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The LinuxCNC Board of Directors

Current members:

  1. Chris Radek
  2. Alex Joni
  3. Jeff Epler
  4. John Kasunich
  5. Stephen Wille Padnos

A Chairperson needs to be elected for the current Board of Directors

The board of directors will:

  1. develop a LinuxCNC mission statement
  2. oversee the move towards GPL
  3. persue GPL infringments, etc.
  4. oversee relationships with business and industrial users.
  5. maintain a prioritized list of features to be added
  6. establish broad guidelines for testing and release of LinuxCNC
  7. be responsible for selecting the sourceforge project admins.
  8. use both bug and feature trackers at SourceForge to keep track of possible problems / extensions

2009 Election

For election information (candidates, deadlines, etc) go to the BoardElection page.

Board Business

Mailing list motion 17.01.2012

Motion by Jeff that we officially rename the project "LinuxCNC"

The board will post an announcement about the change in a timely fashion.

The board will work with other parties such as freenode and sourceforge as necessary to the renaming.

When possible, any specific changes that will be potentially disruptive to users will be announced in advance of the change. (for example, the new names of irc channels)

The board will work with contributors to make necessary changes in the website, software and documentation.

Seconded by John
Motion passes unanimously

Mailing list motion 28.12.2012

Motion by jeff that we apply to the Linux Foundation for a Linux trademark sublicense for "linuxcnc.org"

Seconded by Chris
Motion passes unanimously

IRC motion 28.08.2010

Motion by alex that:
we publicly announce the Lucid LiveCD? (NB: LiveCD? built by mozmck, including 2.6.32-rtai kernel and 2.4.3 emc2 packages). This involves email announcements, aswell as website and wiki updates.
Seconded by Chris
Votes AYE: Jeff, Chris, John, Alex, Stephen
Motion passes unanimously

Mailing list motion 09.06.2009

Motion by jepler that:

Seconded by Alex
Votes AYE: Jeff, Alex, John, Stephen, Chris
Motion passes unanimously

Mailing list motion 24.05.2009

Motion by jepler that we:

Seconded by Stephen
Votes AYE: Jeff, John, Chris, Alex, Stephen
Motion passes unanimously

Mailing list motion 06.01.2009

Motion by cradek:
that we have another voting for the Board of Directors.
Seconded by John
Votes AYE: Alex, Chris, Jeff, Stephen, John
Motion passes unanimously

IRC motion 03.05.2008

Motion by Jeff:
that we arrange for someone other that cradek to have the knowledge and access to add developer ssh keys to the cvs server.
we publicly announce the Lucid LiveCD?. This
                   involves email announcements, aswell as website and wiki
                   updates.

Mailinglist motion 23.09.2007

Motion by Stephen:
Any EMC2 release manager must have their own signing key, and must sign all EMC2-related packages with that key. This insures that the end user knows who was responsible for building any package.
Note: this is the current way of doing things for emc2
Seconded: John
Votes AYE: Alex, Chris, Jeff, Stephen, JMK
Motion passes unanimously

Voting for chairperson

Nominees: Chris Radek, Alex Joni
Votes for Chris: Alex
Votes for Alex: Jeff, Stephen, John

Mailinglist motion 19.09.2007

Motion by Jeff:
that we announce a feature freeze for emc 2.2, except for new drivers
Seconded by John
Votes: unanimously AYE

IRC Meeting August 29 2007

alex_joni, cradek, jepler, SWPadnos present, jmkasunich absent
Motion by Alex Joni to add SWPadnos and jepler to the list of SF project admins
Seconded by cradek
Four votes aye, zero votes nay, motion passes

Mailinglist motion 16.07.2007

Motion by Cradek: That we ask Michael Cornelius to conduct a Board election
Seconded by Alex
Votes: Cradek, JMK, JonE? Alex AYE
Ray - "works for me"

Mailinglist motion 26.08.2006

Motion by Alex: That we move the Ubuntu repository (containing binary packages for emc2, and kernel packages) to a place around www.linuxcnc.org
Seconded by JMK
Votes: Cradek, Ray, JMK, Alex AYE
JonE? - no vote

IRC Meeting

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Live meeting (& Alex on IRC) at Rolands place during CNC Workshop & Fest, May 20, 2006

Motion by Ray: That we thank Roland for the hosting & all support during the CNC Workshop & emc fest.
Second by JMK.
Votes: Unanimously AYE

Motion by Ray: That we ask Roland to always host an emc meeting along with the CNC workshop.
Second by JMK
Votes: Unanimously AYE

Motion by Ray: That we appoint a release manager whenever we make a new stable branch
Second by JonE?
Votes: unanimously AYE

Motion by Ray: That we seek out and publish a list of specialists, people willing to help with emc, both development and user questions
Second by Cradek
Votes: unanimously AYE

IRC meeting, May 08, 2006

We really should release emc2, the result was:

Motion by Alex: That we release emc2.0.0 today before (or latest at) 23:59 UTC, from the code found on the v2_0_branch
Second by JMK
Votes: JMK, Ray, Alex, Cradek: AYE
Jon: ABSENT

IRC meeting, April, 2006

The Sourceforge CVS system has experienced troubles on 2006-03-30, and after a few days it still wasn't looking bright for a fast fix. We decided, without a formal vote (but with 4 members present), to look for alternatives of CVS hosting, most of the ones we found were either not-free or had serious limitations, so we decided to move all CVS to cvs.linuxcnc.org (hosted by the project itself, and administered by some of the members). (later 04.05.2006 the service is still not 100% functional which means our decision was appropiate). more about CVS

IRC meeting, March 11, 2006

Some weeks ago a system of HEAD, TESTING, and RELEASED was proposed and accepted for managing releases of EMC2. The system is documented on the Release Status page. Today we decided (without a formal motion and vote, but with 4 of 5 board members present) that the transition from "Testing" to "Release" will be made by motion and vote. This ensures that all board members have a chance to review and comment before a release is made.

IRC meeting, January 15, 2006

We discussed how Sourceforge Admins should be managed. The result was:

Motion by JMK:
That the board will be responsible for selecing the sourceforge project admins. At least once per year, the board will send an email to each person listed as an admin, asking them if they wish to continue serving in that role. (This is to weed out inactive admins.) After receiving responses to those emails (or if no response is received in a reasonable period) the board will vote on each admin. A simple majority (3 of 5 votes in favor) will be sufficient to retain an existing admin. Four votes in favor will be needed to add a new admin. The board will ensure that there are always at least three active admins.

Because it is a bylaws change, voting is on-list, and 4 of 5 votes are needed to pass.

Votes:
JMK, Ray, Alex, Jon E: AYE
Cradek: ABSTAIN

Passed

IRC meeting, December 18, 2005

Motion by JMK:
that upon resolving any remaining details, we release "emc-1.2.0-rc1", consisting of emc-1.2.0-rc1.tar.gz (source) and emc-1.2.0-rc1-bdi-2.18.tar.gz, etc., for bdi-2.18, 2.20, TNG, and Live rc46

Votes:
JMK, Ray, Alex, Cradek: AYE
Jon: ABSENT

Passed

Cradek went over a list of diffs between cvs HEAD and cradek-stable, and the board reviewed them and decided which ones should or should not be in the release.

The board agreed (no formal vote) that after some period of time with no problems reported, the -rc1 would be dropped. If bugs are reported, new -rcN released would be issued to address them.

The final official release of emc1 will be emc-1.2.0, with any subsequent releases limited to serious bugfixes only, and numbered emc-1.2.x

Motion by JMK:
that future releases of emc use the following numbering convention: emc-<major-version>.<minor-version>.<bugfix-version> with optional -rc<n> for release candidates. Odd values of <minor-version> are development releases, even values are stable releases. The first official release of EMC2 (not counting release candidates) will be emc-2.0.0

(NOTE: this merely makes official something that was adopted in discussions over the last couple of weeks.)

Votes:
JMK, Ray, Alex, Cradek: AYE
Jon: ABSENT

Passed

IRC meeting, December 3, 2005

Motion by JMK:
that we contact Ken Lerman and ask him to move the 'O' changes into HEAD, offering him as much help as needed to do so
Second by Ray
Votes:
JMK, Ray, Alex, Jon, Cradek: AYE

Passed

Motion by Alex:
that we clean up emc1 HEAD to prepare it for a final release. (cleaning would mean reverting RUM changes, and making sure all known bug fixes are applied)
Second by Ray
Votes:
JMK, Ray, Alex, Jon, Cradek: AYE

Passed

Much discussion about whether the board needs a chairman (mostly to direct IRC meetings).

Motion by JMK:
that we elect a chairman
Second by Ray
Votes:
Ray, Alex, Jon: AYE
JMK, Cradek: abstain

Nominations for Chairman: Ray, JMK, Cradek
Ray declined
Cradek was elected by a 3-to-2 margin.

Board list, week of November 27 thru December 2, 2005


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