Trends - how to save Fedora ?

inode0 inode0 at
Mon Nov 14 00:31:29 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Thomas Cameron
<thomas.cameron at> wrote:
> On 11/13/2011 02:42 PM, inode0 wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at> wrote:
>>> On 11/13/2011 11:57 PM, inode0 wrote:
>>>> They are affected by many of the changes. That is why.
>>> How is a desktop user affected by new clustering technology?  You aren't
>>> making any sense to me now
>> Let's start over.
>> User #1 says "Fedora is getting worse each release."
>> User #2 says "You are nuts, Fedora is great. Look at all this
>> innovation - virtualization, clustering, etc."
>> I was pointing out that one problem we have that this demonstrates is
>> two big user communities. Sure they overlap but they are different.
>> Both of the above views of Fedora make perfect sense at the same time.
>> User #1 is from the user base professed by the project to be its
>> target audience.
> Is he? I don't see anything at
> that says it's specifically targeted at consumer-class users. In fact,
> if you look at
> it makes pretty clear that there is no one class of users.

Well, that seems poorly crafted to me. The user base is whoever it is,
a lot of different people with a lot of different reasons to use
Fedora. The target audience, despite what making it sound like they
are the same, is a different collection of users as described further
when you drill down.

The special class of users that is apparently no longer called the
"target audience" but is none-the-less the people we are trying to
reach seems to fit User #1 to me.


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