[In the news] Fedora and GNOME branding drama: Missing the big picture
timur at sch.bme.hu
Wed Apr 20 10:51:06 UTC 2011
Frenkie, I totally agree with you, Robyn, and Nicu about this.
I wish we could do something about it.
On 04/20/2011 06:57 AM, Frankie Mangoa wrote:
> Wait a minute.
> I dont know but I think in my opinion that some people are seeing
> this very differently from some of us.
> It is important for us to have something to show it is a fedora
> desktop and I am a very strong believer of that.
> Linux is good and even though we have "small market share" I think it
> is important for us to note the fact hat we must still show it is our
> own brand. this is what makes us proud that one is using fedora and
> the other ubuntu and so on.
> I believe that it is healthy to have competition between brand because
> it raises the expectation bench mark every time.
> If on did not do this we would probably be in the archaic days.
> If we looked at this analogy across the world and not only on
> Operating systems but also on cars.
> some major companies but others. maybe car company A could buy car company B.
> They do not brand that this is so. they try and give the user an
> experience t show that they are totally different.
> We all know what is under the bone is from one firm but the body work
> is what distinguishes the product in such a case.
> This is just my opinion and I may be wrong but something tells me this
> is heathy.
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 6:12 AM, Rahul Sundaram<metherid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "I’m not saying this to belittle Fedora — but to put this whole thing
>> into perspective. Arguing over branding here is /just plain silly/.
>> Depending on which side you’re on, it may validate your “team” (GNOME
>> vs. Fedora, I guess) but it’s /utterly irrelevant/ when it comes to
>> having an impact on Fedora adoption. At best it’s a distraction from
>> actually increasing the market share of Linux — and at worst it’s a
>> validation of the argument that community driven projects fail due to
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