Fedora 10: the GNU/Linux Desktop Steps Forward
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Nov 26 07:28:09 UTC 2008
Somewhat, a long article but worth a read
"A less stressful but still demanding background issue is the rapid
growth of the community. According to Frields, membership in the Fedora
community has gone from under 2000 to over 15,000 in the last year.
Frields attributes this growth to a number of factors, including the
effort under his leadership to make the steps in becoming part of the
community easier; the doubling in size of the ambassador program,
Fedora's grass roots evangelism effort; Fedora's emphasis on good
relations with the upstream community (that is, the individual projects
that go into a distribution), and the realization by business that
Fedora is the place to see the content of upcoming releases of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. "
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