valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 06:39:09 UTC 2008
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 11:18 PM, Greg DeKoenigsberg <gdk at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Feb 2008, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > Plus if you look at reviews of linux distributions most of them have a
> > category "How easy is it to go to youtube and watch videos" because that
> > is what desktop users do and expect from any desktop.
> Here are some truths that I hold dear. I believe that they are
> *fundamental* truths of the Fedora project.
> 1. It's not always easy to be true *free software* advocates. We take the
> good with the bad.
> 2. The people we care most about are people who care about advancing the
> best of *free software*.
> 3. Ubuntu is already catering to users who are willing to sacrifice
> freedom for the sake of *marginal* usability advantage. There's really no
> reason for us to follow them down that path. Will it cost us users? It
> certainly will. But we are *extremely* competitive with Ubuntu when it
> comes to *contributors* -- and it's *contributors* who change the world.
> Let Spaceman worry about being popular. Let's concern ourselves with
> being right, and being productive -- even when it's difficult.
> "Fedora -- Ubuntu's more responsible older brother."
I don't know how ubuntu deals with flash as I don't use it, and I
don't care. I care because I use fedora and I, as much as I would like
to, can't use fedora without flash player installed from adobe :(
Until others great projects like swf-dec or gnash become a working
soultion (and also free and oss versions, and patent free versions of
multimedia codecs) we need not-perfect solution. Is codeina a perfect
solution, it is not... but stil it serves a great purpose of making
fedora a better desktop.
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