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



On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 13:08 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 12:55 PM, Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net> wrote:
> >> because it gives me a chance
> >> to try to bust the NUMBER ONE MYTH about Fedora -- that Fedora is "just
> >> a beta for RHEL"
> >
> > Well, I suppose he can try to bust the myth all he wants, but
> > available evidence consistently indicates that Fedora is where
> > things get beta tested before they appear in redhat. That's
> > why it is OK that NetworkManager isn't backwards compatible
> > and doesn't properly support wildly uncommon configurations
> > like "static IP" :-). That's why it is OK that gdm isn't backwards
> > compatible and doesn't support wildly uncommon things like
> > saving your session state. That's why Fedora users got to find
> > all the fun problems with SELINUX before they dumped it on
> > paying customers who might have reacted with torches and
> > pitchforks.
> >
> > I like having a beta release of redhat - it gives me a place to
> > test my software to find out what is gonna break in a future
> > redhat release, that's why I run fedora, but please don't ever
> > try to convince me fedora isn't primarily a beta for redhat,
> > there are just too many facts standing in the way.
> 
> 
> All the evidence you have stated points to Fedora being a ground zero
> for ALOT of software development in Linux.
=> I.e. Fedora is not the bleeding edge, but "beyond bleeding edge".

This is not what Fedora once was meat to be.

Ralf




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