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Re: Fedora's intended target audience?



On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 05:35:29PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> 
> all. Wasn't it Linus who said that regressions where not acceptable,
> even if the patch causing the regression was a big boon for other users?

The other way round, actually.

Linus has a habit of taking semi-working drivers out of the kernel in the
hope that this will give the users of said driver an incentive to build
a driver that really works.

> Currently there seems to be an attitude that breaking stuff while going
> forward is ok, which is very user unfriendly and scares away users ( ==
> future contributers) to other Distro's and even to other OS's

Disclaimer: IANAFD (Fedora Developer) so this is just my opinion.

Fedora is Free Software by principle. This means that the freedom aspect of
the thing is more important than userfriendlyness (or anything else, for that
matter). This will sometimes be inconvenient. And it really doesn't matter
because the important thing isn't the userfriendly-ness (or lack thereof)
but the fact that you're free to do what you want with it.

Mako sums it up better than I ever could so I'll just let him tell it
like it is : http://mako.cc/copyrighteous/freesoftware/20060109-00.html

Emmanuel


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