On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 22:01 -0400, Mairin Duffy wrote:
David Zeuthen wrote:
> So I think this thread shows we need to figure this out; it's pretty
> clear that the status quo where the combined desktop livecd product is
> everyones responsibility (through maintaining their own packages) means
> that it's no-ones responsibility. We have a lot of low-hanging fruit
> just *waiting* to be picked up (the firewall problem is one such) but
> typically such work requires coordination, education and banner carrying
> across multiple areas both inside and outside the desktop live cd space.
I'm wondering if it would be useful to hold a Fedora-specific desktop
summit type of meeting to first come up with the Fedora-specific desktop
vision for the desktop livecd product, then to hash out the projects and
their respective work items needed to achieve the vision (or at least a
first phase of it.) Post-meeting, I think you would need at least one if
not more champions for the whole project (I don't like the term
dictator) to keep things moving forward and to motivate the folks
working on tasks in the plan.
We did something like this for the spins site at the last FUDcon and I
think the meeting was really successful in developing a common shared
vision for where we wanted to project to go. I think we came into the
room having some very different ideas, and walked away from the room in
agreement of where we wanted to be. Although that particular project is
stalled somewhat because there aren't many people working on it at the
moment, because we have that shared vision we do know what we have to do
(it's just an issue of time/manpower atm).
We have a FUDCon coming up in January, in Boston where the majority of
the Desktop team resides. That would be an ideal location and time for
this sort of summit!
Paul W. Frields
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