"Fedora Remix" etymology

Jack Aboutboul jaa at redhat.com
Thu Oct 2 17:29:31 UTC 2008

Paul, et. al,

I would like to confirm Paul's comments regarding the etymology remix.  
I am the person who first came up with it and used it, and if I remember 
correctly that was in a taping session for some Red Hat promotional 
material (maybe red hat magazine) in the FUDCon at the the run up to 
F7.  Actually, I had been using it for some time before that but that 
was the first time we officially all kind of agreed that we liked it and 
adopted it.

I remember it because I came up with the phraseology because I was 
working a lot with creative commons at the time.

Max Spevack can confirm.


Paul W. Frields wrote:
> I've seen one or two comments popping up on some news sites in
> response to the "Fedora Remix" proposal that indicate people
> mistakenly believe this term originated with Canonical and/or Ubuntu.
> That is not the case.  During the run-up to release of Fedora 7, back
> in the spring and summer of 2007, we were already talking about the
> remix concept being a part of Fedora.  In fact, those tools were a
> major release feature.
> I wanted to put this information out in B&W for the Marketing team so
> you can discuss how we can best put the idea forward.  I would rather
> this be more of a pro-active move than having to find misinformation
> and step on it.

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