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Base Working Group Resources
  • IRC: #fedora-base on freenode


  • The Base working group meets weekly every Friday at 15:00 in #fedora-meeting channel.


This is the home for the Base working group, which is the team of people working on putting together the Fedora Base product.

Mission Statement


The goal of Fedora Base is to provide a stable standard platform for all derived Fedora products in the future that fullfills the basic needs of most if not all derived current and potential future Fedora products.


In order to achieve this goal these are the actual more direct points to highlight what we try to achieve:

  • Definition of the Base product: Installer, compose tools, minimal install (for some definition there), and functionality the majority products want to use
  • Based on feedback from other WGs, rather provide a API and/or ABI stability for a specific release rather than package versions/releases
  • => Keep Base as small as possible while still providing functionality most of the products would use
  • Derived products are free to choose which functionalities they want to use that Base provides
  • The functionalities provided in Base are considered to be recommended and default
  • Release cycle and lifespan are still TBD and will be based on feedback by other WGs and their requirements


Meeting Frequency and Times

  • The Base working group meets on a weekly basis in the #fedora-meeting channel (announced no later than 24 hours before a meeting on the mailing list with [Base] prefix.
  • If there is no agenda posted to the mailing list within 24 hours before a meeting is set to start, the meeting is cancelled and the group leader / FESCo liaison will send out a cancellation notice to the mailing list.
  • The Base working group meets every Friday at 15:00 UTC
  • In the case where a voting member can not make a meeting where a vote is scheduled to happen, they can either pre-vote via the mailing list or abstain-by-default.
  • During meetings, silence indicates consent. If people disagree, then that will bring it to a vote.
  • After meetings, meeting minutes will be sent to both the mailing list with [Base] prefix

Managing and Tracking Progress

  • Working documents for the group will be stored here on the Fedora project wiki.
  • Agenda items, decisions, and issues will also be stored here on the Fedora project wiki until which time the group decides it is not scalable and another tool would be more suitable.


Approved Documents

Working Documents


Meeting Minutes

Date Agenda Blog Summary Mailing List Thread Raw Logs
Friday, November 8, 2013 Governance discussion & draft (Proposal: Review other WGs governance drafts & create our own based on those) Regular meeting times (stay with Friday 15:00 PM or move somewhere else?) Base mailing list discussion (yes/no, pros/cons) QE representation discussion (who, how, status, etc) Role of Base Design group discussion -> Start of collecting ideas for Base Design. Proposal: Use wiki Maybe something like a mission statement first that relates to the idea that the Base Design is the platform for all other direct Fedora products (there can potentially be other separate products based on our original products or others consuming Base in the future). Container technology Minutes Logs

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