Desktop Proposal

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Mon Oct 12 23:03:07 UTC 2009

On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, inode0 wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 5:28 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at> wrote:
> > So lets leave the other missions in place, as suggested in the paper, and
> > just add one?  Is there anyone else on the list that thinks trying to
> > build a usable, general purpose desktop is not worth being a mission of
> > the Fedora Project?
> Here is what I believe is Red Hat's mission statement: "To be the
> catalyst in communities of customers, contributors, and partners
> creating better technology the open source way."
> They don't think that an enterprise server operating system is worth mentioning?
> Details like this are a trap and should be avoided.

The management at Red hat don't let the engineers do whatever they want
all willy nilly.  As such they don't have as many issues figuring out what
they showed up to do that day.  Trap or not, it's guidance.

Anyway, I'll get back to creating free code and content, whatever the hell
that is.


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