[Fedora-marketing-list] RH making fun of us ?

Thomas Canniot thomas.canniot at laposte.net
Thu Aug 31 21:27:53 UTC 2006

Le vendredi 01 septembre 2006 à 02:28 +0530, Rahul a écrit :
> Thomas Canniot wrote:
> > Did I miss something, or RH CTO has problem with Fedora first Myth ?
> > 
> > http://ipcommunications.tmcnet.com/news/2006/08/25/195490.htm?p=ica
> > 
> > "We're convinced that there is a better way to develop software, so what
> > we did is we blew up the notion of an Alpha and we use Fedora as an
> > alpha."
> > 
> Followed by
> "The engineers are goaled on not just producing enterprise quality 
> software, but driving it through upstream in terms of the community.
> In the early days it was about providing a version of Linux that is 
> differentiated somehow; instead it's now about how do we participate in 
> the upstream projects through Fedora.
> "
> I send this over to Max Spevack  and we had a discussion with Brian 
> Stevens and others in the Fedora Board about this already. I think what 
> is being said is very much right but the choice of terminology in the 
> middle is obsoletely bad.
> However it's always a good idea to read things in context. For one, this 
> was a live interview and the question was "where is the alpha for 
> RHEL?". From the perspective of Red Hat Enterprise Linux development 
> there is no alpha release for it since Red Hat has been investing its 
> efforts into driving changes upstream through Fedora instead.
> I would read encourage everyone to read the full interview instead of 
> choice quotes.
> > What about Spevack 8th question in his interview on /.?
> > 
> > Where do we stand ?
> Exactly where we have stood for a long time now.
> > 
> > What to say to people now ?
> As I already said in http://rahulsundaram.livejournal.com/6407.html, 
> alpha and beta releases are "bad" choice of words because they convey 
> more than one thing.
>  From a perspective of ongoing development, Brian Stevens is right but 
> they also have some amount of negative tones associated with them due to 
> perceived impact on the quality or robustness of what Fedora itself is.
> > One thing : thanks a lot.
> > 
> It was no fun for everyone involved. We will to have collecting work on 
>   saying things without the negativity. Apologies if you that put you in 
> a tight ring.
> Rahul

I lose bits of my temper as Fedora is being insulted on the most popular
French Linux website. 


Everybody is working very hard on this, as you know. It is just deeply

Thanks for your reply, i'll have a tea in my fedora cup to calm down.

Thomas Canniot
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