0) Action item review
Grant to talk to Jim about TAB input into Linux Foundation projects:
this hasn't happened yet but will by the next meeting. Grant would like
a presentation from Amanda or Jim on upcoming LF projects with an eye
toward how the TAB can help.
Kristen to provide a new draft on the electoral process proposal: This
item fell off the list for a bit and the last draft has proved hard to
find; the TAB distributed email backup system will be used to recover it
and push this item forward.
1) The VMware lawsuit
The Linux Foundation is looking at the action with input from Karen
Copenhaver. There seemed to be general agreement that there is no need
for statements from the LF or the TAB; it's mostly a matter of watching
the case play out.
2) Internet trolling
Matthew said that interest has moved from doing a developer survey
toward mining the commit logs for information on new developers,
developer retention, etc. Jon offered his gitdm scripts just in case
they might prove helpful there.
Greg has sent the “code of conflict” proposal to some 85 developers and
maintainers, getting something like 65 acks. The patch adding it to the
documentation directory has been sent to Linus. It was purposely not
posted publicly to avoid unpleasant bikeshedding discussions. Greg is
working on a blog post.
The other thing that is needed is some sort of checklist for the TAB to
follow describing how the response to an abuse claim should go. Greg
will post a draft for discussion.
3) Project updates.
Testing is “going good.” The Critical Infrastructure Initiative is also
going well; more proposals have come in and more money has been passed
on to the GPG maintainer.
Plumbers is going well, not much news. Three microconfs have been
approved so far. Greg has dropped out of the organizing committee,
leading to concerns that the TAB should put forward somebody else to
take his place. Jon noted that the group seems to have things pretty
well in hand, but no harm can come from having another TAB observer
there. Only a small amount of arm-twisting was required before Kristen
4) Public communications from the TAB
Grant wants to put together a blog post on TAB activities as a way of
answering the perennial “what does the TAB actually do?” questions.
5) Vice chair
Jon was re-elected for another year.