December 10th, 2007


fedora board elections

The voting for the Fedora Board is now live. --

Anyone who has an account in the Fedora Account System is allowed to vote.

Remember, we use approval voting.

There are 4 candidates on the ballot, and you can vote for *up to 4 people*. So the way you indicate preference is by selecting some and not others. If there is only 1 candidate that you like, then vote only for that one. If there are two that you like equally, then you can vote for both.

Basically you are giving a +1 to the candidates that you like, and whoever gets the most +1 votes wins.

The next election cycle will be more interesting, since it will have multiple seats open. I think all 4 candidates are great guys, and so I know we will be in good shape regardless, and I hope that the 3 who don't get on the Board this time will run again.

drawing conclusions is left as an exercise to the reader

Fedora 8 statistics, gathered on 2007-12-09.
    (Uses written by Toshio Kuratomi.)

Total SRPM (source RPM) packages in Fedora 8 is 5059.

3033 (60%) are maintained solely by non-RH developers.
1453 (29%) are maintained solely by RH developers.
 569 (11%) are co-maintained by both RH and non-RH developers.
   4 ( 0%) are orphaned, and are in need of a maintainer.

The total number of non-RH maintainers is 276.
The total number of RH maintainers is 202.

Ignoring the co-maintained and orphaned packages:
    3033 / 276 = 11.0 packages per non-RH maintainer.
    1453 / 202 =  7.2 packages per RH maintainer.