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Fedora Project Board Meeting :: Tuesday 2008-02-12

Roll Call

Attendees: Paul Frields, John Poelstra, Chris Aillon, Mike McGrath, Steve Dickson, Matt Domsch, Dennis Gilmore, Karsten Wade, Jef Spaleta, Seth Vidal, Bill Nottingham, Bob McWirther

Followup to Previous Business

fedora-board-list (2008-02-06)

  • Recalibrating list membership to only include Fedora Project Leader, current board members, and board secretary
  • Make sure conversations involving others happen on fedora-advisory-board-list
  • OWNERS: Max Spevack & Paul Frields
  • RESOLUTION: completed

Publican (documentation-devel) Update (2008-01-13)

  • IRC meeting on 2008-02-13 with Red Hat Docs team and Fedora Docs team
  • Demo of what publican can do and how Fedora might want to use it
  • 2008-02-14 02:00 UTC
  • #fedora-docs
  • OWNERS: John Poelstra and Paul Frields

Status of FUDCon Survey

Fedora Account System (2008-02-06)

  • Discussion with Mike McGrath
  • Ricky and Mike are working on FAS2
  • Targeting completion before Fedora 9 beta
  • User authentication
  • using ldap at this point being as ldap neutral as possible
  • exploring and keeping options open for an openID implementation in the future
  • Using turbogears
  • signing the CLA will done through a web page if pending legal approval that this is sufficient
  • Discussed CLA and need for ssh and gpg keys and if a lighter weight approach is possible in the future
  • Infrastructure needs a design document if we are able to go that route in the future
  • OWNER: Paul Frields
  • Review past legal guidance on CLA usage
  • Meet with legal if deemed necessary

Timeliness & Format of Board Minutes (2008-01-29)

  • 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
  • FOLLOWUP on 2008-02-12
  • Mike McGrath attended board meeting
  • Still need to get kinks out of Asterisk service before having a large town hall meeting
  • If want to meet March 2008 date would need to re-prioritize tasks of infrastructure team
  • Board voted to hold IRC based town hall meeting on 2008-03-18
  • Board voted to revisit possibility of an audio town meeting for 2008-04-15, though this could be impacted by upcoming release of Fedora 9

Post-release updates of custom spins (2008-01-29)

  • 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: Jef to review Rahul's proposal and report back to board
  • OWNER: Jef Spaleta
  • FOLLOWUP on 2008-02-12
  • Jef is waiting for feedback from Jeremy Katz on release engineering's perspective
  • Reference:
  • People are still not clear on exactly what is required to create an official "Fedora Spin"
  • Need a clear list of guidelines of what a spin owner is responsible for and what they are required to test
  • Hoping a test will come from Jeremy Katz as part of feedback from release engineering
  • We are only talking about spins that use GA packages, thus testing for GA should have given us enough comfort that risk is minimized
  • We only need to be concerned with new combination of packages that a spin would present
  • Paul Frields--followup with Fedora Release Engineering and QA contingent to discuss testing requirements
  • Jef Spaleta to formulate specific guidelines for review prior to or at next board meeting (dependent on feedback from release engineering)

New Business

LWN 10th Birthday

  • Board voted to make contribute to LWN in commemoration of its 10th birthday
  • Contribution went toward purchasing 75 subscriptions which start on March 1, 2008
  • In the future (when there is more lead time) look into ways to use things like this as rewards for strong Fedora leadership and community participation
  • OWNER: Jef Spaleta
  • ACTION: Jef to followup Max Spevack who made original arrangements and then post to fedora-advisory-board list soliciting feedback on the best way to create a lottery to give these out to Fedora people who can use them.

Meeting Quality

  • How are we doing?
  • Tracking previous business is a positive improvement that helps us focus on things that need to get done
  • Sometimes get too carried away discussing the implementation details of technical topics

Future Business (discuss at a future meeting)

Google Start Page

  • Project has changed ownership within Red Hat to Greg Dekoenigsberg
  • Update on status of the project and where it goes from here
  • OWNER: Paul Frields
  • ACTION: Invite Greg to next meeting, currently scheduled for 2008-02-19 at 14:00 EST

Next Meeting

  • TIME: 14:00 EST
  • DATE: Tuesday, 2008-02-19