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Re: Wikipidia - Goodbye Red Hat and Fedora



On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 8:45 AM, Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira
<rodrigopadula projetofedora org> wrote:
> Andrea Modesto Rossi escreveu:
>> I don't understand the problem...for LTS there is RHEL ;-)
>>
>> I Like this slogan:
>> <<"Fedora is the best of today, RHEL is the best of the following seven
>> years">>.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>>
>
> Ok. Put this message on the Fedora Official website.
>
> For me, it's a bad argument and a very bad marketing slogan for Fedora
> project!
>

Stability costs time. Time of people who are going to dedicate
themselves to keeping old bits from rotting and not being attracted to
the latest shiney. The community that Fedora has grown is not really
focused on that. It is focused on developing the next generation
software that will be used by other distros in the future.

The community that CentOS has grown is focused on stability and the
lack of shiney. If Fedora wants to go more into stability focus then
they need to work on growing that kind of community also. But that
takes dedicated people who have lots of time to focus on that versus
other issues. It takes extra build systems, extra diskspace, but most
of all extra time.

In the end, it is a black and white dichotomy with a volunteer
oriented project: You can have stability or you can have shiney. You
aren't going to have both because they are often orthoganal in
design/implementation.

-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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