Fedora 20 new planning process and schedules
mitr at volny.cz
Wed Jun 5 16:12:39 UTC 2013
On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Dan Mashal <dan.mashal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sure. FESCo doesn't care if it's a feature or not.
> > That's why it's no longer called the Feature process. FESCo is an
> > engineering committee and has no business determining if something is
> > a Feature in an upcoming release of the distro. That is a marketing
> > task. The new process focuses on technical changes within the distro
> > and whether those changes require cooperation between maintainers or
> > additional help or oversight.
> Maybe I still misunderstand, but what this email says is instead of
> FESCo, an educated group of people deciding on features that can be
> extremely technical, they have no business either making even a
> recommendation and marketing is now handling this?
No, FESCo will still do the _engineering_ work of reviewing the proposed
changes, ensuring the impact is known and coordinated, and so on. All of
the FESCo-accepted changes are equally visible from an engineering point of
view (equally listed on the future equivalent on
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:FeatureAcceptedF18 , equally listed
in release notes).
Fedora Marketing will decide what to highlight and advertise, e.g. in the
formal release announcement that is sent as a press release, on trade
shows, etc. Previously this has been also done by marketing, not by
FESCo. Hopefully the two groups will communicate at least as well as
they have in the past.
 AFAICS Fedora Marketing is quite good at choosing what to highlight
(e.g. in F19, I thought one of the features they chose to highlight was not
too exciting, but it received very positive and interested response from
the press and reviews.)
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