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Re: the danger of becoming a cargo cult

On Tue, 2007-02-27 at 19:08 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Ubuntu is much more active in that area and thus has some interesting 
> > stuff that we are already still working on (codec buddy) or have on our 
> > Roadmap (say: new initsystem). 
> Ubuntu is pretty much in the same position regarding codec buddy since 
> the library is getting merged with upstream Gstreamer. Fedora has 
> SELinux, Xen, Compiz integration etc. Let's not undersell ourselves 
> unnecessarily. Focusing on one distribution repeatedly is not a good 
> idea either.

Yeah, we have some very strong areas that others don't compete with.
Xen is one of them, SELinux is another.  Overall security is another -
we've done a huge amount of work in that area (see Mark Cox's blog for
specific statistics.)

And we're starting to get ahead in other areas as well.  The core +
extras merge is really going to start to help us get ahead of the curve
again instead of always being on the defensive.  Things really _are_
looking up and I'm really excited about our future.


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