FC4 slimfast slimfest

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 17:16:07 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 17:56:43 +0100, Harald Hoyer <harald at redhat.com> wrote:
> And would it be a problem to end with 8 partially full CDs?

No matter what Red Hat decides to do for Fedora Core.. you will have problems.
Pick your poison.. i suggest the one that tastes like cherries.

> We could also make a 3/4 CD set for every use case and one DVD for the
> magazines/books/stores.

Long term... i think this is the start of an equitable solution. If
Core is going to continue to be 'general purpose' there must be a way
to repackage  Core for 'specific purposes.'   However from my
perspective over here on the grassy knoll outside the red hat
fenceline... I honestly don't think Red Hat currently has the ability
or political will to expend the resources to make spinning up mutliple
'official'  usage case mediasets.  For this to work, I believe that
the sheparding of use case mediasets needs to be expanded to include
community and the trademark guidelines re-worked to allow for anyone
in the community to pull packages from Core and Extras to create
use-case media sets as they see fit without official blessing.

I would point to mozilla's new tiered trademark policy that allows for
community editions to be built as an example of how to expand
trademark policy in a community inclusive way to allow community to
accomplish use-case oriented mediasets that are instantly
distinguishable from the 'official' sets. Mozilla's model would lead
to things named like Community Core - Usage Case Edition Release
Number, for community built mediasets that include only unmodified
Core packages to serve a defined usage role.  Community Core - Mail
Server Edition Release 7.003 for example.


> What would have then is:
> 50% of the users only need to download CD 1 and 2
> 30% install CD 1-3 of their use case
> 15% install CD 1-4 of their use case
> 5% want everything (the DVD)
> (numbers made up / guessed) :)

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