FESCo elections

Josh Boyer jwboyer at jdub.homelinux.org
Thu Jun 21 11:10:39 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 09:35 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 02:33:18PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > 
> > The FPB also has community elected seats.
> Indeed, and I think it is more here that political representation is. 
> Strangely, although I am on many fedora lists I didn't see anything
> about this election (then I googled and saw the pages on the wiki). 
> On which list was it announced?

fedora-list and fedora-announce-list

> > I'm not sure what from the community you want to be represented, so
> > without further examples I can't really say which board or committee
> > should handle that.
> In fact after a bit of thinking I am not sure that FESCo had more
> political control before (contrary to what I said above). What has
> changed (temporarily) is that FESCo lost a part of the engineering 
> control during the merge, with rel-eng becoming more important. But if I

Erm, not really.  FESCo never did release engineering in the Extras
world.  There was no loss since it was never done before.

> recall well FESCo never had a political role, except for very minor
> decisions. I wanted FESCo to have a political role, but it is not
> reality, even the FESCo role about, say, static libs is technical and
> not political.
> So FESCo doesn't really represent the community, because it doesn't 
> really have a political role, but having the technical leaders elected
> nevertheless means that the community is represented in the technical
> decision body.

Yes, it represents the community in technical matters at the least.  But
you still didn't give me an example of something you feel is "political"
in nature, so I have no idea if FESCo would be involved in those things
or not.


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