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Re: [Ambassadors] New Project: Blur



On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 12:12:39PM -0400, Braden Faulkner wrote:
> I never thought of it like that. So, I think it might be best if I close the
> project right now.

You won't be surprised to learn that you aren't the only person to
have pondered this and come up with projects to work on it. :)

For example, this mailing list ...

http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/distributions

... is for, "Discussions and collaboration between distributions."
It's ideally used for some of the kind of discussion you are thinking
needs to exist.

One thing that we *can* do as Ambassadors is to continue to explain
and demonstrate for people why choice does not have to mean
problematic fragmentation.

I've been in discussions in the last year about a Linux "dairy
council", an idea drawn from the Dairy Council in the US that spawned
the "got milk?" advert campaign.  Perhaps a better analogy is cheese
-- there are many varieties and variants of cheese, all are made using
the same essential concepts, yet there is a world of difference
between fresh mozzerella and a fine, aged Stilton.  Some people think
the Linux Foundation should handle this.  No one currently wants to
fund a general education advert campaign.

Being able to explain to people why those differences exist is our
challenge.  Sometimes I borrow the story from Zonker (OpenSUSE
community manager), "I don't try to tell people that one distro is
better or worse than the other.  It's like underwear: I chose my brand
of underwear because it's comfortable to me; you should do the same."

- Karsten
-- 
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener
http://quaid.fedorapeople.org
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