Res: Open Letter: Why I, Kevin Kofler, am not rerunning for FESCo

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue May 4 18:23:12 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 2:14 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> Some risks are so low that they're basically negligible. If the 2 options
> are keeping an existing regression (which missed testing) in updates for a
> few more days or risking the off chance that there MAY be another regression
> with a probability of 1 in a million or something in that order of
> magnitude, I'll take the risk any day!

Then do take that risk yourself. And propose to like-minded users that
they enable updates-testing.

Nothing needs to change in Fedora. Normal users use it as is,
danger-loving users enable updates-testing. Everyone gets what they

You are missing, however, that the risks are much higher, and
materialise often. I've seen many obviously correct fixes explode
several times in my programming life.


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