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On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Marcel Rieux <m.z.rieux at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com>
>> On Fri, 2010-07-16 at 13:13 -0400, Marcel Rieux wrote:
>> > The prerequisite is that Red Hat employees have some common sense
>> > themselves... Of course, we all know that Fedora being an entity
>> > completely separate from Red Hat is just a figment of the imagination.
>> > Fedora's constitution -- whose link should appear on the welcome page
>> > but is very hard to find: I can't at the moment -- says that a
>> > majority of the board members, including the Project Leader, should be
>> > from Red Hat.
>> Normally I wouldn't have spent time on this conversation
> I'm really glad to hear that you don't lose your time in a users'
> conversation about RH where the likes of Rahul Sundaram and Alan Cox
It has little to do with the venue, and more to do with the tone
you've brought to it, Marcel. I do try to answer questions here when I
have a chance, as you'll see from list archives.
>> The Board's information is located in a searchable
> I searched with constitution and statuses and never got to the page. How the
> Board is elected should be part of a constitution or statuses or, as we say
> in French Réglements de Régie interne.
Just because you prefer those terms does not make them logical for
everyone. A simple search for "Board" would provide everything you
need, whether you search on the Mediawiki or through Google ("Fedora
>> and easily found place:
> Unfortunately http://fedoraproject.org/wiki defaults to
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Project_Wiki and the words Board,
> constitution or statuses are nowhere to be found on this page. I believe
> there is still place for a little effort.
The answer to every question is not to load yet more information on an
already crowded front page.
>> The Fedora Project Leader is a Red Hat employee, that much is true.
>> There are *no* requirements that a majority of Board members be from Red
> Thanks for clarifying this.
>> Five seats on the Board are elected by the community at large, and
>> four seats are appointed by the FPL. In past cycles, the community has
>> elected both Red Hat employees and volunteers to Board seats, and the
>> FPL has appointed both Red Hat employees and volunteers to Board seats.
> Let's see the end result:
> Works for RH:
> Christopher Aillon is the Desktop Applications Engineering Team Lead for Red
> Stephen Smoogen -- Stephen is a Fedora Infrastructure Minion for Red Hat,
> where he has worked since 2009.
> Colin Walters -- is a Software Engineer on Red Hat's desktop team
> Tom "spot" Callaway has worked for Red Hat since 2001
> Additionally, there is a Chairman appointed by Red Hat, also called Fedora
> project leader, who has <B>veto power over any decision</B>. Jared K. Smith
> joined Red Hat in July 2010 as the Fedora Project Leader, taking over from
> Paul Frields.
> Doesn't work for RH:
> Jon Stanley -- Jon is a long-time contributor to Fedora
> Rex Dieter works as Computer System Administrator in the Mathematics
> Department at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
> Matt Domsch is a Technology Strategist in the Dell Office of the CTO.
> Máirín Duffy -- a Boston-based Red Hatter who started as an unpaid intern in
> 2004 and is now a senior interaction designer there.
Máirín Duffy does work for Red Hat, as you indicate here.
> Chris Tyler is a professor at Seneca College
> So, that's 5 to 5. Of course, people who don't work for Red Hat are srill
> pretty close to Red Hat, which is normal. You don't expect Debian developers
> to be part of the Fedora board.
Great, so we agree that the Board's comprised of Red Hat employees and
volunteers, and there are no requirements regarding employment either
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