What specific decisions in your opinion have continued in that vein? I
don't really see that despite being involved in the project ever since its
inception. So share your perspectives.
Red Hat Linux and Fedora following that were pioneers of a time based
release schedule and has strongly followed a free and open source
philosophy, done extensive amount of work upstream on everything from the
kernel and Xorg to NetworkManager, PackageKit, Plymouth and so on which has
been adopted everywhere else. There has always been fundamental
differences in approaches and live everything else, we have all learned
from each other.