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Re: FESCo future



On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 10:51 -0500, Greg Dekoenigsberg wrote:
> (Note: I will be calling this new project "F-star" until someone tells me 
> to stop.)
> 
> My $0.02 on the structure of the F-star board:
> 
> No mandate of RH/non-RH seats.  At all.  Pure meritocracy.
> 
> It's time to put this model to the test.  If the packaging community has 
> any sense, and I believe they do, then they will elect a healthy number of 
> Redhatters to F-star -- because if they don't, it will be *much* more 
> difficult to accomplish *anything*.  It's in everyone's best interest to 
> put Redhatters on the F-star board.  I believe that the community 
> understands that.
> 
> At the same time, if a particular Redhatter becomes a belligerent jackass, 
> then the community is fully empowered to boot that Redhatter right the 
> hell out of the project.  I don't expect this ever to be the case, 
> honestly, because I think our community is comprised of grown-ups.  But 
> the safeguard is important.
> 
> Honestly, we've already got strong controls at the Fedora Project Board 
> level.  If things go terribly wrong with F-Star, the process for 
> correction is simple: the Grand Poobah puts a bullet in the whole damned 
> thing.  The cost of such a failure would be enormous for everyone 
> involved, though, and for that reason I suspect that it will never happen.
> 
> What are we afraid of?
> 

RHLP is what we're afraid of.

If we have learned NOTHING from the goings on at novell and other
companies it is that the winds of corporate power change quite a bit and
it is not always obvious when they do.

-sv





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