Board efforts: scope, concept, and permission?
mmcgrath at redhat.com
Tue Feb 2 17:45:50 UTC 2010
On Tue, 2 Feb 2010, inode0 wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2 Feb 2010, inode0 wrote:
> >> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com> wrote:
> >> > And to answer your question about what "isnt' broken". I suggest you look
> >> > at our http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Statistics page. We've only seen
> >> > growth in 2 of our last 6 releases. Think about that.
> >> While I don't see that as directly relating to the mission of the
> >> Fedora Project I understand it is important to many people and I
> >> understand there is an indirect link with the mission. But what
> >> indicates that is a problem with the distribution as opposed to a
> >> marketing problem?
> > This is the fundamental difference between the two of us I think. I'm
> > asking the questions and trying to find the answers. You seem to think
> > we don't need to ask the questions. That's why "does X cause Y" is a good
> > question while "Isn't it great how?" isn't.
> If I seem to think we don't need to ask questions why did I just ask
> one that you are going to answer later?
> The question I asked curiously is really of the "does X cause Y"
> variety. Restated it is does the state of the OS cause the lack of
> growth you cite? Or another way does the marketing effort cause the
> lack of growth you cite?
Unless you were misquoted the question you asked was:
"Isn't it amazing how thousands of contributors doing whatever they want
created such a spectacular OS?" 
As far as your question about the lack of growth, I was under the
impression that to you our growth didn't matter. My apologies.
> >  I'm asking these questions because I'm not happy with the state of
> > our operating system. It's almost the entire reason I ran for the board.
> Good for you. The rest of us get to ask questions too.
I encourage that. FAB is a good place for it.
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