Attention / Interest / Desire / Action,, or why marketing 'the Fedora project' is a bad idea.

Chris Ricker kaboom at
Mon Jun 20 14:51:21 UTC 2005

On Sun, 19 Jun 2005, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:

> 1. WHY IT'S GOOD.  Because the distro itself is basically an alpha of 
> RHEL, the most stable Linux distro on Earth, and because the universe of 
> packages around the distro will get bigger and bigger and bigger and 
> constantly more useful.

Careful. The last thing we want, if we actually want any users, is to call 
it an alpha. Wade through your average LUG's mailing list some time and 
look at all the comments / perceptions of Fedora by non-Fedora users. A 
lot won't even try it because they view it as an alpha of RHEL, and not as 
what it actually is - a quick-moving, but still bugfixed / qa'ed distro.


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