On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 01:38:13PM +0100, Kevin Kofler via devel wrote:
3. I think this changes defocuses the Fedora Project from its main
(the GNU/Linux distribution) and will ultimately hurts its users (i.e., most
of us on this mailing list). It is going to turn "Fedora Linux" into just
one product next to EPEL (or "Fedora EPEL" as some people already call it,
and your proposal will make that more common), Silverblue (or "Fedora
Silverblue"), etc. This implies a focus shift that will divert resources
away from the GNU/Linux distribution we use towards:
* RHEL and derived distributions, through EPEL (and ELN etc.),
* technology experiments such as CoreOS or Silverblue,
I would rather see Fedora focus on its main product again.
I would put it this way: this change _helps recognize_ that Fedora is more
than its main product. This isn't new; EPEL has been part of Fedora since
the beginning, and CoreOS has been since it replaced Project Atomic.
However, I completely disagree on the impact of this in terms of resources
and impact on users. Making Fedora bigger and able to address more needs
isn't a zero-sum game. It brings in more resources that ultimately benefit
everything, absolutely including the primary distribution. This isn't
opinion, either — I absolutely know it to be true.
So, while I register that you diagree, I think the underlying facts actually
are that this point strongly _supports_ what I'm going for here.
Fedora Project Leader