how decisions are made in fedora art

Jiri Jakub Masek jjmasek at
Fri Dec 22 09:13:46 UTC 2006

Hi all, I want to support Nicu's idea, Máirín is the best candidate for
leading the Fedora art team, and, Nicu is the second best one.


2006/12/22, Nicu Buculei <nicu_fedora at>:
> Max Spevack wrote:
> >
> > But what I am interested in is making sure that all of the various
> > Fedora sub-projects are able to make progress, work toward their goals,
> > etc. And to do so in a way that is consistent with the community,
> > meritocracy, etc. ideas of Fedora.
> >
> > So I shall try to help in that regard.
> And IMO, your help was very much needed here.
> > I think that is the only way to handle the theme selection that is in
> > the spirit of how we try to do things in the Fedora Project.  I think
> > that Jonathan Blandford's team (whether that be Jonathan himself or one
> > of the people who works for him) should be able to offer input and
> > opinions, as should all of the other contributors and volunteers in the
> > Fedora Art project.
> We could use use this person (Jonathan or anyone else from his team)
> being subscribed to this list, we often have technical questions like
> for example about file formats, names or locations (see for some
> examples and a
> direct answer from someone on the list (not indirectly passing by the
> project lead) would simplify the work and speed-up the development.
> > The leadership job, as with any, will not be an easy one.
> >
> > You'll have to look at all of the different goals of Fedora Art project
> > and see to it that progress is being made on all of them.  If that
> > involves immediately delegating that responsibility to someone else,
> > that's fine.  But the Fedora Board expects that the project will run
> > itself in a way that is in line with the Fedora ideals -- open decision
> > making, transparency, etc.
> I see the activity of Fedora Art as something larger than this mailing
> list, a portion of the wiki and irc channel. We, the members of the
> project are working/meeting also on other locations, like deviantART,
> Flickr, FedoraForum, Mugshot and whatever other places I miss on this
> moment. We use them not only  to better communicate and share our work,
> but also as a way to promote Fedora and to attract new contributors.
> As I see it, the leadership of the project should have some insight on
> those other activities of the project.
> > Who wants to do that job?  As a community, who do you nominate for this
> > position?
> I nominate Máirín Duffy.
> She in not only one of the founders and the most active contributors of
> this project, but is also an active and respected contributor to larger,
> upstream projects (like GNOME).
> She has the desired background (art studies and a job at Red Hat) and
> the needed short connections with both Red Hat engineers and GNOME
> developers.
> And not last, IMO, she proved she can be a community leader.
> > I am on vacation myself right now, so I won't be on my email constantly.
> > But I'll check this thread again in a day or two and see what sort of
> > responses this email has generated.
> I guess the majority of us will be on a short vacation these days, but
> is very good that we started this talk.
> --
> nicu
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