Fedora Board Recap 2009-10-22 UTC 1600

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 20:22:19 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 01:02:32PM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-10-29 at 12:30 -0700, John Poelstra wrote:
> > I realize we missed our original goal of Fedora 12.  As Fedora 13 is our 
> > new goal I was suggesting milestones (check in points) to make sure we 
> > stay on track and finish on time... like we've done with the more 
> > detailed schedules for each of the Fedora teams.
> > 
> > Why not identify the work that needs to be done *before* FUDCon and then 
> > use FUDCon to write the code and make it happen?  There are at least 2.5 
> > weeks between GA and FUDCon.  I'll volunteer to help lead planning the 
> > meetings.
> > 
> > I'm just wondering if we'd get more "bang for our buck" if we used the 
> > live event to *do* the actual implementation instead of using it to talk 
> > about options, brainstorm, etc., a lot of which I thought happened at 
> > the FAD that created the original proposal.
> > 
> > By planning ahead for the Fedora Talk FAD last week I'd estimate we 
> > accomplished twice or three times as much as we would have otherwise. 
> > We made a lot of progress on the implementation because everyone was 
> > there and could talk about it in real time as they did the work and 
> > encountered problems. All without the interruptions of every day work/life. 
> Because right now, I and the other people critical to to making this
> happen are all very busy trying to get F12 to happen on time.  If there
> is enough time between the release of F12 and FUDCon, I'd be more than
> happy to pre-plan as much as possible.  I cannot commit to having that
> planning done in time though.

I have to agree that doing the brainstorming and ideating early,
rather than onsite, saved a lot of time.  But obviously F12 is the
focus right now, so I also agree with Jesse that following the bits
going out for F12 GA, a focus shift to ideating the Rawhide changes is
in order, with a goal of having an agreed-upon plan in advance of
FUDCon roughly three weeks later.  It will be easier to accomplish
that with transparency in advance, rather than coming up with all the
ideas at FUDCon and then trying to push them through later.

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