Fedora.NEXT Products and the fate of Spins

Christian Schaller cschalle at redhat.com
Thu Jan 30 10:51:31 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "piruthiviraj natarajan" <piruthiviraj at gmail.com>
> To: "Development discussions related to Fedora" <devel at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:45:51 AM
> Subject: Re: Fedora.NEXT Products and the fate of Spins
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM, Christian Schaller < cschalle at redhat.com >
> wrote:
> The difference here is that the resources for GNOME (or anything else Red Hat
> needs for future versions of RHEL) are
> provided by Red Hat. So if you want the spins to the logically the same in
> terms of resources we should start demanding
> that any spin set up needs to provide an annual monetary contribution to help
> pay for the Fedora infrastructure and team.
> So you mean to say the software(already existing in the repos) which is not
> of interest for red hat should pay to stay for fedora infrastructure and
> Team to stay in the fedora repos?
> This looks like clear business motive and no point in calling it a community
> project at all.

What I mean to say is that Red Hat has a business motive to support the Fedora community,
if supporting Fedora was a pure act of charity then I think organizations like the Red Cross
or Unicef would have a much better chance of getting the money.

So if the Fedora community wants to not care about why Red Hat invests in Fedora they are of course free to do so,
but it becomes quite disingenuous to later be surprised if Red Hat loses interest in Fedora.


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