Fedora Depot/Mart? (Re: Why is there no Fedora Project Store?)

Harish Pillay hpillay at redhat.com
Fri Apr 1 14:40:32 UTC 2011

> We already have an "app store". It's free in all senses of the word and its
> name is yum.

It is not about $0 or freedom.  It is about the non-techie user seeing
what they are seeing in the mobile devices with a marketplace/appstore.
They don't see the equivalent of yum.

My suggestion is to brand the Add/Remove Software menu item to something
the models the meme that has gained traction.  It helps with the conversation
with those whom we are trying to encourage adopting Fedora.


> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 7:38 AM, Harish Pillay <hpillay at redhat.com> wrote:
> > When I read the $SUBJECT, I had a different impression.
> > What came to mind was why Fedora does not have something
> > similar to the Marketplace/Appstore paradigm not about
> > t-shirts and other swag.
> >
> > I would like us to have a discussion marketplace/appstore
> > paradigm and hence the subject change.
> >
> > If we rebrand the System->Administration->Add/Remove Software
> > to something like Fedora Depot or Fedora Mart or some of the
> > name-not-already-taken, we can ride on the well understood
> > notion of a marketplace/appstore (thanks to the mobile
> > platforms).
> >
> > Let the flames begin :-).
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