"What is the Fedora Project?"

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Oct 8 17:20:58 UTC 2009

On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, Dimitris Glezos wrote:

> I, too, have been spending quite some time thinking about this topic
> and discussing it with various people -- both in the Fedora
> contirbutor community and outside. I'm quoting Tom's reply below
> because I find myself agreeing in almost all points, TBH.
> I'm consciously avoiding to satisfy my need for control in open
> source. Sure, I'd also LOVE to have a clear direction and everything.
> But this will strip the community's strongest tool, which is pluralism
> and freedom of choice from a diversity of different directions.
> I'd encourage people who would like to see Fedora go to a different
> direction to actually COME UP WITH A PLAN for it, and start
> implementing it. They'll have my full support, in all levels. In this
> sense, I disagree with folks who draw lines saying "we shouldn't do
> this" -- and I've expressed this opinion in all levels too. We should
> encourage people to try different things and CHANGE the Fedora goals.
> If the community follows, the Board will follow, because it's an organ
> by and for the Community.

Let's say some people here on this list wanted a non-gtk-fedora. And they 
prepared a set of patches for anaconda to get rid of the gtk/gnome 
requirement there. If we had enough people behind it would the board say 
to the anaconda team manager: the community has said they want a 
non-gtk-fedora. We should follow them?


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