In the news: Zarafa

Jan Wildeboer jwildebo at
Tue Apr 20 19:43:31 UTC 2010

As long as it doesn't becom Fedora investing time and ressources on 
correcting and defending openCore companies, fine with me.

I still would advice Zarafa to call the opensource version different. Makes 
all of our lives easier. But that is mid-term and up to Zarafa. Short term 
we should try to set it right where needed by commenting and talking to 
authors of articles.

But we should focus more on the true goodies of Fedora. Zarafa is - as you 
said - only one of them.


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Hi Jan,

Am Dienstag, 20. April 2010 19:47:22 schrieb Jan Wildeboer:
> Now I am not in the "told you so" department, but it unfolds as I 
> expected.
> Not much we can do now without harming either Fedora or Zarafa.

Harm? This sounds dramatized. Fedora is in the press with zarafa as a 
- and we disussed pro and contra already a lot.

It is easy to oppose and disagree on new contributions - i know that it is
part of your job at Red Hat to be a "pain" to non-FOSS Vendors ;) - but 
is about enable and encourage people to contribute and i want to see that
Press, Users,  - the world - get the right message - i already explained in
detail why it is good that a community driven feature should advertised [1]

Clarification and truth have nothing to do with harming - it is about 
them and evangelize them to spread it right. We talk about FOSS Software 
and it seems Paul clarified things already to the author.

cu Joerg


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