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Re: Who's the Fedora user?

Like this idea a lot.

I'm not interested in being all things to all people, because we can't do 

I'm very interested in making it clear that we *do* provide a good 
experience for a *lot* of people, and also making it clear what's 
important to us, and why.

Truth in advertising must be a part of the Fedora brand, imho.


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On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Stuart Ellis wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:06:01 -0400, "Jeff Spaleta" <jspaleta gmail com>
> said:
> > On 8/24/05, Greg DeKoenigsberg <gdk redhat com> wrote:
> > > What do we have to say to her?
> > 
> > Honestly.. I'll tell her that perhaps linux is not right for her...
> > and to check out other for-pay linux distributions which include
> > proprietary technology instead of being completely open source. Moving
> > to completely open source solutions has an opportunity cost, you
> > either value the benefits of open source over the costs or you
> > don't... and that determination comes down to personal situations. 
> > I'd also tell her that crossing any operating system boundary has a
> > portability price associated with. The price is higher when you
> > crossing from proprietary to an open vendor. And while there are some
> > technical solution which help.. there is no universal solution to the
> > problem..either for proprietary binary portability or proprietary
> > content portability.
> I think this is a model worth looking at - CodeWeavers' "Truth in
> Advertising: Real Dirt":
> http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxoffice/truth_in_advertising/the_real_dirt/
> They say straight out in a simple language "What works well" *and* "What
> sort of works" and "What doesn't work"
> As Jeff says, we can't provide binary compatibility. Maybe we can make a
> plus point of being absolutely straight about these kinds of things and
> differentiating Fedora from those who say "Linux is ready for the
> desktop", without talking about the trade-offs that users must make.
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