On 29 August 2014 16:15, Michael Stahnke <stahnma@puppetlabs.com> wrote:

On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 11:48 AM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge@gmail.com> wrote:
At last week's EPEL meeting, it was proposed that at least a short term governing committee be put together to help on the following items:

1) EPEL.next (EPIC or EPEL-rolling, etc)
2) Formalizing various amounts of unwritten rules for package addition, removal and maintenance in current repos.
3) Lower workload on Kevin Fenzi and Dennis Gilmore as they have been EPEL since the last EPSCO was around.

Are EPEL.next and current EPEL going to be steered by the same people?  

At the moment yes.

At that meeting the following people were nominated to the committee:

Dennis Gilmore
Kevin Fenzi
Stephen Smoogen
Jim Perrin 

Todays (2014-08-29) meeting this was 'formalized' with people attending the meeting.  Added to that was a beginning proposal of committee governance:

Is the meeting time also formalized? I can make this most of the time, but forgot this morning. (Added to calendar now). 

Yes the meetings will be Friday 1600 UTC in #epel until changed. Any changes will be announced on this list.


The governance structure will be a short term organization to set up policies and procedues in place for continual maintenance of EPEL. The term of the committee will end 3 months after either new repos are setup or voted not going to happen by said committee. If a longer term running committee is required, the previous board will set up policies for elections and term lengths before the short term committee ends.

After the meeting I realized that wasn't a good deadline so would like to alter it these changes should be completed by the Fedora 22 release date.

When is this project release date?  On https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/22/Schedule?rd=Releases/22 I see 2015-XX-XX. That's a lot of leeway. 

There is nothing more formal than that. I would expect that it will be 6 months after F21 which I am expecting to be in November/December of 2014 which would put 22 around June 2015. I think that getting all the items done by November/December is hard to meet but by June should be done. The committee can stand down at any time also.

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