"What is the Fedora Project?"

Máirín Duffy mairin at linuxgrrl.com
Wed Oct 14 21:42:25 UTC 2009

On 10/14/2009 03:00 PM, Tim Burke wrote:
> Máirín Duffy wrote:
>> - The clients she refers to are highly-technical users, running
>> advanced scientific projects and in some cases military operations.
>> They're not highly technical in terms of being intimately familiar
>> with the inner workings of Linux, they're highly technical in their
>> domains which are complex. They have PhDs in meterology or advanced
>> medical and aeronautics degrees. And they want the distro they work
>> with to just work - they can't deal with the instability we've
>> introduced over the past two years and have started going elsewhere.
>> The suggestion elsewhere in the thread that one should be required to
>> have a 'drivers license' to run a distro she related to requiring a
>> kernel hacker to interpret the results of a medical exam - a highly
>> technical person just not in their field of expertise.
> sounds like RHEL

I *think* (and I'm relaying 3rd party information and then speculating 
on it, so this may be an exercise in futility) that the difference is 
that she said Fedora was on the leading edge, and that's why they had 
always gravitated towards it in the past. RHEL tends to be a bit behind 
Fedora, for the sake of stability. Even so, when Fedora was leading edge 
a couple of years ago, it was still stable enough for these folks to do 
their work.


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