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Fedora Project Board Meeting :: Tuesday 2008-06-24

Roll Call

  • Attendees: Harald Hoyer, Jesse Keating, Paul Frields, Steve Dickson, Chris Aillon, John Poelstra, Bill Nottingham, Matt Domsch, Jef Spaleta, Karsten Wade
  • Regrets: Seth Vidal, Spot Callaway, Dennis Gilmore

New Business

New Board Members

  • Welcome and Congratulations
  • Process for filling remaining Red Hat appointed seat
    • Re-balancing board from a Red Hat perspective (which includes taking the community into perspective too).
    • Decision to be made by end of the day 2008-06-25
    • Submit additional suggestions to Paul Frields by end of business today

FUDCon Boston

  • Thoughts and take-aways for next time
  • Wondering if Red Hat Summit helped or hurt
  • We didn't have a lot to show the "drive-bys" from the Summit who came by the hackfest session
  • What about having a much larger booth as part of the exhibitors floor similar to LinuxTag?
  • Summit does provide the advantage of having more Red Hat people on hand
  • Really difficult for people to do two events at the same time
  • Surprised at number of first time people that came to FUDCon
  • Carry additional discussion items to mailing list
    • What could be a better FUDCon ?

Meeting Time & Date

  • Confirm regular meeting time and date going forward
  • Take into account new members
    • Figure out on mailing list--Paul Frields will set up matrix

Upcoming Milestones

  • Alpha freeze on 2008-07-15
  • Alpha public release on 2008-07-29
  • Getting feature process going for Fedora 10


  • Many thanks to departing board members Steve Dickson, Dennis Gilmore, and Chris Aillon for their guidance and support to Fedora
  • This is their last meeting

Followup to Previous Business

Fedora Organizational Structure (2008-06-03)

Codeina (2008-05-13)

  • Need to restart discussion on to get plans in place at the start of F10
  • Chris Aillon to make contact with Bastien Nocera to find out what current plans are
    • waiting on bug 438225 to proceed
    • this change will enable auto-provide for codec information
    • For Fedora 10 removing Codeina and using the distribution's built-in mechanism to install packages (if 438255) is implemented
    • For Fluendo to continue to provide codecs to Fedora they will need to provide them as packages in a yum repo
    • This errs on the side of more "free-ish" software
    • Revisit progress of Bug 438225 thirty days from now

Secondary Architectures

  • Put forward by Bill Nottingham for 2008-06-10 agenda
  • ia64 is close to coming online and two issues need to be resolved to move forward:
  1. Packages are signed with a fedora-ia64 specific key and the repository keys are hard coded in the fedora-release package as the main Fedora and Fedora beta keys.
  2. The download baseurl (outside of the mirror lists, which are correctly handled) will be at (or whatever). Therefore they can not spin a release from Fedora packages.
  • RESOLUTION: No discussion. This is a technical issue to be resolved by FESCo (if necessary) and not the board.

Future Business (discuss at a future meeting)

  • Next meet with be public IRC meeting with the board
  • Paul to send out announcement and coordinate IRC channels and moderator