"Fedora Remix" etymology
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
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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