My first offer as a contribution

Salvadesswaran P.S. salvadesswaran at
Mon Feb 22 10:59:16 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 4:18 PM, Imtiaz Rahi <imtiaz.rahi at> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 2:54 AM, Nelson Marques <07721 at> wrote:
>>  My proposal is to elaborate a SWOT Analysis for Fedora
>> ( Performing this
>> contribution won't at any level interfere with Fedora neither with the
>> current tasks being developed on the field.
>>  This can be done to cover many aspects, and for that I would ask from
>> this list which aspects you want to be covered, like: Reputation in
>> Market, etc etc etc.
>> Please provide feedback and information (if something like this has
>> been done in the past).
> Possibly not.
>> [snip]
> +1. great idea. a SWOT analysis will show new aspects.


I add my thoughts below:

Strengths: Awesome for developers, Bleeding edge of open source, A
real (and maybe only) showcase for F/LOSS

Weaknesses: Not very well integrated with KDE, Many people feel the
release support cycle is too low at ~13 months.

Opportunities: Arise out of weakness as well as strengths, hence: More
KDE integration. Have KDE as a main Live CD (alongside GNOME based)
rather than as a spin. A better HCL (on the lines of SuSE [1]).

Threats: Users tend to be frightened by the complexities, as with most
distros. Show off ease of use as a feature. Penchant for bleeding edge
may push stability to the brink.

Do add more, or finetune these.



Salvadesswaran Srinivasan

More information about the marketing mailing list