5th anniv

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 18:07:10 UTC 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 11:04 PM, Cristian Gafton <gafton at gafton.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 00:23 +0200, Max Spevack wrote:
>> I think for the 5 year anniversary we need all the old-skool guys to
>> write in to f-a-b and tell one of their favorite Fedora stories.
>> /me looks around in the tubes for Gafton
> Some of the current highly visible members of the community were
> predicting the total failure of the project because of the "incredible
> greed" shown by Red Hat for splitting/spitting/spewing out Fedora on its
> own, for lack of real support from the company, half hearted community

In googling for those phrases one finds:


Red hat – emotions
Blue hat – process control

not sure why greed spew fedora red hat put that on the top of my
searches.. but I think that would summarize the first 5 years in a nut
shell. Lots of emotions and then process control.

> building measures, etc. I'm not saying that times were not tough, but
> contrasting where Fedora is today with the barrage of doubt that
> surrounded the start of the project would provide for a deeply
> satisfying yell of "Well, how about that, you mo-fo-s!"

Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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