maxamillion at fedoraproject.org
Tue Nov 9 14:35:22 UTC 2010
On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 12:20:02PM +0100, Sascha Thomas Spreitzer wrote:
> Dear Fedorians,
> as I feel frustration about my work in Fedora and I do not agree with
> todays Fedora governance and ruling system I am hereby taking the
> logical step of stopping all my active contributions to this project.
> One major point is that I feel exploited by RedHats installation of
> the Fedora Project and I do not feel it is ok to contribute for a
> companys benefit that is not equal to its project investment.
> Thats why I am saying goodbye, with the following sentence;
> "Microsoft is the evil we know. Novell and Oracle is the evil we got
> to know and Canonical and RedHat is the evil we will get to know."
While I respect your wishes and desires to move on in life, I have to object to
your statements about "Red Hat's installation of the Fedora Project and I do
not feel it is ok to contribute for a companys benefit that is not equal to
its project investment."
Red Hat employs many Fedora contributors in order to contribute specifically
to Fedora and that should be encouraged, not scoffed at. Red Hat also funds
almost 100% of the infrastructure that allows those of us who contribute to
contribute as well as their funding for all the ambassador efforts and many
many other bits throughout the Fedora scape.
I think the qualms that Red Hat is getting "something for nothing" isn't
accurate of Red Hat but is in fact true of many companies that use open source
in any way/shape/form for profit, but the difference is that Red Hat actually
takes action and contributes back to the open source community in both code
and content contribution as well as monetary funding, and for that reason I am
happy to stand by their efforts and defend their name as an outsider of their
organization and as a Fedora contributor.
With that being said, it is always sad to see a contributor leave the project.
You will be missed,
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