"What is the Fedora Project?"

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Oct 8 17:29:53 UTC 2009

On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, Mike McGrath wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, Dimitris Glezos wrote:
>> 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.
> So in Infrastructure, should we be focusing on the search engine so new
> inexperienced users can more easily find answers to questions through our
> various docs via keywords and things we define?
> Or should I be focusing on being first to support IPv6 and implementing
> dnssec for our advanced users.
> Sure, they might both get done eventually.  But the amount of need does
> not equal our ability to do.  So I have to pick.  Except that I don't know
> who I'm picking for.

Let me see if I can sum up the differences in this thread to a couple of 

1. pick a target audience and follow down that path, as rigidly as we 
possibly can, excluding and removing things which distract us from the 

2. Don't pick a target, cast out as large a number as possible of 
directions and see who we pick up. Then cast out more.

That's what I see as the differences.


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