Meeting:Board meeting 2007-07-24

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Fedora Project Board Meeting :: Tuesday 2007-07-24

Roll Call

  • 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

Multimedia Discussion

  • 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

Strictifying fedora-board-list

  • 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