Fedora Board Recap 2010-10-25

Máirín Duffy duffy at fedoraproject.org
Thu Oct 28 03:07:46 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-10-27 at 22:19 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> 2010/10/27 Máirín Duffy <duffy at fedoraproject.org>:
> > Would you feel better if the Board said "not approved for F14"?
> Yes, absolutely.
> > We felt
> > bad because there weren't guidelines in place when we were asked, but I
> > hope the requestors are under no illusions that this is anything but a
> > late-in-the-cycle request.
> You felt bad, so you drafted requirements, and waived half of them?
> That is not straight-forward at all.
> > If anyone is afraid of blame please place the blame on me. It's my fault
> > if this doesn't ship for F14. Nobody should be blaming rel-eng for
> > *anything* here, nor setting them up to be blamed.
> It has nothing to do with placing blame.  It has everything to do with
> the Board answering a direct question with a direct answer.  IMHO,
> that answer should have been:
> "This request is being made too late in the development cycle to be
> approved for F14.  However, the Board recognizes that we lack clear
> and concise criteria around such request and will be addressing this
> shortly to close this gap for future releases."

We sort of said this in the discussion on this list before the board
meeting minutes we're discussing and were met with a lot of protest.


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