Interesting quote from Sun/MySQL

Teseu teseu at
Sat Jul 26 05:55:52 UTC 2008

Very good to "listen?" words like these from nonFedora users. An
acknowledge like this should be encouraging to us.

2008/7/24 Paul W. Frields <stickster at>:
> "Sometimes we've had people say 'Why don't we do the Fedora model?'
> Well, we're at such an early stage of OSI adoption that there needs to
> be a conscious level of experimentation -- business models, licenses,
> products -- in order to foster the next generation of innovation. And
> that thrashing around is OK. We want to encourage that level of
> experimentation. Maybe it puts a bit more burden on IT to understand the
> subtleties of these licenses, but the payoff is high and the effort is
> not exorbitant."
> * * *
> Note carefully the implication here: that the way Red Hat and Fedora
> interact and complement each other is what you do when you've *finished*
> thrashing around, and want to do open source business right.
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