Posted Apr 6, 2006 11:35 UTC (Thu) by nix
In reply to: Different Reason
Parent article: The end of the Fedora Foundation
Furthermore, it's not as though someone who's convinced that RH has gone Evil can't fork Fedora; that fundamental freedom remains, and always will (although I hope it never needs to be exercised).
In practice though RH isn't going to go Evil because if it did it'd lose all its developers; it's not as though nobody else is looking to hire, say, a libstdc++ developer, to pick an example not at random. Even if RH were run by short-termist ultracorporate idiots (which it isn't), it would still have the horrible cautionary example of what happened to Caldera, which haemorrhaged its developers in torrents once it turned Evil.
So I think we're safe regardless.
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