**Quorum at 22:05**
Artwork SIG - Status and discussion
Operate First introduction
No issue have been discussed this month, specific updates will be amended to the issue itself if needed.
**Adjourned at 22h55**
We are pleased to announce that Red Hat is establishing a small team directly responsible for participating in EPEL activities. Their job isn't to displace the EPEL community, but rather to support it full-time. We expect many beneficial effects, among those better EPEL readiness for a RHEL major release. The EPEL team will be part of the wider Community Platform Engineering group, or CPE for short.
As a reminder, CPE is the Red Hat team combining IT and release engineering from Fedora and CentOS.
Right now we are staffing up the team and expect to see us begin this work from October 2021. Keep an eye on the EPEL mailing list and the associated tracker as we begin this exciting journey with the EPEL community.
(Video of the meeting is available on YouTube.)
**Quorum at 22:05**
**Adjourned at 22:43**
Packaging and maintaining different FOSS based Private cloud infrastructure applications that one can install and run natively on CentOS.
The Cloud SIG's goal is to release the next OpenStack coordinated release Xena, planned for Oct 2021, on CentOS Stream 9. To achieve this goal, some preparations tasks are being carried out in the RDO Project:
While the results looks promising, there are a number of challenges that may put our plans at risk.
Cloud SIG is migrating all their jobs from a shared jenkins instance (ci.centos.org) to a new private instance running in the CentOS CI OpenShift environment.
The periodic meeting has been rescheduled from biweekly to monthly on the first Thursday at 1500 UTC in #centos-meeting.
After the recent changes in freenode irc network, and given the special relationship of RDO with both CentOS as part of the Cloud SIG and OpenStack project, it has been decided that #rdo channel will be available both in Libera Chat (as defined by CentOS) and OFTC (OpenStack choice) networks, although most activity is taking place in OFTC.
June minutes are published on the blog.
The Board is asked to consider a proposal for the creation of an Automotive Special Interest Group. The proposal is in the wiki.
Messaging around CentOS 8 End Of Life, as discussed on the centos-devel list
Bex (absent) provided this update via email :
Josh indicates that we will ship the zero-day updates to 8.5, and he will take this discussion back to Red Hat to ensure that this happens.
Proposed: January 31, 2022 to retire/archive content (Approved by consensus).
In the event of a serious bug in this time window, we should immediately retire/archive the content. Tie this to a specific CVSS v3 score (9+)? (Approved by consensus)
Davide : Motd update ? dnf plugin ? print a message if the mirror is missing ? This was discussed and there are concerns about whether this would interfer with automated workflows that parse dnf output. Historical precedent was offered for my auto-updating motd may be poorly received.
Thomas : advertise C8 -> CS8 procedure
Jim : point people to the FAQ
Action: Rich will draft EOL messaging, run by board, and then socialize on centos-devel before promoting further.
Red Hat is continuing to work on updates to our published Academic program, however the program, as described, has been very interesting to parties that have contacted us and we haven't seen a reason to make wholesale changes in response to the CentOS Linux 8 decision. If the Board has additional information to share, please do so. We expect blog posts from Red Hat to highlight this program this month, these should feature a change to help smaller institutions have an easier time consuming the program. Those details are being finalized, but the core of the program remains intact.
Expect more info from RH in the coming weeks
[Rich] AIUI, CPE/Infrastructure have a GDPR process, and are willing/able to handle all of our GDPR needs. That said, we haven’t had any legitimate GDPR requests in more than a year. Closed ticket.
[Rich] I took the liberty to close this ticket, since we do not appear to be addressing a specific issue/concern, but, rather, just wanted some kind of review of the existing policy. I would be glad to re-open if someone has an actual expressed concern that we need to address.
I feel like we made a decision on this in our last meeting, but somehow it was not captured in the ticket. (Note: Confirmed: We minuted in June that we had decided, but not what the decision was) Would appreciate someone updating the ticket with that decision, if possible, or we can re-discuss.
Naming for variant artifacts / experimental live image from Hyperscale SIG
Davide : no confusion / spins
Define what is a Spin and list them ? guidelines
Action: Thomas and Davide to come back with a proposal.
Aspirational, ongoing issue
Next step in this process is to open our board meetings to a wider audience. We discussed doing this after July. Are we still in agreement to do that? If so, what is “wider audience”?
IDEA : Send to centos-devel the invitation, rather than posting a URL publicly, possibly resulting in meeting disruptions.
Several directors offered corporate Zoom accounts and will look into that. Rich to follow up in a week or two.
Thomas : We need to set certain expectations of our attendees - Following agenda, no overtime, moderation
Pat: remind folks to open tickets to get topics on our list, rathern than expecting that they can merely speak up.
Rich and Davide : hackmd for agenda.
Matthias : Explain how to engage with the community
Public video recording, though not streamed, to offer the possibility to edit before it goes public.
Action - Rich to draft messaging about this to send to list.
[Rich] I will move forward with socializing the new governance documentation in the coming weeks, minus items that are still being debated internally at Red Hat, so that we can finally make progress on this.
Will be starting director interviews tomorrow, starting with new directors, for the CentOS blog/YouTube.
It’s time to start planning a September dojo - expect to see proposed dates and a CFP in the coming 2 weeks.
Rich will be out of office, and completely offline, July 29th through August 9th
Last month we discussed doing a post-meeting IRC office hours to answer questions. We did not take action on this.
Action: Rich will find the Doodle poll we did on this for preffered times, and announce this as part of the broader invitation to upcoming board meetings.
Quorum and started at :09
Red Hat continues to work on ensuring that Academic and Research institutions have easy access to RHEL. The existing academic program is being emphasized and as it is discussed with potential users examined to ensure it continues to meet the needs of this changing environment. Of particular interest is how this program can be effectively used with consortia who may have members at different levels of OS adoption but where a common platform is required for shared activities.
kmods SIG was created with unanimous approval.
Discussed issue #45 regarding naming of SIG/spin artifacts