Fedora.next in 2014 -- Big Picture and Themes

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 22:09:45 UTC 2014

On 23 January 2014 14:14, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > My view of the matter was pretty much the same as Tom's and I was at
> > The language at the sessions I attended was not one of "We would like to
> do
> > this" but that it was a done thing. I realize a lot of that is the 'get
> shit
> > done because we are all together' mentality which comes from conferences
> but
> > by the time I left FLOCK I was pretty sure this was all done and either
> get
> > in the boat or get out. I wasn't even aware of the FESCO items until this
> > email as I figured it had been done and decided at FLOCK.
> If one is advocating for something they strongly believe in, they
> definitely are not going to say "I think maybe we should do this kinda
> but it might be a crazy idea."  They advocate by saying "I am going to
> do this and I am going to drive it forward until I am told no."  That
> doesn't mean they can just skip all the processes and steps required
> to get their idea approved.
I would be a lot happier if people actually did have some humility and at
least went with 'this might be a crazy idea but I am doing the following
and I would like people to try it out' and actually listening to the people
who did try it out. Instead we have a lot of 'I have written X and it is
what we will be using in the next release'. and then wonder why the hell we
cut our install and contributor base after that next release.

> Boostrapping is hard.  I didn't come up with the idea and this might
> not have been the best way to do it, but hindsight is 20/20.  I do
> hope that if you are interested in a WG/Product that you do
> participate because the governance for them is set up and will allow
> different WG members going forward.  I've also seen lots of non-member
> participation be really fruitful already.
I do not doubt that non-member participation has been fruitful. At this
point of the proceedings most of my time is spent hitting the 'd' key
because my responses would not be fruitful and in a couple of cases, career
limiting. You people don't need any more of that negativity, you already
have enough. Once people get to the the technical side of how to accomplish
possibly 4 times the work with RPMS and alternate packages on the same or
less hardware and disk space.. then it becomes an interesting problem to me
where I can contribute.

Stephen J Smoogen.
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