The Forgotten "F": A Tale of Fedora's Foundations

Michael Scherer misc at
Mon Apr 21 17:04:03 UTC 2014

Le lundi 21 avril 2014 à 11:56 -0400, Eric H. Christensen a écrit :
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 08:36:55AM -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> > Now, let me be further clear on this: I am not in any way advocating
> > the use of closed-source software or services. I am not suggesting
> > that we start carrying patent-encumbered software. I think it is
> > absolutely the mission of Fedora to show people that FOSS is the
> > better long-term solution. However, in my experience a person who is
> > exposed to open source and allowed to migrate in their own time is one
> > who is more likely to become a lifelong supporter. A person who is
> > told "if you switch to Fedora, you must stop using Application X" is a
> > person who is not running Fedora.
> I'm confused here.  No one is telling anyone that they can't use Application X. 

In fact, we do ( or rather, I do ).

When I tell to people that Starcraft II and Eve Online do not run on
Linux. When I tell that Office and Photoshop do not run on Linux. When I
tell that their Iphone is not gonna work and I cannot be sure that the
printer they just bought from Samsung is maybe not supported.

Michael Scherer

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