Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Mateusz Marzantowicz mmarzantowicz at osdf.com.pl
Sun Nov 3 18:33:18 UTC 2013

On 03.11.2013 19:15, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:if success is
>      * to have no centralized updates
>      * have most applicatons and tools never updated at all
>      * have the weakest security model even compared to Windows these days
>      * have a standards violating OS
>      * have a unstable OS
>     and all above points are taken from Apple workstations surrounding me
>     then indeed i prefer to keep that unsuccesfull
> You assume that sandboxed apps means we get all the negatives and none
> of the benefits.  That is unwarranted.  We can adopt the good parts and
> improve upon it based on the lessons learned from adoption of app stores
> across multiple operating systems and mobile devices that serve a much
> broader audience.  We should be willing to let competent contributors
> who are interested in doing that try it and provide useful feedback when
> necessary instead of dismissing it on bad assumptions as a knee jerk
> reaction on our experiences with proprietary software or bad conduct of
> particular companies.
> For a server oriented user those sandboxed apps might not be relevant
> and they might be contend to get their apps from the distribution but
> sandboxes apps are a fine tradeoff for others who prefer to be not
> locked in to a narrow channel for all their needs.
> Lets not pretend that commercial sucess doesn't matter as well. Fedora
> might be free for you but it is certainly not free for say Red Hat and
> their continued participation is dependent on Fedora being more
> successful as well.  I for one, consider this a good thing.

Just one question: what exact problem are trying to resolve sandboxed

Mateusz Marzantowicz

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