On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 8:04 AM, Robert 'Bob' Jensen
I feel we have an obligation to correct inaccuracies if we truly care about
the Fedora product and/or Fedora Project. If we do not speak the truth the
lies themselves become truths in the minds of many. I personally care about
the Fedora product more so than gaining 'new consumers' from the Windows
market. Retaining our current consumers/contributors is more important than
courting new consumers for me. If they come they come willingly the best we
can do is put the truth out there and let them decide. We are going to gain
new consumers even if they are temporary, provided the correct information
is published for them to even take a look.
Bob is right. We have an obligation to correct inaccuracies in the media.
What's astounding about this is the article, from established ZDNet bloggers
whose "beat" is Linux and Open Source, is completely inaccurate. It speaks
to several issues, but primarily this: How do two established Net writers
who cover Linux and Open Source NOT know the release cycles of major
distros? What's more -- and it's a stretch, but still arguable -- what's to
say Microsoft didn't plan its release of Windows 7 to blunt that of Ubuntu
9.10 (and Fedora 12 for that matter)?
Providing accurate information is the media's job. Correcting them when
they're wrong is ours.