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Re: "What is the Fedora Project?"



On Wed, 7 Oct 2009, inode0 wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com> wrote:
> > ...                                        The reason Fedora works, and can
> > innovate quickly, is because we are not a popular democracy.  We are a
> > meritocracy in which leadership comes from people who have the passion
> > to make their vision happen.  Look at the North American Ambassadors
> > program in which John works as an example.  The many advances over the
> > last two years that have happened there, have happened *precisely*
> > because the people who were interested in the work moved things
> > forward through their own time and toil.
>
> This was very heavily influenced by and the result of leaders in the
> community who had the vision to see an area within the project that
> had problems and empower a group of people to take ownership, become
> vested in the result, and get things done. If I haven't thanked Greg
> and whoever he worked with before I will now for doing that. I suspect
> this was an initiative from the community architecture team at Red
> Hat.
>
> Did Greg hand us a mission statement and a set of long term goals to
> meet? I don't recall that part if he did and I'm afraid we probably
> ignored it if it existed. We found direction in the common values of
> the Fedora community, they weren't written on a stone anywhere, but
> they weren't difficult to see.
>

If he had, how many people would he have sent it to?  And they may not
have been difficult to see back then, but they seem very difficult to see
at present.

	-Mike

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