[Ambassadors] The Future of release names

Pam Chestek pchestek at redhat.com
Fri Jun 8 13:08:37 UTC 2012

I can attend.

Pam Chestek

On 6/8/2012 8:44 AM, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> Well, 
> the first week in Doodle was too fast for many people but looking
> on Doodle results - Friday 15th 5 PM UTC (1 PM EDT, 7 PM CEST) should
> work for all interested people and gives us some time to propagate/
> announce it.
> Is it still ok for you?
> Jaroslav
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Hi,
>> 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
>> see ;-)
>> http://www.doodle.com/2y43y5vxxizsqyef
>> Thanks
>> Jaroslav
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> At the last Board Meeting, the Board looked at the poll results
>>> asking
>>> whether people felt like continuing to name releases.  The results
>>> seemed
>>> to show that many people do like having a name associated with
>>> Fedora
>>> releases.  However, the discussion before and after has shown there
>>> is
>>> 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
>>> to
>>> attempt to solve some of the issues that have been brought up.  The
>>> Board
>>> 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
>>>   process?
>>> * What changes do people want to see in a revised process?
>>> (2) Come up with at least one proposal and analyze it according to
>>> the
>>>     answers to the previous questions.
>>> If anyone is interested in coming to a weekly meeting to work on
>>> this,
>>> please feel free to contact me.  If anyone would like to champion
>>> this,
>>> please contact me ASAP so I know whether there is someone else
>>> who's
>>> going
>>> 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
>>> use
>>> a single theme for all of the new Fedora releases).
>>> Thanks,
>>> -Toshio
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