The Fedora Board has unanimously approved the new governance proposal with all nine Board members voting in support. The Board would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this process over the many months it has been under consideration. A lot of work went into crafting this proposal and in the spirit of the new Council we worked hard to reach a consensus.

The current Board will continue to perform its duties while it oversees an orderly transition. The Board will work with FESCo and FAmSCo to determine the Engineering and Outreach representatives for the new Council and will hold elections in the near future to determine the initial two Elected representatives. Once those four Council members are determined they will join the Fedora Project Leader and the Fedora Program Manager to form the initial Council. At that point the Council will take over the governance and leadership responsibilities for the Fedora Project.

Red Hat will fill the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator position at some point in the future and the Council will fill the rest of the positions within the Council as part of its duty.

I’d like to also thank the current and former members of the Fedora Board for all their service to the Fedora community over the years. And I’d like to wish the new Fedora Council all the best. You have an exciting opportunity. Seize it and make the most of it.