fedora-it community site on Ubuntu server

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Mon Jan 10 19:52:42 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-01-10 at 12:36 -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:

> > How do you feel this reflects on the work that the cloud SIG and server
> > SIG are trying to do?
> >
> I'm pretty sure the cloud SIG and server SIG are intimately familiar with
> the issues of running Fedora in a server environment.  There are still
> several good reasons to have a cloud SIG and server SIG focusing on those
> use cases.

To expand on this: remember, a lot of the 'point' of Fedora is to offer
a space for experimentation and development. Mike and I are suggesting
Fedora is not a good distribution to run boring, stable, important
server tasks which just don't change a lot over time on - like DNS.
However, if you were prototyping the next generation of DNS server,
would Fedora be a great place to do it? Why yes, it would. Would that be
partly thanks to the efforts of the server SIG? Definitely. Ditto if
you're developing a web server or a web app or a new cloud
infrastructure. Maybe Fedora isn't the distro you'll choose to deploy it
to paying customers on, two years down the road, but it's certainly a
good choice of distro to do your development work on. It's also a great
choice if you're developing or prototyping a new server infrastructure
which will eventually go into production on a future RHEL release, for
instance. There's lots of reasons why the work of the server and cloud
SIGs is important which aren't 'we're going to run boring, vital,
production tasks on Fedora servers'. 
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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