"What is the Fedora Project?"

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Oct 8 15:33:32 UTC 2009

On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, Jeffrey Ollie wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 9:40 AM, inode0 <inode0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm still struggling to understand what sorts of real problems are
>> made easier to solve by the "What is Fedora?" framework.
> Unless a clear mission and purpose is defined, Fedora will just kind
> of float along pushed around by whatever currents are strongest at the
> moment.  Maybe that sort of philosophy suits you, but I'd rather have
> an idea of where we're headed.
>> Is it in the board's purview to "lead" the project by singling out
>> technologies it wants to move along over the next few releases?
> Yes.  Fedora has limited resources. That means that someone needs to
> prioritize the use of those resources.  As a corollary to that it may
> mean that some projects/ideas may be denied resources.

to be fair the board has no power to allocate resources. The board has NO
control over, afaict, ANY of the development teams: kernel, desktop, 

Not sure what difference any of this discussion will make until that weird 
split of power vs responsibility is resolved.


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