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Re: Fedora Foundation



Max Spevack wrote:
To my fellow Fedora community members:

As many of you are aware, FUDCon Boston is this Friday. One of the most important topics that we will be discussing there is the future of the Fedora Project, specifically with regard to the Fedora Foundation.

I'd like to ask you all to read the document that follows this note. It reviews Red Hat's intentions in initially announcing the Fedora Foundation, and outlines the problems that have led us to the decision to move in a different direction. It also discusses the plan that we

I never saw any point in it in the first place. I guess it just
took y'all a few months to catch up.

:-)


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The simple and honest answer: Red Hat *must* maintain a certain amount of control over Fedora decisions, because Red Hat's business model *depends* upon Fedora. Red Hat contributes millions of dollars in staff and resources to the success of Fedora, and Red Hat also accepts all of the legal risk for Fedora. Therefore, Red Hat will sometimes need to make tough decisions about Fedora. We won't do it often, and when we do,

Only makes sense.

[snip]

The new Fedora Project Board has a strong mandate to make these things happen, and has the full support of Red Hat. We ask that you, the

[snip]

I wish you all luck, both Project Board and "community".

Mike
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