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Fedora Project Board Meeting :: Tuesday 2008-09-30

Roll Call

Attendees: John Poelstra, Jesse Keating, Karsten Wade, Bill Nottingham, Matt Domsch, Chris Tyler, Seth Vidal, Paul Frields, Spot Callaway, Jef Spaleta

Regrets: Harald Hoyer

Followup to Previous Business

Codecs (2008-09-16)

  • Features/GStreamer_dependencies_in_RPM
  • Seth Vidal is going to meet with Richard Hughes to make sure a EULA associated with a specific package or codec works correctly with PackageKit and associated packages
  • UPDATE 2008-09-23
    1. Fedora will only handle packages with EULAs through PackageKit
    2. Fedora does not foresee ever having packages in the official Fedora repos that contain EULAs
    • Remaining questions for follow-up:
    1. What is the regular work flow for codecs in F10 when someone goes to play a media file with a gstreamer enabled player?
    2. What will be the default behavior for a default installation?
    3. Can we confirm that we are no longer prompting for any specific vendor?
    • Spot to track down answers to the remaining questions
  • UPDATE 2008-09-30 from Spot
    • In a default, fresh F10 install, if you go to play an mp3 file with a gstreamer enabled player, it will pop-up a helper
    • On a default F10 system there will be nothing in the pop-up
    • If you have an applicable third party yum repository configured, it will find the packages that provide the missing codecs and install them.
    • Codeina will NOT be installed by default and should be removed from the Fedora 10 repository and obsoleted and blocked.
    • There are no hooks to any third party vendors at this time.
    1. Spot will talk with PackageKit upstream about finding a way to included Fedora specific information which links to a Fedora wiki page on Fedora's stance on third party codecs
    2. Spot will work with package maintainer(s) to resolve the items noted above related to codeina

Trademark Update (2008-09-16)

  • Board wants to maintain a good hold on how the primary Fedora trademark is used while provides lots of latitude for secondary mark
  • Process of legal review continues and appears to be moving forward favorably
  • trademark guidelines draft has recently been updated and can be found here: User:Pfrields/NewTrademarkGuidelines
  • UPDATE 2008-09-23
    • Paul Frields has a meeting with with Red Hat legal this week
  • UPDATE 2008-09-30
    • Met with Legal this week
    • Looking for a way to include language that accommodates appliance operating systems (AOS) and qualified ISV applications
    • Very close to having a finalized policy--review if you haven't done so lately
    • Working with community to come up with a term related to the secondary trademark
      • Leaning towards using the term Fedora Remix
    • The secondary trademark will be a text based trademark
      • Requested Fedora artwork team help with stylizing the text
      • Working to clarify licensing of the image containing the wordmark design

New Business

  • fedora-advisory-board thread about multiple elections at the same time
  • The board thinks that having concurrent Fedora elections is a great idea and supports it
  • Have a "Fedora General Election" of sorts
  • Could the marketing group help raise visibility within Fedora?
    • Need a clear call to action
    • Is there a way to collect questions and responses from the community and candidates?
    • Jef to take discussion to fedora-marketing-list brainstorming about what could happen around vetting issues, debates, etc.

Next Meeting

  • Date: 2008-10-07
  • Time: 18:00 UTC
  • Location:
    • Public channel to ask questions: #fedora-board-public
    • Moderated channel for board answers: #fedora-board-meeting
    • Board to only join moderated channel so as to focus discussion there