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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.


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