Fedora and "Red Hat Enterprise Linux"
tataha at eng.uts.edu.au
Wed Apr 30 00:11:02 UTC 2008
Good one Jonathan, thumps up ...
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 6:45 AM, Jonathan Roberts <jonrob at fedoraproject.org>
> OK all, firstly, I'd like to say I'm slightly embarrassed - I always
> like to think that I'm polite and positive in what I say and certainly
> on this occasion that's not been the case! So, yeah, firstly apologies
> for what I said previously... like people said, the points were valid
> but the tone certainly wasn't.
> Secondly, whether or not this gets used (I'm uncertain of the
> preferred direction following the comments so far in this thread),
> here is a re-worked version - as always more comments and feedback is
> welcome :)
> Hi there,
> I was just sending a quick note to you as I was slightly disappointed
> when I read your article. Mostly, I just wanted to let you know that
> the Fedora Project isn't a development release for Red Hat Enterprise
> Linux, but rather a mature and stable distribution in it's own right,
> which aims to promote the latest and greatest in free and open source
> One of our proudest points as a community of contributors is that we
> help drive innovation in free and open source software by ensuring all
> the exciting work we do each release is quickly fed upstream, allowing
> all to benefit from it. It's because of this that a lot of our code
> ends up in RHEL, and also in the majority of the major distributions
> such as Ubuntu, Debian and oepnSUSE.
> Another point that we take significant pride in is that the majority
> of the packages that make up the distribution (over 60%) are
> maintained by non-Red Hat members. Interestingly, it's been recently
> decided that the governance of Fedora would change from there being a
> majority of people on the board appointed by Red Hat, to a majority of
> people being elected by the community.
> I hope these points might be of interest to you, and would love to
> invite you to start a dialogue with the project so that in the future
> we can work together to make your life a little easier :) Feel free to
> send an e-mail to press AT fedoraproject DOT org anytime, and
> someone will be more than happy to help.
> Best wishes,
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