what is fedora?

SaadAldine AlSaidi saadsaidi at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 12:11:29 UTC 2008


On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Jonas Karlsson <jonas.karlsson at fxdev.com>wrote:

> After reading a lot of pressreleases and surfing around reading papers in
> magazines about fedora, I keep wondering what is Fedora? And specifically
> what is fedora to the general pulic! Don't get me wrong, I've known linux
> since before RedHat was born, and been a fedora user since early pre fc1.
> Why do I raise this question then? Well the tought that occurs to me is: is
> fedora a community driven project or is it a Redhat EL playground. Today it
> is both.... But when you read pressreleases and info about fedora in the
> papers, fedora do not stand on its own. Many magazines writes similair to:
> "Fedora is the test version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux" and to me that has
> the sound of a product in development or in beta. Then there are magazines
> that occationally get it right and talks about a community driven project,
> and the next thing that occurs is you read a copyright notice. When
> installing F10 you get a "Copyright (c) 2003-2008 RedHat, Inc. and others. All
> rights reserved." Well there is the 'others' part... but it do not have the
> sound of community, well others.... I'm not writing this as an against RH
> thing, if it hadn't been for RH, 'the linux os' wouldn't progressed to what
> it is today. I'm writing this because I think it is not entirely clear what
> fedora is to the general public. This is important to gain ground, to get
> the message out that fedora is not a testbed product, but a product that
> incorporates new leading edge features.
> Am I compleatly wrong or have anyone of you been asking the question, what
> is fedora?
> btw, F10 is king!
> //J
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