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Re: Desktop Proposal



On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 09:06 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > = Mission Change =
> >
> > Right now our mission statements, as listed on the overview page are:
> >
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview#Our_Mission
> >
> >     * The Fedora Project always strives to lead, not follow.
> >     * The Fedora Project consistently seeks to create, improve, and spread
> >       free/libre code and content.
> >     * The Fedora Project succeeds through shared action on the part of
> >       many people throughout our community.
> >
> > == Problem 1: Too broad ==
> >
> > The objectives above are incredibly broad.  It's not even clear that we
> > produce a Linux based distribution.  Even though the Fedora Project does
> > much more, our biggest feat at this time is the production of the Fedora
> > operating system.
> >
> > == Solution 1: Define an additional mission ==
> >
> > Adopt a new mission worded in an agreeable way similar to:
> >
> >   "Produce a usable, general purpose desktop operating system"
> >
> > I feel this fundamental shift on the mission page is required.  Our teams
> > all do lots of different and valuable work.  All of these teams are on a
> > schedule based around our regular releases of the operating system.  This
> > will also give our contributors and leaders the ability to ask themselves:
> >
> >   "Does this change/feature/task help produce a usable, general purpose
> >    desktop operating system?"
> >
> > If the answer to that question is no, perhaps it's worth re-thinking this
> > change/feature/task.
> >
> >
>
> This comes down to project vs product.  Your proposed mission change is
> a great mission for the desktop spin product.  Not so great for the
> Fedora project as a whole.
>

Peoples complaint is with the Fedora product, adding this mission
statement brings additional focus to that.

> Our Project has a wide and broad mission that manifests itself into
> various products.  One of the products is the Desktop spin which
> absolutely should have a more concise mission statement, one that more
> closely relates to an individuals needs and concerns.
>

Take the word 'spin' off of there.  The 'spins' aren't nearly as useful as
we think they are.  I can install a desktop without a 'spin' and it's
still not as stable as it could be.

	-Mike


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