Fedora.NEXT Products and the fate of Spins

Lukáš Tinkl ltinkl at redhat.com
Fri Jan 31 13:34:17 UTC 2014

Dne 31.1.2014 14:20, Matthias Clasen napsal(a):
> On Fri, 2014-01-31 at 06:03 -0500, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
>> What this does reveal is a bigger problem: that the audiences of at least some of the spins are not aware of this relationship to the larger Fedora ecosystem. This would indicate that the "dropping" or de-promoting the spins might lead the users of them to believe that the functionality they provided was removed from Fedora. While it is not a correct perception, it is nonetheless one that will occur (to some degree no matter how we advertise things) if some or all spins go away. It's a point that clearly merits consideration.
> The spins concept splits the community into small fiefdoms and creates
> unnecessary divisions.
> I've seen mails on this list recently where people proudly stated that
> they would continue to advertise one particular spin at conferences etc,
> regardless what the official Fedora products are. If that is how we
> advertise 'Fedora', it is not really a surprise that our users are
> unclear about what it really is...

Fedora isn't a Gnome OS, perhaps that's what they're trying to convey; 
making it one will most probably create less confusion but I'm sure it 
will also make us less relevant (my personal opinion).

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