Fedora has issues
Posted Sep 15, 2010 19:36 UTC (Wed) by ovitters
In reply to: Fedora has issues
Parent article: Fedora defers systemd to F15
Many projects suffer a much worse fate
What does it matter what other projects do? I want to strive to treating people well. E.g. by following http://live.gnome.org/CodeOfConduct. Won't always be followed perfectly, but the point is to strive to threat people well.
Within free software/open source there are a lot of opinions, yes. But people actually making decisions (doing the work) should strive to be better. Even within the kernel, the aim is to have the best implementation/idea. So what matters is the right solution, not simple words. Though I still think it is too aggressive, at least decisions seem to be influenced by people who actually code, instead of people who appear to have a lot of time to talk (which is fine, but sometimes results in discussions going offtopic, steered in one way, etc). For the latter I'm not talking about Fedora, I don't follow it closely enough, though I do read their mailing lists for fun.
For an example of how the GNOME release-team handles things I'll quote the 'mission statement' as found on http://live.gnome.org/ReleasePlanning:
The GNOME Release Team helps to coordinate the GNOME release process, mainly by creating a 6-monthly release schedule, and keeping everyone informed about the various stages of that schedule. We work for the developer community, helping everyone to work together and make progress. We try not to get in the way.
I think above is pretty clear and reflects reality
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