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Fedora Board Meeting, 2012 03 28

  • Secretary: Rudi Landmann
  • Meeting Type: Phone



  • Jon Stanley


  • Jaroslav Reznik
  • Rudi Landmann
  • Robyn Bergeron
  • Guillermo Gomez
  • Rex Dieter
  • Christoph Wickert
  • Toshio Kuratomi (delayed)


  • Peter Robinson
  • David Nalley (speaking at conference)

Today's goal reporting folks: Jaroslav Reznik and Guillermo Gomez

  • Announcements
    • Naming suggestions closed last night
    • Go/No-go for F17 Beta this afternoon
  • Quick updates on Jaroslav/Guillermo board member goals
    • Guillermo: project to develop and train new packagers; mailing list, IRC channel, new documentation; has produced 2 new packagers already, hoping for a new batch at FUDCon Margarita
    • RPMDev targetting LATAM region
    • Software Management Guide (Spanish original lang)
    • Fedora Robotics Guide (Valentin from Argentina leading)
    • is our site/planning/tracking tool
    • Three branches RPM (packaging), DEV (developers), DOC (documentation)
    • 11 Packagers up to 2011, trying to double it.
    • Jaroslav: Promoting Fedora community within Red Hat Brno developers; regular status updates; promoting Fedora to Czech developer community more generally.Wants to develop blog for better communication of Fedora leadership activities
  • Updates on trademark stuff
    • Still waiting for update to legal process
    • Ongoing concerns about naming
    • Propose at least one week of expanded community consultation process at same time as legal review
      • board willl need an extra week for board to process that feedback
      • Robyn to post to list
    • Release name process for F19+
      • Toshio to post to list
        • We'll have a poll at the same time as F19 release
        • Release names, yes, no, yes but Board and community to change the process
        • Poll on this will advise us -- nonbinding
    • Schedule:
   * Name collection: 20 March through 27 March (23:59:59 UTC)
   * List to Fedora Board: 27 March through 30 March
   * Legal Review of Board approved names: 30 March through 05 April
   * Setup of Voting Application: 05 April
   * Community vote on final name: 06 April through 12 April (23:59:59 UTC)
   * Name announced: 13 April

Next Meeting

Next meeting will be IRC on 2012-04-04 at $18:30 UTC.