In the news: Zarafa
david at gnsa.us
Tue Apr 20 19:29:00 UTC 2010
On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> So, Zarafa is getting a lot of press attention:
> some of it is fairly unflattering:
> I'm a bit uncomfortable with this myself; the availability of Zarafa in
> Fedora seems to be being read in ways in which we certainly didn't
> intend it (as an aspect of commercialization, as some kind of Red
> Hat-parachuted feature and hence an indication of RH's future
> directions, etc).
> I'm wondering if perhaps we should pull Zarafa's mention as a 'feature'
> of Fedora 13, or if not that, then certainly develop a more coherent
> story about its inclusion, what it's for, why it's in Fedora, and the
> whole 'open core' angle on it...
> What do people think?
> Adam Williamson
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First, I don't think we can pull it at this point (Streisand effect and all).
Second, this (Zarafa's inclusion in Fedora) is a wonderful success
story that I think we should use the opportunity to highlight that a
community member (or two) worked to get this feature in the
distribution. Even if we have to tell that story as a correction -
it's still a powerful one, IMO.
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