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27 Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 19:55:39 +0200
28 From: nicolas vigier <boklm@mars-attacks.org>
29 To: Romain d'Alverny <rdalverny@gmail.com>
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38 Subject: Re: [board-private] mandriva, foundation, business server
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54 On Fri, 18 May 2012, Romain d'Alverny wrote:
55
56 > Hi everyone,
57 >
58 > so, Anne and me got in a conf call with JM Croset a few minutes ago to
59 > get a status.
60 >
61 > He announced yesterday (Thursday, May 18)
62 > http://blog.mandriva.com/en/2012/05/17/mandriva-linux-will-return-to-the-community/
63 > . So several discussions are popping up here and there. Mageia's
64 > position has been transferred to some people inside Mandriva, among
65 > which Peroyvind (see
66 > https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?p=18041#p18041 - although
67 > he doesn't have the full story it seems).
68 >
69 > He will announce early next Monday (22) that Mandriva SA will use
70 > Mageia as a tech platform for its business server line, and contribute
71 > back. Antoine Ginies (Mandriva engineer in chief for the business
72 > server) will get in touch with us to see how we do this technically.
73 >
74 > He worries that trolls and discussions may damage Mageia in the coming
75 > days (for both news: Mandriva using Mageia as a tech platform for its
76 > Business Server line; and Mageia not following Mandriva in its
77 > foundation things) because he realizes that... community stuff
78 > sometimes goes out of hand; but he reassured us that, whatever is
79 > said, he does mean good for everyone; so it's important to play it
80 > cool and neutral on our side too.
81 >
82 > So, here's a suggested plan:
83 >
84 > * we announce/explicit both news on our side on Monday early morning
85 > (CEST) as well, in a single blog post embedding all Mandriva-related
86 > news:
87 > - on one side, Mageia is not going to join Mandriva foundation
88 > project (and why, cold reasons as we gave him),
89 > - on the other side, Mandriva is going to use Mageia as tech
90 > platform for its business server line (link) and contribute back.
91 > - this double news should make it more obvious that things are not
92 > so simple as "Mageia is dumping Mandriva" or "Mandriva is rebasing on
93 > Mageia".
94 >
95 > * this news being published Monday morning, it leaves two full days
96 > to propagate, before we push the Mageia 2 release news (Tuesday
97 > evening) - interest about Mageia will have raised a bit in the
98 > previous days, and this release news will hide partially the previous
99 > news.
100 >
101 > * until now, all this has been kept private in board-private: a)
102 > knowledge and decision about the foundation, and b) business server
103 > thing. Note that about a), people may question both the decision and
104 > the fact that it was private, without consulting the Council. We will
105 > mail privately Council members to inform them about both a) and b),
106 > but still. We won't need further arguments than what we explained to
107 > Mandriva, and what the governance says. But still again. In the case
108 > of things getting really ugly in the coming weeks, I'd suggest that we
109 > call for a vote of confidence to make things very clear (from Council,
110 > or from all registered contributors in LDAP).
111
112 This looks like a good plan.
113
114 I suggest starting the blog post on piratepad. Then sending a first
115 draft of the blog post tomorrow (or when we have something ready) to
116 council members to inform them about it and see what they think of it.
117

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