Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Nov 6 19:38:02 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-11-06 at 13:24 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 3:56 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> > In this situation what we should do is carefully consider the relative
> > possibilities of the good, bad and mixed outcomes with as much precision
> > as we can, and try to come up with a path forward which makes the
> > likelihood of a good outcome as high as possible and the likelihood of a
> > bad outcome as low as possible. "Let's just try it and see what
> > happens!" is not a mature approach to risk management.
> I'm asking this question genuinely and not sarcastically.
> Isn't that very "let's try it and see what happens!" approach exactly
> what we're doing with Fedora.next?  It seems to me we've forged ahead

Hoo boy, just when the thread was quieting down...

I'm still slightly out of sync with the fedora.next stuff (REALLY picked
a bad time to go on vacation), but it does seem to me that a decent
amount of 'mature reflection' was done on it before it was approved, at
least. And it does not appear to be irreversible at this point: we are
still only at the point where a bunch of WGs are going away to come up
with proposals for FESCo's review, yes? FESCo could ultimately still
decide to shoot down the whole thing, or demand major changes, or delay
it for any given amount of time? As I read the process, we are not
irreversibly committed to any practical changes to any Fedora product at
this point.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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