Board efforts: scope, concept, and permission?

inode0 inode0 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 02:43:45 UTC 2010


On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 8:28 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Feb 2010, Mike McGrath wrote:
>>
>> I really don't know what our users are a measure of.  I don't think it's
>> marketing as inode0 suggests, because the people using Fedora already know
>> about it.  But if we step back and take our users seriously.  We'll find
>> that since Fedora Core 6 released in 2006-10-24 to today, we've
>> experienced a net growth of negative 3%.  Yup, a 3% loss of users.
>>
>> Our own users are moving _AWAY_ from Fedora.  For whatever reason more
>> users have chosen to not use Fedora then who have chosen to use Fedora.
>> I suspect many have moved downsteam to Enterprise Linux.  Which is ok
>> but it's an indication that people came, tried Fedora, and moved on.
>>
>
> Along with the above...  If we're going to be the best at something don't
> we need to pick something to be the best at?
>
> http://www.linux.com/learn/docs/ldp/282996-choosing-the-best-linux-distributions-for-you
>
> I particularly like this:
>
> "Ubuntu edges out its closest contenders, Fedora and openSUSE, because its
> development team is constantly focused on the end-user experience."
>
> What is it we're focused on?  Do I need to just ask everyone individually
> and hope we all say the same thing?

Sadly they don't have categories like the best linux distribution for
developers there.

John


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