Desktop Proposal

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Thu Oct 15 03:29:26 UTC 2009

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 08:53:30PM -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> >
> > Here's the part I get confused on then.  Where does the operating system
> > that almost all of our contributors show up to work on fit in to the
> > project?  Is the only reason we have an OS because a bunch of contributors
> > showed up and happened to want to work on it?
> >
> Yes :-)
> Or perhaps more informatively, in the beginning, the OS was probably the
> sole reason for the existence of the Fedora Project.  But as time has gone
> on we've gotten bigger and things have started to change.  The OS is what a
> significant number of contributors want to work on.  But there's people
> working on numerous other things under the Fedora Umbrella now too.  CSI is
> something you're working on, mirrormanager is something mdomsch is working
> on, fedora-classroom is something that nirik is working on, the latam
> ambassadors are interested in working on a moodle instance....  Lot's of
> code and content is being worked on that's only indirectly related to the
> putting together of the OS.

One could posit this is not a wise move considering the current state of
the OS.


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