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Re: RF Open Discussion: Who are we?



2008/5/7 Kevin Fenzi <kevin tummy com>:
> On Sun, 4 May 2008 10:43:25 -0600
>  smooge gmail com ("Stephen John Smoogen") wrote:
>
>  > Reading through Quaid's email about Red Hat Summit talks... I think in
>  > order to help all of our efforts a bit, we should try to come up with
>  > a better idea of the basic questions
>  >
>  > 1) Who are we? [What is our identity?]
>  > 2) What do we want? [What are the goals each of us wants to
>  > accomplish?] 3) Why are we here? [What brings each of us to EPEL when
>  > we get a chance] 4) Where are we going? [Where do we want to take
>  > EPEL in the next year? How do we measure it]
>  > 5) Who do we serve? [As in who are our primary customers]
>  > 6) Why did I watch a whole season of Babylon 5 over the weekend?
>
>  I think these are all tied in together, and it's hard to answer them
>  separately.
>
>
>  > Ok the basic questions are definitions of what we stand for and who we
>  > are trying to serve as customers. It is also to try and see how Fedora
>  > can be more helpful to the Enterprise customer by showing them where
>  > things are going and how Open Source can meet the various needs of the
>  > Enterprise.
>
>  The first 5 questions lead you to do the last? :)
>
>  Anyhow, personally, I work for a linux consulting company. The majority
>  of our clients are using CentOS for their OS needs (There's others in
>  there, but CentOS predominates). They require software thats not in the
>  main RHEL/CentOS areas, and EPEL provides that software. They (usually)
>  don't want bells and whistles, just a stable secure software package
>  that works. For our part, we want to ideally be able to get all this
>  set of software from one place, not multiple repositories, and have it
>  maintained for security and stability issues.
>
>  I like to think (although I don't have any numbers) that many of the
>  end EPEL users are in this same boat. Moving forward, I would like to
>  see more packages in EPEL and more communication with our end
>  users/consumers.  I would also like to see us get rid of all the broken
>  deps in testing, and push really hard to get the 42 open EPEL bugs as
>  close to 0 as we can.
>
>  Does that help any?
>
>  kevin
>
>
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I am fixing one on EL 4 now :)

stahnma


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