"What is the Fedora Project?"

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Wed Oct 7 16:15:57 UTC 2009

On Wed, 7 Oct 2009, inode0 wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ...                                        The reason Fedora works, and can
> > innovate quickly, is because we are not a popular democracy.  We are a
> > meritocracy in which leadership comes from people who have the passion
> > to make their vision happen.  Look at the North American Ambassadors
> > program in which John works as an example.  The many advances over the
> > last two years that have happened there, have happened *precisely*
> > because the people who were interested in the work moved things
> > forward through their own time and toil.
> This was very heavily influenced by and the result of leaders in the
> community who had the vision to see an area within the project that
> had problems and empower a group of people to take ownership, become
> vested in the result, and get things done. If I haven't thanked Greg
> and whoever he worked with before I will now for doing that. I suspect
> this was an initiative from the community architecture team at Red
> Hat.
> Did Greg hand us a mission statement and a set of long term goals to
> meet? I don't recall that part if he did and I'm afraid we probably
> ignored it if it existed. We found direction in the common values of
> the Fedora community, they weren't written on a stone anywhere, but
> they weren't difficult to see.

If he had, how many people would he have sent it to?  And they may not
have been difficult to see back then, but they seem very difficult to see
at present.


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