Reasons for hall monitoring

Gilboa Davara gilboad at
Sun May 9 20:22:43 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-05-09 at 22:11 +0200, Thomas Janssen wrote:
> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Gilboa Davara <gilboad at> wrote:
> > If we, as a -community- project, want to remain relevant, it is time to
> > decide who we are and what is our goal.
> Agreed. The who we are is easy answered, we're RHs *playground*. That
> is what everyone, not completely new to Linux, knows and one problem
> why we're at 1.3% as mentioned above. Something that other distros
> don't have to suffer from. And we're gladly acting like it, e.g.
> x-server not compatible with HW vendor drivers at release time
> (believe it or not, but users were angry about it). Bleeding edge
> stuff like PA as first, ready or not for the masses.
> One of the most frequented link in #fedora was/is
> Just two examples.
> No wonder we're at about 1.3% eh ;)

I have no problems with being RH playground, nor with the 1.3%.
RH puts a lot of resources into Fedora and it entitled to use these
resources as they see fit.

Never the less, this "playground" is huge. You can have anything from a
extra-unstable Debian-Sid to a Ubuntu-LTS.
This big question is:
Who we are, and who gets to decide it.

- Gilboa

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