Robert added concerning the communities issue.
> At the end of 2010, the Fedora board decided to agree on "strategic
> goals" for Fedora, so they can focus their work in 2011. When we looked
> back at what had happened with these goals one year later at FUDCon
> Blacksburg, we realized that hardly anything wa up with so far:
> 1. Improve budget management: We want to make payments for our
> contributors easier and faster. Budget needs to be more
> transparent. We want to move decisions from FAmSCo to the local
> communities. Reporting for credit card holders needs to become
> easier. We are working on all this for a while already but
> hardly made any progress, because there are big changes inside
> of Red Hat. It is unclear who will manage our budget in the
> future and we don't even have exact figures of our spending in
> the last year. So as soon as there is some progress, we can
> start working on this. We already set up a new trac instance
Would be nice!
> 2. Improve the elections: I have been spending a lot of work on the
> new FAmSCo election guidelines and I want to continue with this
> because I think there is still a lot to be improved. Even if we
> have the best guidelines ever, we can improve, participation ,
> documentation and the process. My goal is to have one simple and
> streamlined election process for the whole Fedora project.
> 3. Solve conflicts about local communities: As FAmSCo chair, I
> received a lot of mails about conflicts in various local
> communities. I was asked to make a decision, but frankly
> speaking I cannot. I am willing to help and to act as a
> middlemen, but it is not on me to decide who gets a certain
> domain or not. Instead of solving these conflicts one by one it
> is better to think about how we want to deal with them. Maybe
> the Fedora community working group can help? I don't know, but I
> continue to work on it.
I have been involved with this for months. Actually for ID and IT, as I am maintainer of fcomm.org.
Robert is working on a proposal.
It is involving RH legal also for domain names.
We already are a "working group" :-) Nice to see you here ;-)
> If you like my ideas, I would appreciate your help. If you don't like
> them, I am looking forward to your feedback. And if you have more ideas
> how to make the Fedora community a better place, lets discuss them.
> Kind regards,
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