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Re: [fab] Architecture Policy.



Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
"RS" == Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> writes:

RS> If you call the secondary architecture, community driven wouldnt
RS> that imply that the primary architectures arent?

Hey, it was just an example.  But are you saying that isn't the case?

That is indeed the case but we are talking about political messaging here. Dont let the current reality distract you from the road ahead ;-)

Here I quote spot:

Primary: Red Hat drives the arch forward, ensures that it works, or
else, Fedora is in a bad bad place.
Secondary: Community drives the arch forward, ensures that it works, but
if it doesn't, the majority of the Fedora universe remains intact.

So just adding "Community driven" to the architectures that are built
on community-run hardware outside of Red Hat's data centers doesn't
seem at all incorrect.  I was only keying off of the text of the
message I was responding to.
But of course I explicitly indicated that I wasn't arguing that the
words "community driven" are the only two words that would work there;
I was saying that it would be best some wording was chosen that didn't
imply that the secondary architectures are somehow worse.  It would
have been nice if you could have discussed the intent of my message
instead of picking out a small piece to comment on.


Branding by definition is all about nit picking. I am just pointing out that the particular name would exchange one set of bad political precedents with another. Yes, today the primary architectures are indeed due to Red Hat folks giving a higher priority to them but picking up "community driven" as the alternative name for secondary architectures implies that the current status is acceptable. We dont say "Red Hat is releasing Fedora Core x" for the same reason even though Red Hat currently does all the work in core now.

How about tier 1 and tier 2 architectures?

Rahul


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