Websites and things

Patrice Dumas pertusus at
Tue Feb 17 17:30:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 09:47:01AM -0600, Michael Stahnke wrote:
> A while back I mentioned that EPEL should be listed on the front page
> of the Fedoraproject wiki.  I filed a ticket with the web
> infrastructure folks (#1139) to make that happen.
> Also, when clicking around on the wiki, EPEL is not listed as a SIG,
> nor a Sub-project.  Which are we?  I get confused about these terms.
> Either way, we should be listed on at least one of those.

It is explained on
that a project is defined by the Fedora Project Board (or by the project
board for a sub-project). I don't recall the board nor FESCo telling that 
EPEL is a project, so I guess it is a SIG, but FESCo people would 
certainly remember better than me.

However, it may also be that these things are not that clear, since
the Packaging project is not listed on:
though it doesn't seems to be the same than the Distribution project, and
it is listed in as being
a main project.

EPEL is something like cross-cutting in Packaging, Infrastructure. Maybe
EPEL could be seen as a SIG under both Packaging and Infrastructure. 
Still it is a special SIG, since it is broader than usual SIGs, and is 
focused on a derivative distro of Fedora, but not based on current 
Fedora. It is similar with OLPC, in my opinion, but OLPC doesn't appear 
anywhere. Also I may be the only one, but I am not a member of Fedora
anymore (at least not a member of the Fedora Packaging Group), but I 
am still in EPEL, this is not clear that it would be possible in a normal 

There is a page for EPEL as a SIG:
but it is a page that I haven't updated much when I updated the wiki, and
it shows obsolete information. I am not sure about the list of the SIG 
members, for example.


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