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Re: website mockups, what is fedora?

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 12:33:48PM -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>On 08/21/2009 10:57 AM, John Poelstra wrote:
>> Rex Dieter said the following on 08/21/2009 07:04 AM Pacific Time:
>>> OK, I get the idea behind all of this, really I do.  Much of it is
>>> great, but let me share what's been nagging at the back of my mind for
>>> some time.  It's just been hard to put into words, so I'll try my best
>>> here.
>>> Let's get back to the question: What is Fedora?
>> The question of "What is Fedora" has still not adequately been answered
>> for me.  Refocusing the download page is *part* of getting to answering
>> the question, but I still do not believe we are as clear as we could be
>> about what we *are* (present) and what we *want* to be (future).  I
>> realize others believe that defining it too much will stifle the project.
>Fedora is the community of people who are involved with Fedora.

So we're FedoraSpace/FedoraBook?

>I agree with this on a certain level and disagree with it on another
>level.  I think that the Fedora Project should concentrate on being
>stellar at community building.  The Fedora Product(s) should include a
>"solid flexible base distro for many different purposes" which may well
>be good without being great.  On top of that one product, we can create
>other products that should strive to be great and focus on one area.
>But the project as a whole should be diverse and try to make the "solid
>flexible base" something that everyone can build on top of.

I'm sorry, but when I read this it sounds like you might as well be saying
"Fedora is a social networking experiment centered around creating a marginal
distro of new stuff that other people polish up."

I'm pretty sure that isn't what you intended at all, but it's exactly what
a newbie might interpret.  And it sounds pretty boring to me.


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