About long self-definition discussions

John Poelstra poelstra at redhat.com
Fri Oct 16 23:42:07 UTC 2009

Dimitris Glezos said the following on 10/15/2009 02:17 PM Pacific Time:
> I beieve the long threads about what is Fedora are extremely valuable.
> But I also believe that we online/email is not the best place to have
> them.
> We have these excellent events called FUDCons and FADs. I believe the
> Board/RH should take a bold decision and sponsor the travel of a few
> key people to participate in the nearest event, and have a 4-hour
> workshop about our direction. Specifically, the Board should be there,
> as well as past Board members, key people in the community (eg. very
> active FESCo members etc), and anyone else wanting to participate in
> this discussion.
> Clearly, online talk isn't really leading anywhere. Or it leads
> somewhere in a very painful and slow way.
> -d

Thanks for raising this.  I've thought this for a long time, even before 
the current discussions we have going on now... that the board should 
meet in person for a couple days once each year to discuss and resolve 
issues like this and that it would be a reasonable funding request to 
make to Red Hat.

Topics like this are difficult to resolve in our once per week, hour 
long meetings.  Meeting in person for a concentrated block of time would 
make it easier.


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