Minutes from the Technical Board meeting, 2011-03-24

Scott James Remnant scott at netsplit.com
Thu Mar 24 19:07:57 UTC 2011

= Attendance =

 * Scott James Remnant (chair)
 * Colin Watson
 * Kees Cook
 * Martin Pitt
 * Matt Zimmerman

= Apologies =

 * Mark Shuttleworth

= Notes =

== Proposal to install ubuntu-restricted-* by default ==


The Technical Board voted unanimously against (0 for, 5 against)
including non-free software in the distribution, agreeing that
checking a box in the installer by default is equivalent to simply
including the software in the default installation. This would have
gone against Ubuntu's long standing policy that the only concession is
for hardware drivers as detailed at

== ubuntu-devel moderation ==

Colin Watson agreed to follow up on the problem of slower moderation
of the ubuntu-devel mailing list, either by encouraging more members
or discussing with the patch pilots how to ensure changes do not get

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