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* [dpdk-moving] Minutes from "Moving DPDK to Linux Foundation" call, January 10th
@ 2017-01-11 22:16 O'Driscoll, Tim
  2017-01-12  9:09 ` Francois Ozog
  2017-01-12 12:55 ` Vincent JARDIN
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From: O'Driscoll, Tim @ 2017-01-11 22:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: moving

Here are my notes from Tuesday's call. Please feel free to correct any errors or to add additional details.

Attendees: Ed Warnicke (Cisco), Elsie Wahlig (Qualcomm), Erez Scop (Mellanox), Francois-Frederic Ozog (Linaro), Hemant Agrawal (NXP), Jan Blunck (Brocade), Jaswinder Singh (NXP), John Bromhead (Cavium), John McNamara (Intel), Keith Wiles (Intel), Kevin Traynor (Red Hat), Mike Dolan (Linux Foundation), Olga Shern (Mellanox), Stephen Hemminger (Microsoft), Thomas Monjalon (6WIND), Tim O'Driscoll (Intel), Vincent Jardin (6WIND).

Firstly, here are some links to help keep track of things:
Project Charter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x43ycfW3arJNX-e6NQt3OVzAuNXtD7dppIhrY48FoGs
Summary of discussion at Userspace event in Dublin: http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2016-October/049259.html
Minutes of October 31st call: http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/moving/2016-November/000031.html
Minutes of November 8th call: http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/moving/2016-November/000058.html
Minutes of November 15th call: http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/moving/2016-November/000061.html
Minutes of November 22nd call: http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/moving/2016-November/000085.html
Minutes of November 29th call: http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/moving/2016-November/000099.html
Minutes of December 6th call: http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/moving/2016-December/000121.html
Minutes of December 13th call: http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/moving/2016-December/000124.html
Minutes of December 20th call: http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/moving/2016-December/000127.html
Technical governance, including info on Maintainers and sub-trees: http://dpdk.org/doc/guides/contributing/index.html & http://dpdk.org/dev.

Reviewed the latest comments on the project charter. These were the significant discussion points:

Do we need a clause to prevent gold members being outnumbered by silver members on the board?
- There's already a <TBD> cap on the number of Silver members on the board in clause 3.1.2 ii, so this is already covered. We will need to decide on the <TBD> value during membership discussions.

Should the Governing Board meetings be public? The reasons given (primarily by Mike and Ed) for not doing this were:
- Legal issues. The GB may need to discuss legal issues which should be kept confidential. Attorneys will also not be willing to give opinions in public meetings. For some companies, their legal counsel will not allow them to participate in public board meetings.
- Potential new members. The GB may need to discuss potential new members who may not have been contacted yet, or who may not want their interest in DPDK made public until their membership is finalized.
- Confidential budget info. Budgets may contain confidential info such as salaries which should not be discussed/disclosed in public.
We agreed to consider this again and agree at the next meeting. If there's no consensus then we'll need to vote.

Should Tech Board meetings should be public?
- Agreed that they should. The charter has been updated to reflect this.

Should we have a Contributor membership level? Mike elaborated on his previous guidance not to do this:
- It doesn't serve any purpose. Contributors can be recognized in other ways (on a web page, in an AUTHORS file in the git repo etc.).
- Membership has a legal meaning for the LF and contributors may not meet comply (e.g. a member of an LF project needs to be a member of the LF, but a contributor does not).
- Others felt that this would just add overhead and cause confusion.
Agreed that we don't see a need for this.

Do DPDK project members need to be LF members?
- The answer is yes. LF membership rates are documented in the LF bylaws (https://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/bylaws). I've added a link to the charter doc. Mike has clarified further in a separate email (http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/moving/2017-January/000135.html).

Should Gold and Silver members pay the same rate for lab resources?
- Vincent proposed that Gold and Silver members pay the same rate for lab resources. I disagreed with this as it means that Gold members are paying twice - they provide more funding for the project through a higher membership fee, but would then be expected to also pay the same rate as Silver members who've contributed less.
- We agreed that we would leave details of costs for different membership levels to be determined by the Governing Board. I'll update the charter to reflect this.

Are there, or do there need to be, any DPDK trademarks?
- This discussion was prompted by Vincent's question on who can use the term DPDK in announcements etc. Nobody on the call was aware of any DPDK trademarks, but that's not a definitive answer. Agreed that Mike Dolan will consider trademarks in his discussions with legal representatives. If anybody wants to be represented in these discussions and hasn't already done so, they should provide the name of their legal counsel to Mike.

Next Meeting:
Tuesday January 17th at 3pm GMT, 4pm CET, 10am EST, 7am PST. We need to agree on whether or not Governing Board meetings should be public, resolve any remaining comments on the charter, and then discuss next steps for identifying membership rates, project members etc.

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2017-01-12  9:09 ` Francois Ozog
2017-01-12 12:07   ` O'Driscoll, Tim
2017-01-12 12:14     ` Ed Warnicke
2017-01-12 15:53       ` O'Driscoll, Tim
2017-01-12 12:47     ` Vincent JARDIN
2017-01-12 12:55 ` Vincent JARDIN
2017-01-13  5:12   ` Vincent Jardin
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