Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Sat Nov 9 20:36:51 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 02:45:46PM -0500, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> I don't really have a problem in believing that but it would be useful to
> know in more detail how the initial proposals came to be (who were
> involved?  what problems are we trying to solve?  what are failures of the
> current model?  did it go through Red Hat management internally before
> being proposed and is more headcount being allotted?  Was Fedora Board and
> FESCo members aware that a proposal were coming through and what was their
> rationale for choosing to go forward? etc)

Did you see my message in July before Flock, and my talk there? 

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4dNP9DiaXc> <- if this link is broken it's
     because I'm on the train and yourube is blocked



And I think that answers most of your questions, or at least provides a
starting point for them. Overall, the process is basically what you see in
public and I've tried to make this as transparent as possible.

I did discuss the idea with my manager (Denise Dumas, Director of Platform
Engineering) to make sure she would support me in spending time developing
it. She has promised (including to everyone at Flock) to provide resources
where we can make a good case for them (and I think we can!). I also talked
with a few people both inside and outside of Red Hat to help adjust the
initial presentation and message, and I presented it to get feedback from a
handful of groups internally before Flock.

Mostly, though, there was very little that you can't see on this and other
mailing lists and in Fedora IRC logs. 

The part about three products came from Stephen Gallagher at Flock, and he
can take both credit and blame for that :). To me, that provides a practical
answer to "how do we deliver something out of these policy rings I
proposed", which was kind of a missing piece so I went with it. If you have
solutions to other missing pieces I'll back those too.

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>

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