Desktop Proposal

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at
Thu Oct 15 14:55:25 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 05:59:55AM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 08:37:29PM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> >On Wed, 2009-10-14 at 20:10 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> >> 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 might classify the OS as a delivery mechanism for the majority of
> >our other endeavors.
> Agree.  Or in the case of mirrormanager, it is the delivery mechansim _for_
> the OS.  I don't consider the relationship there to be indirect at all.
In mirrormanager's case, the project is becoming the delivery mechanism for
projects other than Fedora.  So it's no longer just a case of us designing
software to deliver Fedora.  It's become we're the major contributors to an
upstream project that we use to deliver Fedora.

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