Acceptance by FESCo is a sanity check, presumed in most cases to be a formality, to ensure that new features compliment Fedora's guidelines and is manageable, prior to publicizing as officially targeted for the next release.
Feature acceptance is agreement by FESCo that a particular feature is:
- consistent with the goals and policies of Fedora while within the laws governing the corporate entity sponsoring Fedora--Red Hat.
- supported by the Fedora leadership.
- suitable for listing as an Official Feature of the next release of Fedora
- important to track prior to feature freeze and could affect timeliness of release
- The Feature Owner adds the feature page to Category:FeatureReadyForWrangler by adding the following text to the bottom of their feature page: Category:FeatureReadyForWrangler--it is already in the feature template.
- The Feature Wrangler reviews page for completeness and marks it as ready for review at FESCo's next meeting by changing it to Category:FeatureReadyForFesco
- FESCo secretary sends out FESCo weekly meeting reminder to fedora-devel-list with a CC to the feature owner so they can attend to represent their feature and answer any questions
- FESCo reviews individual feature pages and votes to approve or deny the feature.
- More than 50% of voting FESCo members must be in agreement to approve or deny.
- The feature owner or proxy should be in attendance at this FESCo meeting to answer questions or provide clarification.
- After a FESCo vote the Feature Wrangler:
- Adds accepted features to the accepted category [[:Category:FeatureAcceptedFX]]
- Moves un-accepted features to Category:FeaturePageIncomplete
- Updates the overall feature summary for the release at Releases/X/FeatureList