"What is the Fedora Project?"

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Oct 8 16:52:29 UTC 2009

On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, inode0 wrote:

> 2009/10/8 Máirín Duffy <mairin at linuxgrrl.com>:
>> On 10/08/2009 11:58 AM, inode0 wrote:
>>> There is a strong hint in all of this that some people prefer a
>>> traditional hierarchical management structure to this project.
>>> Fundamentally that is what fills me with the trepidation I mentioned
>>> in my very first post on this thread.
>> I don't think traditional hierarchical management is a foregone conclusion
>> with strong vision statements.
> No, it certainly isn't. And all I've been doing is expressing concern
> about hierarchical organization creep resulting from such
> proclamations becoming organizational dogma.
> If the statements guide contributors and potential contributors along
> the way that is all fine and good. If they become the justification
> for stifling/impeding/whatever the work of folks who think outside
> this box you define then I think it is bad.
> Avoid that and I'm content. :)

A lot of producing something worth using is not about adding new bits. 
It's about taking away unnecessary bits.

I've found that saying 'no' is often a gain. If that's stifling, so be it.


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