Intel's Moblin dumps Ubuntu in favor of Fedora

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Thu Jul 24 12:18:04 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 18:16 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 3:48 PM, Rahul Sundaram
> <sundaram at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Interesting move from Intel. Let's hope they start contributing to Fedora
> > more.
> >
> >
> Is there any previous archived discussion anywhere....that talks about
> their plans with regard to actually interacting with Fedora in a
> "project" sense.  If there goal really is to attract developers, they
> need to talk to us about aligning the development process of moblin
> with Fedora policies...or else the switch they are doing might not not
> give them a contributor boost.  Isn't that one of the lesson learned
> from OLPC?  Just forking the Fedora 'bits' isn't going to necessarily
> be the win in terms of contributor involvement.  I think they need to
> seriously be looking at how to pull moblin development into the Fedora
> project.
> Who's at OSCON right now, who can talk to Dirk about this?    Greg?

I already set Greg and Karsten on this earlier last night.  Greg can
summarize how that went and where we go from here, but I'm sure he made
it plain to Intel/Moblin that there's an opportunity for them here.

Paul W. Frields
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