FC3 -> FC4 Upgrade? (was Re: reducing distribution CD count)

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Sat Feb 26 06:13:27 UTC 2005

>I feel this model assumes that maintainership is the only meritorious 
>activity in fedora. I think that other meritorious activities such as 
>useful analysis of plans and the occasional proposal of alternative 
>solutions also is meritorious. Im not talking about backseat coding here 
>but rather offering an alternative perspective to create a well-rounded 
>view of the goal and the bumps in the path to get there as well as some 
>suggestions to traverse the trail efficiently. If it is the position of 
>redhat that this isnt the case i understand but i think it is a mistake 
>to limit input to that one group.

No, in fact, quite the contrary. We already raised this issue people can
recommend/sponsor other non-packagers for inclusion on that list. I
fully realize there are lots of non-packging meritous contributions to

>My best suggestion is to open the "new dev list" (aka maintainers) to 
>people that serve other valuable roles or who routinely inject 
>intelligent ideas into conversation on fedora-devel. Essentially i like 
>the idea of a moderated list because i grow weary of a thread with 512 
>msgs (slimfast slimfest) because it takes half my morning to weed 
>through it and very few users read it and end up asking the same 
>questions elsewhere in the list.

And I read every post on the thread. Sad huh? :) But if you want to help
in that way then read through every message and work with Colin Charles
on reviving the Fedora News Updates. And guess what-  that also means
you're contributing usefully.

I really don't think it is inappropriate to try to get folks to
contribute in order to be able to be more involved in the decision
making process.


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