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From: Steven Moix <steven.moix(a)axianet.ch>
Subj: Re: Wikipidia - Goodbye Red Hat and Fedora
Date: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:27 am
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To: For discussions about marketing and expanding the Fedora user base
On Fri, 2008-10-10 at 09:42 -0300, Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira wrote:
> Hello Guys!
> Read this bad news:
> This is happening frequently. I think we will have to revise some things
> within the project, particularly the creation of a Legacy project or a
> Fedora LTS.
> The brazilian government, one of the biggest Fedora Case of the world is
> changing from Fedora/ Red Hat to Ubuntu/Debian.
> We need to think and create a solution to give support by a long time or
> the fedora user will decrease!
> My 0,02
Frankly, that's what RHEL/CentOS are for. Taking Fedora as a long term
server solution was a mistake in their side IMO. Fedora Legacy exited
and died due to a lack of interest.
We are talking not exclusively about Fedora for Servers, here in Brazil,
SERPRO and others companies and government departments are migrating
Desktops Fedora to Desktops Ubuntu.
You got it ?
SERPRO (Brazilian Government IT Department) has more than 9.000 desktops
running Fedora (in all brazilian states) and now is migrating to Ubuntu,
because is impossible to migrate every year to other Fedora Release.
With the short time support is impossible to work and use Fedora.
So, thinking in this way, Bill gates is correct!
"We think of (FEDORA) as a competitor in the student and hobbiest
market, but i really don't think in the commercial market we'll see it
in any significant way"
So we have to say that ??
- If you are a Geek, a student or developer, you can use Fedora
otherwise, you have to use Centos or Red Hat EL.
Great marketing guys!! With this idea we will conquest the world!!
Sorry, but, for me it don't make sense! I can't work in a project in a
cooperative way, contributing and cooperating with something that's not
to be used in a serious way.
Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira
M.Sc. Student - COPPE/UFRJ
Fedora Community Manager - Latin America