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Re: lwn article on the death of Fedora Legacy



Matthew Miller wrote:

[snip]

Using the "Chasm" marketing model [*], without Legacy, Fedora is only a
viable solution for Early Adopters and of dubious value to the second
"Pragmatist" group. However, Fedora has been enough of a success that many
Pragmatists are indeed using Fedora.

I'm not familiar with that, but I'll look into it. I agree with your
statement.

This results in large numbers of FC2, FC3, FC4 machines in production beyond
their supported lifetime. Pragmatists, by their nature, don't wanna be
upgrading all the time. Without Legacy, they're best served by CentOS and
kin. That's fine, but it's a loss for Fedora, as they're then less likely to
feed back into Extras, etc. And it's also a problem because it results in
large numbers of potentially vulnerable machines in the wild.

You have struck a very large nail upon the head with perfect
orthogonality. I'm using FC2 here.

Fedora people repeatedly state that the distribution is great for users
beyond the tech-enthusiast Earlier Adopters. But without Legacy, it's really
not true.

Indeed. This is a statement which I have made on several occasions, only
to be hooted down.

Mike
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