"What is the Fedora Project?"

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Fri Oct 9 16:39:46 UTC 2009

On Fri, 9 Oct 2009, Máirín Duffy wrote:

> Hey Greg!
> On 10/09/2009 11:05 AM, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
>> Note that this does *not* mean that we're settling for some watered-down
>> form of lowest-common-denominator democracy, as some seem to imply;
>> rather, it is a pluralistic meritocracy, in which we recognize that both
>> ideas *and actions* can come from all directions, even opposite ones --
>> and that today's popular idea is not necessarily the only worthwhile
>> idea. It is critical to understand this pluralism, and to protect it.
>> I understand that there will be a handful of cases that are truly
>> either/or -- i.e. there can be either one default spin or many default
>> spins, and we must choose one or the other. That's fine. Let's make
>> decisions where we must make them -- but otherwise, let everyone pursue
>> their passions as far as their abilites will carry them, and let us do
>> our best to recognize those efforts wherever they bear fruit.
> I agree with this. However, I'm not sure anyone here wouldn't.

Just making sure.  :)

There's a big difference between asking "how do we decide how to best 
present ourselves to audience X" and "how do we decide who we are".  I'm 
all for driving clarity in the first case -- but I'm very nervous about 
people pushing for an answer in the second case.


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