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Board Minutes 2016-07-20


  • Karanbir Singh (chair)
  • Jim Perrin
  • Johnny Hughes
  • Ralph Agnenendt
  • Karsten Wade (sec’y)
  • Mike McLean
  • Tru Huynh


  • Fabian Arrotin
  • Carl Trieloff

Agenda & notes

  • SIG proposals
  • OSAS sysadmins to bring idea of curating Ansible content idea to Config Mgmt SIG
  • SIG reports
  • SIGs reporting frequently enough to the devel list, mostly business as usual
  • SIG Guide
  • Finish the guide, then go for more feedback
  • JZB, Berkus, Bowen - have newer-eyes perspective

RH Summit report back

  • SIG potentials
    • Zimbra, Kollab, etc. with Docker help?
  • Karsten

    • Similar conversations as the past, just different ratios
  • KB

    • Far fewer explaining, justifying
    • People interested in what we are doing, seen as part of the RH equation
    • Not much new engagement, certainly in the vendor space
    • Great to meet people, but existing relationships
    • Board openness
    • What does it matter? Cf. other strongly-led communities.
    • Publishing of non-private agenda
    • Report out to community (public-allowed minutes)
    • Public meetings on video (Hangout, Bluejeans published)
    • Public meetings on IRC (agenda + open floor)

Office hours

* KB’s are vendor focused, not community-contributor focused
* Desire for more documentation
* “Why are not doing this? Why is this this way?”
* Attracts people who won’t get on IRC/mail/forums
* Uses direct calls as well
* Current problem is contributor-based
* People not getting there is more than just Linux
* Berkus observation that there is an unactivated CentOS community at DockerCon
* What are we doing that enables people to better understand what we’re doing, where we’re going?
  • Do people care?
    • People don’t want their bosses to know they are interested
    • The small people we’re trying to reach don’t attend MeetUps
    • People not at Red Hat are not announcing stuff from the project --
    • A small % of the potential audience might come along, increase engagement
    • Public input meetings v. having to meet people in person …

Paris Nov

  • Have it as an interlock -- have people come talk to us, not a Dojo
  • Show the SIG process


  • Zeneca & Enovance office (no strings, middle of town, 40+ people)
  • Enovance booked for 9th, 10th Nov


  • Two days of talks in the morning
  • Lunch - 12:00 - 13:30
  • Then special groups/focus areas within the larger room
  • HPC, Web hosting, etc. -- face to face discussions
  • Two sessions toward the end (after 3:30)
    • 15:30 - 16:30
    • 16:30 - 17:30
  • Focus areas
    • Where are we going to be in each of these focus areas in X years?
    • Contributor discussion
    • Have people walk away knowing how to participate
    • Get other interesting people doing stuff - Cern, etc.
  • Lightning sessions for an hour each day
  • Increase casualness over the two-days with small group
  • Having Leslie give a talk about ecosystem
  • Board members also have 15 min in there
  • Record everything
  • 11th morning for Board meeting


Want to announce soon


  • Will get some of the RH eng folks using the platform
  • Folks from the SIGs (Cloud, Storage, etc.)
  • People interested in relationship building
  • Walking away with content about what we do with CentOS Linux