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Fedora Project Board Meeting :: Tuesday 2008-01-29

Roll Call

Attendees: Max Spevack, Jef Spaleta, John Poelstra, Paul Frields, Steve Dickson, Seth Vidal, Bill Nottingham, Chris Aillon, Dennis Gilmore, Karsten Wade, and Matt Domsch

Regrets: Jack Aboutboul, Bob McWirther

Followup to Unresolved Business

Red Hat Summit and FUDCon

  • Max & Greg are tracking down all details going forward.
  • One or both of them attend an internal weekly meeting to discuss status
  • Tentative dates for FUDCon will be Thurs, Friday, and Saturday
  • FUDCon part of conference will be free
  • Still working out details so that FUDCon attendees can visit Expo floor

Contributor satisfaction

  • Schedule session for FUDCon in June
  • Unclear what best means of obtaining constructive feedback is
  • People remain free to comment on mailing lists

Board Goals For This Year

  • Brainstorming to be moved to fedora-board-list
  • Will revisit once Paul is underway as Fedora Project Leader
  • ACTION: check back on status in one month
  • OWNER: Paul Frields mail

  • Take steps to approach changes that were requested in the past
  • Could we create a better start and search page for Fedora mailing list?
  • ACTION: check back on status in one month
  • OWNER: Dennis Gilmore

New Business

Timeliness & Format of Board Minutes

  • Will seek to alleviate concerns raised on by holding public meetings
  • Once each month
  • Targeted start date March 2008.
  • Talk to Mike McGrath and Infrastructure team to determine technical hurdles
  • Engage community to help overcome technical hurdles
  • OWNER: Paul Frields

Job of the Fedora Board

  • Discussion resulted from fedora-advisory-board-list thread
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities of the board and make wiki pages more specific
  • ACTION: check back on status in one month
  • OWNER: Paul Frields

Use of Fedora Name/Trademark

  • What is required for a package or a project to carry the Fedora name?
  • Need to publish guidelines on wiki
  • OWNER: Max Spevack
  • ACTION: post proposal to fedora-advisory-board-list

Can Fedora Allow Anonymous Contributors?

  • Discussion resulted from fedora-advisory-board-list thread
  • The Board agreed unanimously with the consensus from the f-a-b discussion of why anonymity does not work for Fedora

1. The ability to redistribute content is dependent on being able to affirm the intellectual property rights of all the people who have touched that content. 1. The Fedora Project cannot guarantee to protect the identity of users in the account system.

Post-release updates of custom spins

  • Should the board have to approve them?
  • We will hosts as many spins as we have space for
  • Need to determine the hosting requirements and limits
  • How long will spins stay around?
  • ACTION: Request that Rahul Sundaram write a policy that would meet his requirements and those of others
  • OWNER: Jef Spaleta

Approving XFCE spin

Future Business

Google Start Page Update

  • Project changing ownership within Red Hat to Greg Dekoenigsberg
  • Have Greg make presentation to Fedora Board in two weeks
  • OWNER: Karsten Wade

Community Architecture Update

  • Max Spevack

Next Meeting Time & Date

  • Wednesday @ 12 PM EST, Feburary 6, 2008