On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 10:51 AM Ben Cotton <bcotton(a)redhat.com> wrote:
As many of you already know, Red Hat has asked all employees to work
from home. I know that many (most?) of you don't work from a Red Hat
office normally (particularly if you're not a Red Hat employee!), but
I want to check on the impact that an extended shutdown might have on
the infrastructure, particularly the release engineering activities as
we approach the Fedora 32 GA (currently scheduled for 21 April).
From RelEng side we are good, but there might be some issues with QA
as some tests are run manually on bare metal machines located at some
of our offices. People will not have access to these machines if the
offices are closed and maybe we have skip them for F32 GA.
In addition, what are our personnel risks? For example, if Mohan gets
too sick to work, do we have enough shared knowledge and access to cut
Thanks Ben :)
But, I am working on updating the docs so that it will be easier for
either jednorozec or nirik to pick up the work.
> Obviously, everyone is going to be impacted in some way, even if none
> of us get sick. This is a stressful and uncertain time. I've made it
> clear to Fedora and Red Hat leadership that we will continue with the
> schedule, but that the priority is the health of our community
> members. I don't want anyone working beyond what's reasonable for
> their personal situation. I just need to understand the risks so we
> can make plans to mitigate them or adjust the release schedule.
> Ben Cotton
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> Senior Program Manager, Fedora & CentOS Stream
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