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Re: Red Hat Establishes Fedora Mirror Site in China

On Thu, 8 Sep 2005, Colin Charles wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-09-07 at 08:51 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> > David Barzilay wrote:
> > > http://www.apac.redhat.com/news/article/346.html
> > 
> > Is there any reason why http://www.fedoraproject.org.cn/ look like the
> > old and ugly http://www.fedoraproject.org/, instead of the current
> > layout?
> >From what I can see, it just links back to the fp.o site.
> Now, I have a few questions:
> 1. was RH ever going to ask/consult/tell us about
> fedoraproject.org.cn /before/ its inception? 
> I find this lack of communication not positive.

I've said this before and I'll say it again:

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

The fact is that the Chinese organization runs, as near as I can tell, 
completely autonomously.  They wanted to have a local mirror, so they 
created one.  It's not the prettiest thing in the world, to be sure, but 
it does the job -- by (a) putting up a local mirror, and (b) linking back 
to the authoritative content at fp.o with *every other link*.
> 2. Is the content there going to be localised? Last I checked, RH
> Beijing was hiring ~80 staff (earlier this year), so how important is
> RHEL/Fedora there?

We're trying to get in touch with the Chinese folks to understand what 
their plans are.

> 3. Competition from Sun Wah Linux and Red Flag linux (I think they're
> now a fedora/chinese spinoff) is rife. Thoughts?

My first thought is that we need a Chinese CMC.


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