Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Tue Nov 5 21:52:27 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 01:23:01PM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> So let me step into my handy Tardis and bring back a vignette from the
> Real World after Fedora and other distributions bless upstream app
> distribution as a preferred channel:

I'm not sure I can match this for evocativeness, but:

> Manager: ...so, executive summary: you're saying you'd _like_ to spend a
> not insubstantial chunk of your fairly expensive time working to jump
> through some hoops so our Shiny New Application can be included in these
> 'downstream distribution' things, but if I insist, you can whack a
> button to put it in the Linux App Store and we can go to press with our
> announcement tomorrow?
> Well-Intentioned Techie A: (gulps)...yes.
> Manager: Whack that button, techie. Whack it hard. Now get out of my
> office, I have to call the PR department.

In a different future where there is no such magic button, what brings
enlightenment to the manager? I think maybe the conversation goes much like
yours, except with "and don't bother me about 'getting into downstream
distributions' again".

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>

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