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



> > Neither specifically. Just that, if someone has to
> work on a product or
> > part of the product, full time, then a commercial
> organization would
> > only do it usually if customers are willing to pay for
> it, now or in the
> > near future. Enthusiasts, by their nature,
> "pay" with their time instead.
> 
> And on that note, do you see any substantial contributions
> coming from 
> academics? They have salaries too even if they aren't
> commercial orgs, 
> likewise non-profit orgs and gov't. Didn't DHS
> contribute scalpel and 
> foremost? didn't yum come from Duke?
> 
> Dave
> 
> >
> > Rahul
> 
> 
> 
> -- 

Yep, I believe that yum came from Duke but was originally/still is for Yellow Dog Linux which was specialized for the Apple/Macintosh machines.  Since the base for Yellow Dog Linux was Fedora, Fedora thus benefitted by incorporating it and it is a great tool to have :)

The NSA sponsors selinux if I am not mistaken, and other companies like Apple which bought out CUPS now sponsors it and the communities(open source) benefit from the this :)

Some people also buy Fedora CD's/DVD's from online vendors and some of those vendors might?/might not give back money to Fedora Project.  The list goes on and on.  

Regards,

Antonio 



      


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