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From: John Poelstra <poelstra <at> redhat.com>
Subject: "What is the Fedora Project?"
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.advisory-board
Date: Wednesday 7th October 2009 04:11:41 UTC (over 8 years ago)
http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-board-meeting/2009-10-01/fedora-board-meeting.2009-10-01-16.03.log.html

At last week's meeting we said we would continue our discussion here. 
Here I go :)

1) I'm still advocating that it is our responsibility to move things 
forward and own these issues.  Are there any board members that 
disagree?  Speak now or we will assume you are in agreement. :-)

2) We really need to resolve this topic that has been on the board's 
agenda since January 2009.  For some of us, since we joined in July 
2009.  I'm proposing that we set a hard deadline of "the end of FUDCon." 
  This means that by the time we leave FUDCon the first part of December 
2009, this issue will be officially closed and off our agenda until 
there is a reason to revisit it and we can start 2010 with a clean 
slate.  Are there any board members who would not be able to commit to 
this goal?

3) I am proposing a few unanswered questions that must be answered to 
bring greater clarity to why Fedora exists and what it seeks to 
accomplish which will allow us to close this issue.  I'd wager that 
answering these questions will require each of us to sit down and spend 
some time thinking about them vs. replying in 5 minutes to this email. 
Naturally we'd also love feedback from everyone on this list.

(a) Define a target audience for the Fedora distribution (or maybe 
narrow the definition to "default spin")--without a clear target 
audience for our product there is a lack of clarity around when we are 
"done."  It also makes it difficult to make decisions about release 
quality and release composition.

(b) Set some broad goals for where we want the Fedora Distirbution to 
look like a few release from now--say when Fedora 15 is released.  What 
should those be?

(c) Set some broad goals for where we want the Fedora Fedora Project to 
look like a few release from now--say when Fedora 15 is released.  What 
should those be?

(d) Set a goal of five things we believe should be improved or fixed by 
the release of Fedora 13 that will make the Fedora Distribution a better 
product or the Fedora Project a stronger community.  What should those 
things be?

This is a great opportunity for each board member to state their 
position so that the community can see where we each stand on these issues.

John
 
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