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Re: Fedora Project: Announcing New Direction

On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 01:35:11PM -0400, MJang wrote:
> If I'm hearing you correctly, Red Hat is no longer going to release a Linux distribution every (approx) 6 months. Red Hat will be a
> part of the Fedora project that will take over this function. And the Fedora project is sponsored as a separate organization under
> the Red Hat umbrella.

Well, I would word it differently, for what I think would be a more
accurate connotation.  Red Hat will, instead of releasing a Linux
distribution approximately every 6 months essentially on its own,
release a Linux distribution approximately 2-3 times each year
as part of its contribution to and participation in a larger Fedora
Project.  This new distribution will be called "Fedora Core" to
denote its position as part of this new, larger Fedora Project,
of which Red Hat is a major component.

The difference between the two connotations is the strong, active
role that Red Hat will be taking here.  The name change is not
intended to disassociate Red Hat from the project; instead it is
to allow different trademark rules and to acknowledge the work
of the larger community -- this is more than just Red Hat.  It's
expressing the larger participation of the community, and is not
intended to imply a smaller participation from Red Hat.

FWIW, the default way of getting a package into Fedora Core will
almost certainly include initially maintaining it as a part of
Fedora Extras.  Talking about this idea with Warren was part of
what lead to the great merger...


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