[fdo] Migrating hosting to GitLab, and governance

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Tue Jul 31 20:33:20 UTC 2018

El dilluns, 30 de juliol de 2018, a les 0:02:05 CEST, Daniel Stone va escriure:
> Hi all,
> I've finally published quite a long blog about fd.o migrating quite a
> lot of our hosting to GitLab:
> https://www.fooishbar.org/blog/gitlab-fdo-introduction/

Thanks for sharing this :)

> Ongoing governance
> ----------------------------
> One option we've floated is merging fd.o into the X.Org Foundation.
> X.Org already has a surprisingly wide remit: covering kernel graphics
> development, Mesa, Wayland, libinput, and more. Like us, they're a
> project formed under SPI. And they have a strong governance structure:
> membership with defined criteria, a rotating elected board with clear
> accountability to the members, and a good administrative structure.
> Last year after the code of conduct discussion, I discussed our
> governance structure (currently none) with Keith and Tollef. One thing
> we do want to do is to get more people involved, shine a much brighter
> light on what we do, and in general act in a more open and transparent
> way. Part of that definitely involves a more clear administrative
> structure. We agreed that it didn't seem feasible to create our own,
> particularly when much of it very closely parallels the X.Org
> Foundation already.
> We have suggested to the Foundation board that the Foundation could
> widen its scope by taking on fd.o and its member projects, which they
> are currently considering. This would require the Foundation to change
> its bylaws, which would be subject to a vote by all its members, and
> for the two organisations to come up with a good enough plan that
> no-one feels disenfranchised.
> Right now this is very early days, and we have no concrete proposal
> yet. Again, any thoughts, concerns, encouragement or suggestions would
> be more than welcome.

Having clear reasons to approve/deny projects is clearly a good idea.


> Cheers,
> Daniel
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