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

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed May 16 02:55:09 UTC 2007

Ladislav Bodnar wrote:
> On Thursday 10 May 2007, Christopher Blizzard wrote:
>> I would shorten this to a few salient points.  We are a community
>> distribution.  Everything we use to build the distribution is freely
>> available to anyone.  Any package in our distribution is open to
>> ownership by anyone - Red Hat or not.  The number of people working on
>> Fedora who do not work at Red Hat outnumber Red Hat employees three to
>> one.  We have a governing board that is made up of both Red Hat and
>> non-Red Hat folks, all of whom are passionate about free software and
>> live the values they preach and use to govern the project.
>> Anyone can participate.  All they have to do is show up and start doing
>> something.  That's a community distribution.
> OK, I have removed the sentence. I think it was left there from an earlier 
> description of Red Hat Linux or early Fedora versions, but clearly, it's no 
> longer correct.
> Thank you all for your input :-)

Thanks Ladislav. Appreciate being responsive to feedback. We hope our 
new planned features like integration of Big Board and Mugshot will 
demonstrate our focus on desktop usability too in Fedora 8.


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