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Re: Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]



On 01/10/2008 03:50 PM, Patrice Dumas wrote:
It is not right if more softwares come with more contributors. Or if the
contributors have do it anyway, but cannot easily share what they did.

Sure it does. We're getting contributors to completely new things, not the things we're shipping and definitely not the things people are complaining about being broken. It's great that people are interested in Fedora, and great that they want to see their package in Fedora. But it doesn't help fix your firewire bugs.

One of the reasons projects like Mozilla, GNOME, KDE, etc. are successful is they have clearly defined goals, and people are working with more or less a stable amount of code. Things get re-written all the time, but the old thing gets thrown out in favor of the hot new thing. Any new contributor is _generally_ going to work on fixing existent code, not introducing new code, which is completely opposite from Fedora where the new contributor is adding code, not helping fix the existing code.

Just some random musings...


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