Why Would Fedora be Free ? Can it be Trusted?
Chalonec.Roger at pbgc.gov
Wed May 12 14:35:55 UTC 2004
No, I will check it out for sure.
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[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Wade Chandler
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 8:53 AM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: Why Would Fedora be Free ? Can it be Trusted?
Chalonec Roger wrote:
> I am looking at using Fedora at my work and some people are asking the
> following questions or have the following concerns that I did not know
> how to answer:
> 1. Why is fedora free and why would people work on it for free? 2.
> Some people are concerned that since Fedora is open source that they
> don't know where the software comes from so they can't trust it. How
> can they trust it? 3. How are updates to Fedora vetted and accepted?
> 4. Does Redhat have any involvement with Fedora?
> 5. Does Redhat use the same processes in "controlling" fedora quality
> and releases as it did the free versions of Redhat?
> 6. Ostensibly Redhat offered free versions of Redhat Linux because
> could make a profit on support. Now Redhat has built a market and
> Redhat is no longer free. What is the profit motivation of the Fedora
> group and persons/orgs who make software contributions to it? (By the
> way, there is nothing wrong with profit.)
I usually don't try to be a jerk on the list, and I hope this isn't
taken as such.
says it all. read it.
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