Meeting:Board meeting 2011-03-29

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Fedora Board Meeting - 2011-02-29

Roll Call

Present

Toshio Kuratomi
David Nalley
Jaroslav Reznik (secretary)
Stephen Smoogen
Tom "spot" Callaway
Jared Smith
Jon Stanley

Absent

Regards

Máirín Duffy (leave of absense)
Joerg Simon
Rex Dieter (late, appointment)

Agenda

  • Schedule updates
  • Ways you can help

Slip the schedule a week before Beta

  • Decision to slip the schedule a week before the Beta due to NetworkManager 0.9 update
  • FESCo granted an exception, rel-eng and QA asked for time to properly test intrusive changes
  • Beta 19 April, GA 24 May (assuming no more splits), TC1 today or tmrw

Ways you can help!

  • How contributors can help in getting ready for the Fedora 15 release
    • The docs team is always looking for help in getting the various beats of the Release Notes completed
    • The Marketing team is looking for people to help write feature profiles and help put together marketing materials for Fedora 15

F16 naming

  • Several things combined to mess up F16 naming schedule
    • The Board and FPL were slow in vetting the names
    • RH legal has taken longer to review the names
  • ACTION: jsmith to follow up with RH legal regarding the review of F16 name suggestions
  • ke4qqq to act as election wrangler this cycle (if no one else steps up)

FUDCon EMEA

  • FPL waiting to hear back from FAMSCo regarding FUDCon EMEA
    • Date discussed April 2nd
    • FAmSCo ticket #152

SXSW spin issues

  • abadger1999 asked how the Board is addressing the issues raised by the SXSW spin
  • spot informs:
    • the spin was generated by rel-eng
    • the art was generated by Fedora Design
    • the funding came from Community Arch (should be FAMSCo)
  • ke4qqq will update the thread with the message that the board is discussing and will plan to give another status update after next weeks call

Q&A

  • gholms: Thanks for doing all the board-y stuff for us all. :)
  • Tac asked for ability to set up install with /home on it's own partition to make upgrading "easier"
    • Board answered that this issue should be addressed by FESCo as a technical body
  • jjmcd_ wanted to thank jsmith for mentioning the beats. We get much higher quality prose when those the most familiar with the feature explan them
    • jds2001 asked if it is not a requirement that feature owners write up release notes for their features
    • jjmcd_ aswered yes, that is the expectation, but those relnotes are often omitted or not much more than a placeholder and we have lots changes that aren't features
    • rbergeron said she spot for release notes in the feature pages is often filled with one line of very, very basic information
    • jreznik said that sometimes it's not easy to write release notes before you have anything in hands and then...
    • rbergeron noted that this will likely be part of looking at doing feature process overhaul
  • Venemo asked what degree of Fedora branding or other changes (compared to upstream) will we see in F15's gnome-shell?
    • spot answered a custom background and some Fedora icons
    • jreznik said it is not a question for board but for gnome/design team
    • discussion continued on the topic how to make the transition easier for users
    • rbergeron wondered if having a small flyer/handout available at conference for folks along the lines of "getting started with Fedora/GNOME3" might be a good idea
  • hircus_work asked if is there a reason #fedora-desktop is in GimpNet and not Freenode?
    • jsmith answered because upstream gnome discussion happens there

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