Distrowatch dot com judgment of Fedora's relation with the "community"

Jonathan Roberts jonathan.roberts.uk at googlemail.com
Wed May 9 14:21:58 UTC 2007


saw this in my feed reader this morning, post from Max Spevack about
F7 and community is integral to it I think:




On 09/05/07, Herman Meester <crazymulgogi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I translated the recently refreshed section of "Major distributions" on
> distrowatch.com into Dutch.
> That text is in fact the opinion of the site's owner, Ladislav Bodnar.
> It's not "the gospel", but I do suspect many people new to Linux will
> check that page out and take its content for relatively authoritative.
> There was one remark on Fedora that I couldn't agree with.
> http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major&language=EN
> "Cons: Less community-oriented than other major distributions; its
> priorities tend to lean towards enterprise features, rather than desktop
> usability"
> I don't really agree with the 2nd line either, which is not really
> important to argue about (leads to a lot of nonsense on non-free stuff
> anyway), but especially since Fedora 7's merger of Core and Extras, the
> live spin thing, etc., I think that the first line, "Less
> community-oriented than other major distributions" is simply no longer
> true - if it ever was.
> Could "y'all" or some of you come up with good arguments to present to
> Mr. Bodnar (on this list, I mean), so I can object to this in a
> convincing manner? Or is there (still) some truth in his statement?
> thanks,
> Herman
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