Fedora's Core Purposes

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Fri Sep 18 13:57:09 UTC 2009

Rex Dieter wrote:
> John Poelstra wrote:
>> I was recently reviewing this page and a number of other pages that 
>> talk about the Fedora Project (not our the Fedora distribution)
>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Objectives
>> I'm working a blog post that provides more detail on this.  In the 
>> meantime, I think this page could be broken into three primary 
>> purposes and each of the bullets merged under those purposes.
>> 1) Building and releasing a distribution
>> 2) Building communities
>> 3) Furthering the science (methodologies) and practice of building 
>> communities
>> I think it is important that we place a tight limit on the number of 
>> *core* purposes.  Is there anything else that the Fedora Project does 
>> that could not be captured under these three headings?
> Heck, couldn't 3 and 2 be merged?
> and consider adding:
> furthering ... blah blah... of FLOSS ?  though could even go a step 
> further and not limit it to just software, but include content (CC and 
> all that) as well.

On second thought, following the same logic, this could be considered 
part of 1 I guess, though a distribution may be just a natural 
consequence of achieving/following the FLOSS goal.

-- Rex

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