Fedora Board: Fedora Userbase Discussion

Last week the Fedora Board had an open, public meeting in IRC to discuss Fedora’s user base / target audience. Robyn announced the topic ahead of time and invited folks to join in. You can read the full meeting minutes, but I’ve gone through them and tried to pull out all of the interwoven threads of discussion and summarize it here for you as well. Where we are now The current Fedora user base is anyone who is: A voluntary Linux consumer Computer-friendly A likely collaborator A general productivity user Also worth mentioning are: Fedora’s mission statement: The Fedora Project’s mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community. Fedora’s vision statement: The Fedora Project creates a world where free culture is welcoming and widespread, collaboration is commonplace, and people control their content and devices. Fedora’s core values: Freedom Features Friends First Okay, now what? With all of this in mind, Robyn opened the meeting with a few initial discussion points: Does our user base, as currently defined, still hold true for us as a project in describing who we want our users to be? Is what we are producing right …

Fedora Board Blog

The Fedora Board now has a blog of its own. I had been doing some Board meeting summaries here in my own blog, but that’s not a good long-term solution so with the help of Sijis & Fedora Infrastructure, the Fedora Board now has a shared blog. That being said, I goofed when I originally added the blog to Planet Fedora, so you may have missed the first post. Here it is, and hopefully the next one will just work when it comes to appearing on Planet Fedora: Fedora Board Meeting, 13 December 2010 (The meeting consisted mostly of discussions about proposed future goals for Fedora to help us achieve our vision, so it’s definitely worth a read.)

Fedora Board Meetings, 12 & 15 Nov 2010

The Fedora Board meeting schedule works as follows: Every Monday, the Board will meet via phone at 2 PM Eastern time (1900 UTC atm). Every other Friday (the next one is this Friday, 12 Nov), the Board will hold a public ‘office hours’ style questions & answers session in #fedora-board-meeting at 2 PM Eastern time. Last Friday’s meeting Full meeting minutes: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-board-meeting/2010-11-12/fedora_board.2010-11-12-19.01.log.html Highlights Here’s a quick summary of questions/points brought up during the meeting. You’ll want to the full log for details on any of these. “lots of people ask for help in #fedora-social, how on earth do they run into #fedora-social before they find #fedora” – maybe nick registration requirements play a role. Jebba built a bunch of updated f13 RPMS for the secondary mips architecture and is now getting set up koji under mips for fedora 14. According to him, the fedora-mips list and channel are pretty dead, and the guy that did the f13 initial port is mostly MIA. Jebba wondered where he should put the RPMs he is producing. Jared recommended that he work with the infrastructure team and the release engineering team — they’ll find a good home for them. Ricky asked, “From the meeting …

Fedora Board Meetings, 12 & 15 Nov 2010

The Fedora Board meeting schedule works as follows: Every Monday, the Board will meet via phone at 2 PM Eastern time (1900 UTC atm). Every other Friday (the next one is this Friday, 12 Nov), the Board will hold a public ‘office hours’ style questions & answers session in #fedora-board-meeting at 2 PM Eastern time. Last Friday’s meeting Full meeting minutes: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-board-meeting/2010-11-12/fedora_board.2010-11-12-19.01.log.html Highlights Here’s a quick summary of questions/points brought up during the meeting. You’ll want to the full log for details on any of these. “lots of people ask for help in #fedora-social, how on earth do they run into #fedora-social before they find #fedora” – maybe nick registration requirements play a role. Jebba built a bunch of updated f13 RPMS for the secondary mips architecture and is now getting set up koji under mips for fedora 14. According to him, the fedora-mips list and channel are pretty dead, and the guy that did the f13 initial port is mostly MIA. Jebba wondered where he should put the RPMs he is producing. Jared recommended that he work with the infrastructure team and the release engineering team — they’ll find a good home for them. Ricky asked, “From the meeting …

Fedora Board Meeting, 8 Nov 2010

Just as a quick reminder, the Fedora Board has been following a new schedule over the past month or so. This new schedule works as follows: Every Monday, the Board will meet via phone at 2 PM Eastern time (1900 UTC atm). Every other Friday (the next one is this Friday, 12 Nov), the Board will hold a public ‘office hours’ style questions & answers session in #fedora-board-meeting at 2 PM Eastern time. Today’s Meeting Full meeting minutes: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Meeting:Board_meeting_2010-11-08 Meeting thread on advisory-board-list: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/advisory-board/2010-November/009648.html Agenda Fedora 14 shipped! Hooray! Now let’s get to work on F15. Fedora’s Community Working Group– We discussed nominations for the five inaugural members of the Fedora Community Working Group. We voted on 5 candidates and 1 alternate in the case one of the candidates could not accept. Rex will notify the candidates and confirm their participation in the group. Look for an announcement of the group’s membership soon. More details >. openrespect.org – does the Fedora Board agree with this statement? – We examined the openrespect.org statement itself, and also reviewed Jono’s blog post on it as well as Aaron Seigo’s response. A number of concerns about the statement were brought up, so we decided …

Fedora Board Meetings, 27 Sept 2010 & 1 Oct 2010

I apologize in advance for the brevity of this blog post; I’ve been cranking full-speed ahead on the new www.fedoraproject.org with Sijis Aviles and Jef van Schendel and need to get back to it quickly. 🙂 The Fedora Board is now fully on its new schedule. What this means, exactly: Every Monday, the Board will meet via phone at 2 PM Eastern time. Every other Friday (starting with this Friday), the Board will hold a public ‘office hours’ style questions & answers session in #fedora-board-meeting at 2 PM Eastern time. So, the Board is meeting more frequently, which I think is a good thing for Fedora overall. This blog post is going to summarize two board meetings: the 27 Sep 2010 Board phone meeting, and today’s public IRC meeting. Fedora Board Meeting 27 September 2010 Full meeting minutes: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Meeting:Board_meeting_2010-09-27 Meeting thread on advisory-board-list: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/advisory-board/2010-September/009306.html The Board for the past two months or so has been working to put together a solid vision statement for Fedora, to help guide what we do. It hasn’t been an easy road, but this meeting was our deadline to have a draft statement so the task dominated this meeting. We happily came to agreement on …

Fedora Board Meetings, 27 Sept 2010 & 1 Oct 2010

I apologize in advance for the brevity of this blog post; I’ve been cranking full-speed ahead on the new www.fedoraproject.org with Sijis Aviles and Jef van Schendel and need to get back to it quickly. 🙂 The Fedora Board is now fully on its new schedule. What this means, exactly: Every Monday, the Board will meet via phone at 2 PM Eastern time. Every other Friday (starting with this Friday), the Board will hold a public ‘office hours’ style questions & answers session in #fedora-board-meeting at 2 PM Eastern time. So, the Board is meeting more frequently, which I think is a good thing for Fedora overall. This blog post is going to summarize two board meetings: the 27 Sep 2010 Board phone meeting, and today’s public IRC meeting. Fedora Board Meeting 27 September 2010 Full meeting minutes: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Meeting:Board_meeting_2010-09-27 Meeting thread on advisory-board-list: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/advisory-board/2010-September/009306.html The Board for the past two months or so has been working to put together a solid vision statement for Fedora, to help guide what we do. It hasn’t been an easy road, but this meeting was our deadline to have a draft statement so the task dominated this meeting. We happily came to agreement on …

Fedora Board Meetings, 10 Sept 2010 & 13 Sept 2010

It’s another two-meeting Fedora Board meeting update. We have been holding some extra meetings in order to kick behind and take numbers the Board ticket backlog. Here we go: Fedora Board Meeting 10 September 2010 Full meeting minute IRC log: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-board-meeting/2010-09-10/fedora_board.2010-09-10-18.10.log.html Meeting thread on advisory-board-list: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/advisory-board/2010-September/009198.html This board meeting was an IRC meeting that took place last Friday in #fedora-board-meeting on IRC. Topics Covered Here is an outline of the topics covered – it was a fully Q&A style meeting: Question 1: KDE 4.5 in Fedora 14 Camberwell asked: Sorry if this isn’t the place to ak, but will f13 see the new kde 4.5? The overall conclusion to this is that it is a question more appropriate for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) and the Fedora KDE SIG. Jared also brought up that the last Board issued a stable release updates vision statement that FESCo is currently working towards. Question 2: Board appointments Policy inode0 asked: A few weeks back spot proposed something regarding appointments/board approval – anything more come of that? Jared responded, “First of all, I want to make sure that the Board is working well, and that I have a good working relationship with each …

Fedora Board Meetings, 10 Sept 2010 & 13 Sept 2010

It’s another two-meeting Fedora Board meeting update. We have been holding some extra meetings in order to kick behind and take numbers the Board ticket backlog. Here we go: Fedora Board Meeting 10 September 2010 Full meeting minute IRC log: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-board-meeting/2010-09-10/fedora_board.2010-09-10-18.10.log.html Meeting thread on advisory-board-list: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/advisory-board/2010-September/009198.html This board meeting was an IRC meeting that took place last Friday in #fedora-board-meeting on IRC. Topics Covered Here is an outline of the topics covered – it was a fully Q&A style meeting: Question 1: KDE 4.5 in Fedora 14 Camberwell asked: Sorry if this isn’t the place to ak, but will f13 see the new kde 4.5? The overall conclusion to this is that it is a question more appropriate for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) and the Fedora KDE SIG. Jared also brought up that the last Board issued a stable release updates vision statement that FESCo is currently working towards. Question 2: Board appointments Policy inode0 asked: A few weeks back spot proposed something regarding appointments/board approval – anything more come of that? Jared responded, “First of all, I want to make sure that the Board is working well, and that I have a good working relationship with each …

Fedora Board Meetings, 3 Sept 2010 & 8 Sept 2010

Oh goody gumdrops! You get two, two, two Fedora board meeting updates for the price of one today! Okay, there’s a lot to cover, so here we go…! Fedora Board Meeting 3 September 2010 Full meeting minutes: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Meeting:Board_meeting_2010-09-03 Meeting thread on advisory-board-list: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/advisory-board/2010-September/009198.html This board meeting was a phone meeting that took place last Friday at 2 PM, the usual Board meeting time. Topics Covered Here is an outline of the topics covered: General Updates Fedora 14 progressing towards beta please help get the word out on systemd test day Systemd go/no-go decision is up to FESCo. Jared will be starting convos to examine our features process / with FESCo. Meeting time Set up a whenisgood.net to Board members. Seems that 2 pm on Mondays works well for all. Transition plan: Final friday meeting will be Fri Sep 10, followed by a Monday Sep 13 meeting. Is the Board working as it should? email from Sankarshan Board members should be having more discussions on the mailing list and using meeting times to make decisions Board members should speak up on the list more often, a few do but could be more Suggestion to make a blog for the board as …