[Ambassadors] Red Hat's investments (was Re: Going passive)
henrik at henriknordstrom.net
Wed Nov 10 18:00:51 UTC 2010
ons 2010-11-10 klockan 17:10 +0100 skrev Christoph Wickert:
> 1. Fedora EMEA e.V. is being closed down.
I know, and is covered by what I said.
> 3. Long time contributors like Gerold are stepping down.
> 4. Others are not officially stepping down but simply resigning. I
> don't want to name any names.
> 5. Several Fedora community websites were close down.
> 6. We hardly have any community members that are willing to run for
> the board or Fesco.
> 7. We have nobody to coordinate the elections.
> 8. We nearly had no FUDCon in EMEA this year.
> 9. Fedora 14 has less features than any other Fedora release.
And all the above is by default the error of RedHat?
> 10. We have mailing list moderation, threads are getting closed and
> users get unsubscribed.
If those actions are not warranted by the actions of those users then we
have a problem.
> 11. We had brilliant community architect in EMEA and his job is
> vacant for more than a year now. We are told that somebody new
> is to come (at least for 20hrs/week), but so far, nothing has
Replacing someone brilliant is not easy.
> 12. We have groups in Fedora (made of of Red Hat employees) that do
> not listen to the community and do not even listen to the
> (former) FPL.
That is a problem if true.
> 13. 2 Red Hat employees who never contributed to Fedora were
> suddenly given commit access to more than 800 packages without
> previous notification to the package owners. Thanks God this was
Can only account that to human error.
> 14. Other package owners got a formal letter from Red Hat that they
> had to hand some of their packages over to Red Hat employees as
> they were to become part of RHEL6.
Yes I heard this, and yes it's somewhat troublesome.
> > There is some noticeable friction relating to the Fedora trademark which
> > seriously holds back certain aspects of the community, but I doubt the
> > last words have been said on that.
> So, what do you expect here? My experience has thought me that if there
> is a change, it will not be for the better.
Lawyers seldom changes things to the better, but is also not the only
ones who have a say. And in this case I do suspect things will need to
go worse before other solutions are looked for. But I am still
optimistic that situation regarding use of trademark will be noticeably
better than today in a couple of years time.
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