20131029 Fedora Workstation working group meeting summary: draft 1
sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 12:51:35 UTC 2013
It's my first draft. It's rather formal since I converted whatever notes
I'd made from the logs into sentences and paragraphs. I don't think
there should be any factual errors in it though. A proofread is most
> Complete log: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2013-10-29/fedora-workstation.2013-10-29-14.00.log.html
> The first ever Fedora Workstation Working Group IRC meeting was held recently on
> the 29th of October. The Workstation Working Group is one of the three main
> working groups tasked with the creation of the Fedora workstation product, the
> other two being the Fedora Cloud and the Fedora Server. The complete proposal,
> as explained by Matthew Miller, can be found on the Fedora project wiki here:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora.next/boardproposal . In short, the default
> Fedora product, which the Fedora Desktop Spin is traditionally seen as, will be
> replaced by the three aforementioned products. The community's resources: QA,
> marketing, others, will then be allocated towards these three products. Note
> that this does not limit Fedora to three products: it merely attempts to
> prioritize these three as core products, or "ring 1". The community is still
> free to produce other products in parallel, in lower priority rings such as
> ring 2, 3, and so on. One practical aspect of these rings is that products
> in rings 2 and onwards can therefore be governed by less stringent policies.
> The Workstation Working Group is composed of 9 members that were chosen by FESCo
> from a list of nominees:
> - Owen Taylor
> - Kalev Lember:
> - Christoph Wickert
> - Lukas Tinkl
> - Jens Petersen
> - Ryan Lerch
> - Matthias Clasen
> - Christain Schaller
> - Josh Boyer
> Out of the 9, one member, Josh Boyer, is the liaison to FESCo. Such a liaison is
> a requirement of all three working groups and is chosen by FESCo.
> [TODO: write a little about each member, and what they bring to the working group]
> The formal annoumcement can be found here:
> The complete list of nominees can be found here:
> This first meeting aimed at getting all members of the working group up to speed
> with recent happenings. FESCo has tasked each working group with two tasks:
> - Deciding on their governance model, i.e., how will members be chosen in the
> future, what tenure they serve, how are members that leave replaced, and
> such. A first proposal of this governance charter is already under discussion on
> the mailing list:
> Upon completion, it will be placed on the Fedora project wiki.
> - Drafting a PRD (Product requirements document). As wikipedia explains, the
> function of this document is to define product itself: it's scope, what
> problems it aims to solve, what is required to create this product.
> Other than these two tasks, which volunteers from the working group are
> now working on, the secondary goal of the meeting was to decide on the channels
> that the group would use to communicate. The existing fedora desktop mailing
> list (desktop at lists.fedoraproject.org) will be used as the mailing list for the
> workstation group. A new IRC channel: #fedora-workstation has been created on
> Freenode to be used by people interested in conversing about the product.
> In the open floor, the subject of desktop environment sprung up. Members were
> interested in discussing whether they'd stick to a single desktop environment
> for the workstation product, and what this would mean for other desktop
> environments that are available in Fedora. After a short discussion, it was
> decided that this will be taken up once the PRD has been agreed on.
> The meeting was short and to the point. Since the working group initiative has
> only just kicked off, meetings in the future will have more matter to report on.
> Do keep an eye out on the meeting-minutes mailing list for future meetings, or
> the fedora magazine for meeting summaries.
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