Posted Mar 11, 2010 7:24 UTC (Thu) by tux1968 (guest, #58956)
Parent article: Who is Fedora for?
Perhaps Fedora just needs to reembrace its original mission of providing leading edge free software to competent enthusiasts instead of worrying about competing with Ubuntu. While Ubuntu has a broader appeal and thus more "market share", Fedora's original mission was important to the overall ecosystem.
For myself, a long time Red Hat and Fedora user, the direction Fedora has been going caused me to jump ship and move to Ubuntu. There has been a long succession of Fedora decisions attempting to compete with Ubuntu at the expense of the original mission. IMHO, Fedora has undermined most of the reasons anyone should even choose it as their distribution of choice. They've just turned themselves into a poor Ubuntu clone.
My hope is that the Fedora project will regain its confidence to be what it originally set out to be -- even if that means it's not the most popular distro.