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Re: Core values



On 2/22/07, Eric S. Raymond <esr thyrsus com> wrote:
Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com>:
> Market share means nothing if we sacrifice our core values for a few more
> percentage points.

This is so out of contact with reality that it makes me grind my teeth.

Want to fix or scrap the damned patent system? Want to get the damned
DMCA repealed?  Do you want even as little a thing as 3D graphics and
wireless cards with open specs?

To get these things, we certainly need market share over 30% and probably
need market share over 50%.  We need politicians and vendors to fear
our wrath.

It wasn't 'sacrificing our core values' to ship a binary Netscape
blob until Mozilla was ready. It won't be sacrificing our core values
to ship proprietary codecs until we are positioned to crush them out
of existence.

The Ubuntu crowd gets this.  The Fedora crowd doesn't.  That difference is
nowhere near the only reason I'm gone, but it's a big one.

Seem slike Ubuntu people tend to be people just to cheap to buy a Mac.
What it *sounds* like you need/want is a Mac. They are really quite
nice - I was on one the other day - all the multimedia that you can
possibly shale a stick at.

I kinda like Fedora though, and I'll be here for awhile, and when I
get a contracts for projects, i'll be sure to suggest CentOS or RHEL.

But yah...head over to an apple store. Macs are quite nice.

--
Fedora Core 6 and proud


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