:Board meeting 2010-02-18

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Roll Call

  • Present: Josh Boyer, Paul Frields, Colin Walters, Tom "spot" Callaway, Mike McGrath, John Poelstra, Matt Domsch, Dennis Gilmore
  • Regrets: Christopher Aillon, Chris Tyler
  • Assigned meeting secretary: Josh Boyer

Agenda

Improved metrics

  • STATUS: Matt and Paul scheduled for meeting with Legal on Friday 2010-02-19
  • Colin: Transmission concerns could possibly be solved by gpg key encryption.
    • Submit ideas to the advisory-board list
  • ACTION: None at this time

Trademark approval for Security spin

Strategic Working Group outputs

Different default spin

  • STATUS: Paul scheduled to present write-up to SWG on Monday 2010-02-22, then to board on Thursday 2010-02-25
  • ACTION: Paul to send reminder to the Board to review updated page
  • ACTION: None at this time

What is Fedora the distro?

  • https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Meeting:Board_strategic_working_group_2010-02-15
  • Poelstra: good example of how well the SWG seems to be working so far, McGrath astutely pointed out that our discussion was academic and the results of a decision would be insignificant
  • Matt: Concerned that we are having lots of in depth discussions with all the results ending in no change
    • Paul: Many of the questions came from Board members themselves. Would hope that people would speak up if their questions remain unanswered
      • We've actually developed results in three of six (?) issues so far
      • In some cases the result is documenting a decision or policy
    • Mike: We got into a literal discussion on a somewhat academic/theroetical question
      • Paul: Maybe the overall question is too nebulous, and pieces of this question are being answered elsewhere. Originally the Board wanted to get away from the general question "What is Fedora" and focus on more concrete issues. This question didn't seem like one of them.
  • SWG believes there is nothing further to discuss
  • QUESTION: Does the Board unanimously agree this issue is closed?
  • AGREED: The Board views this issue as closed

Personas

  • No response to Poelstra's call for assistance in creating personas
    • Mel sent this to the design list, which also did not generate any responses
  • https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Poelstra/Target_audience_personas
  • No real progress on this topic since November
    • Mo doesn't have time to dedicate to driving this further
    • Design team was alerted, but no takers
  • Recommend that the Board consider this effort shelved
    • Thank the people who put time into it thus far
      • Matt: Encourage design team to take this on if they'd like. How do we thank them? Ensure Mo gets some credit for a fine job helping
    • This will not be considered a blocker for other efforts
  • ACTION: Paul will send a follow up email to thank people
  • QUESTION: Does the Board unanimously agree this issue is closed?
  • AGREED: The Board views this issue as closed until such time as there are people to support it.

AOB

Voice meeting?

  • Use Fedora Talk + Gobby in place of an IRC meeting
  • Possibly do next regular Board meeting via Fedora Talk, streamed via web
  • members not able to do VoIP (e.g. from work) will use the dial-in numbers
  • AGREED: Board will test at next regular meeting and likely once more in a separate meeting to confirm things work, then announce for first Thursday in March
    • In case of problems, fall back to usual IRC methods

Next meeting Agenda

  • Matt bringing in SWG information developed regarding Spins
    • ACTION: Matt to ensure this is on next agenda w/ticket

Next meeting

  • Proposed: Thursday, February 25, 1700 UTC (12:00 noon EST/9:00am PST)