Fedora.NEXT Products and the fate of Spins

Lukáš Tinkl ltinkl at redhat.com
Thu Jan 30 12:38:56 UTC 2014

Dne 30.1.2014 13:08, Christian Schaller napsal(a):
> My statements was directly targeted at the often repeated attitude on this list which
> seems to be that Red Hat should shut up and pay for whatever the given poster think should be payed
> for without having any expectations or requirements of the Fedora community in return.
> The relationship between Red Hat and Fedora is very different from that of for instance Debian and Ubuntu,
> with Red Hat being a lot more directly involved in both contributing to Fedora and paying for the
> general upkeep of Fedora. Personally I always felt that this symbiotic relationship was a big part of
> what made Fedora interesting.
> So in regards to the spins, which my original response didn't really try to address, I think they should all become remixes
> and I think we should try to build an infrastructure where doing a remix is as easy as possible.
> For example, in theory I think the Fedora project could provide some kind of web hosting space for the remixes, to reduce the burden/threshold
> for remix maintainers, but I do also see that there are legal and administrative reasons for why that could be a bad idea, but I am sure that with
> some discussion and investigation there are solutions that can be found to these practical challenges.
> Christian

I think dumping the spins is a very bad and dangerous idea for the whole 
Fedora/RHEL ecosystem. This will only drive the contributors away, and 
speaking of the KDE spin here, also a substantial user base.

Lukáš Tinkl <ltinkl at redhat.com>
Software Engineer - KDE desktop team, Brno
KDE developer <lukas at kde.org>
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