Response to "Getting Fedora Out of the If-Then Loop"

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Thu Feb 18 15:34:42 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at> wrote:
> John, I really don't mean this as flame bait but I just read through 19
> paragraphs that were critical of things we keep working on but contained
> not a single suggestion or alternate solution that was not inaction.  I'm
> not sure if you realize this or not but you are firmly in the "change is
> scary, lets not do it" group.
> Fear and uncertanty of change is no reason not to change.


(1) I express my comfort with the uncertainty of change that flows
from the collective creativity and efforts of the community that is
the Fedora Project. You conclude I am afraid of change.

(2) I express reservations about the Fedora Board taking one
particular action that could fundamentally affect that flow of change
from the community. You conclude I am against doing anything.

(3) John Poelstra laments that no one will give feedback on this list
and when someone does his positions are mischaracterized by a board
member in an absurd and personal way to marginalize the feedback given
without actually addressing any of it.

The feedback given doesn't need to be addressed, it was given in
response to a board member wondering why there were people in the
community with concerns. Take it for what it is, think about it or
ignore it as you feel it merits.

I would appreciate it if you would stop with the personal caricatures though.


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