Desktop Proposal

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Thu Oct 15 15:39:01 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 07:55:25AM -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>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.

That's evolutionary.  MM wouldn't have been written and used in Fedora if
Fedora didn't need a better way to mirror it's _distro_.  Again, not an
indirect relationship.


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