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Fedora Project Board Meeting :: Tuesday 2008-10-14

Roll Call

Attendees: John Poelstra, Paul Frields, Matt Domsch, Bill Nottingham, Seth Vidal, Jesse Keating Spot Callaway, Chris Tyler, Harald Hoyer, Karsten Wade

Regrets: Jef Spaleta

MinGW (2008-07-15)


  • So far approximately 50 packages
  • Release Engineering reports that cost of coming up with separate infrastructure as previously requested by the board appears to far outweigh the benefits
    • Board removes its original requirement that the MinGW packages be separated from the main Fedora repos though may revisit in the future if issues arise
    • Board continues to leave ongoing implementation details to FESCo

Trademark Update

  • Guidelines are fully approved by legal counsel
  • Paul needs to finish out page describing usage guidelines around the secondary mark
    • Allowed uses of colors and backgrounds
  • Spot will add to legal section of Fedora wiki once Paul makes final changes

Artwork in Fedora

  • Recent email threads on
  • Discussion centered around who is responsible for the "look and feel" of Fedora
  • Look of default icon set of distribution is important because it does makes a first impression on new users
  • Where does Fedora define "Upstream Fedora Artwork" to exist?
  • Is Fedora specific art work considered to be working "upstream" or does such an "upstream" exist?
  • The Board is ultimately responsible for the look and feel of Fedora but would like it to be clear that it has delegated this responsibility to the Fedora Art Team
  • There were no dissenting votes to the following resolution:
    1. FESCo has previously delegated the responsibility to determine the look and feel of Fedora to the Artwork team, and the Board continues to support that decision
    2. The Artwork team, like any other Fedora team, should work with other groups to develop consensus on look and feel discussions
    3. The Artwork team should formally decide whether or not Echo should be the default icon set in Fedora 10