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Re: Some people mis interpret Fedora's Mission Statement.



On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 gmail com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 14:54 -0500, homburg tips-Q com wrote:
>> On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 13:18:52 -0600
>> "Arthur Pemberton" <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
>>
>> > On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 1:07 PM,  <homburg tips-q com>
>> > >
>> > > I think that Max was either a tad disingenuous or,
>> > > possibly, unaware of the economic model. Redhat spends
>> > > considerable sums on Fedora and has a fiduciary
>> > > obligation to its shareholders. There is nothing wrong
>> > > with that. Not at all. Fedora is a great "product." I
>> > > accept it for what it is.
>> >
>> >
>> > While Fedora is beholden to the hand at feeds it,
>> > Fedora's primary goal is _not_ to please RedHat.
>> >
>> Here is Red Hat's Statement in their most recent 10-K
>> filed with the SEC in June:
>>
>> "Red Hat's participation in the community-driven development
>> process is illustrated by Red Hat's sponsorship role in the
>> Fedora Project and the JBoss.org communities. Our
>> participation in the Fedora Project and the JBoss.org
>> communities enables us to leverage the efforts of this
>> international community, which we believe allows us to
>> reduce both cost and development time, and lower the risk
>> of including products and features in our technologies that
>> the market and the community will not accept and support.
>> Thus, we are able to use the Fedora Project and the
>> JBoss.org communities as proving grounds and virtual
>> laboratories for new technology that we can draw upon for
>> inclusion in our enterprise technologies. Additionally, the
>> open and transparent nature of these projects provides our
>> clients and potential clients with access and insights to
>> the direction of these projects. "
>
>
> a) The question about how much money Redhat spends on Fedora is
> irrelevant.  Redhat needs Fedora.   Redhat didn't decide to support
> Fedora out of the goodness of their hearts.  Fedora users are Redhat's
> key to innovation.
>
> b) The above quote doesn't say anything about the intended software
> quality in the Fedora project.  All it says is that its a test bed.
> That doesn't mean its a testbed of beta software.  As a matter of fact,
> how can you gauge the usefulness of a piece of software if its beta
> quality ?


Seriously? Am I just misreading? I don't see it defined as a test bed there.

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