Spins on Talking Points

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 20:18:50 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 07:09:05PM +0100, Chitlesh GOORAH wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Nelson Marques <07721 at ipam.pt> wrote:
> >  I hope this email has helped you and I would recommend that you look
> > carefully about what I proposed you, as it might be an answer for your
> > concerns.
> >
> >  Nelson
> >
> >  PS: "Before all else, be armed" - Niccolo Machiavelli
> Hello there,
> After 5th consecutive FEL releases, I would assume Fedora Ambassadors
> to know at least what we want to achieve with it.
> Hence please take some time go through and read a bit on the spin
> website what it is and why it is so special.
> Our objective (from FEL contributors) with FEL is not to increase the
> number of fedora users, but to increase the chance that one day, one
> can have a Fedora on a purely opensource hardware. That will take some
> time, but it's the Freedom (a Fedora's F) we have to strive for making
> it a reality.
> But it is Fedora Marketing's job to see how the number of Fedora users
> can be increased based on FEL's objective. By deleting that FEL's
> paragraph on the F-12 talking point page, Fedora Marketing is limiting
> the chance to increase no. of Fedora users. Please note that FEL
> LiveDVD was meant for mass-deployment. Just to remind people, that
> _twice_ (2 consecutive years) Linux 4 You magazine claimed to have
> published more than 20000 issues with FEL dvds (in Asia).
> Those who met me last year in Belgium and Germany already saw some
> demo raw chips designed under FEL collection.
> Fedora Marketing's goal is not to have more users than Canonical's
> product, by the way. Let's not divert from this thread.

Hi Chitlesh,

The reasons you cite above are one of the reasons I feel that the FEL
Spin is one of the most, if not *the* most, interesting Spin we
currently have.  And it's why I realize I made a mistake with the
talking points, one I want to fix.

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