Fedora vision & more specific goals

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Tue Nov 16 22:08:43 UTC 2010

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On 11/16/2010 02:06 PM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Hi Jesse,
> On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 13:47 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> By and large, we're just packagers and testers, with a few exceptions.
>> Perhaps there is a large enough subcommunity of people who are actual
>> code writers who can help with your goals, but mostly our work force
>> would be great at getting whatever software somebody else writes
>> packaged up and into the distro, and some level of testing on it.
> I totally understand what you're saying. I think there's a couple of
> ways we could look at this then:
> 1) Remapping
> Can you think of any goals we could set, achievable by our average
> skillset, that would help push us towards our vision? 
> Maybe at the least, some of the things I proposed would be achievable by
> packaging any necessary bits we don't already have, and packagers filing
> & following up on bug fixes & enhancement requests upstream. There's
> some things we could achieve forward movement on too under these goals
> by changing some of the default settings in Fedora, or maybe using
> package groups to make things easier to set up.
> 2) Recruiting new skills
> I think on one hand, considering the current skill sets we have is
> absolutely important to make sure what we propose is achievable. On the
> other hand though, if we decide to try to go somewhere awesome and work
> hard at recruiting folks with the skillsets we need to make it happen, I
> think it can't help but attract even more folks with those skillsets,
> and pushing others to pick those skills up - starting a fire with a
> spark sort of. Does that make sense or do you think it's too Pollyanna?
> ~m

I think you're right on here, and starting to think in the right
direction from "What can we achieve" to "how can we achieve it".  I may
have jumped the gun in pushing you in that direction, but I like what
I'm seeing.

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