Meeting:Board meeting 2010-06-18
- Present: Paul Frields, Christopher Aillon, Colin Walters, Rex Dieter, Chris Tyler, Matt Domsch, Mo Duffy, Jon Stanley, Stephen Smoogen
- Regrets: Tom 'spot' Callaway
- Assigned meeting secretary: Christopher Aillon
- Welcome to the new Board members!
- Brief update on meeting and issue tracking details (Paul)
- May discuss sensitive matters. These will be noted, please keep them private.
- Board members do not necessarily speak for their employers.
- Trac access granted to new members, issues are potentially confidential in nature -- goal is to move as much of that material into minutes and IRC as possible.
- Gobby used for taking meeting minutes, posted to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Board_meetings
- Discuss issues on advisory-board list when possible, use the private list only for confidential items
Top issues for F14 cycle
- Get consensus on agenda for next ~6 months, focus on moving Fedora to next level
- High impact items to benefit the project or contributors
- Will be incredibly useful for FPL successor
- Simply stating problems for now -- keep in mind that lots of Fedora works great -- we focus on the negative in this list as a way to embrace change and keep growing/moving forward
- Limit to 3 minutes per person, then prioritize with remaining time
- Christopher Aillon
- Fedora needs a target experience, more than a target user. -- facilitate them to go from random user to someone who will file a bug (and then onward)
- Fedora needs to be the open source development platform of choice
- Rex Dieter
- We need to keep the community positive
- Rawhide needs to be more consumable (and consumed)
- Fedora needs to be easier and more welcoming for alternative desktops
- Matt Domsch
- Fedora + Cloud: Fedora is great for platform as a service, and need to push Fedora as the OS of choice for cloud applications
- We need to keep the community positive, and take decisive action in cases of extreme negativity
- Mo Duffy
- Confusion around target experience.
- Spins one area of confusion: should be closer to package groups, having to pick 1 spin is too restrictive
- Mailing lists are a time sink
- Losing mindshare - Need more marketing, Need more FOSS developers on Fedora, 3rd party software install is painful (especially when no Fedora packages provided)
- Confusion around target experience.
- Poisonous people make Fedora unpleasant to contribute to and are too prevalent [Noisy idiots is a better term look it up online]
- Still too many people using EOL Fedora versions (in part due to EC2 issue)
- We are not focusing towards eventual enterprise goals... We seem to wander from release to release without long term focus.
- Jon Stanley
- Poisonous people tend to dominate discussions, need to find a way to fix this
- Update stability, need to keep an eye on this issue with FESCo
- Chris Tyler
- Joining Fedora is not as clear and consistent as it could be
- Onramping: Make it easy for truly interested people to join Fedora and become effective contributors
- Colin Walters
- Upgrade experience: have to do better here, not just packages but distros
- Need to minimize regressions
- Need to raise contributor interest in the default desktop (few new app suggestions for ex)
- Need to have a clear way to oppose useless trolling
- Negativity is a result of no clear vision or focus, we have one vision per person
- many of these problems are interlaced and need to be solved together to truly tackle the problem
- Artificial separation between e.g. FESCo and Board -- need people to work closer together
Top 3 issues
- Fedora Experience
- Mindshare (via cloud, etc.)
- Proposed: Cancel 2010-06-25 -- Red Hat Summit
- Next meeting: 2010-07-02 UTC 1800, public IRC meeting