Em 12-05-2010 11:30, Paul W. Frields escreveu:
On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 01:13:44AM -0300, Rodrigo Padula wrote:
> Hello Guys,
> Unfortunately I am sending this email to inform that I'm leaving FAMSCO.
> I am very upset by the 0 support from Red Hat Brasil/Latin America and
> I'm not happy with the way that decisions are being taken here.
> My relationship with some FAMSCO members also impossibility my
> participation here.
> I had good times at FAMSCO since the fisrt election, but now I'm very
> disappointed and unmotivated.
> So, I leave my position and I apologize for any inconvenience created.
> By now, I will stay here only as Ambassador, helping to spread Fedora in
> my region without any special role.
> I will keep working in the Fudcon Latam, providing all support needed to
> our local ambassadors.
Rodrigo, I'm disappointed that you feel you're not getting the support
you need from the part of Red Hat that's local to your area. Max and
I want you to be able to be candid, and we'll reach out to you offlist
so you can do that effectively. If we can identify and solve the
problems you're having, the entire LATAM community can benefit.
My main problem is with the way that Red Hat Brasil and Latam is dealing
with the community. We didn't receive any significant support in the
region from they, from years!!
Since 2005 all my efforts was applied here based on support received
from Fedora Project and Red Hat USA.
Red Hat Brasil is selling millions of dollars by year to the Brazilian
government and is helping us with nothing!
I can't stay here working for free for a company that are interested
only in suck money from my government without any support to the local
community.... as a Brazilian and as a patriot, it isn't acceptable!
We are opening doors for Red Hat in Latin America for years and we see
the doors being slammed in our face!
The other problem is the way that Fedora is going in Latam, with a wrong
focus and wrong meritocracy model! I tryed to stay at FAMSCO, but is
very complicated to be in a meeting where I can't send one word without
some people start a big fight from nothing!
Despite the growing use of free software in the world, the fedora is
losing power . We're losing users and contributos to projects like
Ubuntu, CentOS and OpenSuse.
I think we need to review many ideas, focus and make a decision! We will
continue to focus only on the Red Hat Engineering decisions or will work
to better serve our community and users?
In my opinion, Fedora is out of focus! We are not for servers, we are
not for Desktop, we are not for production machines, so we are not able
to be used by a large quantity of users seriously! It's very complicated
to do a lecture in big conferences talking about the Fedora Focus.
I'm still here, helping as an ambassador and as a collaborator in the
region, but now prioritizing other projects like GNOME and Mozilla.
I will not answer more to that topic, because in some minutes someone
will start another fight!
Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira