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Re: "Fedora Project summary and awards" - end of RedHat support?



On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 12:40 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 1:05 AM, Pavel Shevchuk <stlwrt gmail com> wrote:
>> There was some talk about RH shifting priorities to do best at what
>> they are best already - servers, but abandoning fedora - definitely
>> not. Fedora is what they make RHEL from and they need open system to
>> test-drive technologies
>
> I humbly ask you to refrain from rumor mongering of any sort.  'Some
> talk' with regard to RH shifting priorities isn't a particular useful
> thing to say without a citable reference that I can follow up on with
> the Red Hat employee who made the statement.  It's no more useful than
> the comments that started this thread.
>
> Let me put this to rest. As a Fedora Board member I have absolutely no
> information nor even a glimmer of feeling as to Red Hat taking any
> steps away from this community whatsoever.
>
> And all I do as a Board member is walk the back alleys and wander in
> out out of smoke-filled rooms doing under the table deals with shadowy
> figures using codenames like 'mongoose' and 'iceman' while exchanging
> packets of insider information in unsuspecting manila envelopes. I
> live and breath rumor and unspoken truths.  And if Red Hat was about
> to take a step away from this community, it would take me completely
> by surprise.
>
> >From all accounts from LinuxTAG its clear that in the future its in
> everyone's best interest to expand Red Hat's involvement with Fedora
> globally.  Frankly I think its only a matter of time before Red Hat
> has a Fedora community employee like Max on every continent, including
> Antarctica.
>
> If anything 'we'.. the community members and the Red Hat employees
> engaged in board level discussions are doing what we can to identify a
> long term strategy to grow the available resources.  The Community
> Architecture team, which is our primary means through which Red Hat
> support is generated has a transparent budgeting process in our wiki,
> and is continually engaged in resource planning with members of the
> Fedora community.  If Red Hat wasn't serious about Fedora, we wouldn't
> be in a position to even talk about budgets and long term growth.  We
> are in this for the long haul, and I'm confident that as long as we
> continue to show the value in the community contribution model, Red
> Hat will make strategic investments to enable Fedora's growth.
>
> I take the issue of long term project sustainability quite seriously.
> To be quite honest, I am extremely disappointed that Valent decided
> that this was worth bringing to the attention of a general mailing
> list without a credible reference to refer to.  I certainly wouldn't
> have made such a sensational posting such as this without making some
> discreet inquiries as to the validity of what I had heard.    There
> isn't much in the original post to comment on, and the central
> argument of the original post runs counter to everything thing I know,
> and every personal interaction I've had in the last six months.
>
> -jef
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I know that the rumor was 99% FUD but the rummors on the local news
groups just wouldn't die off and they continued continuously sinte it
was posted 3 days ago so I believed that my only option is to go
directly to the source and then point people to that "official"
resonse in the future. I know that people don't like geting private
mails and that they usually like things to be open and in open
discusion and because of all those reasons I postet my question here.
Not becuase I believed it but because others believed it and starder
doubting Fedora as a project. There already were few people who said
that they thought to join Fedora Project in Croatia but becaus of that
news post they changed their mind.

Please tell me what would be better way to deal this issue?

Cheers,
Valent.

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