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

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Mon Apr 21 21:09:09 UTC 2014

On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM, Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh at> wrote:
> To boil it down:
> Is the Freedom Foundation too strict? (Alternately, are we reading it
> too strictly?) In other words, is our hard-line on only displaying
> FOSS solutions ultimately accomplishing our Mission to advance FOSS? I
> argue that it is not, because it artificially limits our audience to
> the set of people who are *already* working on FOSS. I think that
> relaxing our stance a /little/ could lead to a wider contributor base,
> providing a greater benefit to the FOSS community than absolute purity.

I honestly don't know anyone involved in this discussion who has a
hard line about only displaying FOSS solutions. The line is about what
we ship. People are free to enable non-free repositories and have
those displayed in our tooling if they make that choice.


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