[CentOS-devel] Minutes for CentOS Board of Directors 2019-12-18 Meeting


giulioo at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 10:39:04 UTC 2020

>2. Project strategic goals:
   1. AGREED: Undergo a revision of the project goals, to include a
range of topics from
 >            technical to social/cultural. Do this work
transparently, reaching out to
 >           specific community members and stakeholders such as RHEL

The only current reference to "goals" on centos.org that I can find is
in the about page:
"...The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort
focused around the goal of providing a rich base platform for open
source communities to build upon...."

Can you clarify what you mean by "range of topics from technical to
social/cultural"? Maybe using some examples?

I don't remember reading anything on the centos lists about anyone
suggesting to refresh the goals; is it possible to know who decided
that there was a need to refresh the goals: a) Red Hat, b) Karsten
Wade, c) others  (who)?

To me "transparently" means posting publicly about this on the
centos-users list.
Reaching out to specific members and RHEL engineering is the complete
opposite of "transparently".

OTOH, I  understand Red Hat owns CentOS,  so you have the right to do
whatever you want with it, but please, just be open and say
    "Red Hat decided this".
Please, don't do what corporations usually do, when they first decide
what is useful to them, and then they try to put it like they are
doing it for the users.


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