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Board minutes 2014-03-26


  • Mike
  • KB
  • Carl
  • Karsten
  • Fabian
  • Ralphp
  • Tru
  • Jim
  • Johnny


  • Release naming
  • Export regulations verbage


Jim to write up list of actions / content to address export control requirements



  • Jim: need to sell the sanity aspect in light of new sigs
  • Jim: not a fan of cute names
  • Karsten: names are memorable
  • Mike: the names don’t have to be cute
  • Ralph: don’t want the name to be too long. dates are good/practical
  • Carl: need to avoid fragmentation. no names per variants
  • KB: Year and month is enough. It takes days to get content on the mirrors
  • Mike: let’s enumerate the different classes of sigs/variants and think about how naming should work in each case
  • Mike: we want to avoid giving the appearance of EUS-type support
  • Fabian: consider chef/puppet variables
  • could break various puppet modules/etc
  • Karsten: can we provide major/minor number where necessary without using it at top level?
  • Jim/KB: vendor validation
  • Jim: too drastic a change too fast could cause a user revolt
  • KB: just drop the subrelease altogether. E.g. centos-6-atomic
  • Karsten: need to really think about how we will present this to the community
  • folks will point out holes in plan
  • we’ll have an iterative process
  • KB: let’s take the rest of this offline/email

A wild Johnny appears!

Export stuff

  • Karsten: the laws are complex, but we need a simple policy
  • Karsten: software contributions imply access to software, which may be prohibited
  • Karsten: we’re not here to take a political stance
  • let’s not let folks force us into taking one
  • people should not be using us to make a political statement
  • Jim: some details about Fedora’s approach
  • KB: a lot of people in Iran use Centos
  • users may be deliberately trying to push the boundaries
  • Carl: we don’t have to be police, just state the facts (in a nice way)
  • Jim: they can always get it from kernel.org
  • Fabian: what / how do we communicate mirror requests
  • needs wording up
  • ToDO: firewall off content from mirror-?.centos.org ( the ones hosted at redhat )
  • desireable to have elsewhere, but not essential
  • ToDo: add notes to rsync header, mirrorlist node to say content is not acceptable for use in some areas
  • Jim to write up list of actions / content to address export control requirements