Meeting:Board meeting 2011-10-18

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Fedora Board Meeting

  • Meeting secretary: Toshio Kuratomi

Roll Call

Present

Jared Smith David Nalley Peter Robinson Jon Stanley Rex Dieter Toshio Kuratomi Rudi Landmann

Not Present

Guillermo Gómez

Regards

Jaroslav Reznik Joerg Simon

Updates

Fedora 16 Schedule

  • Have a test compose out.
  • Hopefully won't have to slip anymore (already slipped two weeks)

Board Business

Discussion of Spins proposal

Vote 1: cwickert's proposal

  • jstanley -- don't want to set precedent about Board setting a team's internal workflow
    • jsmith -- cwickert specifically asked for Board "approval" and feedback

Decided that we'll vote on this as "we like" rather than "we approve". Spins wrangler/SIG has control over approval of their own workflow

  • Unanimously "liked" by the Board


Vote 2: whether to make the desktop/KDE spin go through the spin's process

  • Currently desktop and KDE do not go through process
  • Confusion about whether the kickstart is ready, wallpaper is what we intend, etc.
    • This would be a way to get a checklist of readiness into the process
  • Haven't seen much feedback from either design team or desktop team on list
  • Seems that Board is leaning towards approval as:
    • Fairness
    • Exercising the process will hopefully make sure the process works
    • Will hopefully keep some types of last minute readiness bugs out
  • jsmith will take this to the design team and desktop team mailing lists for feedback
    • Had taken to individuals on both teams and hadn't gotten feedback yet
    • notting was hesitant about this proposal (see fab list)

Discussion on a dedication for Dennis Ritchie

  • start.fp.o -- let's do it now
    • ask the websites team if they'd be willing to put something onto start.fp.o
    • also talk to translators about this
  • Release notes/Release announcement
    • In favor of doing this
    • translators if they're willing to do this
  • Release name
    • Seems like it involved a lot more work by different teams at a late date
    • Disenfranchises the people who voted for the name in the first place
  • #action jsmith to ask translators if they're okay with the two approved dedications


Elections Schedule

October 19-21: Announce election schedule, call for Town Hall volunteers
October 25-November 5th: Nominations open (nomination period closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on the 5th)
November 6-12: Organize town hall schedule
November 6-12: Candidates answer questions, send responses to Wrangler
November 12: Deadline for questionnaire responses from candidates
November 13-14: Wrangler presents questioinnaire answers, posts to wiki
November 15-22: Town Halls
November 21-22: Finalize online voting application
November 23-December 5:  Voting Period (voting period closes promptly at 23:59:59 on the 5th)
December 6: Announce results
  • Board agrees to this schedule

Any other business

Other Notes

  • Next Board meeting will be a public IRC meeting on Tuesday, October 25th at 16:00 UTC