On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 11:05 +0530, nitesh narayan lal wrote:
> Last time I had put the reminder for the meeting , but unfortunately I
> myself was not available for that and everyone else was also busy as
> only Francisco had turned up .
> The point is we really need to get the contest task finish up ASAP so
> we need to meet again for the final time before the announcing the
> contest . I am not sure if we have the video ready for the contest .
> Please let me know when you people will have some time for the
> meeting .
> Nitesh Narayan Lal
Hi Nitesh, folks,
We're focussing on the wrong thing here. Meetings aren't important,
getting the work done is.
Even if we don't meet, we need to ensure that the tasks that were
assigned are completed in time and a mail is dropped to the list.
Please go through your tasks and see if they're complete folks :)
I've sent the text I was to write for the publicity part to the list.
Mark and me had met over facebook chat the other day. He's been working
on his video. Should be done soon.
Tatica sent me an audio recording for the "fedora foundations"/"I am
fedora" video that I hope to do. However, this isn't related to the
fedora videos contest in a direct manner at the moment :)
I also think it's better to keep all our correspondence on the mailing
list. The mailing list is public, and the entire marketing team can read
on the status of the project rather than just this fixed bunch of us.
Sending this mail to the list too, please reply there and not
Please only print if necessary.
seems like the discussion steered to the phase of no return to the
reasonable output, also it stalled - so we (as a Board) would like
to push it forward.
I think the best idea for now is try to get interested people to
meet together, to check if there's real demand for the change and
if so, to start with the real proposals to create a new process.
I created Doodle poll - the next two weeks, I can add more option,
just it's not very user friendly. Feel free to vote and we will
----- Original Message -----
> At the last Board Meeting, the Board looked at the poll results
> whether people felt like continuing to name releases. The results
> to show that many people do like having a name associated with Fedora
> releases. However, the discussion before and after has shown there
> a desire to improve upon the current method of selecting the names.
> The Board decided that it would be worthwhile to come up with a new
> procedure for selecting the name for the Fedora 19 release and beyond
> attempt to solve some of the issues that have been brought up. The
> is looking for volunteers who would like to do two things:
> (1) Answer the following questions:
> * What benefits does the Project get from the current release naming
> * What changes do people want to see in a revised process?
> (2) Come up with at least one proposal and analyze it according to
> answers to the previous questions.
> If anyone is interested in coming to a weekly meeting to work on
> please feel free to contact me. If anyone would like to champion
> please contact me ASAP so I know whether there is someone else who's
> to champion this or if I need to lead the effort.
> I've put up a wiki page that tries to summarize the answers to the
> first two
> questions that I've seen circulated on the advisory-board mailing
> list and a
> link to the only proposal I currently know of (mizmo's proposal to
> a single theme for all of the new Fedora releases).
> advisory-board mailing list
Heya mktg team :)
I hope everyone's doing well. We're looking to make a fedora oriented
video to kick off the fedora-videos initiative. I think Mark has already
gotten down to it.
I was wondering if we could make an 'I am Fedora' video where we could
request the community to send in their bits on the lines of:
"Hey! I am Ankur, better known as FranciscoD in Fedora. I'm a Fedora
Ambassador, so I go out and speak about Fedora. I maintain some packages
for Fedora too.
*I* am Fedora!"
We could encourage various contributors to use their native languages to
show that we are a global community too IMO. (We can add English
translations as subtitles)
We could then combine these bits, and have ourselves a video? Comments?
Please only print if necessary.
Red Hat Clarifies Doubts Over UEFI Secure Boot Solution
Wed, 2012-06-06 04:13 by Swapnil Bhartiya
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) secure boot is a major worry for GNU/Linux user as it will make it impossible for them to install their favourite distro on hardware with secure boot.
Microsoft is pushing for secure boot with Windows 8 which is slated to be out within a year. The restrictions Microsoft is pushing on the hardware vendors is undoubtedly a concern for Linux user. However, at the same time, experts like Linus Torvalds believe that Secure Boot is a good thing and instead of fighting with it we should sign our own modules. Linux is known for it's security so secure boot does eliminate some real-world exploits where fraudulently modified early boot code has introduced vulnerabilities into the operating system.
If secure boot is so good, why is Linux community worried about it?
Red Hat's Tim Burke explains, "A major shortcoming of the initial UEFI secure boot implementation was the lack of easy to use accommodations for operating systems other than Microsoft Windows, including the many variants of Linux."
Red Hat, Inc.
----- "Jaroslav Reznik" <jreznik(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> First thing I'd like to say - I'm pretty sure this is not a right
> mailing list to discuss governance issues - there's Board Advisory
> one. Sparsely used by community :(
The fact that the advisory board list is sparsely used is even more reason to have these discussions on other lists for greater exposure to the community. One of my goals once elected to the board is to create as much exposure to these discussions as possible using whatever means necessary.
-- Robert 'Bob' Jensen