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fedora summit, day 1 [Nov. 13th, 2006|01:22 pm]
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So we started up at 10:00 this morning, and called a break for lunch at about 12:45.

What did we accomplish in the first several hours:

1) Set an agenda for the day, reflected on the Fedora Summit page on the wiki. Also made a list of the things that we'll put off until tomorrow.

2) Spent some time making sure that all of the folks around the table agreed on the "big picture" of what we're trying to do with Fedora. In short, making sure that anyone who is *able* to contribute *can* contribute, and making it a priority that people can customize Fedora distributions in the way that suits them best.

By the time we'd gotten these preliminaries out of the way, it was about 11:30 or so.

3) The next hour was spent on an initial foray into the idea of Fedora as a "platform", a role that is currently inhabited (for better or worse) by Fedora Core. However, if we're going to abolish the differences between Core and Extras for one Giant Pile of Packages, it is still important for us to be able to take a subset of that and say "this is the stuff that is crucial for everything else, and here are some policies around it."

We spoke for an hour, and came up with several conclusions, which we will take into the next part of the day

- The platform is a sliding scale to prevent gratuitous change in our new package world.
- The platform provides some of what core provides now, in terms of defining a release.

The open question that we will have to return to -- what *exactly* will be in the Fedora Platform, and how quickly can we start acting in this new way. It ties in very closely with release methodology, which is one of the topics that is on our list for later.

Not quite sure where we're going to start up again after lunch. Right now everyone just needs some food.