Reasons for hall monitoring

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue May 11 15:47:42 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-05-10 at 10:11 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:

> And if that principled approach is not the most popular.. it doesn't
> mean its worth giving up. We need to shake loose the idea that being
> the most popular matters. What I want is contributor targets to shoot
> for. I want a clear vision by which we can recruit contributors...not
> users.  Maybe Mike is right and we are going to see a big dip in users
> when RHEL 6 comes out and people junk to that stable offering. And
> where he sees a negative. I see success.
> We position this project as leading edge. If people have been using
> Fedora as a forerunner to RHEL 6 and now find they want long term
> stability...then great. We did exactly what we said we would do for
> those people and now their needs are such that a stable base makes
> mroe sense. We are NOT all things to all people. Its GOOD to see
> people who need stability moving to RHEL instead of asking us to be
> that as well as leading edge.
> And since we don't promise to provide everything to everyone then I
> fully expect to see a cyclic process in our contributor and user base.
> I expect to see periods of die-off as well as growrth. I expect that
> in any system which aims to be sustainable.
> The issue for me is are we prepared for the cycle of renewal. Are we
> prepared to recruit contributors into participating into new leading
> edge directions?

I don't disagree with you in any of the above, in fact we're saying the
same thing from different directions.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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