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Re: [fab] New project formation is out of control

On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 15:14 -0400, Max Spevack wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > Rex Dieter (rdieter math unl edu) said: 
> > > Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > > 
> > > >No one has said much about Patrick's wiki page:
> > > >
> > > >http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DefiningProjects 
> > > >
> > > >I agreed to drive this project definition problem... My personal
> > > >viewpoint is that, like logo usage, we want to be generous but
> > > >protective about the Fedora name.  I prefer that the "Ideas" listed in
> > > >this page be promoted to "SIGs" since not only do we have a couple, but
> > > >"Ideas" sounds a little dismissive.  "SIG" gives the contributors an
> > > >immediate feeling of group ownership.  Once a SIG has more plans they
> > > >can be owned by an official subproject until they are ready to move on,
> > > >if that's necessary.  Input please?
> > > 
> > > (As I said somewhere else... (: ...) I agree with these sentiments to 
> > > keep things simple and stick with only SIG/Project labels.  Otherwise, 
> > > IMO, the only item in need of clarifying is who exactly does "Project" 
> > > announcements (ie, the Board or the parent Project).
> > 
> > Works for me. Which board member is going to lay down the law? Or do
> > we leave this for Max?
> I agree with the sentiments in the thread that we need to have this 
> clarity.  I'm happy to lay down the law.
> My top priority at the moment is the stuff for /. -- after that, I'll be 
> able to tackle this one.

Only problem I see is that news snowballs fast.  I have talked to Damien
before about a variety of topics, and we spoke about the announcement
this very morning.  (I'm also currently involved in a f-marketing-l
thread about it.)  Would it help for me to volunteer to put the policy
out there?

("What policy?" many may ask.  See elsewhere in the thread for
discussion.  I'm just volunteering to get the word out since Max is tied
up and I am supposed to be pushing this issue anyway.)

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