Advertising "open core" software

Joerg Simon jsimon at
Thu Apr 15 14:30:10 UTC 2010

Am Donnerstag, 15. April 2010 13:41:38 schrieb Nelson Marques:
> It is strange someone pulls the issue "market penetration" when before
> on this very same list the topic was aborded in a very different way. I
> don't believe there is coherence here. So we are expanding or not
> expanding? 

Nelson, my point was *not* about our market penetration or our expansion
philosophy - it is about the market penetration that the vendor tries to get
from shipping it in fedora - this is a benefit for the vendor besides all the
other i already explained in my previous email.

> So our target is developers or mainstream users ? I'm getting
> really loose of the real targets of Fedora once more...

no further comment here ;) just refer to this:

> Nice. But as Jan mentioned before, the issue is around: Should we
> promote it or not? 

I made valid points why it is a success story also in my previous email.

> We are full of load, it's a waste of manpower to
> support stuff that comes in a pesky way.

This wording is a bit unlucky for all the people who put a lot effort into this
- and not a valid point!
> > We should not discourage the idea to have a good symbioses with other
> > vendors. The Framework is working and can be used with all Features that
> > a Fedora User is able to use.
> It seems to me that this is a very grey area.

it is pretty clear 
it is legal in Fedora - it works without the need of additional components - it is Open Source - you can do a fork!

Please Marketing People do not make the same mistake as with Fedora Electronic Lab features - last release!

cu Joerg
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