"What is the Fedora Project?"

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Oct 15 21:01:17 UTC 2009

On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, Máirín Duffy wrote:

> On 10/15/2009 04:45 PM, Seth Vidal wrote:
>> I think the problem is that we'll get yelled at on the other end:
>> "you're holding fedora back! What happened to latest and greatest?!"
> Who would say that? We've not ever tried this, have we?

Look back in the archives preceeding the fedora core/extras merge. Look 
for the complaints on versions of stuff not being new enough.

They are there.

> Stability is only one variable. This is why it's better to recommend a distro 
> based on a full use-case rather than focus on one specific variable. Yes, 
> RHEL is more stable. However, there's a dozen other variables in my use case 
> that it does not match.
> Fedora release today:
> stability          [=====_______________] orange
> latest technology  [====================] green
> USER: I have no idea. Help?
> CentOS (my perception):
> stability          [=================___] green-yellow
> latest technology  [=======_____________] yellow
> USER: system administrator or home user wanting to offer network services or 
> learn in order to be able to administer RHEL.
> What I want:
> stability          [==========__________] yellow
> latest technology  [================____] green-yellow
> USER: enthusiastic FOSS contributor looking to eat dogfood and expend some 
> effort to help improve the dogfood flavor

Clearly this is an odd use of 'dogfood' I don't understand.

> I don't care about a few loud angry people. There's going to be loud angry 
> people no matter what we do. There's loud angry people right now. We need to 
> pick a direction we believe in, and go with it.

You seem to want us to care about a few loud angry people. Specifically 
the loud, angry people who have talked to you about fedora.

> I'm not sure I can believe in Fedora as a science lab. I'd like to talk to 
> some people who believe in that. You said yourself and Mike aren't advocating 
> for it. Who is? Are we just standing in a circle beating on a poor old 
> scarecrow?

Show me how we slow down without overlapping the RHEL case up there? B/c 
I'm not real sure there's all that much room.


More information about the fedora-advisory-board mailing list