Fedora Board Recap 2008-FEB-12

John Poelstra poelstra at redhat.com
Fri Feb 15 04:10:52 UTC 2008


== Roll Call ==

Attendees: Paul Frields, John Poelstra, Chris Aillon, Mike McGrath, 
Steve Dickson, Matt Domsch, Dennis Gilmore, Karsten Wade, Jef Spaleta, 
Seth Vidal, Bill Nottingham, Bob McWirther

== Followup to Previous Business ==

=== fedora-board-list (2008-02-06) ===
  * Recalibrating list membership to only include Fedora Project Leader, 
current board members, and board secretary
  * Make sure conversations involving others happen on 
  * OWNERS: Max Spevack & Paul Frields
  * RESOLUTION: completed

=== Publican (documentation-devel) Update (2008-01-13) ===
  * IRC meeting on 2008-02-13 with Red Hat Docs team and Fedora Docs team
    * Demo of what publican can do and how Fedora might want to use it
    * 2008-02-14 02:00 UTC
    * freenode.net #fedora-docs
  * OWNERS: John Poelstra and Paul Frields

=== Status of FUDCon Survey ===
  * Results available at http://www.keysurvey.com/report/185839/-1/2bea
  * OWNER: Paul Frields
    * Other types of analysis are available upon request
    * Paul will add information about the survey to the wiki at 
    * Paul to work with Community Architecture Team (Greg, Max, and 
Jack) to create a survey in advance of FUDCon Boston 2008 that it can be 
administered at the event

=== Fedora Account System (2008-02-06) ===
  * Discussion with Mike McGrath
  * Ricky and Mike are working on FAS2
  * Targeting completion before Fedora 9 beta
  * User authentication
    * using ldap at this point being as ldap neutral as possible
    * exploring and keeping options open for an openID implementation in 
the future
  * Using turbogears
  * signing the CLA will done through a web page if pending legal 
approval that this is sufficient
  * Discussed CLA and need for ssh and gpg keys and if a lighter weight 
approach is possible in the future
     * Infrastructure needs a design document if we are able to go that 
route in the future
  * OWNER: Paul Frields
    * Review past legal guidance on CLA usage
    * Meet with legal if deemed necessary

=== Timeliness & Format of Board Minutes (2008-01-29) ===
  * Will seek to alleviate concerns raised on 
fedora-advisory-board-list at redhat.com by holding public meetings
    * Once each month
    * Targeted start date March 2008.
    * Talk to Mike McGrath and Infrastructure team to determine 
technical hurdles
    * Engage community to help overcome technical hurdles
  * OWNER: Paul Frields
  * '''FOLLOWUP on 2008-02-12'''
    * Mike McGrath attended board meeting
    * Still need to get kinks out of Asterisk service before having a 
large town hall meeting
      * If want to meet March 2008 date would need to re-prioritize 
tasks of infrastructure team
    * Board voted to hold IRC based town hall meeting on 2008-03-18
    * Board voted to revisit possibility of an audio town meeting for 
2008-04-15, though this could be impacted by upcoming release of Fedora 9

=== Post-release updates of custom spins (2008-01-29) ===
  * Should the board have to approve them?
  * We will hosts as many spins as we have space for
  * Need to determine the hosting requirements and limits
  * How long will spins stay around?
  * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RahulSundaram/SpinsProcess
  * ACTION: Jef to review Rahul's proposal and report back to board
  * OWNER: Jef Spaleta
  * '''FOLLOWUP on 2008-02-12'''
    * Jef is waiting for feedback from Jeremy Katz on release 
engineering's perspective
      * Reference: 
    * People are still not clear on exactly what is required to create 
an official "Fedora Spin"
    * Need a clear list of guidelines of what a spin owner is 
responsible for and what they are required to test
      * Hoping a test  will come from Jeremy Katz as part of feedback 
from release engineering
    * We are only talking about spins that use GA packages, thus testing 
for GA should have given us enough comfort that risk is minimized
       * We only need to be concerned with new combination of packages 
that a spin would present
       * Paul Frields--followup with Fedora Release Engineering and QA 
contingent to discuss testing requirements
       * Jef Spaleta to formulate specific guidelines for review prior 
to or at next board meeting (dependent on feedback from release engineering)

== New Business ==

=== LWN 10th Birthday ===
  * Board voted to make contribute to LWN in commemoration of its 10th 
  * Contribution went toward purchasing 75 subscriptions which start on 
March 1, 2008
  * In the future (when there is more lead time) look into ways to use 
things like this as rewards for strong Fedora leadership and community 
  * OWNER: Jef Spaleta
  * ACTION: Jef to followup Max Spevack who made original arrangements 
and then post to fedora-advisory-board list soliciting feedback on the 
best way to create a lottery to give these out to Fedora people who can 
use them.

=== Meeting Quality ===
  * How are we doing?
  * Tracking previous business is a positive improvement that helps us 
focus on things that need to get done
  * Sometimes get too carried away discussing the implementation details 
of technical topics

== Future Business (discuss at a future meeting) ==

=== Google Start Page ===
  * Project has changed ownership within Red Hat to Greg Dekoenigsberg
  * Update on status of the project and where it goes from here
  * OWNER: Paul Frields
  * ACTION: Invite Greg to next meeting, currently scheduled for 
2008-02-19 at 14:00 EST

=== Next Meeting ===
  * TIME: 14:00 EST
  * DATE: Tuesday, 2008-02-19

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