Infrastructure status, 2008-08-16 UTC 1530

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Mon Aug 18 21:42:44 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 21:13 +0000, g wrote:
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> Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> <snip>
> > The specific current situation aside for a moment. As a Board member,
> > I am interested in thinking about a better mechanism of communication
> i see nothing wrong with way it is now.
Do you consider shouting "fire" in a fully crowded theater and to leave
people alone in the resulting panic to be an appropriate means?

It's at least how I perceived Paul's mail and the subsequent
"non-/dis-information policy" FPB, FESCO and RH have exhibited.

IMO, the question on which additional/alternative means to inform the
public would have been appropriate can not be answered before somebody
finally informs the public about what has happened.

One thing is for sure: This incident made a structural weakness of "the
Fedora system" apparent: Centralism. 
Whatever might have happened it effectively paralyzed Fedora. 

> > I do not want to go into this too deeply until the current situation
> > has been resolved.
> maybe you should have waited? ;o)
Yes, he likely better should have.


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