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"What is the Fedora Project?"




http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-board-meeting/2009-10-01/fedora-board-meeting.2009-10-01-16.03.log.html

At last week's meeting we said we would continue our discussion here. Here I go :)

1) I'm still advocating that it is our responsibility to move things forward and own these issues. Are there any board members that disagree? Speak now or we will assume you are in agreement. :-)

2) We really need to resolve this topic that has been on the board's agenda since January 2009. For some of us, since we joined in July 2009. I'm proposing that we set a hard deadline of "the end of FUDCon." This means that by the time we leave FUDCon the first part of December 2009, this issue will be officially closed and off our agenda until there is a reason to revisit it and we can start 2010 with a clean slate. Are there any board members who would not be able to commit to this goal?

3) I am proposing a few unanswered questions that must be answered to bring greater clarity to why Fedora exists and what it seeks to accomplish which will allow us to close this issue. I'd wager that answering these questions will require each of us to sit down and spend some time thinking about them vs. replying in 5 minutes to this email. Naturally we'd also love feedback from everyone on this list.

(a) Define a target audience for the Fedora distribution (or maybe narrow the definition to "default spin")--without a clear target audience for our product there is a lack of clarity around when we are "done." It also makes it difficult to make decisions about release quality and release composition.

(b) Set some broad goals for where we want the Fedora Distirbution to look like a few release from now--say when Fedora 15 is released. What should those be?

(c) Set some broad goals for where we want the Fedora Fedora Project to look like a few release from now--say when Fedora 15 is released. What should those be?

(d) Set a goal of five things we believe should be improved or fixed by the release of Fedora 13 that will make the Fedora Distribution a better product or the Fedora Project a stronger community. What should those things be?

This is a great opportunity for each board member to state their position so that the community can see where we each stand on these issues.

John


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