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Re: lwn article on the death of Fedora Legacy



Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
On 10/20/06, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:

On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 09:36:15AM -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> The problem is that we are just beat. Jesse has a kid, a release
> cycle, a new knee, and a lot of other stuff on his real job. The other
> people who have been doing stuff have also had 'stuff happen', and
> temporary schedule changes that have become permanent.

Yes.

In order to survive the project needs some real support from Red Hat. (Or
some other large company who wants to do Red Hat a favor, but that seems
even less likely.)


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 would argue that the pragmatists had been using it out of a trust
model. They had used Red Hat Linux when it has crossed the chasm, and

I don't believe that Linux in general has crossed the chasm yet. I think
it's *all* still in the "early adopters" stage. But within the "Linux
community" (oxymoron) FC is the early adopters of the early adopters.


[snip]

2) I use Fedora to alpha/beta test for the next/current Red Hat Enterprise.

How come when I state that FC is beta test, I get dog-piled, but
you don't?

[snip]

Mike
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