[in the news] "Fedora 13 Beta: The Seen and (Troubling) Unseen"

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 20:33:01 UTC 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 03:17:00PM -0400, Ricky Zhou wrote:
> On 2010-04-21 02:43:04 PM, Jonathan Nalley wrote:
> > http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3877446/
> > 
> > Also partially seen and re-titled here:
> > http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/7046/1/
> Some comments:
> > Tentative plans are already being made to phase out complete .ISO
> > downloads in favor of BFO.
> I'd check with Mike McGrath about this, but I have heard of no such
> plans.
> > ... but Fedora is doing users a disservice by not specifying
> > immediately that the app is backing up files to Amazon S3. 
> *snip*
> > However, if Fedora 13 is remembered for anything, it may be for the
> > same reason that its rival, Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx is remembered -- as
> > the release in which commercialization became embedded in the free
> > desktop. 
> This is really starting to twist things.  Déjà Dup is nothing more than
> a graphical frontend to Duplicity which happens to have a menu option
> supporting Amazon S3 (along with options for backing up over SSH or to
> another local directory).  Duplicity supports S3 itself, and has been in
> Fedora for a while now.
> Zarafa, on the other hand, is just some open source groupware software
> that happens to be developed by a company.
> Does anybody with some time want to do some extra research into some of
> this and send a comment to the author?

A bunch of us already did this; thanks to everyone who pitched in
cordially and without flaming. :-)

Also, interestingly Joe Brockmeier posted this rebuttal, which shows
the other side of the coin:


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