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RE: Dear Fedora Community, what do you want?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Sean Estabrooks
> Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 7:15 AM
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Cc: cchan outblaze com
> Subject: Re: Dear Fedora Community, what do you want?
>
>
> The developers gave you the operating system you seem to enjoy.
> They did it with a commitment to open source that didn't falter
> the second something wasn't quite as good as was available elsewhere.
> There is a need to support those companies that respect Linux and its
> development process.   An eager willingness to embrace binary
> only solutions suggests a lack of respect for Linux and
> misunderstanding
> of how it was created.

The last time I checked (which was never) Fedora (or any Linux distro)
didn't come with a restriction that said you must "respect" Linux, how it
was created, or the developers.  It's out there for everyone to use
regardless of whether or not they appreciate it.

> Yes.   There still is a lot of open hardware.   No thanks to
> people who
> say they don't care one way or the other if an open source
> solution is available.   The following comment from you
> suggests a lack
> of real support for open source and a lack of respect for the process
> that created Linux:
>
> "stable drivers is all that matters to me. GPL great but not
> required."
>

Again, I wasn't aware that use of open source software required "real
support for open source and respect for the process."  Don't get me wrong, I
personally am grateful for all the community hard work (and I do help with
some open source projects) however it's not a prerequisite that you believe
in the "open source movement" to use open source products as long as you
don't break any of the licensing agreements.

-b



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