"What is the Fedora Project?"

Christopher Aillon caillon at redhat.com
Thu Oct 8 20:39:27 UTC 2009

On 10/07/2009 12:11 AM, John Poelstra wrote:
> http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-board-meeting/2009-10-01/fedora-board-meeting.2009-10-01-16.03.log.html
> At last week's meeting we said we would continue our discussion here.
> Here I go :)
> 1) I'm still advocating that it is our responsibility to move things
> forward and own these issues. Are there any board members that disagree?
> Speak now or we will assume you are in agreement. :-)
> 2) We really need to resolve this topic that has been on the board's
> agenda since January 2009. For some of us, since we joined in July 2009.
> I'm proposing that we set a hard deadline of "the end of FUDCon." This
> means that by the time we leave FUDCon the first part of December 2009,
> this issue will be officially closed and off our agenda until there is a
> reason to revisit it and we can start 2010 with a clean slate. Are there
> any board members who would not be able to commit to this goal?

I thought we were already commited and on our way to getting there, tbh...

> 3) I am proposing a few unanswered questions that must be answered to
> bring greater clarity to why Fedora exists and what it seeks to
> accomplish which will allow us to close this issue. I'd wager that
> answering these questions will require each of us to sit down and spend
> some time thinking about them vs. replying in 5 minutes to this email.
> Naturally we'd also love feedback from everyone on this list.
> (a) Define a target audience for the Fedora distribution (or maybe
> narrow the definition to "default spin")--without a clear target
> audience for our product there is a lack of clarity around when we are
> "done." It also makes it difficult to make decisions about release
> quality and release composition.

Didn't we answer this already and give it to the websites and art teams 
to implement?

> (d) Set a goal of five things we believe should be improved or fixed by
> the release of Fedora 13 that will make the Fedora Distribution a better
> product or the Fedora Project a stronger community. What should those
> things be?

I sent my 5 things out in a different thread Saturday, ergg.., just 
now.. seems it didn't go through initially.   :(

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