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Re: Buyer Beware: A Major Change in NFS is about to happen

Subject: Re: Buyer Beware: A Major Change in NFS is about to happen
From: Kevin Fenzi
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 09:49:57 -0600
On Thu, 01 Oct 2009 14:35:33 -0700
John Poelstra <poelstra@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

...snip...

> The current FESCo might also want to consider taking more of a 
> leadership role in monitoring the release processes, tracking the 
> schedule, and evaluating the quality of the release under development 
> and our ability to release on time.  As the group responsible for 
> guiding the technical direction of our releases I think this is 
> something they should be more involved in.  I'd be glad to help
> gather data they might need to do this and there might be others who
> would be willing to help too.

I would love to. Can you show me the 28 hour days so I have some extra
hours? :) 

Seriously tho, I think many of the FESCo folks _DO_ stay involved in
lots of things, some of them might not be as visible as people think
they would be. Or did you mean at some higher level? 

> I'm suggesting more proactive leadership from FESCo and clear 
> initiatives to take Fedora to the next level versus only being 
> responsible for approving features, proven packagers, and policy
> matters.
> 
> This is also my vision for the Fedora Board.

I think move involvement wherever we can get it great, but I don't
think we should try and force people to do X hours of work on Y. 

Also, if we want to require fesco and/or the board to be more involved
and proactive, we should note these requirements for the next election. 

A possible idea for the next cycle: 

- Wait until we have the list of approved features. 
- Divide them up amoung fesco and have a 'point contact' for each that
  is a fesco member. 
- Each member is responsible for testing/tracking/talking to the
  feature owner and getting them what they need to get things done as
  well as knowing if something is not ready/etc. 

I don't know how feasible this is given the large list of features
however. 

kevin
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