Fedora Board chair looks ahead

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed May 24 06:51:51 UTC 2006


On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 10:11 +0800, Marc Wiriadisastra wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-05-23 at 10:04 -0400, Max Spevack wrote:
> > On Sat, 20 May 2006, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > 
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > http://os.newsforge.com/os/06/05/15/1729249.shtml?tid=2
> > >
> > > Max, can you expand on the reference to conary? Is there a switch in
> > > package management actually being discussed or was that a analogy?
> > 
> > No, no switch being discussed -- that was just the author's conclusion 
> > based on my quote.  I can see how he would think that, but it wasn't what 
> > I was trying to suggest at all.
> > 
> > Overall, I was pleased with the article.  I thought it was very well done.
> > 
> > --Max
> > 
> *offtopic*
> One of the things I read through maybe into it was that people were
> discussing different views of voting.
> 
> I would have thought that the contributors as in not me but other people
> who have significantly contributed to the project should vote but aside
> from that other people shouldn't.
> 
> My thoughts are based on the fact that commitment is showing in
> contribution.  However grey areas such as myself is the annoying
> thing :(
> 
> It's quite interesting from someone that is not involved in the
> discussions to see how it turns out.

The current thinking is that for Fedora Extras Steering committee, the
ones in the owners list and cvsextras group in the accounts system would
be eligible for voting since they have contributed atleast one package
to the Fedora pool. Does that address your concern?

> 
> *offtopic*
> 
> Is there a chance of having different members of the board speaking
> publicly?  What I mean by this is having them with all their free
> time /sarcasm spend a few moments in putting a path in words of where
> fedora is heading?
> 
> I quite like reading articles from leading people in the open source
> community where they talk about whats up and coming and how they are
> dealing with it.
> 
> It seems like several *points* can be made. 1. Marketing their distro.
> 2. Advising the community what someones view is on future changes.
> 
> Overall I liked it as well but by the end of the article it left me with
> a huge number of questions.

You might get some insight from the Fedora Board meeting mins at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board/Meetings. Some of us do write
articles thought this one isnt necessarily the kind of thing you are
looking for

http://www.redhat.com/magazine/018apr06/features/fc5_overview/


Rahul




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