Spins process - technical requirements

Bryan Kearney bryan.kearney at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 13:47:42 UTC 2008

Jon Stanley wrote:
> A little while ago, a few of us had a meeting via phone[1] discussing
> the spins process for F11.  One of my action items from that meeting
> was to come up with a list of technical requirements for Spins.  The
> Spins SIG already had some up[2], so for the most part, I didn't see a
> need to go reinventing the wheel.  There is some overlap between my
> (woefully incomplete, mostly because I envision it being integrated
> into the existing page) draft[3] and the existing process.
> This is intended to start a discussion of what other technical
> requirements that there are beyond those which are in either of the
> two wiki pages.  The end goal is to have something that is approved by
> both the Board and FESCo, and executed by the Spins SIG.
> [1] http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-October/msg00087.html
> [2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Spins/CommunitySpinGuidelines
> [3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jstanley/SpinsTechRequirements

Here is an interesting question. We currently have, in the Spins 
Kickstart repo [1] those items which carry the trandemark, and those 
which do not. If we assume a process somewhat similar to [2] then it is 
highly possible for a different set of technical criteria for those 
spins which are to be called fedora, and those which are not.

Given the new remix mark, it seems to enable anyone to host these 
remixes where they wish. May I suggest that we modify the repo and the 
spin process to say that we will only accept those spins which will 
carry the fedora name. This would remove the bottom process line, and 
would allow us to difine an easier set of technical requirements 
(avoiding the "if called fedora, the requirement is X if not Y). This 
would make it much easier for the spin SIG to gate / verfy the technical 
bits for trademark approval.

-- bk

[1] http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/spin-kickstarts.git
[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Bkearney/ProposedSpinProcess

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