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Re: The ongoing Fedora Forum discussion

On Wed, 21 Sep 2005, Karsten Wade wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 14:22 -0400, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
> > We wanted enough input to validate the direction the logo should take.  
> > The mechanism we used to gather that input was the Fedora marketing list.  
> > Why?  Because this is *precisely* why the Fedora marketing group exists.  
> > And yes, that *necessarily* excludes 99% of the Fedora community -- but it
> > *includes* the 1% who care enough about the direction of Fedora's brand to
> > get *directly* involved.
> It's a really sad state of affairs we are in.  
> Besides the marketing project, there is Extras and documentation that
> have *very* high levels of community involvement.  In fact, the
> community members out number the @redhat.com people, hands down.
> These forum posts insult every one of those community people, including
> Matt.  As with anything in open source, they better get their facts
> straight before they start foaming at the mouth, or they deserve the bit
> bucket they get put in.

It's ok.  This kind of heat is a lot better than being ignored.  If it
brings more well-intentioned people to the project, I think that's a fine
thing.  And if it causes unreasonable people to decide that we're a bunch
of fascists and they'll take their allegiances elsewhere -- well, I have
no problem with that, either.

And most of all, I remember not to take it personal.  I'm doing what I'm 
convinced is right, as are we all.  Good enough for me.  :)


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 Community Relations ] [ to be lighthearted and intelligent.  the
             Red Hat ] [ machine easily masters the grim and the 
                     ] [ dumb.  --mcluhan

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