Moving on from Council Engineering role

Hello Fedora Friends,

I believe it's time for me to move on from my current role as the
Council Engineering representative. When I resigned from FESCo a bit
ago, I thought I could still fulfill this role. Unfortunately, that
turns out to not be the case. I cannot in good conscience hold a seat
on the Council and be an absentee member.

As we look to the future for Fedora, we need someone with more active
participation to be present. Fortunately, we have a large set of very
competent people that I believe can step into this role without issue.
While it is only a suggestion, I would like to nominate Petr Šabata as
the new Council Engineering rep. He is more than capable of
discussing the technical implications of Modularity and the newly
proposed Objective from Paul. The decision will ultimately be up to
FESCo and the Council of course.

These are important times for Fedora and I'm excited for the future!
I will continue to participate as I can and I'm looking forward to
seeing the directions we take as a project and as a distribution. It
has been an honor to be part of the Fedora Council for the past few
years. Thank you to the community for trusting me with that role for
so long.



Re: Moving on from Council Engineering role

By Dennis Gilmore at 10/22/2018 - 09:59

El jue, 11-10-2018 a las 12:53 -0400, Josh Boyer escribió:
Thank you Josh for all your work over the years, and for the self
awareness that you are not doing the job you want to be doing. I think
that Petr would be able to the job technically very well, however I
object to your reasoning for nominating him. It seems to me that the
nominations is done with a strong bias to a small subset of the
technical directions we are going in. As the Engineering representive I
think there needs to also be a strong focus on the other things like
Fedora CoreOS, emerging technologies (some are coverd with objectives
like IoT), as well as the other technical challenges fedora is facing.
I also know Petr has a lot on his plate already. Are we perhaps asking
too much of him?


Re: Moving on from Council Engineering role

By Matthew Miller at 10/18/2018 - 08:16

On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 12:53:51PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
Thanks Josh! As I said to you in private, the only reason I'm not
complaining about this is that I am confident that we won't lose you from
Fedora in general. I've really appreciated your voice on a a lot of things,
and especially the bias towards doing and trying things.

Also, welcome, Petr! I'll go through all the paperwork and stuff to get you

Re: Moving on from Council Engineering role

By Paul W. Frields at 10/11/2018 - 17:29

On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 12:54 PM Josh Boyer < ... at fedoraproject dot org> wrote:
I'm abstaining from weighing in on the nomination for obvious reasons.
But I did want to say a huge thank you to Josh for all he's done in
these roles over the past years. He was an enormously helpful Board
member during my FPL days, and has continued to be a steady guide
since then. My blue fedora is off to you, sir!

Re: Moving on from Council Engineering role

By Petr Sabata at 10/14/2018 - 14:49

On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 05:29:44PM -0400, Paul Frields wrote:

I would also like to thank Josh and accept the nomination.