[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: [Fedora-marketing-list] Re: [Ambassadors] Name for future Fedora distribition?



On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Chris Negus wrote:

On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 14:43 -0500, Steve Barnhart wrote:
I agree, How about just keeping it Fedora and/or Fedora Linux,
everyone knows that and no point in confusing people again. No one
really cared about the Core part anyway, IMO it was a stupid name.

I agree with Fedora Linux. Someone looking for a Linux system that isn't
already in the choir will find it more easily in searches. Those of us
who were writing about Red Hat Linux were thrown into naming hell when
Red Hat Linux shifted to Fedora Core. Fedora Linux would have softened
the blow.

But, see, that's not even what we're talking about.

We're not talking about "what will we rename Fedora Core to?" We're looking at FUNDAMENTAL changes of the ACTUAL DELIVERABLES of the Fedora Project.

=== AS OF RIGHT NOW, HERE'S WHAT FEDORA LOOKS LIKE: ===

Fedora Core is:
  (a set of packages maintained by RH)
    AND
  (a Linux distribution).

Fedora Extras is:
  (a set of packages maintained by The Fedora Community).

=== IN THE FUTURE, HERE'S WHAT FEDORA WILL LOOK LIKE: ===

Fedora _X_ is:
  (the maximal set of packages maintained by The Fedora Community)
    AND
  (too big to distribute on a single CD or DVD)
    AND
  (therefore NOT a Linux distro).

Fedora _Y_ is:
  (a Linux distro blessed by RH that is a strict subset of Fedora _X_)
    AND
  (a Linux distro aimed at, oh, servers).

Fedora _Z_ is:
  (a Linux distro blessed by RH that is a strict subset of Fedora _X_)
    AND
  (a Linux distro aimed at, oh, GNOME-based desktops).

===

So following Chris's logic, maybe we'd fill in values as such:
  X = Fedora 7 Linux
  Y = Fedora 7 Linux Server
  Z = Fedora 7 Linux Desktop

And maybe I buy that for Y and Z... but not for X. Because people will say "I want Fedora Linux", and that's not going to be a sufficient answer, because "Fedora Linux" will just be too damned big.

Anyway.  Those are the issues as I see them.  Discuss.  :)

--g

-------------------------------------------------------------
Greg DeKoenigsberg || Fedora Project || fedoraproject.org
Be an Ambassador || http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors
-------------------------------------------------------------


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]